[TC-I Call to Action]: UnLtd Communications Coordinator

By Shital Shah|7th May 2009
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UnLtd India, the organization that helped develop the Social Entrepreneurship conference that we covered extensively before, is hiring a Communications Coordinator.  If you’re savvy with media, writing, and marketing, see below.



LOCATION: Bandra West, Mumbai

PURPOSE: To design, develop and effectively implement UnLtd India’s communications strategies.


UnLtd India finds, funds and supports India’s next generation of social entrepreneurs – individuals with the ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills to bring about long-lasting solutions to the country’s social problems.

UnLtd India works with start-up social entrepreneurs to help them grow as leaders and create high-impact, sustainable organisations ready for scaling and further investment. It does this through providing:

  • Seed funding, to pay for critical early start-up costs and to support the entrepreneur as they take their organisation to a sustainable level.
  • Hands-on coaching and training, covering business and financial planning, fundraising, legal structures, governance, marketing and HR management.
  • High-value connections, linking our entrepreneurs with others like them, mentors, subject-matter experts, and further funders or investors.

Website: www.unltdindia.org

Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/unltdindia

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UnLtd-India/48998163199?ref=ts

PURPOSE: To promote effective external communications.

The post-holder will:

  • Develop UnLtd India’s capacity to engage effectively with potential and existing funders and investees; the media and the wider general public.
  • Work to ensure effective planning and delivery of public advocacy and communications activities against agreed objectives.
  • Develop and implement best practice in UnLtd India’s communications work.


Development and planning

  • Work with the Co-Directors and the rest of the UnLtd India team to: Develop, design and implement UnLtd India’s public advocacy and communications strategies, ensuring that these are developed in a participatory way and advance our strategic objectives;
  • Continually develop and promote best practice in UnLtd India’s planning and delivery of public advocacy and communications work;
  • Implement mechanisms to promote effective communication between the UnLtd India team members;
  • Plan effective and timely communications activities that link to UnLtd India’s organisational objectives and are designed to communicate with target audiences;
  • Develop new and innovative ideas on how to communicate most effectively – including through reports, briefings, website and other electronic formats, seminars, audio-visual etc – in accordance with the best practice.


To manage, develop and update UnLtd India communications assets to include:

  • Regular maintenance of the UnLtd India’s online presence including the website, YouTube channel and social networks;
  • Coordination of video shoots for corporate and investee films;
  • Management of key marketing resources including photographs, case studies and statistics.
  • Managing the production and dissemination of UnLtd India’s supporter newsletter;
  • Managing the production of organisation communications materials including leaflets and annual review.
  • Manage the dissemination of UnLtd India’s publications and activity reports to all relevant targets in Government, media, and civil society;
  • To establish, manage and develop UnLtd India’s relationship with key writers and opinion formers in domestic and international media to include:
  • Daily monitoring of Indian media – identifying key opinion formers and journalists in the press, broadcast media and journals;
  • Meet and pitch stories about UnLtd India and our investees to journalists;
  • Researching and writing of press releases and press articles for the media and relevant NGO outlets;
  • Develop and implement best practice in media relations to ensure UnLtd India maximizes its opportunities to gain relevant coverage and raise its profile in the media.
  • Recruit, manage and supervise communications interns
  • Oversee management of a media contacts database.


The successful candidate will need:

  • A good understanding of the discourse on social entrepreneurship and/or development issues in India;
  • At least two years experience working on advocacy issues in a government, international organisation, media or NGO setting;
  • High level communication skills, including writing for a variety of communications outputs;
  • Experience of liaising with media and gaining media coverage;
  • Proven ability to work across teams and plan and manage the implementation of communication strategies, including the timely completion of external briefings and other communications;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Hindi;
  • Good understanding of online media.


To apply please email full CV (no longer than 2 pages) together with covering letter outlining relevant experience and explaining why you want to apply for the role (no longer than 1 page). to: recruitment@unltdindia.org

Deadline for applications: Friday May 22nd, 2009

Unfortunately due to UnLtd India’s resource policy, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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