Programme/ Department: Communications
Contract Type: Full time, Fixed Term
Salary: £34,988-£41,574 per annum
Location: Overseas Development Institute
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 04 December 2020
Interview: Week Commencing 14th December 2020
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Senior Communications Officer –
Public Affairs and Communications
Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year (possibility of extension)
Salary: £34,988 – £41,574 per annum
An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable
and peaceful world in which every person thrives.
ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change.
We are looking for a dynamic Senior Communications Officer to expand the reach, influence and impact of our research and policy engagement on gender, equality and social inclusion. The postholder will support ODI’s efforts to explore the role of social norms and relationships in maintaining the cycle of poverty and inclusion to inform and influence the approach of government, civil society and the private sector. The Senior Communications Officer will ensure that our public affairs and communications activities are strategic, creative and coordinated.
The postholder will work primarily with ODI’s Gender, Equality and Social Inclusion programme but a key part of the role will be to bring coherence to communications across all ODI’s work on gender and inclusion as cross cutting issues. This will require working with other programmes on an ongoing basis and playing a leading role in planning for effective communications across a complex portfolio of work as well as working with other Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) colleagues to ensure that the entire portfolio is effectively staffed and delivered.
Key responsibilities include:
You’ll have a strong, working knowledge of – as well as a passion for – gender policy and practice, including key debates, developments, policy processes and key actors. You’ll have significant experience in strategic communications – working creatively to inform/influence policy outcomes. You’ll be adept at convening – with proven experience managing activities and events – and adopt a digital-first approach to communications. You have excellent writing skills, including a demonstrable ability to summarise technical research in clear, compelling language. You are a natural self-starter – able to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion. And your excellent interpersonal skills enable you to work collegially with researchers and partners across different cultures and all levels of seniority.
Closing date: 4th December 2020
Interview date: Week Commencing 14th December 2020
Please note ODI has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to us verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.
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