Advocacy and Communication Manager

Advocacy and Communication Manager

CHF 6050 - CHF 6610 / month
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

IMPACT Initiatives


We are looking for a Communications & Advocacy Manager to join our team in HQ.

The IMPACT HQ Communications & Advocacy (C&A) Unit provides cross-cutting support to both IMPACT country offices and HQ-based global programmes teams. The overarching objectives of this team include:

  • Promoting and maintaining a strong brand identity for the organisation
  • Amplifying the impact of our work through effective communications, outreach, and dissemination
  • Increasing the influence and impact of our research among decision-makers and key stakeholders

Responsibilities of the C&A Unit include:

  • Promotion of the IMPACT brand, including those of its initiatives
    • Maintaining the organisation’s visual identity (graphic charter, logos, product templates)
    • Online presence (social media identity and upcoming website redesign)
    • Events (identifying opportunities, planning and coordination, representation)
  • Management of external digital communications, including content curation, creation, and dissemination via global mailing lists.
    • Website (blog posts, threads, and other content)
    • Social media accounts (currently LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook)
    • Global newsletters (IMPACT quarterly newsletter and REACH monthly bulletin)
    • Ad hoc global communications products (articles, blogs, op-eds)
  • Development of standards and tools to strengthen the capacities of relevant IMPACT staff to develop more engaging communications content and clearer, more targeted messages.
    • Global toolkits for comms & dissemination and advocacy
    • Tutorials on key software or applications (InDesign, Sendinblue)
    • Community of Practice workshops
    • Training modules and “skill bites” webinars
    • Direct support in producing comms or advocacy products
  • Supporting IMPACT staff in identifying meaningful opportunities for external engagement and building strategic relationships that bolster IMPACT’s legitimacy and influence.
    • Monitoring relevant external engagement opportunities and linking with correct focal point
    • Organisation-level knowledge management and information sharing
    • Coordination of global advocacy agenda based on programmatic strategies and priorities
    • Direct engagement with external stakeholders on relevant cross-organisational topics

IMPACT Initiatives - Advocacy and Communication Manager