Africa Digital Organizer

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350.org is looking for a skilled and strategic Digital Organizer, who is committed to climate justice, to drive bold, effective multi-platform digital campaigns in Africa. At least two years of digital organizing work is required.

About 350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.

350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We are committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

JOB SUMMARY

This is a remote position which may be based anywhere in Africa.

Social Media

  • Using social media, including emerging networks and tools, to accomplish campaign and mobilising goals
  • Developing and implementing regional social media plans for events, days of actions and campaigns
  • Writing email blasts, blog posts and Twitter updates
  • Regularly post and facilitate online conversations in social media that helps transition one from being an audience to a campaign stakeholder
  • Developing plans to increase followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and websites

Communications Support

  • Feeding regional campaigns stories into global communications and narrative
  • Coordinating with photographers and videographers to produce high quality multimedia for campaigns
  • Planning and leading on African rapid-response online campaigns around a variety of targets
  • Digital Support
  • Coordinating and implementing a variety of web and design project
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring digital strategy/digital organising strategy
  • Monitoring national petitions created and managed by volunteers and/or partners and support them
  • Monitoring, supporting, training and managing activities on our “local 350” platform
  • Coordinating live coverage and report­ back of campaign events
  • Contribute in terms of crafting and segmentation of messages that the organization will be releasing in public

Web Content and Development

  • Function as lead web developer for the organization’s online infrastructure in Africa by maintaining and constantly updating the website and hosting online actions
  • Creates and manages campaign websites, and updates 350 central website with relevant information about Africa campaigns, climate activism, current events, and climate impacts in Africa

Public Engagement

  • Understand 350.org’s history, campaigns, and theory of social change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, use this knowledge to represent 350.org’s perspective in varied public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise
  • From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org’s overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong knowledge of various online campaign strategies and tactics. Ability to clearly articulate and operationalize campaign strategies and plans.
  • Strong online storytelling skills to expand and grow 350’s audience in Africa
  • Must embrace the principles of workplace justice, diversity and inclusion and apply them to day-to-day work. Must believe and embrace 350.org’s vision, mission and progressive values.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience
  • At least two years of experience in digital advocacy or campaign work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Previous experience in climate change or environmental role
  • Understand African climate and energy policy and integrate this into digital campaigns
  • Interest and passion for climate justice and other social justice issues
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, WordPress
  • Some experience using some (or all) of: HTML, CSS, Action Kit, Action Network

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Organising and attending events, including protest actions
  • Occasional international and domestic travel is required

Salary: EGP 232,500 (Egypt), KES 2,511,000 (Kenya), ZAR 465,000 (South Africa)

Reporting Line: Africa Digital Manager

Location: Anywhere in Africa

Employment Status: Contract (12 months minimum)

Other conditions: Position start date depending on funding availability

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application to: https://350.org/jobs/?gh_jid=1768381.

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