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Association Communications Intern

The Programme

 The MSF SA Association Team plans, executes and actively manages Association content, Association campaigns and social media updates. The team is currently made up of two (2) individuals, the Association Manager and the Association Advisor. 
The team makes decisions about which messages to share and where/when to share them. We are always looking for new ways to engage with Association members and motivate them to act. We actively monitor and constantly vary our Association activities to best connect with our members. 
Our primary objective is to link the Association Membership, the SA office, and the Board with respect to all matters related to governance and oversight. 
Role Purpose: 
The Association Communications Intern will be instrumental in helping the Association Unit to engage and animate the Association in order improve engagement using MSF SA’s Communication channels. The intern will also be expected to contribute towards MSF’s objective of becoming increasingly Association. 
The role will play an important role in the growth of social engagement and identifying new areas of growth. The role will also play a part in the development and deployment of innovative social media strategies and initiatives.

What You Will Do 

  • Work with the Association Team to devise and implement evolving Association marketing and keeping the association website (Inside OCB), SharePoint microsite and social media sites current and ensuring they complement each other.  
  • Build relationships with users by creating and sharing content with them, as well as engaging with them on social media. 
  • Maintain and update Inside OCB content sourced from the MSF Communications network as well as specific content which is produced locally for a defined purpose. 
  • Post MSF’s content on identified external websites. 
  • Designing and managing promotions and Social Media ad campaigns. 
  • Monitor and respond to social media trends observed in a proactive fashion.  
  • Measure and report social media activities. 
  • Respond and proactively engage with users of social media. 
  • Track and grow social media engagement rates.
  • Support any other Association related activities when required. 

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • Studies in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or similar field. 
  • Good working knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 
  • Experience in managing social media accounts and interest in developing Digital Communications & marketing tactics. 
  • A strong interest in humanitarian issues. 
  • Creative and flexible approach to work, and ability to work well within a team. 
  • Proficiency in English, written and orally. 
  • Experience balancing short-term and long-term responsibilities and working quickly when necessary, and working in high-pressure and/or breaking-news situations. 
  • A desire to work collaboratively on projects and teach others what you know. 
Closing in 6 hours
Closing in 6 hours
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Communications, Marketing and Sales

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Johannesburg (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:27th Nov 2021, 6:00 pm


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