Job Opportunity: Local Content Associate for Francophone Countries | Land Portal

Organizational Profile

At the Land Portal, we believe that data and information are powerful tools for achieving our vision of a land governance system that benefits those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness. However, information sources remain highly fragmented, unstructured, poorly curated and represent a narrow range of perspectives; they continue to be published in ways that do not facilitate maximum discovery, engagement and reuse. Until policy and decision-makers, intermediaries and grassroots groups have access to the data and information they need to make sound decisions, their initiatives will fail to achieve maximum impact.

The Land Portal exists to fill in these gaps, and to nurture a vibrant online platform to inform and engage with partners.  We do this by promoting open data and the sharing of best practices and stimulating debate and collaboration both on and offline. We provide a vital bridge for those grappling with complex land governance issues, from researchers and NGOs through to governments and grassroots communities, by  connecting people, facilitating dialogue and by mending fragmented information. 

Raising awareness of “open data” and the critical role it plays in realizing tenure security for individuals and communities around the world continues to be a great challenge. To this end, we make use of every possible conference, meeting and speaking engagement to promote the concept of “going open,” while recognizing that, given the highly sensitive nature of land data (particularly for vulnerable communities), not everything can or should be made entirely open.

We set out an ambitious new strategy in 2019  to improve the documentation, mapping and monitoring of land governance issues; enrich and inform the global debate on land rights; and democratize access to the land governance “information ecosystem” and improve the flow of data between diverse actors. 

In order to promote, inform and enrich global debate and practice on key land issues, the Land Portal aims to build a network of contributors across the globe that ensure that local news, blogs, events, publications and more are included on the Land Portal website in various languages, and to offer communications services, through social media and email campaigns, targeted specifically for people living in a certain region or speaking a certain language.

 

General responsibilities

The french Content Associate will have the responsibility to populate the Land Portal website with land-related news, events, blogs and publications in French that are relevant for the francophone land community, to send out a news digest in french to the Land Portal’s French mailing list every month, translate relevant content to french and to handle the French social media outreach for the Land Portal Foundation.

 

Specific responsibilities

  1. Update the Land Portal regularly with French content and news.

  2. Review existing information sources (from a list provided by the Land Portal team) daily and check for news, new events, stories, blog posts and  publications in french with either a global relevance or particular focus on french speaking countries;

  3. Maintain, update and expand the list of sources.  

  4. Select and publish at least one information item every day in the respective section for news, events or blogs - for a total of at least 20 information items per month-  in coordination with the communication officer and following the land Portal editorial guidelines. 

  5. In case of short internal Land Portal related news, translate them into French if necessary. 

  6. Translated into french news related to land Portal corporate activities and featuring them in the news digest . For quick translations use DeepL translate.

  7. Translate other ad hoc content (this is an extra task and must always be agreed and costed  in advance with the Land Portal  Team Leader. 

 

  1. Send out monthly Mailchimp newsletter and news digest:

  2. Release one news digest every month, using the existing news digest template;

  3. Make a selection of content and decide which content should be featured every month in close coordination with the Land Portal Communication Specialist and following Land Portal editorial guidelines.
     

  4. Be responsible for the French Social Media outreach for the Land Portal Foundation

  5. Manage the independent French Land Portal Twitter account and send out regular social media messages, In close coordination with the Land Portal Communications Specialist;

  6. Co-manage the Land Portal Facebook page with French messaging in close coordination with the Land Portal’s Communications Specialist;

  7. Handle any other social media coverage that may be effective in the target audience of the French-speaking land community.

Profile

  • Knowledge of land governance issues.

  • Knowledge of the development context in Francophone countries.

  • Native level French.

  • Flexible working times.

  • Proactive attitude.

  • Previous experience with social media and communications is considered an advantage.

Reporting

The Local Content Associate will report to the Land Portal Communications Specialist and will report time spent against the ToRs every month in the Land Portal Foundation’s Timesheets.

 

Position

This position is home-based and will be staffed on a part-time  consultancy basis for a period ending September 30th 2024. Consultants who were never hired before by the Land Portal will receive an agreement for a probationary period of 3 months. This agreement can be extended to the aforementioned end date. The official language for this position is English. The salary level will depend on experience and seniority.  

 

How to apply?

Please send your curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter explaining your interests and qualifications (addressed to Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal Team Leader) no later than midnight CET on 29 March, 2021 or email your cover letter and CV to jobs@landportal.info

Please write “Land Portal French Content Associate” as the subject of the email.

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Various news items related to land governance are posted on the Land Portal every day by the Land Portal users, from various sources, such as news organizations and other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. The copyright lies with the source of the article; the Land Portal Foundation does not have the legal right to edit or correct the article, nor does the Foundation endorse its content. To make corrections or ask for permission to republish or other authorized use of this material, please contact the copyright holder.

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