Communication Officer

What You'll Do: 

Children of the Mekong (COTM) is the UK branch of Enfants du Mékong (EDM), a leading French charity founded in 1958 with the aim of sending poor children to school in Southeast Asia.  In 2020, EDM had an annual budget of 14 million Euros, with 85% of charitable expenditure.  COTM and EDM currently sponsor 23,000 children, oversee 100 development projects every year, and operate 10 centres and 78 foster homes in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

Children of the Mekong was established in 2011; While COTM works closely with the field and the head office in Paris, the charity is independently run and overseen by a motivated and dedicated Board of Trustees. 

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.childrenofthemekong.org/ or contact Eugenie Munakarmi at eugenie@childrenofthemekong.org

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Your role, as communication officer will include:

 

  • Creating digital content for LinkedIn (2 posts /week)

 

  • Updating the website with new content that will be provided to you, using a user-friendly WordPress dashboard.

 

  • Taking part in the development of web marketing projects such as SEO or influencers.

 

  • Providing input for digital marketing campaigns.
Why You'll Love It: 

COTM has one permanent staff member, Eugenie Munakarmi, COO, who is based in Hammersmith, London, and a team of volunteers. Our COO will be your mentor and provide support and training throughout your volunteering experience. The team of interns and volunteers meets virtually every week, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about what the others are doing and get to know how a small charity works from the inside.

What You'll Learn: 

- How a small international charity works

- Digital marketing

- Website update on Wordpress

- Communication 

What We're Looking For: 

The post holder will demonstrate qualities in the following areas:

  • Proficient English Speaker with excellent written communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Highly motivated, independent and keen to make a difference in the developing world
  • Willingness to take responsibility and initiative 

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge and / or interest of Southeast Asia news and social/political issues
  • French speaker 

 

Summary
Volunteering
Volunteer
Education
Poverty
Young People
London
United Kingdom
12 Weeks Minimum
5 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Written Communication
Communication
Creativity
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit

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