About Yayasan Emas Artisanal Indonesia (YEAI) and Artisanal Gold Council (AGC)
Yayasan Emas Artisanal Indonesia (YEAI) is the local affiliate of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) a-not-for-profit organization based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. AGC is dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector. For more information about the AGC please visit www.artisanalgold.org.
About the Project
Sustainable Development of the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Indonesia is a 5-year project (2015-2019) that AGC is implementing for Global Affairs Canada in partnership with Indonesian NGOs. The project aims to improve incomes, health, and the environment of the vulnerable and marginalized men and women dependent on the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) economy in proposed target areas in Central Kalimantan and other provinces in Indonesia. The project improves mining, environmental and social practices for men and women involved in the ASGM, including identifying alternatives to mercury use. The project also supports targeted provincial governments to better collaborate with the formal extractive sector and support the formalization of ASGM activities through legal trade of responsible artisanal gold and value-added products in domestic and international markets. Activities include: (1) provide training on better practices for men and women miners; (2) provide training to targeted government and civil society groups on ASGM regulation and management; and (3) establish collaborative mechanisms with other relevant initiatives promoting responsible gold and diversification of the ASGM economy. This initiative supports the Government of Indonesia’s implementation of the Minamata Convention on mercury, which both Canada and Indonesia signed in 2013.
General Position Summary
The Communications Assistant will work closely Artisanal Gold Council’s Communications and Programme Development Manager to implement the communications strategy for the Indonesian project. The Communications Assistant must be a natural storyteller that can take complex information and draft clear and concise copy for various audiences through social media channels and providing both written and oral translations Bahasa Indonesia – English.
Specific areas of work to support’s to project overall communication may include:
- Developing content for the project website and social media channels;
- Follow, monitor, engage and make recommendations to extend reach across audiences and stakeholders while ensuring social media standards, policies, and rules of engagement are followed;
- Supporting the development and implementation of a photo and video asset library specific to the project;
- Coordinating production of the project’s newsletter (regular issues – frequency to be confirmed) strategy;
- Drafting clear, concise and compelling marketing collateral, newsletters, blog posts, and other program materials for various audiences;
- Maintaining project-relevant media lists;
- Developing and supporting the distribution of project press releases;
- Acting as the translation coordinator, liaising with the translators, Communications and Programme Development Manager nd other staff to ensure high-quality and timeline delivery of materials in Bahasa;
- Coordinating the organization’s media monitoring on issues relevant to the project and managing the archiving of press clipping;
- Working closely with the Communications and Programme Development Manager to support the roll-out of project rebranding nd visual identity;
- Travel to various provinces and sites in Indonesia may be required.
Candidates are asked to clearly demonstrate in their applications how they meet the requirements of the position. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following qualifications, experience and skills:
- A university or college degree or equivalent in a relevant field;
- A minimum of three years relevant work experience, preferably with an NGO;
- Experience in communications or public relations, including digital media, preferably with an NGO;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to use analytics to develop support and implement project communications strategy (You Tube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest);
- Knowledge and proficiency with WordPress and the management of websites;
- Fluency in both verbal and written English and Bahasa;
- Ability to exercise professional judgement, multi-tasking, planning, problem solving, coordination and prioritization skills;
- Demonstrate high standard of professionalism, stewardship, objectivity, discretion, sound judgment, and attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
- Highly developed computer skills with strong familiarity with networking and Microsoft packages;
- An ability to manage a busy workload and respect deadlines with minimal supervision;
- An ability to work in a team and in international environment.