Global Health Corps has an opportunity for a Fellowship with PMC Burundi.
Organization Name: Population Media Center (PMC)/Burundi
Placement location (city/country): Bujumbura, Burundi
Fellow Job Title: Program Coordinator/Officer
Building on PMC’s global experience and success, PMC has developed a 208-episode radio drama series in the Kirundi language in Burundi that will improve the lives of women and children in the Burundi through promoting positive behaviors at the individual, community, and societal levels. The program will be broadcast two times per week over the course of 24 months (2 years). The entire project will be carried out over three years, starting in January-February 2014. This is a one-year fellowship, beginning in June/July 2014.
The job will consist of two task areas, to be shared by the two fellows: research and promotion. The fellows will considered an integral part of the PMC team in Burundi, which currently consists of 7 fulltime employees (Project Director, Technical Assistant, Finance Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Driver, Drama Producer, and Studio Technician). The project also employs 4 writers on a contractual basis, and a pool of voice actors.
Since PMC/Burundi is such a small organization, fellows may be asked to contribute to other tasks in project implementation, such as fund raising, administrative tasks, reporting, or any other task as needed.
Promotion: The fellows will be responsible for creating, developing and implementing promotional activities for the radio serial drama. These activities might include: creation and maintenance of a Facebook page, Twitter posts and/or inactive website and blog; promotional fares, with music and contests; radio listener contests; promotional spots and jingles; press events; etc. The fellows will also be asked to present an overview of the promotional activities to the project Steering Committee, which meets semi-annually.
Research: PMC will establish listeners’ groups throughout Burundi, who agree to meet each time the drama is broadcast to listen to each episode, discussion the content of the episode, and provide feedback to the writers. The fellows will responsible for collecting the data from these listeners’ groups, compiling and analyzing the data and presenting the results to the writers on a regular basis. The fellows will also be asked to present an overview of the listeners’ group results to the project Steering Committee, which meets semi-annually.
- High level of communication skills, both oral and written (French and English)
- Web-based communication experience with knowledge of social media and networks such as Facebook and Twitter
- Good knowledge of IT skills including the use of Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
- Excellent communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to synthesize information
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Masters’ degree (Masters’ in Public Health preferred)
- Peace Corps or other long-term oversees experience
- Prior experience working with an NGO in Africa
Living Conditions: To be determined (preferably in Rohero District of Bujumbura)
The application deadline for this fellowship is January 26, 2014. Visit the Global Health Corps website to apply.