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There is an opening for a volunteer social media coordinator. See details below.


Reports To: Director of Programs and Operations

Location: Junior Achievement Nigeria Head Office Lekki Lagos

Job Type: Coordinator, Unpaid, 3 days a week

Term: Minimum 3 Month Commitment

Start Date: October 2013


Junior Achievement has a mission to inspire and educate young people to become conscientious business leaders. We achieve this by implementing economic education programs that develop attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and social responsibility. JA started operations in Nigeria in the last quarter of 1999, and since then has reached over 400,000 students in over six hundred and fifty schools in Lagos, Sagamu, Ota, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ilorin, Abuja, Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Port Harcourt, Warri, Uyo, Calabar and Enugu through over 700 volunteers and teachers. Junior Achievement Nigeria (JA Nigeria) offers FREE business economic education programs tailored to add value to young people between the ages of 5 – 27 in Nigeria. JA Nigeria is seeking to reach 1,000,000 young people in Nigeria by the end of year 2020.
A social media volunteer at Junior Achievement Nigeria will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and getting visibility for our organization. This task requires 5-8 hours weekly, but most days will require a minimum of ½ hour, to keep the communication constant) (minimum 3-month commitment, but longer if you’d like) plus we ask that you join our staff meeting weekly to stay abreast on upcoming activities.

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with our social media marketing efforts. You will be part of a team that works on promoting the organization via social media. You will learn the ins and outs of the organization to assist in making social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

The volunteer is expected to have experience with social media on (at least) a personal level (use on a business level preferred). You must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into the organization’s marketing strategy, not just telling our followers, but building long-lasting relationships by providing value to them. Volunteers must be able to assist in formulating social media plans (once ample information is provided to you), and then carry them out (with our assistance). You must be able to measure and document the impact of social media, and then suggest action-steps to increase impact.

Coordinator will be performing the following tasks:

 Updating our existing profiles and pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
 Uploading videos, photo albums, etc.
 Finding users to follow/friend/like our business
 Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.2 – 5 updates each week
 Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our organization
 Replying to comments, messages, etc.
 Report findings to the team
 Create and maintain a content editorial calendar
 Consistently learn and grow, ask pertinent questions
 Ability to create and upload Twitter & YouTube backgrounds, and minor video editing skills are a plus
 Develop and launch social campaigns, competitions and contests
 Co‐develop quarterly growth strategies and tactics with Director of Programs
 Identify key metrics and track growth on all channels as well as compile weekly progress reports

Skills and attributes coordinator is expected to have:
 Proficient with Microsoft Office products, possesses functional knowledge or some
 experience with HTML/CSS
 Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
 Be creative with an eye for design
 Ability to develop a detailed and professional marketing plan
 Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. is preferred
 Knowledge of video editing software – iMovie, Final Cut, or Windows Live Movie Maker is a plus
 Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.
 Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence
 Ability to identify a target market and “speak” to that consumer through social media
 Experience proofreading and editing
 Ability to deal with uncertainty
 Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams
 Demonstrated ability to map out a marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics
 Is self directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives, and excited to take on more responsibility
 Brings to the position organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
 Ability to communicate results to Director and in a fast paced environment
 Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate tasks at hand as well as foresee upcoming creative opportunities
 Strong commitment to ethics, honesty, and integrity in conducting business
 Opportunity to join the team of the world’s oldest and largest non-profit economic education organization
 References gladly given for successful volunteer
 Opportunities for increased responsibility
 Increase your knowledge and build your resume on social media marketing


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Volunteer in Nigeria & present an International Youth Day special:


(a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth)

Since mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship have left us tens of millions of idle young people, in what other effective ways can we keep our youth productively engaged?

In the few days to your birthday, you probably take a moment to find reasons to celebrate and map out strategies for a greater year. The International Youth Day is going to be celebrated again on August 12. To mark this special day, the Volunteer in Nigeria network  in partnership with Coinaire Games has started off a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth on Twitter and Facebook.

The intent is to begin conversations around other youth engagements (aside the already vigorously preached mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship which have left us the reality of tens of millions of idle youth) that can keep our youth productively engaged and to bring innovative ways of engaging young people to light. Coincidentally, this topic has been raised at a time when apart from the millions of unemployed young people in Nigeria, even more millions of youth have been thrown into idleness due to strike action and the summer holiday.

If you understand that the youth population represents the strength of our country, then it is easy to see that this discussion is everybody’s discussion. As such, every young person, professional, policy maker, Nigerian in Diaspora, and Nigerian alike, is invited to weigh in on this discussion. We also invite persons and organisations interested in the issues facing Nigeria, Africa and youth development from the rest of the world. It is easy to leave a comment on the subject! Once you are signed in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you just make a post commenting on the issue including #EngageNaijaYouth in your statement. You could also join the main Twitter discussion moderated by @NaijaVolunteers on Sunday, August 11, 2013 (6-9pm). We’d be chatting with major movers and shakers and you do not want to miss this! Remember to include the hashtag, #EngageNaijaYouth, and @NaijaVolunteers in your posts. Coinaire Games would be giving out free recharge card after you have won an easy game at all day!

The following considerations help clarify the direction of the discussion:

-What functional youth associations and groups are there for young people to join conveniently?

-Are there project outsourcing platforms that allow the youth work remotely? How can they be made effective and acceptable to organisations?

-Can companies and other organisations effectively implement work shadowing and volunteering programmes for their Corporate Social Responsibility projects? What are the ways to successfully implement such?

-What can be done to promote professional half-day, quarter-day, flexible, freelance and remote jobs?

-How can we best structure Industrial Training programmes to achieve its objectives and achieve effectiveness?

-What other engagements are available and can be created for the Nigerian youth?

Some great people from our network of nation-building volunteers would be compiling the conclusions from this discussion and have it forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and the office of the Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation. Start leaving your suggestions and comments immediately!


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