The Microinsurance Network's Executive Team is recruiting a Senior Communications Manager to ensure the effective communication and visibility of the MiN's activities, in order to raise the awareness of microinsurance among various stakeholder groups.
The position will cover the maternity leave of the Senior Communications Manager on a fixed-term contract of 13 months.
View the full job description below and apply via this link. The application deadline is 9 February 2018.
About the job
You will be managing and engaging a community of users and members on the Network's website, and work in close collaboration with the Communications Officer.
Key responsibilities and tasks
- Oversee and coordinate communication work, ensuring that the Network has a coherent and effective communication strategy and strong brand and image
- Design and coordinate events, including regional workshops and the June Member Meeting (agenda, advertisement, registration, facilitation as needed)
- In collaboration with strategic partners, co-organise Consultative Forums, regional learning sessions and the Network’s sessions at the International Microinsurance Conference
- Coordinate proofreading, translation and laying out of Network publications and manage contractors
- Write and manage content for Network communication outputs (annual report, press releases, news items, articles, videos, podcasts as needed)
- Manage press-work (press releases, press conference, press packet, interviews)
- Support the Communications Officer in implementing social media activities
- Coordinate maintenance and development of Network website and manage contractors
- Ensure website back office and Contact Resource Management tools are effective and integrated
- Support team with Network representation activities (as appropriate)
- Support Network advocacy and marketing activities and oversee development of marketing materials (brochures, collateral, gadgets)
- Provide communication support to the Executive Director and to the Network team
- Advanced university degree in finance, economics, development studies, journalism or other relevant subject(s)
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Written and spoken French and Spanish and/or Portuguese an advantage
- Ability to master the subject matter of insurance, regulation and emerging industry themes and topics, and to convey this in an accessible way
- Demonstrated experience in designing event programmes and researching speakers
- Experience in managing projects and budgets
- Demonstrated ability to produce client-ready work to the highest standards, as appropriate for work in partnership with other international organisations, including donors, and government regulatory bodies
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word and MS Excel, with PowerPoint an advantage
- Demonstrated ability to respect deadlines
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Committed team player
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with other cultures and disciplines advantageous
- Available for long-haul international travel (4 to 6 trips of +/- 10 days over the year)
- Eligible to work in Luxembourg