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Top 5 humanitarian jobs of the week 19.12.16

Monday, Dec 19, 2016
by Humanitarian Institute


We’re heading into the holiday season… often a time of reflection and goal setting. To help you explore your humanitarian career options we’re continuing our never ending search for the coolest and oddest opportunities out there.

This week we’re taking a MarComms angle!

Remember don’t let the myths of international aid influence your path. Keen to explore further? Make use of our Humanitarian Jobs Vault - the definitive resource for your international aid work exploration!

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Content Producer, Engineers Without Borders, Australia:

EWB’s Content Producer will be the advocacy and communications engine for EWB. The Content Producer will gather information and produce stories about programmatic impact, to compellingly communicate these stories to their audiences. Responsible for writing website copy, electronic direct mail outs, directing EWB’s social media presence and producing well-articulated print pieces. With oversight from EWB’s Major Relationships Lead, you’ll ensure all content is aligned with EWB’s donor and communications narratives, 2020 vision, program strategies and organisational values.

Junior Speech Writer, UN Women, New York:

The Office of the Executive Director of UN Women is looking for a dynamic individual to support the activity of the Senior Communications Advisor and Speechwriter in responding to the demand for speeches and presentations by the Under-Secretary-General / Executive Director as well as articles, op-eds, statements and social media. S/he will have excellent writing and communication skills, including social media and internal communications. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Communications Advisor and Speechwriter, the Junior Speechwriter will write and tailor clear, well-argued, well researched draft speeches and statements, opinion editorials and tweets, as required, for the Executive Director. The Junior Speechwriter will be required to translate politically sensitive and complex economic material into clear, understandable language that is accessible to a broad audience and accurately reflects the Executive Director’s ideas and the position of UN Women.

The Junior Speechwriter will liaise with departments and individuals within UN Women, the UN system and outside of the UN to prepare materials for the ED that are timely and relevant.

Head of Communications, ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), Thailand:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Executive Director/ Network Development and External Relations, the Head of Communications will be responsible for designing, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring an integrated internal and external communications, public relations, and branding strategy for ECPAT International. The objective is to promote awareness, understanding and support for ECPAT’s mission and priority areas of work aimed at ending the sexual exploitation of children.

Communications and Public Relations Mentor (Volunteer), Union Election Commission (AVI), Myanmar:

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been based in the UEC since 2013 providing technical advice on all matters to support the UEC in holding elections. IFES receives funds from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In the 2015 Elections, the Australian Election Commission provided the UEC with technical advice to support training poll workers. This AVID assignment was developed in the context of further support from Australia to the UEC. Engagement with external stakeholders is important in any electoral process. The UEC conducted activities with external stakeholders, including CSOs, political parties, media, international organisations and embassies from 2013- 2015. At this stage, it is felt by the UEC that this engagement can be stepped up by a person who can develop the capacity of the External Relations Department of the UEC.

Retail Marketing Lead, ThoughtWorks, Australia:

ThoughtWorks a digital engineering and transformation partner with over 4,000 passionate, purpose-led individuals in 14 countries. They think disruptively to deliver technology that addresses our clients' toughest challenges, all the while seeking to revolutionise the IT industry and create positive social change. They are looking for a Retail Marketing Lead to join the Australian marketing team and help shape the future success of the business. You will work closely with the Australian Head of Retail, Retail Sales Lead, relevant technologists, and the global/local marketing teams to develop and execute innovative strategies and campaign ideas for the Australian region. This is a Sydney based role but relevant candidates from Melbourne will be considered. Some travel will be required.

You will have full ownership of the planning and execution of retail/consumer marketing campaigns targeting  ThoughtWorks’ largest customer accounts, as well as large prospect accounts. This includes annual planning and end-to-end campaign development and execution including messaging, events, PR, social media, content and collateral development and digital marketing.

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