Position: Regional Communications Support Volunteer

Terms of Reference

Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity seeks to be a decentralized, citizen-led movement determined to foster Pan-African solidarity and unity of purpose of the peoples of Africa to build the future we want and a right to peace, social inclusion, and shared prosperity for all African people.

Role & Purpose

The Regional Communications Support Volunteer supports the Communications Assistant in the Communications and Engagement Department of Africans Rising. This volunteer is responsible for maintaining communications and relationships with the Community Reporters of their assigned region, and aggregating, analyzing and contextualizing information from Community Reporters in regular reports submitted to the Communications Assistant. 

Supervision, Tasks, & Responsibilities

The Regional Communications Support Volunteer will work very closely with the communications team and report directly to the Communications Assistant.

Duties & Key Deliverables

  • Help Africans Rising communicate effectively in the language of expertise in their region
  • Communicate Africans Rising messaging to media houses and community members in their regions
  • Assist in the development of databases of media contacts, community reporters and Africans Rising members in their region
  • Coordinate communications with volunteers, community reporters and local journalists in their region
  • Encourage community members in their region to take solidarity actions
  • Submit regular reports of activities, actions and developments in their region as relayed by the Community Reporters in their region
  • Maintain an active network of Community Reporters to facilitate Africans Rising’s knowledge of movements for change in their region
  • Communicate with Community Reporters on a daily basis
  • Help Africans Rising prioritize its communications for effective messaging and planning of activities (solidarity missions, calls to action, etc.) in their region
  • Help in the recruitment of Community Reporters


This position is for a period of April to December, 2020. The position can be renewed depending on the needs of the movement and performance and availability of the personnel.


This position is not paid. The personnel however is entitled to a refund for any costs related to the execution of the assigned duties such as transport and internet upon presentation of receipt. At the end of contract the person will be give a recommendation letter for the service with Africans Rising


The position is virtual based in country of location but the personnel is expected to travel occasionally upon request to attend movement meetings or activities taking place outside of Tanzania. All travel and accommodation cost related to the movement will be paid by Africans Rising.


The Regional Communications Support Volunteer is required to work 25 to 30 hours a week and may be requested to work sometimes outside of regular business days such as weekends.


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Terminate of ToR

Failure to meet these terms of reference can result in loss of position. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 24, 2020.