Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan
Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 31 Oct 2021
We are seeking a Communications Manager to manage the communications function aimed at raising awareness of Start Network and our initiatives and programmes across our global membership, donors and external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have substantial communications experience in a membership organisation, funding provider, or charity.
Please note the this role is a 13 months fixed term post with the possibility of extensions subject to funding.
The Start Network is at a critical point in its journey. We are looking for people to join us who are committed to our vision of system change. People with open mind-sets and approaches that are innovative, collaborative, and receptive to change. Start Network is a dynamic, exciting, and forward-thinking organisation and we need diverse opinions and views to effect system change. We are therefore looking for people who are open to thinking differently, are prepared to challenge, and be challenged and can experiment. People who put the individuals and communities we serve at the heart of all their work and want to work towards creating a different humanitarian aid sector.
For this role we offer a competitive salary and benefit package subject to relevant country legislation.
The post-holder will have demonstrable experience in external communications, brand, creative multi-media content, and media. They will be a great writer, editor with good attention to detail. They will have experience of managing budgets, suppliers and people.
The post-holder will be adept at forging and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships, across organisational and/or geographical boundaries. They will be a confident verbal communicator, negotiator and able to present complex information in an accessible way. They will be able to prioritise work, managing time and resources effectively. They will have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to manage an unpredictable workload.
The candidate will be passionate, proactive, open and adaptive to learning, they also will relish the opportunity to try different styles of communications and will willing to test new ways of working.
The post-holder will be fluent in English and preferably multi or bi-lingual with French, Arabic or Spanish.
Occasional travel required.
Brand, media & positioning
Events, marketing and social media
Strategy and leadership
How to apply:
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