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Opportunity Details

Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Social Media Specialist for Saranalayam

MEDIA VOLUNTEERS for DISASTER MANAGEMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Social Media Specialist:

Project Description:

During Disaster situation, communication is a very important component that needs to be taken care of to keep the situation under control. When natural disasters like cyclone, flood hit a region, the first affected will be the power supply. When power goes off, TV, Mobile Phones won't work for a long time to receive information. Whereas ordinary FM Radio stations can broadcast with batteries and people can listen through radio sets which can operate in batteries. There are also crank radios available which can generate power by a manual crank attached to the radio receiver. In order to produce programs in advance and to work during Disaster, we are looking for volunteers with media background to support us.

Purpose:

India’s First Emergency Radio - ‘Peridar Kaala Vanoli’ known as Cuddalore Emergency Radio installed to help people of Cuddalore for Disaster announcements during disaster and in other time to broadcast program to build a Disaster Resilient Community as Cuddalore is a disaster prone District in Tamilnadu, India. Cuddalore Emergency Radio which is a Volunteer driven initiative, looks for Media enthusiasts, Media Professionals to engage in audio program production in TAMIL language on various topics such as Disaster Preparedness, Government schemes available for common man, Civic Learning, Health & Family welfare, Essential skills for employability, Education, Economic Empowerment, women empowerment, Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Social Media strategy in order to increase awareness and reach.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Storytelling Skills
  • Strong Visual Aesthetic
  • Community Management
  • Trend Awareness
  • Embracing Channel Diversity
  • Determining Key Performance Indicators
  • Deciphering Analytics
  • Understanding Search Engine Optimisation
  • Utilizing Social Media Ads
  • Time-management Skills

Location:

CUDDALORE, Tamilnadu - but TAMIL Volunteers can engage themselves ONLINE from anywhere in the world.

Time Commitment:

From 10-03-2020 to 31-12-2020 | Online | 2 hrs/day | Work from Home | 5 days a week

About NGO:

SARANALAYAM Charitable & Educational Trust, Cuddalore is a registered Not for Profit, Nation Building Organisation in the year 2003, under Indian Trust Act 1886. For the past 17 years, SARANALAYAM has worked for the betterment of disadvantaged and marginalised people with various developmental aspects especially using Information & Communication Technology as a tool for Community Development, and works with a mission ‘To give new and better Life’ and with objectives of

  • Using Information and Communication Technology tools effectively for community development
  • To work for the improvement of the poorest in the society
  • To Provide educational access to the needed rural children
  • To be with the people at the times of Disaster locally and surroundings
  • To provide awareness through Mass Media and bring the public issues through the same.

SARANALAYAM Trust founded by John Nelson, Fellow of Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Academy (2005) an initiative of MSSRF and inducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, then President of India to work as a torch bearer for the cause of spreading knowledge revolution in rural India and recipient of District Youth Award (2006), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.

SARANALAYAM executed different projects in achieving its objectives. India’s First Emergency Radio - ‘Peridar Kaala Vanoli’ (2015) known as Cuddalore Emergency Radio setup to help Cuddalore Flood Victims by providing lifesaving authentic information.

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