Nonprofit

Strategic Communications Consultant, Senegal (6 months contract)

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in Senegal
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Published 15 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Temporary
Application Deadline
June 10, 2024

Description

The role is to provide maternity cover to advance our work and strategy in Senegal as part of an international network of strategic communications professionals in the field of climate and energy. It offers a unique opportunity for an individual with a sincere interest in Senegal and African politics, economy and environment to work with a talented team and play an active role in promoting sustainable development, clean energy and climate justice.


We are looking for someone with a sound understanding of national, regional and global media narratives on climate, who can drive network strategy at the country level, while supporting regional work across Francophone Africa.


The strategic communications consultant needs to be a  team leader who can scope, plan, build, oversee and direct work for the Senegal country desk, work with partners and help them interface with a regional and international network of communications experts. The ideal candidate will be someone with a track record of having developed teams via remote management, experience working across different geographies and cultures, and a proven ability to build and maintain trust with colleagues.


The consultant will drive impactful results through developing and implementing creative strategies that shift the media debate and public discourse on social, political and environmental issues. A considerable amount of work is focused on building alliances and alignment with new and existing partners, so strong diplomatic and negotiation skills are important. Further information will be provided to candidates selected for interviews.


How you'll contribute

The Consultant will report to the Network Director, Africa, Strategic Communications and will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing policy and communications plans and strategies at the national level in Senegal that are aligned and effective in supporting the organisation’s mission,
  • Delivering strategic communication interventions at key international moments such as during the UN climate summits, supporting and linking with cross-network teams in order to enhance local-global, global-local interactions and impact; coordinating with partners from think tanks, research institutions, government officials and campaigners
  • Fostering strong links with journalists covering national and regional climate issues, briefing reporters, boosting media awareness of core narratives
  • Developing and growing a network of national contacts and supporting existing partners with communications insights and tools
  • Identifying new tools and tactics to land narratives in collaboration with digital, audience insights, and other thematic teams in the network
  • Acting as the network point person for country intelligence and advice on narratives
  • Commissioning country research and investigations
  • Overseeing the recruitment and training of voices to deploy at key moments in the media debate on climate-related issues.
  • Internal and external monitoring and reporting

Our ideal candidate has

  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in the fields of strategic communications, political campaigning and/or journalism
  • A solid understanding of the political and media landscape in Senegal and across Francophone Africa
  • A sound network of active contacts relevant to the role, with a proven track record of building media contacts
  • Ability to assess a changing landscape and develop a strategic vision, identifying the most crucial intervention points that add value to the overall discourse
  • Experience in managing teams and projects
  • Track record delivering effective communications strategies on complex issues
  • Highly diplomatic with an ability to liaise and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders, including experts, funders, and civil society
  • Ability to track a range of relevant and complex issues
  • Excellent time and priority management, high level of self-motivation, independence and can-do mentality, good team-player with a passion for excellence
  • Outstanding English language skills, with a track record of producing engaging and impactful communications materials, including fundraising proposals, reporting, and communications strategies. Other languages are an asset
  • The disposition to work generously with colleagues in a high-trust global community of peers
  • The strong multi-disciplinary skillset necessary to flourish in a fast-paced and wide-ranging work environment and work nimbly across phone/video conferencing, time zones, slack, email, Trello, etc.
  • An understanding of climate, energy, nature issues preferred but not a must
  • A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change

Why join us?

  • Be part of a remote-first, international network of professionals working on climate, energy and nature. We offer coworking access in some locations.
  • Work with a bunch of dynamic, culturally diverse individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work.
  • Enjoy regular opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world. 
  • A full-time position with a consultant contract for 6 months.

Location: Senegal, remote.

Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.

The role is to provide maternity cover to advance our work and strategy in Senegal as part of an international network of strategic communications professionals in the field of climate and energy. It offers a unique opportunity for an…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in Senegal
Associated Location
Rue de la Science 23, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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