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Communications Manager
Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: To lead the development and delivery of strategic public communications.
Job Description: We are looking for a Communications Manager to lead the development and delivery of strategic public communications. This is a pivotal role, working with senior staff across the institute to support the delivery of ODI’s strategic priorities and to strengthen the impact of our externally-facing public affairs and communications work. The post holder will be responsible for developing effective communications strategies, workload planning and prioritisation, and will work with business development colleagues to ensure strategic public affairs and communications outputs are included in bids, proposals and contracts. Other key responsibilities include: Leading the development and delivery of effective public affairs and communications strategies to enhance the reputation, visibility and impact of ODI’s work Managing the short to long term planning of public affairs and communications activities Line management of public affairs and communications professionals Overseeing the day to day delivery of outputs, ensuring high quality, timeliness and effectiveness Working with programme colleagues on creative design and troubleshooting on major projects or initiatives
Requirements: Education to at least degree level Substantial experience in a comparable post Experience in drawing up and delivering successful public affairs and communications strategies and delivery plans Experience in managing a range of communications disciplines, particularly on policy influencing and engagement Track-record in delivering policy change or impact, through successful communications strategies Experience in working in matrix-management arrangements, balancing the needs of different stakeholders Experience in managing internal stakeholders and external suppliers, including agencies Experience in managing a budget & effective M&E Understanding of decision making and policy making processes in international development or global affairs Use of own initiative and ability to work in a self-directed manner Intellectual ability to grasp new concepts/subject matter quickly Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures Strong organisational, prioritisation, project management with emphasis on delivery of results. Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure Excellent proofreading and editing skills Good knowledge of different communications platforms, including web-based tools and social media Excellent IT and data management skills
How to apply: Interview date: week of the 3rd February 2020 For more information, please download an application pack from www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 /0351 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.
Closing Date: 20.01.2020
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