Consultant – Communication Specialist at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) – March 2024

Consultant – Communication Specialist

Duties and responsibilities

  • The Communications Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing project and or country related communications activities.

Under supervision of the COE reporting officer and in close coordination with the assigned project manager(s) the communication specialist will:

  • Develop and implement communication strategies and tactical plans including messaging, budgets, action plans and performance metrics.
  • Plan and produce content such as publications, articles, web content, social media content, media releases, infographics, videos, photography, newsletters, presentations, and event related content.
  • Manage events including planning, marketing, implementation, and reporting on results.
  • Support coordination of media interactions, under the guidance of the COE media team.
  • Produce analytical reports on the performance of all communications activities as agreed upon.
  • Undertake other communication activities as agreed upon.
  • All production be undertaken in coordination with and using the resources of the COE communications team and consultants.
  • All activities are agreed and reported to the regional communication coordinator relevant (Asia or Africa or Latin America).

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field, or equivalent working experience.
  • Excellent English language skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proven proficiency in one or more other languages among: Bahasa Indonesian, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in strategic communications planning, messaging and monitoring.
  • 3 years of full-time experience writing, editing and interviewing for digital and print media, video production or broadcasting.
  • Proven ability to manage communication activities.
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent understanding of different communication formats and channels and strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
  • Proven ability to coordinate content contributions within a team and/or across teams; ability to build strong working relations with counterparts worldwide.
  • Background and understanding of environment, climate, forestry or related subject areas and science communications.

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