Manager, Strategic Communications

IDinsight Strategic Communications
Location Dakar, Senegal; Lusaka, Zambia; Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India
Application deadline 1 September 2020
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Commensurate with Experience
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IDinsight is a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilaterals, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. We work across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, and financial inclusion.

The role

IDinsight’s Strategic Communications team seeks an enthusiastic and tenacious full-time Associate/Senior Associate. You will work with the team to amplify IDinsight’s impact and improve the use of data and evidence for decision-making worldwide. The Associate will work with ~40 globally-distributed project teams across diverse sectors to produce external articles, policy briefs, blog posts, and website materials to share their project results and learnings with people across the world.

Key roles and responsibilities

Reporting to the Strategic Communications Manager, and working with teammates across country offices, the Strategic Communications Associate will lead and manage a diverse set of efforts:

Write and edit content: The Associate, with support from the broader Strategic Communications Team, will track, oversee, and guide project teams to write policy briefs, blog posts, project descriptions, and other content. The Associate will work with teams to share lessons with external audiences and develop local and/or global dissemination strategies.

Manage all communication systems: The Associate will project manage all communication systems that enable our project teams to amplify their work including website pages, blog posts, conference tracking, and external publications.

Dissemination: The Associate will draft social and traditional media content and facilitate engagement through the appropriate internal and external communications channels: website, public blog, internal blog, newsletters, annual reports, public venues, white papers, traditional media, social media, etc.

External blog and newsletter management: Work with teams to brainstorm, draft, proofread, upload, and post 3-4 blog posts per month to IDinsight’s external blog, IDeas. Draft and send IDinsight’s monthly newsletter highlighting external publications, conferences, and job openings. Develop and execute the strategy to increase the reach of these communications products.

Create content for special projects: Work with project teams to identify key communications opportunities to collect stories, attend conferences, and/or support workshops to create content that amplifies IDinsight’s work.

Experience and skills

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., communications, public relations, international relations);

Work, internship, or extracurricular experience in journalism/communications;

Passionate about global development and social impact;

Knowledge of/experience with microeconomics and program evaluation work;

International experience and familiarity with the global international development / social sector arena, preferably including a period of living a low- or middle-income country;

Collaborative attitude and commitment to “service before self,” demonstrated ability to work well even with remote team members;

Ability to work with international, cross-cultural, and diverse teams;

Organized and able to independently project manage tasks and systems;

Demonstrated ability to operate independently and generatively;

Strong writing and editing skills;

Quick learner, able to process a large amount of information and pull out the most important points;

Self-starter, flexible and proactive;

Comfort with ambiguity and dynamic/start-up environments and workstreams;

High level of conscientiousness and attention to detail – finishes work to completion;

Two-year minimum commitment (external candidates).

Additional information

Location and compensation will be discussed once we locate the right fit teammates for our role. Compensation will be competitive with comparable social sector roles for the given geography, and commensurate with experience and track record. Start dates are flexible, but with a preference for candidates able to begin as early as September 2020. A two-year commitment is expected. Note: This role would be based out of one of our non-US locations.

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