Communications & Advocacy Programme Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Reports to: Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer
About the Position: The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT Foundation) seeks a skilled, strategic, and proactive Communications & Advocacy Programme Coordinator to implement communications strategies and activities that engage global, national and local stakeholders – in order to build a deeper understanding of the root causes of child labour in tobacco growing and agriculture, and to help inform public discourse on good practices which are having a positive impact in the fight against child labour.
This position is a maternity leave cover and will be from 16 January for approximately 7 months.
About the ECLT Foundation: Founded in 2001, the ECLT Foundation is a global leader in preventing and addressing child labour in tobacco agriculture with the primary purpose(s) of protecting and improving the lives of children and eliminating child labour in tobacco-growing areas. We work to strengthen communities, improve policies, and advance research so that tobacco-growing communities can benefit from agriculture while ensuring that their children are healthy, educated, and safe. Our Board includes representatives of the International Tobacco Growers’ Association (ITGA) and the major multi-national tobacco companies. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Save the Children Switzerland are advisors to the ECLT Foundation’s Board.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The Communications & Advocacy Programme Coordinator will work under the direction of the Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer to:
• Coordinate communications and outreach across multiple messaging platforms including
print, web, social media, and events in order to increase awareness of ECLT’s efforts and
• effectively communicate to ECLT’s audiences and internal/external stakeholders
• Develop, edit, and coordinate content across all strategic/programme areas, distributing and
maintaining ECLT’s communications including, but not limited to, the website (e.g. blog,
images, and other content), e-newsletter, social media, videos, and print publications including
the 2016 annual report.
• Serve as the lead staff person on overseeing the ECLT website and social media platforms—
implement and participate in updating the ECLT Foundation’s Web Maintenance and Social
Media Plan to ensure that new and consistent information is developed and posted on schedule
and according to relevant best practices
• Partner with programme staff and/or partners on how to think how to creatively package
knowledge in interesting and engaging ways
• Enhance interaction/communications with field activities of ECLT’s constituency
• Utilize monitoring & evaluation tools, baseline surveys, and project reports as advocacy tools
• Provide communications support under Media Protocols – as directed
General Tasks of the Position
• Coordinate work with outside vendors and communications consultants and provide administrative/budgetary management of assigned vendor contracts
• Write and edit content for various communications, specifically to maintain and improve the website, internet presence, newsletter, briefings, background documents and annual report
• Assist in preparation, planning, and participation in work related meetings and development of meeting minutes
• Contribute to staff reports (i.e. ED Quarterly Report), field mission reports, etc.
• Support in administrative tasks and/or other tasks, as assigned
Qualifications and experience required:
A university degree in a relevant subject is required; Graduate studies in communications, international development, child rights/ labour, are preferred
Other studies or degrees in advocacy, sustainability, or international development are desirable
• A minimum of 5 years of work in communications-related work at national/international environments
• Demonstrated experience in writing, developing (and or assisting in the development of)
communications across various of platforms, including web and social media
• Demonstrated experience in implementing outreach/communication strategies
• Experience in global/international development settings strongly desired
• Applying a consistent approach to communication and maintaining professional and ethical standards
• Ability to develop effective relationships at all levels, internally/externally
• Using and developing the right mix of practical communication abilities to hold the confidence of peers and colleagues
• Good written and oral communication skills for various audiences in English
• Proven experience in the design, editing and production of electronic and print materials.
• Excellent computer skills; familiarity with WordPress, Constant Contact, HootSuit and Sharepoint, strongly desired
• Able to work on own initiative and make sound judgments
• Able to meet deadlines and targets
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Embodies Humanitarian Values, Trust, Respect, Loyalty, Transparency, Integrity
• Native-level or equivalent in written and spoken English and proven drafting skills required
• Proficiency in French and ability to communicate with local vendors and partners desired
• A knowledge of other languages, particularly those spoken in countries where ECLT Foundation operates is an advantage.
Due to current regulations, only Swiss and eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland can be considered.
How to apply:
Applications will include:
• A cover letter, which describes your interest, qualifications, and experiences, maximum 1 page
• Resume / CV
• Submit link to LinkedIn Profile
• Upon Request- Submission of written work
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2017
Phone interviews will be held within one week from application deadline
Final on-site interviews will be held from 12 to 16 December.