Do you believe in the transformative power of strategic communications to drive global change for a sustainable and inclusive future? Are you passionate about harnessing the potential of communications to shape the narrative on critical issues like biodiversity conservation and climate action? Do you possess the skills and vision to lead communication initiatives that elevate our organization’s profile and impact on the international stage? If you thrive in a dynamic international environment and are committed to driving positive change, we want to hear from you.

Regions4 is currently looking for a Communications Manager to work at our global Secretariat and drive global communication strategies to position the voice of regional governments at the center of the most relevant international agendas on sustainable development, climate action and biodiversity.   

We are seeking a professional with experience in Communications and Public Relations, with capacity for strategic thinking, who is proactive, engaging and a brings a collaborative spirit to the team. The candidate should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to our vision and mission, and the ability to work effectively within an international and culturally diverse team environment.

About the job

Due to the cross-cutting aspect of this role, close cooperation with the other Regions4 areas (biodiversity, sustainable development, and climate action), and Secretariat leadership, is essential to ensure synergies and coordination. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Communications Strategy: Updating and ensuring the implementation of Regions4 Communications Strategy, for the effective strategic positioning of Regions4 in the short, medium and long term and further developing the Regions4 brand, for optimal and coherent positioning of Regions4 and its various initiatives, services and products.
  • Supporting Member Engagement: Support in developing and implementing Regions4 Member Engagement Strategy, including connecting with communications focal points, developing communications products for attracting new membership, and welcome materials for new members.
  • Supporting Fundraising Efforts: Contributing to Regions4 Fundraising Strategy with relevant communications and branding considerations, and supporting proposal development.
  • Showcasing Member Stories and Best Practices: Contributing to provide optimal visibility to members’ actions, by providing support in submitting members stories and best practices to strategic opportunities, further developing the flagship #RegionsVoice campaign, proposing best ways to capitalize on existing resources, and disseminating through articles, newsletter, social media or other media.
  • Advocacy and Major Events: Developing and coordinating the implementation of specific communication plans for major events such as Regions4 General Assembly, UN High-Level Political Forum, Summit of the Future, Biodiversity COP16 and Climate COP29, among others.
  • Outreach, Media Relations and Influence: Expanding Regions4 communications and dissemination network to increase outreach and impact, by facilitating collaboration with international media, members, and key stakeholders, identifying and capitalizing on media opportunities to position Regions4 and widen reach, visibility and influence, and developing press releases and media kits around main events/announcements, as appropriate
  • Internal Communications: Defining internal Communications priorities and processes, including  periodic transversal newsletters or updates to keep members informed on the network plans and activities, as well as coordinating graphic design and videos, and reporting on communications actions and outcomes.
  • Managing Regions4 Communications channels and Social Media: Coordinating Regions4’s social media accounts, including the definition of standard social media post templates, and coordinating priority updates for Regions4 website.

The ideal candidate should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Degree in Communications and/or PR, Journalism, Marketing, Public Administration, International Cooperation, Political Sciences, or any other related field, with a specific interest and track record of work in the area of communications and sustainability.
  • Knowledge of international institutions (UN system, European Union, etc.) and of their programmes and policymaking.
  • Proficient in English. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is also desirable.
  • Be used to working remotely while ensuring the optimal coordination of activities online, managing her/his own workload and priorities, and participating in meetings and calls through GoToMeeting, Teams, Skype or Zoom.
  • Committed to the vision and mission of Regions4.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to write in a range of styles.
  • Result-oriented with an ability to work proactively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, socially engaging, a team player able to relate well to a diverse range of cultures, and to work effectively and collaboratively as part of an international team.

Other desirable experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of working with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners, as well as in managing membership-based initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking regarding institutional positioning within relevant fields
  • Knowledge of international press agencies and other communications related key stakeholders.
  • Social media management
  • Media relations
  • Speech writing
  • Website management
  • Graphic design, video editing, photography
  • News & newsletter writing
  • Ideal starting date: May 15, 2024
  • Home-based
  • Working modality: Part-Time, 30 hours/week, flexible, remote
  • Contract type: Consultancy
  • Duration: 12 months, renewable
  • Occasional travel to participate in relevant international events
  • Salary commensurate with the standards of our organization and based on experience and qualifications.

To view all the details of the offer please download the full job description here.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a CV and Cover Letter through the form below or emailing them directly to info@regions4.org with the subject “COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – Your name”.

Candidates with any enquiries please address them to email above.

For more information on Regions4 visit: www.regions4.org

 

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