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Volunteer at Vision Athletics Foundation (VAF)


Vision Athletics Foundation (VAF), otherwise called Circled 7 founded in 2009 and registered in 2010 as incorporated trustees (CAC/IT/NO. 38969), is a Nigerian based civil society organization modelled on the Genessaince Project in Detroit, Michigan, USA.VAF’s thematic focus area is the development of youth/young persons. Its strategic programs methodology is cross-sectorial and requires cross-collaboration to be comprehensive (networking relationships with counterparts in the field of education, Sports, health, youth and social development), and teach leadership, civic responsibility, values, life lessons and skills, in a structured peer-to-peer environment, as well as mentorship, by demonstrated leaders and professionals. VAF programs target the provision of entrepreneurship/employability, and technical/vocational skills training, business development and financing, job placement, and mental health awareness. Its ongoing programs for young people include; Music Production, Chef/food processing/Catering Services, Fashion and Design, Photography, Computer learning and Wood crafts/Woodworks.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Volunteer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Volunteer

Background Information

  • A serious public health concern in Nigeria, is the lack of youth, community leaders and OVCs literacy on mental health awareness. With a high or increasing incident rate of suicides, cultism, mental illness in schools, and communities there is a clear need for mental health awareness training, as much of these circumstances are preventable and can be addressed. The dearth of qualified counsellors, trainers, mentors, programs, information is alarming.
  • Despite the enormity of the situation, there is a lacuna on data / statistics concerning the prevalence, pattern of psychiatric disorders among young persons, including these particular categories of persons in Nigeria.
  • The result of this information gap is the continual disregard for mental health issues and the need for training and preventive services for former and present OVCs, young persons and community leaders.
  • Our Consortium plans to research to understand the rate and distribution of these disorders among the target population, to improve the health conditions of beneficiaries. We plan to train OVCs, counsellors, community leaders, mental health service providers on how to recognize mental health issues, bullying and the most appropriate responses as the frontline and first responders.
  • Our goals are to conduct research, increase the mental health awareness of OVCs ages 10 - 19 and youths ages 18 – 35, through trainings, advocacy campaigns on mental health issues among CSOs/CBOs, religious institutions and Journalists in Rivers State.

Job Brief

  • Our expectation of the Community Engagement Assistant will be to join our team with a tech-savvy and Agile professional, experienced in social media, PR, and promotional events.
  • Ideally, one who has exceptional oral and written communication skills and is able to develop engaging content.
  • You should be a ‘people-person with great customer service skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations with our community.
  • Ultimately, you should be able to act as the face and voice of our brand and provide assistance in the management of all community engagement and communications.

Duties of the Volunteer

  • Assist with the development and updating of the organization’s communication strategies in line with current trends in the development
  • Provide engaging text, image, and video content for VAF social media accounts weekly
  • Respond to comments and community queries across social media platforms and other virtual communities in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the VAF Media, and Communications teams to ensure brand consistency.
  • Liase with the project and communication team to stay updated on new partnership engagement, upcoming projects, and outcomes of ongoing projects to ensure content is created for social media pages, website, and quarterly newsletters.
  • Stay up to date with digital technology trends and how they can be leveraged to grow VAF Foundation’s community.
  • Monitor and report on feedback and online reviews.
  • Liase with the team to organize & participate in events.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess an OND qualification with 1 - 2 years work experience.

Skill:

  • How to handle a Camera is a must.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  21st September, 2022.


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