There are a good number of job roles available after MA Public Policy. The MA Public Policy students are required to execute the government projects that are planned for the deprived society. The demand for MA Public policy students has increased in the last 5 to 10 years.
The present article tries to explain a few important job roles available in the Public Policy sector. Let's’ discuss them detail
The policy officers are required to include researching and advising on the issues, carrying out developmental work and coordinating with external and internal contacts.
Role of the Policy Officer
As Policy Officers, they are required to undertake or commission research. They are required to gather and analyse data and information. The policy officers are required to develop, expertise in a particular area or draw on the expertise of others.
Responsibilities of a Policy Officer
As a policy officer one is responsible:
To keep up to date with social, political and economic developments
To support and coordinate the meetings, conferences or debates
To write briefings, reports and speeches
To deliver oral briefings and presentations
To carry out consultations with internal and external stakeholders
They are required to manage and track the delivery of political organisational priorities
They are required to develop expertise in a particular area or advice in the generalist capacity depending on the nature of the role
Provide advice to senior managers, stakeholders and decision makers
Work with wide range of people and organisations, including senior managers, public office officials and members of the public
To manage and track the delivery of political or organisational priorities
To develop expertise in a particular area, or advice in a generalist capacity depending on the nature of the role
Salary & Emoluments
Starting salary will fall between 4 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum
Salaries for experienced workers will be around 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum
The charity officers work for the charitable organisations, NGOs and non-profit organisations. They are required to have a focus on project management, business development, finance marketing, public relations, fundraising or volunteer management.
Role of a Charity officer
As a Charity Officer one is required to carry out marketing and public relations activities to raise the profile of the organisation’s services and campaigns. They are required to take care of fundraising materials such as pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, brochures, etc.
Responsibilities of a Charity Officer
As a Charity officer one is responsible to:
They are required to create and organise fundraising initiatives and events
They are required to carry out many administrative tasks like applying for grants and other sources of funding, managing budgets, gathering data, preparing reports, database management and many other administrative tasks
Carry out marketing and public relations to raise the profile of the organisation’s services and campaigns
Approach potential donors and maintain lists
Coordinate with external agencies, including voluntary sector organisations like the media, local authorities, business contacts, trustees and other stakeholders or clients
Recruit and coordinate volunteers
Create awareness about the initiatives in the government level and apply for grants and other sources of funding, managing budgets, gathering data, preparing reports, database management and administrative work to meet the charity’s needs
Salary & Emoluments
Starting salary will fall between 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum
Salaries for experienced workers will be around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum
Public Relations Officer
The Public relations officers should be creative communicators who can thrive on the demands of client reputation management and ensure that proper information is communicated effectively on behalf of the client or an organisation.
Role of Public Relations’ Officer
As a public relation’s officer, one is required to manage a reputation in an organisation when it comes to communication. The public relations officer is required to use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of the clients or the organisation.
Responsibilities of the Public Relation Officer
As a public relation officer, one is needed to:
Plan, develop and implement PR strategies
Communicate with colleagues and key spokesperson
Coordinate with and answer the enquires from media, individuals and other organisations
Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media
Collate and analyse media coverage
Write and edit in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports
Prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes
Devise and coordinate photo opportunities
Organise events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours
Maintain and update information on the organisation’s website
Sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship opportunities
Fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives
Be updated with latest PR techniques
Salary & Emoluments
Starting salary will fall between 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum
Salaries for experienced workers will be around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum
The above mentioned are some of the important job roles available in the field of Public Policy. The students of MA Public Policy are required to monitor the government projects and initiatives that are taken up for the benefit of deprived society. The MA Public Policy students can earn a decent salary and can also expect a good career growth in the field.
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