CURRENT OPENINGS

Director of Communications

Last Date:

30 October 2017

Position: Director, Communications 

Employer: CREA

Location: Remote/flexible (Prefereable NY or New Delhi)

Organisational Profile

Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human-rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.

 

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Director, Communications will include the following: 

 

1.     Communications

  • Develops and oversees the implementation of CREA’s communication strategy (online and offline) to advance CREA’s mission, increase awareness of its initiatives and create support measures for its wide range of allies and constituencies;
  • Guides and oversees the production of communications materials that addresses the issues of CREA’s core areas of work; 
  • Develops and guides mechanisms for using existing data to develop compelling narratives about CREA’s overarching impact, theory of change, and role in the feminist landscape for the external audience;
  • Guides and oversees the appropriate packaging and dissemination of CREA’s products and materials to make it engaging, targeted and accessible;
  • Oversees and guides timely production of key organisational documents e.g. Annual Report, Organisation Brochure and/or specific programme brochures;
  • Builds a stronger infrastructure for effective internal and external communications;
  • Ensures greater alignment in terms of clear and consistent  internal and external communications between all CREA offices in different locations.

 

2.     Strategic Leadership

  • Works with the Senior Leadership Team to assess communications opportunities and helps shape and execute appropriate strategies;
  • Provides strategic direction and planning for all of CREA’s communications initiatives, and helps to develop internal capacity to support effective communications;
  • Leads institutional priority of ownership and leadership of communications work to build standalone and crosscutting communications capacity for strong external and internal communications;
  • Sets the communication policies, procedures and controls and oversees its effective implementation and monitoring;
  • Leads risk assessment and mitigation strategy around communications (online and offline);
  • Represents CREA in external meetings and in other forms of strategic engagement.

 The Director, Communications reports directly to the Executive Director and leads a team of approximately six people, including consultants.

 

Key Characteristics 

An ideal candidate should have the following qualities and capacities:

  • Masters or equivalent degree in communication, social science, human rights, international development, or related fields.
  • At least 15 years of experience in communications and campaigns.
  • A strong political analysis, appreciation for feminism and intersectionality, and an understanding of strategic communications that goes beyond the importance of institutional marketing, public relations, and visibility.
  • A strategic thinker with visionary, creative ideas for how to advance CREA’s programme and organizational goals through diverse communications strategies and approaches.
  • A strong leader who can motivate and support their team, develop systems and strategies to ease work flow and help set priorities and manage collective work, strategize about where greater internal capacity is needed and where it might be more strategic to rely on skilled external consultants, and build and maintain strong relationship with external consultants.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other teams (particularly programmes) based on shared values and political beliefs, and effectively, creatively, and patiently make the case with colleagues for the importance of communications as a strategic priority for CREA.
  •  A strong written and verbal communicator who uses minimal jargon, can articulate CREA’s vision, approaches, and work effectively to diverse audiences, can distil effective messages from available data and support their staff to do the same, and is excited to find authentic, creative ways of meeting external people where they are without sacrificing the integrity of CREA’s values or analysis.
  • Someone who could find creative ways to project CREA’s breadth and depth of work.
  • Someone who appreciates the importance of communicating impact in line with CREA’s theory of change and values, and who is willing to collaborate on developing and implementing a system for learning, monitoring and evaluation that can support efforts to capture impact more effectively.

 

CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.

 

 

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter to (jobs@creaworld.org) with the Subject line “Director, Communications”.

The last date for receiving applications will be Thursday, 9th November 2017. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Position: Director, Communications 

Employer: CREA

Location: Remote/flexible

Organisational Profile

Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human-rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.

 

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Director, Communications will include the following: 

 

1.     Communications

  • Develops and oversees the implementation of CREA’s communication strategy (online and offline) to advance CREA’s mission, increase awareness of its initiatives and create support measures for its wide range of allies and constituencies;
  • Guides and oversees the production of communications materials that addresses the issues of CREA’s core areas of work; 
  • Develops and guides mechanisms for using existing data to develop compelling narratives about CREA’s overarching impact, theory of change, and role in the feminist landscape for the external audience;
  • Guides and oversees the appropriate packaging and dissemination of CREA’s products and materials to make it engaging, targeted and accessible;
  • Oversees and guides timely production of key organisational documents e.g. Annual Report, Organisation Brochure and/or specific programme brochures;
  • Builds a stronger infrastructure for effective internal and external communications;
  • Ensures greater alignment in terms of clear and consistent  internal and external communications between all CREA offices in different locations.

 

2.     Strategic Leadership

  • Works with the Senior Leadership Team to assess communications opportunities and helps shape and execute appropriate strategies;
  • Provides strategic direction and planning for all of CREA’s communications initiatives, and helps to develop internal capacity to support effective communications;
  • Leads institutional priority of ownership and leadership of communications work to build standalone and crosscutting communications capacity for strong external and internal communications;
  • Sets the communication policies, procedures and controls and oversees its effective implementation and monitoring;
  • Leads risk assessment and mitigation strategy around communications (online and offline);
  • Represents CREA in external meetings and in other forms of strategic engagement.

 The Director, Communications reports directly to the Executive Director and leads a team of approximately six people, including consultants.

 

Key Characteristics 

An ideal candidate should have the following qualities and capacities:

  • Masters or equivalent degree in communication, social science, human rights, international development, or related fields.
  • At least 15 years of experience in communications and campaigns.
  • A strong political analysis, appreciation for feminism and intersectionality, and an understanding of strategic communications that goes beyond the importance of institutional marketing, public relations, and visibility.
  • A strategic thinker with visionary, creative ideas for how to advance CREA’s programme and organizational goals through diverse communications strategies and approaches.
  • A strong leader who can motivate and support their team, develop systems and strategies to ease work flow and help set priorities and manage collective work, strategize about where greater internal capacity is needed and where it might be more strategic to rely on skilled external consultants, and build and maintain strong relationship with external consultants.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other teams (particularly programmes) based on shared values and political beliefs, and effectively, creatively, and patiently make the case with colleagues for the importance of communications as a strategic priority for CREA.
  •  A strong written and verbal communicator who uses minimal jargon, can articulate CREA’s vision, approaches, and work effectively to diverse audiences, can distil effective messages from available data and support their staff to do the same, and is excited to find authentic, creative ways of meeting external people where they are without sacrificing the integrity of CREA’s values or analysis.
  • Someone who could find creative ways to project CREA’s breadth and depth of work.
  • Someone who appreciates the importance of communicating impact in line with CREA’s theory of change and values, and who is willing to collaborate on developing and implementing a system for learning, monitoring and evaluation that can support efforts to capture impact more effectively.

 

CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.

 

 

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter to (jobs@creaworld.org) with the Subject line “Director, Communications”.

The last date for receiving applications will be Thursday, 9th November 2017. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted.