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Field Communications Fellow (Thailand, DR, or Haiti)


Plant With Purpose

Company Info
Location

National

Desired Degrees

Any

Start Date

7/1/2017

Type

Full-Time Job

Responsibilities

Communications and Storytelling:

  • Increase Plant With Purpose’s consistency and capacity for storytelling by interviewing and capturing stories of hope and empowerment of partnering farmers and communities

  • Write compelling stories for a variety of mediums – grants, donor communication materials, social media, website, and blog content

  • Capture high-quality photos and videos of partnering farmers, families, communities, VSLA groups, and landscapes to be used for US communication materials

  • Collaborate with national staff to travel to communities and help facilitate consistency in communications and branding of Plant With Purpose

  • Communicate with US staff on communications needs and upload content to SalesForces story database and Flickr in a timely manner

  • Strengthen the capacity of field staff to manage website and social media content

Fundraising:

  • Help identify local fundraising opportunities and collaborate with field staff to draft proposals and reports

  • Develop marketing and fundraising tools to help field staff, such as design elements, white papers, market segmentation and analysis, database of local granting organizations, publicity and profile opportunities

Program Facilitation:

  • Aid in coordination and logistical planning of vision trips for US supporters to witness the program success and interact with participants

  • Work with field staff in detailed planning, hosting, and program highlights

  • Communicate expectations of visitors to field staff and vice versa

  • Serve as a translator for field staff and partnering farmers and facilitate questions and understanding of program for visitors

Qualifications

Required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong cross-cultural skills, with the ability to adapt to the local culture

  • High degree of flexibility, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and be flexible in new, challenging environments

  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources

  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of competing demands and multiple deadlines

  • Dedication to completing the full 10-12 month assignment overseas

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability and commitment to fund the experience

  • Desire and passion to work for a faith-based organization

  • Respectful attitude with community members and field staff in the local culture

  • Ability to contribute and uphold the public image of Plant With Purpose in the local country

Preferred:

  • Experience living or working in a developing country or cross-cultural setting

  • Functional photography and/or design skills, a plus Education

  • Completed degree in communications, writing, journalism, international development or related field

Language:

  • Fluent in English and willingness to teach English to field staff

  • Preferred: advanced communication ability in Spanish, French, Creole, or Thai (depending on country placement)

  • If language skills are not present, then a strong willingness to learn the local language

Compensation

Unpaid fellowship, with housing

About Plant With Purpose

Follow us on:

plantwithpurpose.org

Who we are

Plant With Purpose, a Christian development organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor.