Indian Institute for Human Settlements IIHS
Communications Associate - TNUSSP & CWIS
Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Chennai Tamil Nadu
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About the Organization:

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS aims to establish an independently funded and managed national university of eminence for research and innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s urban transition.

Position: Communications Associate - TNUSSP & CWIS

Activities and Tasks:

  • Assisting in the execution of the project communication plan;

  • Supporting the team with media, communications and online training including oncamera interviews, public pieces, editorial outreach, strategic communications and crisis communications;

  • Assisting in content development including, editing assistance across all communication material e.g., TNUSSP website, social media, newsletters, blogs, etc.;

  • Maintaining a calendar for the website, mailing lists and mailing interface for newsletter;

  • Tracking reports and other programme outputs;

  • Providing assistance as needed in preparing analytics data for all communication mediums of TNUSSP;

  • Providing support to all media related activities including building and maintaining all such relationships;

  • Documenting and archiving all project communication output;

  • Liaising with the Design team to ensure smooth production of all communication material;

  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;

  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed

Person Specification:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Urban development or other related fields with 3-4 years of relevant work experience; prior experience in working on a communications mandate for projects would be preferred;

  • The ability to edit documents on a variety of subjects related to urban sanitation;

  • A flair for writing, with strong attention to detail;

  • A good understanding of, and the ability to, work on social media platforms as and when needed;

  • Proficiency in English and Tamil, both spoken and written, would be an advantage;

  • The ability to work successfully within a team, and to coordinate effectively with multiple other teams;

  • The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

  • Quick learning ability along with flexibility, curiosity and interest in working with colleagues from different streams of the project;

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software.

How to apply

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