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Social Media Assistant

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Social Media Assistant

Mission 89 is seeking a Social Media Assistant to work closely with a Digital Media Strategist to execute our digital strategy to educate and raise awareness of the child trafficking in sport phenomenon in Africa. Deadline: 15 April

The candidate will be responsible for supporting and implementing high quality social content across digital platforms to enhance Mission 89’s global presence as a leader on all sport integrity issues relating to trafficking. 
The successful candidate will work to expand Mission 89’s digital presence across Africa and globally and will place a high value on the curation and organisation of digital media to educate youth and select communities on Child Rights and its intersections with Sport, Migration & Human Trafficking. 
Essential duties & responsibilities

  • Create engaging content for Mission 89 digital media presence
  • Keep digital media channels updated and brand-focused  
  • Use timelines and scheduled content to create consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimise visits
  • Identify opportunities to engage in relevant social conversations and build relationships with the audience
  • Respond to digital media inquiries and comments as guided by Digital Media Lead
  • Manage and maintain digital media calendar
  • Seek out new digital media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences
  • Propose new ideas and concepts for digital media content
  • Photo editing/creation of digital assets (e.g. pictograms)
  • Monitor child trafficking in sports news in regional and international media
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned 

Key skills required for the role

  • Integrity, a must
  • Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, possess collaboration skills, a must 
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, a must
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, a must
  • Strong communications skills, necessary
  • Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field, necessary
  •  Minimum of 1 year experience managing multiple communications and social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, important
  • Strong understanding of social media analytics, desired 


  • This is a part-time unpaid internship position
  • Available to work up to 20 hours per week / flexible schedule (according to workload)

To apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Lerina Bright at  



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