Responsibilities: The Communication Manager:
Reviews and if need be revises the current IPU communication strategy, including the social media strategy, oversees and coordinates its implementation in collaboration with the various units in the Secretariat; ensures a single coordinated and coherent message from and corporate identity for the IPU; works closely with the President and senior political leaders of the IPU, as well as the heads of organizational units for that purpose; takes direction from the IPU Secretary General; manages the Communication Unit.
Plans, supervises and manages public information products, advocacy and outreach activities of the IPU, draws up and implements the budget for those activities; leads and directs a team of communication staff, plans and allocates staff assignments, coaches, mentors and evaluates staff;
Oversees and supports the Web team for the on-going development and maintenance of the IPU Website that serves the needs of parliaments worldwide and is accessible to a wider public; coordinates with a team of colleagues in all organizational units of the Secretariat that will provide input to the website and help ensure it is updated on a daily basis, supervises the IT Officer in order to create synergies between the IT and Web teams; oversees the ongoing development and use of social media by the Secretariat.
Implements a media relations policy that takes into account the development of social media and provides services to traditional media and assists parliaments in particular on the occasion of major IPU meetings and other activities;
Coordinates the production of the annual report and other publications on the work of the IPU; writes articles and op-eds for submission to major international dailies and weeklies; major speeches for the IPU President and the Secretary General.
Acts as spokesperson for the Secretary General of the IPU, chairs press conferences, responds to queries from national and international media and gives interviews upon request on behalf of the IPU Secretary General.
Applications should be received on or before 15 September 2017.