Communications Manager for Amazonia Verde Project
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
The Amazonia Verde Project proposes to conserve nearly 73M hectares (24.5M ha directly and 48.5M ha indirectly) by 2025 by empowering Indigenous Peoples and local communities and pioneering new financial mechanisms to advance conservation investments and incentives. The long-term conservation of the Amazon rainforest requires capacities, will, and finance. CI will build the capacities of IPLCs to lead on their own and give them the tools to access the funding they need to carry out their own initiatives to conserve forests and support livelihoods. Project activities will benefit more than 68,000 men, women and children in total.
Develop, manage and execute communication plans to promote Amazonia Verde project results, generate interest and support to advance CI’s mission and strategic objectives. Identify opportunities for media outreach and audience engagement. Develop content for external communication channels including digital, print and internet and social media platforms.
Gather and spread stories from the field during the implementation phase of the Amazonia Verde project. Coordinate and manage division and/or CI-wide internal communications to ensure CI staff are aware of key CI priorities, projects and accomplishments. Work with business units at HQ or in the field to improve information flow and foster understanding of CI’s work with relevant partners, donors and existing and potential supporters.
Provide periodic reports to help management assess the effectiveness of various media and communication strategies. Stay abreast of media trends and identify opportunities for CI to strengthen its messages and build awareness with key audiences.
This position will organize and oversee the Indigenous women leader fellowship program, taking into account the lessons learned from previous experiences in CI and other programs of partner organizations
- Develop the project’s communication and advocacy plan in coordination with project team, the Americas field division leadership, and other relevant CI divisions.
- Identify target audiences in the Amazon countries and in Europe and create strategies to effectively engage them.
- Identify opportunities for media outreach and audience engagement
- Build and maintain relationships with journalists, bloggers, investors and customer audiences that will help advance the project´s vision and work.
- Develop, support and promote project results, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach.
- Develop and disseminate public relations materials that increase conservation in indigenous territories and visibility among key stakeholders, donors and others
- Ensure digital marketing content aligns with the CI brand’s identity and message, and assist with marketing campaigns as needed
- Work closely with the project lead to identify and develop stories targeted at specific audiences.
- Liaise with donors’ communications staff to ensure their communications and visibility guidelines are adhered to.
- Manage the project’s Indigenous women leader fellowship program: reach out to key stakeholders to promote the fellowship, be the main point of contact for internal and external partners, lead the recruitment of fellows, identify engagement opportunities for fellows, build fellows’ outreach and advocacy capacities, etc.
- Local contract aligned with project term of 26 months
- Duty station will be determined at a later date, depending on the profiles of the applicants.
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to work extended hours or travel (30%).
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
- 4 - 6 years of professional experience in public relations, advocacy, media, journalism or online communications.
- Experience in promoting gender balance and working with conservation and indigenous peoples.
- Proven understanding of indigenous peoples and local communities and gender balance and their role in delivering change.
- Experience in non-formal training processes with youth and women IPLCs.
- Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail.
- Ability to effectively communicate complex information (the scope and scale of CI’s work) to general audiences.
- Strong organization, project management and prioritization skills.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to work with and communicate effectively with peers and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
- Experience in public relations or organizational communication, experience in using social media.
- Ability to accomplish complex assignments requiring cross-organizational cooperation.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds.
- Flexibility and willingness to work in situations of flux; ability to work in a fast turn-around environment.
- English and Spanish fluency required.
- French and Portuguese.
- Connections with mass media, would be a plus.
Applicants must submit their CV in English and a cover letter of interest (1 page maximum), including salary requirements.
Application Deadline: August 10, 2020
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- Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future.
- Integrity: We are honest, transparent and accountable for our actions.
- Teamwork: We work together as one CI, recognizing that inclusion, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
- Respect: We respect each other and work to earn trust, valuing our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
- Courage: We pursue our vision, taking bold action, persevering and overcoming challenges.
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