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Islands Communications Assistant

June 30, 2014


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Islands Communications Assistant


Salary Level




Approximate Hours Per Week



No (unless self-funded)



Location: PCI Media Impact,777 United Nations Plaza,New York City


Description: The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) assists islands in addressing one of the world’s greatest challenges — to conserve and sustainably utilize invaluable island natural resources that support people, cultures and livelihoods in their island homes around the world. GLISPA seek a self-motivated individual who is passionate about communications to support us in our efforts to promote conservation of island biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Manage the GLISPA website including new content development
  2. Coordinate social media including Twitter and Facebook
  3. Support the identification, review and sharing of island bright spots in conservation of island biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods
  4. Develop consolidated posting for the GLISPA-discuss list serve
  5. Support efforts to prepare for the International Year of Small Island Developing States in 2014
  6. Support the program implementation of PCI Media Impact’s My Island My Community: a strategic communications for behavior change program in the Caribbean.

GLISPA interns have opportunities to:

•       Attend seminars and conferences sponsored by the UN and related NGOs and related workshops of interest

  • Work with leading experts and professionals in the fields of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development
  • Expand into working on initiatives/projects Partnership given successful performance



  • Some experience in using online website content management systems, specifically Joomla
  • Basic graphic design
  • Be fluent in English
  • An interest or background in communications, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods on islands.
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