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1. Regional Campaign Lead for Alliances

 

Twenty four million Pakistani children between ages five and sixteen are currently out of school. Alif Ailaan is a campaign seeking to make education a central part of the national conversation in Pakistan and get these children into school. Media is a core competent of Alif Ailaan’s work and plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the campaign’s messages are heard and education remains a key issue in the national conversation.

We are seeking applications for the position of Regional Campaign Lead for Alliances at Alif Ailaan. The candidate will be coordinating with the team of field Regional Campaign Organisers (RCOs) and assisting them in establishing networks at regional and local level with civil society organisations, for-profit and not-for profit organisations to advocate Alif Ailaan’s campaign objectives and turn them into coherent pressure groups. 

Responsibilities:

Following is a broad outline of the role and responsibilities:

  • Identify and provide support to existing local education alliances at provincial and district levels to bring them closer to our campaign objectives
  • Create and manage the main architecture for the region campaigns to establish their alliances platform
  • Support RCOs in forming relationships among the local NGOs, CBOs, social, for-profit, and civil society groups and associations
  • Arbitrate other civil society groups to appreciate and learn different strategies and tactics on campaigning for education
  • Coordinate with RCOs in gathering civil society organisations and groups together to create public pressure around education
  • Work with Alif Ailaan’s established social and parental groups in using them as the key instruments of engagement during the election times

Experience and Skills

The Regional Campaign Lead - Alliances must demonstrate the following qualifications and skill sets:

  1. A minimum of a 3 years Bachelor’s degree
  2. A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience
  3. Strong understanding of Pakistan’s education landscape
  4. Excellent written, presentation and communication skills in both Urdu and English and preferably in one regional language
  5. Ability to spot and capitalise on key opportunities that may arise
  6. Co-operative working practices, sound professional and ethical practices

 

The ideal applicant will have exceptional interpersonal skills, a wide professional network, and demonstrate a keenness and passion for fundamental change in the status of education in Pakistan.

 

Applicants should submit a short resume and covering letter detailing their suitability for the role to info@alifailaan.pk by 1700 hours (PST) on February 10, 2017.

 

2. Head of Media

Terms of Reference for Head of Media

 

Position Overview

Alif Ailaan is a campaign that seeks to make education a central part of the national conversation in Pakistan and get all our children in school and learning well.

Media communications play a pivotal role in ensuring that the campaign’s messages are delivered effectively to its target audiences.

The Head of Media is responsible for all aspects of Alif Ailaan’s media communications conducted via paid and earned media. The Head of Media will work closely in collaboration with fellow Heads covering Digital Media (comprising the campaign’s owned media), Political Advocacy, Data & Evidence, Civil Society and Alliances, and will report to the Campaign Director.

 

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Effectively engage journalists and develop their understanding of education issues
  • Achieve regular and in-depth coverage of education issues through press releases, media facilities and collaboration to achieve news stories, features, op-eds and TV programmes
  • Lead on the creation and dissemination of media products (press releases, videos, documentaries, infographics etc.)
  • Manage creative and media buying agencies to ensure production and placement of paid media campaigns (TV, radio, print and outdoor)
  • Provide technical assistance on media communications for Alif Ailaan’s campaign partners and activists
  • Manage media contact and record database, monitor and report outcomes of key media activities

 

Experience and Skills

The Head of Media must demonstrate the following qualifications and skill sets:

  1. A Masters or Bachelor’s degree
  2. A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience
  3. Strong understanding of Pakistan’s media and political landscape
  4. Excellent written, presentation and communication skills in both Urdu and English and preferably in one regional language
  5. Ability to spot and capitalise on key opportunities that may arise
  6. Co-operative working practices, sound professional and ethical practices

 

The ideal applicant will have exceptional interpersonal skills, a wide professional network, and demonstrate a keenness and passion for fundamental change in the status of education in Pakistan.

 

Applicants should submit a short resume and covering letter detailing their suitability for the role to info@alifailaan.pk by 1700 hours (PST) on February 10, 2017.