Opportunity to Work for a SOCENT in Washington DC

Phew – been away for a bit. Unlike popular belief, it hasn’t been all fun and games. Been making some tough decisions, keeping myself sane (or as sane as I was born), and the having rare moments of being awesome. Like this one! As I write this post I am sitting in an air conditioned coach of a train  on my way to Pindi from Lahore. Last time I read anything about Pakistan Railways was that it was terrible and a nightmare of a travel. Rubbish! So it takes me 5 hours to get to Lahore instead of 4 on the motorway but then it costs a quarter of what it does in fuel if I took my own car (Actually, I don’t spend a penny – my hubbie is in the Railways :P ). 

About this post … a dear reader, Shazia Khan who is is an American-Pakistani and runs a social enterprise called EcoEnergy Finance needs help. I am very impressed with this youngster based in Washington DC and couldn’t say no. :) Please read and help out as much as you can. 

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EcoEnergyFinance is a small non-profit, which provides solar energy products to Pakistan’s rural poor in order to provide income generating opportunities, improve health and fight climate change. We were recently selected as one of 19 Social Enterprises supported by the Skoll Foundation’s Global Social Benefit Incubator and are poised to scale rapidly as we penetrate Pakistan’s alternative energy market. We are looking for a motivated individual to become an integral part of our team. Although the position is currently unpaid, there is a very distinct opportunity for upward mobility and advancement in the organization as we grow.

The Fellow will regularly liaise with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and field staff to communicate EEF’s successes and challenges to a wider audience. The Fellow will plan and develop content for EEF’s blog and website. Additionally, they will be responsible for creating a community of followers to tap for ideas, networking and fundraising.

This position is ideal for recent graduates and students with a background in communications, digital media, web development or graphic design looking to gain practical experience with an internationally recognized NGO.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

Since we are a small office, you will be relied upon to assist us in various aspects of program development. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Creating a newsletter for the organization
  • Writing content including regular reports tracking our progress
  • Managing our social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Keeping our website www.ecoenergyfinance.org and blog up to date

Candidates should have excellent communication skills, particularly excellent writing skills and the ability to collaborate with and assist a diverse range of people. We are specifically looking for someone with meaningful experience in using a wide range of digital platforms, design, CMS or HTML, and website development. Additional experience writing copy and proofreading/editing is preferred. Candidates should also have a keen interest in environmental and international development issues.

Hours are very flexible. This position is unpaid and available immediately.