Communications Officer: Advocacy & Campaigns
CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 8000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organize by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South
About the Role
CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, is looking for a highly-skilled communications professional to join our globally-focused team. The ideal candidate is an innovative communicator passionate about civil society and the fundamental freedoms that enable people to speak out, organize, and take action. You will drive and coordinate CIVICUS advocacy communications, which includes amplifying member voices, sharing inspiring stories of activism, communicating complex research concepts in compelling ways, and building strategic relationships with major mainstream media outlets to enhance CIVICUS’ public outreach efforts.
The idea candidate is a great storyteller who can work collaboratively to transform complex knowledge into multi-media, media, and social media productions. Someone who thinks strategically and is able to work collaboratively across the organization to drive communications for advocacy. If you enjoy producing issue-based multi-media, devour the news and have the talent to identify opportunities for traditional and social media engagement, and love working with others to build knowledge and capacity around communications for change – this job is for you.
- Diploma or Degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent.
- Excellent English written and verbal communications skills, including a flare for writing and communication, as well as sharp-eyed editing of diverse styles of writing.
- Minimum 7 – 10 years in a communication role – including demonstrated experience of strategic organizational communications and public outreach strategies and working with international media.
- Able to translate complex knowledge and concepts into creative multi-media, for diverse audiences, with clear advocacy objectives.
- Has a portfolio and demonstrated work experience with journalists and the media, including an active network of media contacts.
- Understanding of international civil society, human rights and development issues, and good socio-political analysis skills.
- Experience and passion for digital communications – social media, graphic design, video production, etc.
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How to Apply
The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 18th September 2019. Interested candidates should email their application to
Your application should comprise of
- A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
- A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application
- Links to portfolio of communications and media work
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted the week of the 23rd September to schedule interviews.
Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.