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Consultancy – Climate Change & Resilience Communication Coordinator

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The CARE Climate Change and Resilience Platform (CCRP) is looking for a Climate Change & Resilience Communications Coordinator. Would you like to work as a Climate Change & Resilience Communications Coordinator in the humanitarian/development sector? Then we are looking for you!

Who we are?

The CARE Climate Change and Resilience Platform (CCRP) is a global platform across CARE International (CI) that unites CARE’s work on climate change, and on increasing poor people’s resilience– key priority areas in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. The CCRP aims to support and strengthen the ability of CARE members and partners to increase resilience and to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change. This is done by strengthening the capacities of the most vulnerable communities and by growing CARE’s impact, influence and income to better serve the needs of these communities. The CCRP is led by CARE Nederland and is accountable to a CCRP Council of directors, consisting of the 6 investing members (CARE Denmark, CARE International UK, CARE Deutschland, CARE France, CARE Canada and CARE Nederland). 

About the role

The position of Climate Change and Resilience Communications Coordinator plays a critical role in developing and strengthening CARE’s internal and external profile in the area of climate change and is a key staff member of the CCRP. In this position, s/he plays an active role in CARE’s lobby, advocacy and campaigns messaging as well as in elevating the visibility of CARE’s program evidence and climate learning. An important part of this position entails the collaboration and communication with counterparts across the CARE confederation and externally. The coordinator elevates CARE’s messages through a variety of mediums with a particular focus on careclimatechange.org and twitter (@CAREClimate), engages with the international press and media and leads CARE’s global communications effort on climate change daily and at key events.

The Climate Change and Resilience Coordinator acts on the following areas:

Communications for lobby, advocacy and campaigns (30%)

  • Identify key opportunities and venues for sharing and showcasing CARE’s climate policy positions within and outside of CARE. Strategically raise the profile of CARE’s climate policy positions amongst priority audience groups by facilitating their articulation in international print, broadcast and digital media in order to achieve frequent, high-profile media coverage.
  • Produce, coordinate and provide input into quality communications and campaigning materials to support international lobby and advocacy. This includes drafting text for media releases, OpEds and talking points. It also includes overseeing and supporting the production and launch of CARE’s flagship climate change reports.
  • Lead communications at key climate change conferences and coordinate media trips or other activities by international or other media, as required.

Communications for Program evidence and learning (20%)

  • Identify key opportunities and venues for sharing and showcasing CARE’s program evidence and climate learning within and outside of CARE. Strategically raise the profile of CARE’s program evidence and climate learning amongst priority audience groups.
  • Translate program evidence and climate learning into high-quality communication products and disseminate these key guidance and learning documents to internal and external audiences as appropriate.

Elevate CARE’s Climate Change and Resilience approach within and outside the confederation (30%)

  • Lead and support the development and upkeep of a range of materials that articulate  CARE’s Climate Change & Resilience approach, including documents such as capacity statements, flyers, ppt presentations, CCRP quarterly newsletters, CCRP publications, CARE Climate and Resilience Academy online courses;
  • Manage CARE’s climate change website, twitter account, climate-related email lists, social media campaigns, and keep oversight of CARE’s internal climate-related communications.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy towards CCRP’s individual givers.

Collaboration with internal and external counterparts (20%)

  • Cultivate and maintain good relations with relevant counterparts within CARE. This includes working closely with CCRP team members to support effective lobby/advocacy, evidence/learning and fundraising. Other important bodies for collaboration within CARE are CARE’s communications working group and counterparts from CARE offices worldwide.
  • Cultivate and maintain good relations with relevant counterparts outside of CARE. This includes strategic communications engagement with international networks that CARE is active in such as the Climate Action Network.

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following qualifications:

  • A first degree or equivalent in communications, environmental/development studies, or relevant field.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, oral and written, with ability to summarise complex issues into plain English.
  • Excellent command of copywriting for publications, press releases and online information.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to influence, motivate and communicate with internal and external colleagues at various levels.
  • Experience of managing a website and online communications.
  • Experience of overseeing and developing print publications.
  • Strong creative content development and editor skills (emails, newsletters, posts, tweets, reports, flyers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of social media and ways to apply strategic communications approaches.
  • Knowledge of diverse media audiences– including methods and approaches–as well as a global network of press and media contacts, design and communications agencies, organizations or individuals.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who is able to work alone across a complex and virtual network.
  • Prepared to travel abroad. 
  • Intercultural sensitivity and a team player.

About CARE

CARE has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel.

Interested?

We are looking for a new colleague who would be working with us for 138 days over a year (October 2020- September 2021) on a consultancy contract. We are pleased to receive your motivation (1 A4) and resume (that includes your daily fee) via email at hrteam@careinternational.org. The deadline for applications is Midnight, Sunday 30 August 2020. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 3 September.

For further information about the CCRP, visit our website: www.careclimatechange.org. For further information about the position, please contact Sven Harmeling (harmeling@care.de), Global Policy Lead Climate Change and Resilience. 

Please click here to view Terms of Reference

Closing date

Sunday, August 30, 2020  

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