Communications Officer – CitiesWithNature/RegionsWithNature job, Cape Town, Century City

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Site: Cape Town, Century City
Remote work: Some telecommuting allowed
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Junior/Medium
Own transportation required: Yes
Type: 24months
Reference: #Communication agent
Society: ICLEI Africa

We are looking for a creative, versatile, passionate about nature, cities and people! He/she must have experience in communications and content creation related to the environment, be a conscientious person with a positive attitude who can adapt quickly, work well under pressure with multiple stakeholders at different levels and think on his feet.

CitiesWithNature and RegionsWithNature, ICLEI’s flagship global partnership initiatives, provide cities and regions around the world with technical and advocacy services, tools and offerings on mainstreaming biodiversity and reconnecting communities with nature.

The position will include the following and the successful candidate should have proven expertise/skills in these areas:

  • Communicate concepts related to sustainability to various stakeholders, and in particular to politicians and technical managers
  • Website content management: producing and editing content and updating websites (e.g. WordPress)
  • Conceptualize exciting and effective communication products to achieve objectives
  • Managing a web developer to produce visually appealing and user-friendly interactive website features and tools
  • Keep abreast of current website best practices to ensure the website remains relevant and user-friendly
  • Create and track effective integrated communication campaigns
  • Social media: develop and implement successful campaigns on Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Website and social media monitoring
  • Mailing list: setting up and designing digital mailers (e.g. Mailchimp), producing regular newsletters, developing the mailing list and ensuring the health of the mailing list
  • Writing: identifying story angles, interviewing, researching, distilling key messages and writing content for articles and press releases; write video scripts
  • Writing and proofreading
  • Managing the production of publications from brief to print
  • Gather content (articles, reports, photos and video) from various stakeholders and manage approvals, timelines and deadlines
  • Brand Management: Maintain a professional and positive brand image, ensure guidelines are followed and high standards are met

The work will also include these tasks and expertise/skills in these areas is preferred:

  • Videography and editing: briefing, script writing and production of short campaign clips and longer informative videos, upload to YouTube
  • Organize and manage webinars and online meetings on platforms such as Zoom and GoToMeeting
  • Event planning and organization of small and large events (these will now be primarily online)
  • Podcasts: Briefing of service providers and management of podcast production
  • Photography: Taking photos and managing the photo database

The following would also be beneficial:

  • Fluency in another global language, particularly French/Spanish/Arabic/Chinese/Portuguese will be a strong added advantage
  • Experience working with/within government
  • Knowledge of the global geopolitical context

Requirements:

  • Relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience related to the above fields, ideally in the field of communication on biodiversity and urban sustainability
  • Excellent English written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills with a good understanding of the technical component
  • Excellent computer skills and comfortable with technology
  • Good eye for design
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within multiple, multi-disciplinary teams across the globe, in a highly dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, as well as manage consultants and web developers
  • Ability to be agile and flexible on job responsibilities, set priorities and thrive under pressure
  • Ability to navigate complex organizational and project structures
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, good organization, attention to detail and quality, and a structured and proactive work style
  • Ability to take initiative to ensure quality deliverables are delivered on time

Company Description

ICLEI is a global network of over 2,500 cities and other subnational governments and their associations committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI provides technical services, capacity building, networking and global representation opportunities, and state-of-the-art solutions to its member and networked cities and regions and their communities.

ICLEI’s African Headquarters, which serves cities in the ICLEI network across Africa, is based in Cape Town (www.africa.iclei.org) and is also home to ICLEI’s Global Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) , a center of excellence in the field of urban biodiversity and nature-based solutions for urban development (www.cbc.iclei.org).

Posted Jan 12 08:49, Closing date Jan 31


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