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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Communications Manager, CREA, New Delhi, India

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the team to develop and implement communications activities that advance CREA’s mission and strategic initiatives.
Deadline:         February 15, 2015
Location:         New Delhi, India
Organization:   CREA
Organisational Profile
Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the team to develop and implement communications activities that advance CREA’s mission and strategic initiatives
  • Provide strategic direction and planning for all of CREA’s communications initiatives, and help to develop internal capacity to support effective communications
  • Position and manage the CREA brand
  • reate communications opportunities for increased organisational visibility and respond to emerging/urgent external events that intersect with CREA’s mission
  • Write and/or edit content for all communication channels, in coordination with external contractors
  • Review and strengthen all of CREA’s communications materials, tools and channels
  • Over time, play an important role in helping CREA and our programme partners to craft effective public advocacy strategy
1. Develop a Communications Strategy
  •  Review CREA's current Communications Strategy and external communications activities (materials, channels and collateral) and suggest areas for improvement and action
  • Develop and manage the implementation of a focused, measurable and achievable annual Communications Strategy to help ensure CREA has appropriately identified and is able to effectively engage key external stakeholders and audiences;
  • Align the strategy with CREA’s plans to celebrate its 15th Anniversary and coordinate and provide direction to the consultant hired to manage communications activities around the Anniversary and related projects
2. Strengthen Programme Communication
  • Work with programme Directors, Managers and staff to develop and implement strategies and communication activities to support and raise the visibility of CREA’s programmes
  • Develop communication tools related to CREA’s key programmes, as nee
  • Work closely with the programme team to support communications work related to CREA’s programmatic events, and participation in external conferences and special events
3. Strengthen CREA's Online Presence
  • Develop ways to maximise the communications value of CREA’s newly-revamped web site and monitor its effectiveness
  • Post regular, ongoing online content updates based on programme developments (announcements, article links, stories, news and events), including web site, Facebook, Twitter, blogs or other social media tools as recommended in the Communications Strategy
  • Raise the online visibility of CREA and of its issues (for example, through suggesting additional women’s rights and human rights sites, blogs, and so on for a presence/ interaction/sharing of resources)
 4. Manage External Contractor
  • Develop a comprehensive database of external communication contractors (for example, writers, photographers, videographers)
  • Develop terms of reference and manage hiring and deliverables of external contractors
Key Characteristics: An ideal candidate should:
  • Be a Graduate (Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience) in the area of communications/social science/ human rights/ international development or related fields;
  • Have 7-10 years of experience in external communications; preference will be given to people with experience with NGOs from the global South and/or international development organizations;
  • Have an understanding of issues relating to women's rights and the sexual and reproductive rights of all people, and a commitment to advancing these rights;
  • Be an excellent writer in English and be able to communicate well with both internal and external audiences;
  • Be detail oriented and thorough, with an ability to self-motivate and produce high-quality work;
  • Be committed to ongoing professional learning and sharing knowledge with CREA staff.
CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.
Please send a cover letter, stating your interest and why you are an excellent candidate for this position, along with your CV to<> by 15 February 2015.
Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. You may also send your cover letter and CV by mail to:
7 Jangpura B, Mathura Road,
New Delhi 110014.
For more information about CREA please see our<>

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