Communications Associate, Smart Campaign

Accion International
Washington, DC
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This is a full time temporary position for a one year term with the possibility of becoming a full time regular employee.
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Smart Campaign seeks an Associate with 1+ years of full-time professional work experience to support our small but highly efficient team in the area of communications and operations.  He or she must be a self-starter, intellectually curious with awareness or interest in learning about topics relevant to the Smart Campaign, such as: client protection, financial inclusion and/or digital financial services. He or she must be well-organized, able to multi-task and prioritize, and possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. The position will report to the Deputy Director of the Smart Campaign.

This is a full time temporary position for a one year term with the possibility of becoming a full time regular employee.

Smart Campaign provides a flexible learning environment based on the interest of the candidate (in communications, finance and/or international development). The positon offers opportunities to contribute to Smart Campaign’s technical research and new business development efforts.

Manage a social media plan and social media platforms (Blog, Facebook, Twitter) for the Campaign.
Update the Smart Campaign websites with relevant and up-to-date content. Draft monthly and quarterly reports to donors and board members.
Support the formatting and graphic design of the Smart Campaign’s upcoming reports and publications.
Serve as the first line of contact for MFIs and other relevant stakeholders with questions about the Campaign and seeking more specific information about its different tools and program

Maintain and improve key Smart Campaign performance “trackers” – including but not limited to trainings, events and tools and publications – proactively identifying opportunities to improve the trackers.
Support a diverse team based in the United States, India and Africa by compiling weekly updates, coordinating monthly internal meetings, taking and maintaining meeting minutes and reports. Serve as the primary liaison with translation consultants – by managing translation, processing invoices and tracking overall budget.
Support Smart Campaign events through proactive planning and coordination of logistics.
Support senior management by conducting background research and synthesizing relevant research for future work with a focus on Africa.
Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude.
Interested in our mission and working globally.
Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others.

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