Alumni Network Coordinator - Plan International



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The Alumni Network coordinator will support Ghana’s influencing agenda by engaging former sponsored children and program participants who are 18 years and above and carry out activities in line with Plan International Ghana’s new country strategy and the mission and vision of the organization.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

Alumni Engagement & Influencing

  • Help amplify Plan International’s purpose and contribute to achieving Ghana’s target of 100 million reasons through social media advocacy/campaign and offline activities.
  • Support and shape the activities of the alumni network to influence policy change that advances opportunities for young people and equality for girls.
  • Act as a key point of contact and liaise with former sponsored children and program participants and keep track of their activities.
  • Ensure an up-to-date database of the alumni network with relevant data of members
  • Develop a strategy to reach out to former sponsored children and program participants/club members who are 18 years and above and onboard them to the alumni network.
  • Help set up the “PU alumni chapter” across the various operational areas/program units of Plan International Ghana.
  • Ensure effective participation of alumni in youth-led activities/projects in sponsorship communities.
  • Liaise with the sponsorship coordinators and community facilitators at PU level and put in place a mechanism to ensure a smooth transition on-boarding of graduated Sponsored children to the alumni network.
  • Share updates on alumni activities in Ghana with the Regional Alumni Coordinator.

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Innovation & Initiatives

  • Help develop innovative campaign/advocacy activities to help address issues relating to children and gender equality.
  • Prepare and submit yearly alumni activities with budget to the sponsorship manager for consideration in the organization’s fiscal year and budgeting.
  • Help with the implementation of the country strategy of Plan International Ghana particularly, thematic areas that focuses on youth.
  • Brainstorm and share innovative ideas and initiatives with the head of programs for consideration.
  • Crowdsource ideas from Alumni on country-specific problems and issues.

Social Media & Advocacy/Campaign

  • Manage all official social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) of the Alumni Network
  • Help penetrate the social media community and extend Plan International Ghana’s reach of influence through strategic activities.
  • Influence young people to campaign against inequality and advocate for gender equality via social media.
  • Lead social media campaign/advocacy to advance children’s rights and equality for Girls.
  • Help develop social media advocacy/campaign ideas and materials.
  • Organize a series of advocacy/campaign activities on topical issues of concern to young people, especially girls.
  • Collaborate with other youth-led groups and organize virtual or offline activities on identified issues/problems or issues relating to Gender-based violence, SRHR, gender equality etc.
  • Prepare monthly or quarterly action plans for alumni activities
  • Prepare monthly reports on social media engagement and activities with analytics on the performance of social media posts.
  • Help increase likes/followers of all official social media pages/handles of the alumni network

Media & Communication

  • Support in developing ideas on how to use the media for influencing and engaging young people on key issues of interest to them.
  • Share networking and job opportunities with the alumni network
  • Support in creating multimedia content for alumni advocacy/campaign activities
  • Support the sponsorship unit with video content for sponsorship marketing

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Qualification Required & Experience

Desirable

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, social sciences, development studies, gender studies or related field.
  • Experience in coordinating or leading a group or community
  • Experience in managing a small budget
  • Experience in creating multimedia content (videos, images, artwork etc.)

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Former Plan International Ghana-sponsored child, program participant or club member
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English and other local languages
  • Digital and Social media skills
  • Basic knowledge of the photo and video editing
  • Knowledge of graphic designing and video editing software (eg. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro etc.)
  • Passionate about gender equality and social impact
  • Organized and proactive
  • Leadership attributes
  • Willingness and ability to travel for field activities as required
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