Digital Communications Adviser

Closing Date: 02 August 2021

Category: Marketing, Communication & Multi Media

The Organisation
Mai e Nima works towards improving the health and well-being of primary school students throughout Tonga. VSA has been working with Mai e Nima since 2018, supporting the programme to engage with schools and communities to take the messages from the programme and implement them in their own lives.

The Mai e Nima programme  officially aligned with the National Rugby League in October 2018, giving it the mandate to be active in all  Tongan Government primary schools. Since then, the Mai e Nima programme has grown to reach all  government primary schools in Tonga –52 schools on Tongatapu and 27 schools on the 3 main island groups, ‘Eua, Ha’apai and Vava’u. 

The Assignment
This is an e-volunteer assignment, working remotely from home for a minimum of five hours per week. The focus of the assignment is to maximise digital engagement with organisational stakeholders. The VSA volunteer will improve organisational learning on how to reach target audiences with the right messages, and how to attract new interest in the work they are doing, leading to an increase in the value of Mai e Nima’s social media platforms.

Why You'll Love It
Imagine supporting a local civil society organisation in Tonga achieve important population health outcomes, from the comfort of your own home. This e-volunteer opportunity allows you to volunteer when it suits you. Work around your other life commitments and build long-lasting and mutually beneficial working relationships with counterparts in the Pacific, while being supported in your journey by the  VSA team. 

Our Ideal Volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer with a solid Communications background who also has a particular interest in Social Media and Digital Communications. Experience in coaching or mentoring, in either a formal or informal capacity will be highly regarded. A commitment to working cross-culturally, the ability to develop strong relationships, and an open and flexible attitude are essential. 

About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. 

E-volunteers will receive a monthly honorarium to help cover the costs associated with undertaking the assignment.
  
How to Apply
Please apply online through the VSA website. For more information, please contact volunteer@vsa.org.nz