Communications Officer (m/f/d)

Level - Officer

Location - Bonn, Germany

Deadline of application -

August 13, 2019

The Role

As Communications Officer you will be the go-to-person on all general and day-to-day communications matters within the Performance and Standards Unit. You will coordinate the implementation of communication plans, advise on stakeholder engagement strategies and ensure user-oriented processes, documents, communication materials and contents. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To coordinate the development and implementation of communications plans and stakeholder engagement strategies within PSU.
  • To provide the necessary input into and implement relevant elements of PSU-related communications plans.
  • To advise on and develop content, and other day-to-day communications materials (including updates to PSU webpages, newsletter articles, formal guidance documents).
  • To review and ensure the continuous improvement of PSU normative documents and associated guidance to make them (more) user-friendly, understandable, accessible, consistent and concise.
  • To draft project specific stakeholder engagement plans.  
  • To coordinate major engagement activities across PSU.
  • To review and suggest improvements to the online consultation platform for easier participation in PSU consultation processes.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Relevant university degree (e.g. Marketing & Communications, International Relations) or equivalent training or experience.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in the areas of responsible natural resource management, communications, project management, strategic planning, diplomacy or international development and cooperation.  
  • Experience with stakeholder engagements and multi-stakeholder communication processes.
  • Excellent English (spoken and written), good command of Spanish is a plus.  
  • Good skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, GoToMeeting, Google Docs.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS) is a plus.
  • Good analytical and structuring skills. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, able to transform complex subjects into simple language.
  • Active-listening skills.
  • Ability to facilitate interactive discussions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity to the diversity of values, views and approaches to issues relevant to the FSC program by stakeholders around the world.
  • Commitment to FSC’s mission and values. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Type and duration of contractual arrangement: 2-year-contract with a possibility for extension.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week.
  • Starting Date: November 2019 or as soon as possible.
  • Travel: Sporadic travel is required. 

How to Apply

  • Please fill in the form below and let us know what motivates you to work for FSC, in this position and why think you are suitable candidate.
  • Submit your CV.
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