Join Our Volunteer Team: Seeking Dedicated Website, Communications, Social Media, and Marketing Volunteers!
Volunteer Types: Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Social Media, Writing
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Education, International Relief/Development/Peace, Research and Policy Development
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 10, 2024
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Description

Join Our Volunteer Team: Seeking Dedicated Website, Communications, Social Media, and Marketing Volunteers!
Location: Remote (with potential travel for the Brazzaville International Conference on Security , if funding permits)

Duration: Flexible, with a commitment until January 2025

About Us

The Brazzaville International Conference on Security (BICS) is calling on passionate individuals who are eager to make a difference! At BICS, we bring together experts, policymakers, and the youth to tackle regional security challenges, spark meaningful dialogue, and pioneer innovative solutions. Our mission aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

Learn more at: www.cibs-brazzaville.com

Join Our Team

Are you intrigued by global security issues? Excited about sustainable development? Ready to amplify your impact? Join our vibrant team! If you’re passionate about making a difference and have skills in website management, communications, design, marketing, or social media, we’d love to hear from you.This role will primarily focus on managing our online presence, enhancing our marketing and communication strategies, and expanding our reach across various digital platforms. Additionally, you may be involved in other tasks to support the team’s objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Website Management

Maintain and update the BICS website with relevant content, including event details, speaker bios, and news updates.

Ensure website functionality, user experience, and responsiveness across devices.

Implement SEO strategies to optimize website visibility and traffic.

Marketing

Develop marketing strategies and execute marketing initiatives to promote the conference.

Coordinate marketing campaigns, including digital advertising, and email marketing.

Analyze marketing performance metrics and adjust strategies as needed to optimize results.

Communications

Develop and execute communication plans to promote BICS objectives.

Draft press releases, newsletters, and other communication materials.

Liaise with media outlets, partners, and stakeholders to enhance visibility and coverage.

Social Media Management

Manage and curate content for BICS social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Create engaging posts, graphics, and videos to increase audience engagement and followership.

Monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, and facilitate discussions.

Design

Contribute to creative design initiatives to enhance visual appeal and branding consistency across digital and print materials.

Event Support

Assist in the planning and execution of the Brazzaville International Conference on Security (BICS), including logistical support and on-site coordination.

Collaborate with the organizing team to ensure seamless integration of digital and social media strategies during the event.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Communications, Marketing, International Relations, Public Relations, Security Studies, Political Science, Journalism, etc.) OR equivalent relevant experience.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Familiarity with website management platforms (e.g., WordPress, Wix, SQUARESPACE) and content management systems.

Prior experience in social media management and familiarity with analytics tools.

Creative thinking with a talent for storytelling and content creation.

Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively in a remote team setting.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

Interest in security issues, international relations, and UN sustainable development goals is a plus.

Proficiency in French is an asset.

Benefits

Gain Valuable Experience: Joining our team is a learning opportunity. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to gain hands-on experience in website management, marketing, communications, and social media.

Network with Industry Professionals: By becoming part of our team, you’ll open doors to networking opportunities with industry professionals and experts in the field of security, sustainable development. Connect with like-minded individuals, expand your professional network, and foster meaningful relationships that could shape your future career.

Potential for Travel: While funding permits, selected team members may have the incredible opportunity to represent our team at the Brazzaville International Conference on Security in the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa). Experience firsthand the excitement of an international conference, engage with diverse perspectives, and contribute to meaningful discussions on global security issues. This isn’t just a chance to attend an event—it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic environment, learn from experts in the field, and make a tangible impact on global security dialogue.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a brief cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position. Please send your application to by April 10th, 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Join us in making a difference in security dialogue and cooperation in Africa and beyond!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Join Our Volunteer Team: Seeking Dedicated Website, Communications, Social Media, and Marketing Volunteers! Location: Remote (with potential travel for the Brazzaville International Conference on Security , if funding permits) Duration: Flexible, with a commitment until January 2025 About Us The Brazzaville International Conference on Security (BICS) is calling on passionate individuals who are eager to make a difference! At BICS, we bring together experts, policymakers, and the youth to tackle regional security challenges, spark meaningful dialogue, and pioneer innovative solutions. Our mission aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies. Learn more at: www.cibs-brazzaville.com Join Our Team Are you intrigued by global security issues? Excited about sustainable development? Ready to amplify your impact? Join our vibrant team! If you're passionate about making a difference and have skills in website management, communications, design, marketing, or social media, we'd love to hear from you.This role will primarily focus on managing our online presence, enhancing our marketing and communication strategies, and expanding our reach across various digital platforms. Additionally, you may be involved in other tasks to support the team's objectives. Key Responsibilities Website Management Maintain and update the BICS website with relevant content, including event details, speaker bios, and news updates. Ensure website functionality, user experience, and responsiveness across devices. Implement SEO strategies to optimize website visibility and traffic. Marketing Develop marketing strategies and execute marketing initiatives to promote the conference. Coordinate marketing campaigns, including digital advertising, and email marketing. Analyze marketing performance metrics and adjust strategies as needed to optimize results. Communications Develop and execute communication plans to promote BICS objectives. Draft press releases, newsletters, and other communication materials. Liaise with media outlets, partners, and stakeholders to enhance visibility and coverage. Social Media Management Manage and curate content for BICS social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Create engaging posts, graphics, and videos to increase audience engagement and followership. Monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, and facilitate discussions. Design Contribute to creative design initiatives to enhance visual appeal and branding consistency across digital and print materials. Event Support Assist in the planning and execution of the Brazzaville International Conference on Security (BICS), including logistical support and on-site coordination. Collaborate with the organizing team to ensure seamless integration of digital and social media strategies during the event. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Communications, Marketing, International Relations, Public Relations, Security Studies, Political Science, Journalism, etc.) OR equivalent relevant experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with website management platforms (e.g., WordPress, Wix, SQUARESPACE) and content management systems. Prior experience in social media management and familiarity with analytics tools. Creative thinking with a talent for storytelling and content creation. Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively in a remote team setting. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment. Interest in security issues, international relations, and UN sustainable development goals is a plus. Proficiency in French is an asset. Benefits Gain Valuable Experience: Joining our team is a learning opportunity. As a member of our team, you'll have the chance to gain hands-on experience in website management, marketing, communications, and social media. Network with Industry Professionals: By becoming part of our team, you'll open doors to networking opportunities with industry professionals and experts in the field of security, sustainable development. Connect with like-minded individuals, expand your professional network, and foster meaningful relationships that could shape your future career. Potential for Travel: While funding permits, selected team members may have the incredible opportunity to represent our team at the Brazzaville International Conference on Security in the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa). Experience firsthand the excitement of an international conference, engage with diverse perspectives, and contribute to meaningful discussions on global security issues. This isn't just a chance to attend an event—it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic environment, learn from experts in the field, and make a tangible impact on global security dialogue. Application Process Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a brief cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position. Please send your application to by April 10th, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Join us in making a difference in security dialogue and cooperation in Africa and beyond!
Volunteer location:
Remote

Contact

BICS
@BICS
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-6-days

Details

Number of Positions Available: 4
Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Social Media, Writing
You will be helping with: Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (19-24 years)

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