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Global Communications Advisor

About the Role

The Global Communications Advisor (GCA) is responsible for the overall external communications – online and offline –  at LPI. The GCA will lead the re-design of the Institute’s global communications strategy and support the implementation of the same, with an overall objective to promote non-violent conflict transformation globally; and provide strategic support and advice to programme teams to ensure an integrated, coherent operationalization of the global strategy at various levels and with different audiences. In the content production and dissemination realm, the GCA will drive the development of new content and LPI’s overall communication and outreach outputs as well as support effective dissemination of LPI’s knowledge products, stories of impact and policy messages. Working closely with LPI’s Director of Global Policy, this role will also have an opportunity to develop and co-create the communications aspects of LPI’s latest initiative around Global Policy engagement. In addition, under management and collaboration tasks, the GCA will manage and oversee vendors and consultants in the communications sphere and network closely with peer organizations to exchange best practices and lessons in the communications for social – and policy change field.

This full-time position will be a part of LPI’s newest initiative on Global Policy. The post holder will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and supervised by the Director of Global Policy. The successful candidate will be offered an initial one-year contract with the possibility of extension.

About You

You are a creative and curious communications strategist and generalist – able to see the big picture and trends, but with an acute eye for detail and ability to execute at the highest level – with a genuine passion to see a more just and peaceful world. In addition, these are the required qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in communications, journalism, peacebuilding, public policy and international development, or related fields.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrable success and experience in leading and managing a global communications function – including progressively responsible experience in the communications field, planning, writing, editing, and producing communications materials through a variety of print and online media, with new media technology utilization; preferably in an international organization engaging in dynamic and complex contexts.
  • Relevant experience in organizational branding and public relations, impact communications, and/or policy advocacy communications/campaigning.
  • Experience in website management and social media strategies.
  • Experience with graphic design softwares.
  • Strong public speaking, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Outstanding organisation and planning skills; as well as relationship-building and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive in a multi-cultural team.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, including to volatile, conflict-impacted contexts (up to 20%)
  • Fluency in French, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Swedish or Amharic is meritorious
  • Previous work with a peacebuilding organizations is an asset.

How to Apply

Please send your application, consisting of:
  • Cover Letter (in English)
  • CV (in English)
  • 2 Samples of your communications work, out of which 1 is a written sample
  • 1 minute video where you introduce yourself and share why we should hire you. You will not be judged by the production value of your submission (e.g. you can do it on a smartphone and upload it with your application)
Please submit your application no later than February 20th, 2018 to applications@life-peace.org with the subject line “Global Communications Advisor”.

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