Jobs Around the World – December 2012

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I was traveling so much for work that I missed posting the November 2012 jobs list, but I’m back with interesting communications positions in Canada, Indonesia and the United States.

Media Liaison and Outreach Manager at Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia

Reporting to the Senior Manager Communications, The Media Liaison and Outreach Manager will lead implementation of a complex and far-reaching communication strategy to translate into impact CIFOR’s research in the forestry sector in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Manager will oversee the activities of eight full-time staff and consultants with the goal of informing and influencing the opinions and behaviours of stakeholders, including leaders of government, the private sector, civil society, media, the research community and others. The Manager will enhance the center’s reputation as a leading international research organization.

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Director of Global Public Relations at International Justice Mission in Washington, DC Metro Area

IJM is seeking a communications professional with the tenure and track record of excellence required to serve as Director of Global Public Relations. In this role, you will lead a team of professionals; overseeing strategy and execution for the organization’s global media relations, crisis communications and strategic events functions.

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Writer and Editor at Free the Children in Toronto, Canada

This position will involve writing copy for a range of media, including web and print. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines and a strong commitment to social justice. Potential projects will target a variety of audiences and may include web content, marketing materials (including pamphlets, brochures, posters, etc), educator and youth resource guides, books, newspaper and magazine articles and more.

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Director of Communications and Outreach for the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan

IRC is seeking a Director of Communication and Outreach (DCO) for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project to support Pakistani-led efforts to introduce and institutionalize improvements in reading instruction and reading assessment in grades one through five in public and private schools throughout Pakistan. The DCO will be responsible for overseeing all communication, advocacy, and outreach activities of the project. This position will lead and collaborate with a team of technical specialists and together with the other members of the senior management team will work to ensure that the activities of this project are implemented in accordance with established standards and recognized best practices to contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives.

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Staff Writer at Food for the Poor in Coconut Creek, FL

Food For The Poor, Inc. is seeking a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented person to serve as its Staff Writer. The Staff Writer joins an editorial and design team that produces a variety of award-winning communications to publicize Food For The Poor’s work and impact on the people of the countries it serves. The Staff Writer is responsible for conceptualizing and developing articles for internal and external audiences, for both print and web. The Staff Writer will be responsible to travel to countries Food For The Poor Serves to gather research in order to produce written direct mail appeals and other fundraising materials pieces that are creative, informative, and distinctive.

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Web Editor at Oxfam America in Boston, MA

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To develop and manage an editorial strategy and vision for Oxfam America’s website. To serve as a bridge between New Media/Web and Creative Teams.

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Investigative Journalism Expert for IREX in Maputo, Mozambique

IREX seeks candidates for an Investigative Journalism Expert to lead an investigative journalism fellowship project tentatively beginning in February 2013. Under the direction of the Media Specialist for Professional Capacity Building for the Mozambique Media Strengthening Project (MSP), the Investigative Journalism Expert will be responsible for training and mentoring a group of Mozambican emerging journalists for approximately six months.

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Web Developer at Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, MD

The Web Developer manages back-end website maintenance, supports LWR staff in using web technologies, manages LWR’s online photo library, and leads on other technical aspects of LWR’s online presence, positioning LWR to take advantage of the rapid changes in communication technology and their impact on how our supporters interface with us online.

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Communications Officer at GRM International in Jakarta, Indonesia

The objective of the Rural Economic Development program is: Increased competitiveness of poor female and male farmers. GRM International is currently seeking expression of interest for the role of Communications Manager for the upcoming Economic Development program in Indonesia. In this role, you will communicate the program’s core message to all stakeholders and secondly providing technical assistance to intervention staff in the design of terms of reference and supervision of media companies that will be hired in the execution of individual interventions.

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Director, Global Health Communication Department at FHI360 in Washington, DC

Responsible for leading a large department (140 staff), including PhD and master’s level technical and program staff, the Department Director provides overall leadership, both technical and managerial, to the Department’s diverse project portfolio in support of FHI 360’s strategic plan, goals, and objectives. The incumbent should possess a high level of scientific, program, and management expertise and substantial experience relevant to behavior change communication.  The job encompasses 3 main types of responsibilities: provision of technical assistance and oversight on selected projects; management of staff and project activities; and development of new Department business – all within a complex organizational framework.

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