Assistant Vice President – Communications

Type: 
Job
Location of Job: 
Gurugram or Delhi, India
Posted: 
30 Oct 2018
Closing: 
12 Nov 2018
About the organization: 

Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) is the primary representative body and the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) for Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). MFIN works with a broader financial inclusion ecosystem to ensure that its members and the microfinance industry can optimize their potential to achieve the financial inclusion agenda. MFIN currently has a membership of 49 NBFC MFIs which on an aggregate basis constitute over 90 percent of the microfinance business in India. MFIN also has 40 associates which includes NBFCs, Small Finance Banks, main stream Banks. The core areas of work for MFIN are Self-Regulation, Advocacy & Development, State Initiatives and Communications. To strengthen the operational ecosystem, MFIN has set-up state chapters and district forums across the country under its State Initiatives vertical.

About the Job: 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communications:
    • Content generation for social media platforms, media relation activities, publications and website.
    • Create collaterals like annual report, brochures, newsletter, blog and short movies.
    • Editing and proof reading of MFIN’s publications and reports.
    • Coordinate with vendors like media agency, website maintenance and event management consultants to ensure regular upgradation.
  • Public Relations:
    • Assist in preparation of various power point presentations for MFIN leadership.
    • Media relationship at national, states and district levels directly or through PR Agency.
    • Organize press conferences and media interface to development healthy relationship between Media and Member NBFC-MFI companies.
    • Liaison with local media in case of crisis at field level.
    • Ensure appropriate media coverage of events.
  • Events:
    • Take initiatives to integrate all resources to make MFIN’s events successful.
    • Oversee coordination of events, including agenda / programs, session formation, arrangement of speakers and event management consultant’s work.

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to MFIN’s core values of human dignity and worth.
  • Sensitivity towards gender, ethnic and cultural identities.
  • Master’s Degree with specialization in Communications from a reputed institute.
  • Minimum of seven to nine years of professional experience in the field of Communications and PR functions.
  • Experience in creating collaterals – print & video.
  • Knowledge of media relations work, either directly or working through a PR agency. Network with Media journalists.
  • Adept at using social media—LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Basic knowledge of organizing events, either directly or working through an event management company.
  • Handling a media crisis—even if it was only as a part of a bigger team.
  • Good writing skills—both in grammar and the ability to write fast.
  • Understanding of budget management and cost effectiveness.
  • Pro-active, logical reasoning ability, problem solving, analytical mind set and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task and handle communication across various levels.
  • Good command on Hindi and English languages.
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to sharadgarg@mfinindia.org

Contact: Sharad Garg, Manager – Operations, MFIN

Region: 
South Asia
Country: 
India