Advocacy and Communications Manager
About Global Office Consulting
Global Office is a consultancy organisation that specialises in international development, gender and global health offering professional services for organisations and individuals in the areas of strategic and operational planning, advocacy and communications, political and campaign planning and event management. GOC works predominantly with women-led and gender focused development organisations and initiatives. We are privileged to learn and grow alongside the incredible, pioneering women we work with.
We have experienced first-hand what can be achieved through partnering with and building connections between women driving social change and we are excited to build up our small team as we enter into the next phase of our organisation’s growth and development.
Working with GOC means that you’re passionate about gender equality and social and economic justice. You see these goals as inseparable from public health and global development.
You have ambitious, out-of-the-box ideas and know how to build and motivate teams to bring them to fruition. You’re always seeking a better solution and the next opportunity to drive change. You have cut your teeth in global development or communications, led teams to excellent outcomes and want to push yourself as a leader and mission-driven professional.
Everything is a learning opportunity. You surround yourself with diverse perspectives and people who inspire you to be better. You pay it forward by supporting others. Teams are more seamless, productive, enthusiastic and creative with your leadership.
You want a job that’s not a 9-to-5 obligation, but a purpose-driven environment.
About the Role
The Advocacy and Communications Manager will know how to devise a strategy and mobilize people to act, build expertise across wide-ranging topics, and provide strategic advice to diverse audiences. They will have a sophisticated understanding and extensive experience of communication best practices, media relations and stakeholder engagement.
This is an opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of an organisation committed to gender equality and economic justice.
Specific responsibilities include:
Making complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing strategies for creating key messages, fact sheets, social media posts and creative digital materials and mobilizing teams accordingly
Build strong relationships with top-tier media outlets so that our clients’ efforts receive the best coverage for advancing their goals
Elevating the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by polishing opinion pieces at key moments, prepping them for interviews, and providing ongoing counsel
Leveraging trends in media coverage, key announcements, new evidence and high-level conversations to further strategies that work on behalf of client interests
Identifying strategic moments and new champions to influence target stakeholders and amplify our clients’ goals
Getting partners on the same page through careful coordination, relationship management and message alignment
Getting partners, influencers and decision-makers in the same place by overseeing high-level events, including identifying invitees and speakers, and developing agendas or presentations
Building new coalitions of support for an issue with dedicated outreach, organization and relationship management
Following and tracking trends in global health policies and funding opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy
Oversee all major deliverables by developing a vision and strategy and delegating work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Manage client relationships, ensuring the needs of the client are met and keep executive management apprised of project development
Develop relationships with international opinion leaders and journalists
Understand background and nuance across our priority issue areas to form compelling arguments and provide strategic counsel to clients
Coach junior staff members on writing, client-facing interactions, and time management skills
Manage project work plans and budgets to ensure timely completion of client deliverables
Organize and attend events and meetings with executive management on behalf of clients
Responsible for follow-on and renewal business development
Member of the senior management team (SMT)
7-10 years of work experience
Deep expertise in communications and media relations including pitching
Exceptional writing ability with emphasis in persuasive writing
Experience managing and mentoring teams to achieve ambitious results
Experience managing budgets
Microsoft Office proficiency
Foreign language skills (French or Spanish, in particular)
International work experience
Online campaign and digital strategy experience
Public health and global development experience
Degree in a related field
Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva
- Reporting to MD and Operations Director
- Full time with flexible working hours
- Contract duration: One-year contract with the intention of extension
- Location: TBC
- Start Date: TBC
How to Apply:
To apply for the post, please send your cv and a cover letter explaining what you could bring to our organisation and why you would be a good fit
First round telephone interviews will take place upon receipt of suitable application. If you are successful at this stage, you will undertake a written assignment, followed by an in-person interview. Successful applicants will go through a reference check and one more interview by the Directors.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.