Communications Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 March 2020
  • Montpellier, Languedoc Rousillon, France
  • Closing on 29 March 2020
  • Current

Job Description

The Communications Officer supports the design and implementation of the Communications strategy as well as the implementation of the CGIAR System Organization’s Funder and External Engagement Strategy, working under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Manager, Communications to promote the visibility of the Organization’s profile and brand. This position works closely with different teams to design and disseminate internal and external communications that drive forward the priorities of the Funder and External Engagement Unit and influence the Organization’s capacity to establish and maintain strategic relationships.

The Communications Officer is responsible for coordinating communication, public and media engagements to deliver the following broad areas of responsibility:

  • Communications Strategy: developing and implementing strategic and tactical communications plans, systems, processes, and tools that ensure significant growth in CGIAR’s international profile;
  • Media Relations and Events: coordinating and leveraging use of CGIAR’s brand, profile, and presence;
  • Communications materials: production and delivery of high-quality communications products.

In this context, this position requires a highly organized, creative, and experienced communications professional with strong project management and writing skills, and someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment where multi-tasking and prioritizing between competing deliverables are the norm.

About the Organization

CGIAR (‘the CGIAR System’ or ‘the System’), is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research, which is organized into CGIAR Research Programs, is carried out by 15 Research Centers in close collaboration with various partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector.

The selected candidate will be employed by the CGIAR System Organization. Appointments are typically for a fixed term of three years, with a possibility of renewal subject to the System Organization’s needs and funding.

The CGIAR System Organization is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation with a favorable taxation arrangement in France, and comprehensive employee benefits comprising extensive insurance coverage, a retirement plan, an education grant for up to a maximum of 4 children from 3 to 18 years and relocation support at the start of appointment and upon conclusion of appointment for staff members and eligible dependents where applicable.

More information

Candidate Pack Template.pdf
JD - Communications Officer (Feb 2020).pdf

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