Communications Officer (BB-56953)
Found in: Neuvoo CA
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—a changing climate, ecological destruction, social exclusion, and unfair laws and economic rules. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD’s Resilience Program is a multidisciplinary team of policy researchers who work with governments, civil society, communities, and businesses to help them manage climate- and conflict-related risks. Its work on climate change adaptation focuses on planning, people, and nature–preparing for a different or uncertain future, making sure different genders and social groups influence and benefit from adaptation investments, and harnessing the role of ecosystems to help communities manage climate risk. The program’s work on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding supports policy-makers and practitioners working in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to ensure their work is sustainable in a changing climate and supports the transition from fragility to peace.
The Communications Officer will help implement the communications strategy for the overall Resilience Program, focusing primarily on the portfolio of adaptation work in Canada and our activities on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. They will also contribute to the communications activities related to our international adaptation work, including working with the Communications Officer for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, an initiative that supports developing countries’ efforts to advance their NAP processes. IISD serves as the NAP Global Network’s Secretariat.
The Communications Officer will have a talent for making complex ideas accessible, have a sharp eye for design, show initiative in increasing IISD’s influence and be adept in the use of digital media. They will also be an excellent planner, organizer, and multi-tasker with a keen interest in climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, Canadian and international affairs, and sustainable development.
The Communications Officer will report to the Director of Resilience. They will also be supported by a team of communications specialists led by IISD’s Director of Communications.
The contract is for a full-time, one-year term position with a possibility of extension and will be based in IISD’s Winnipeg office. Please only apply to one posting, as this role is posted to multiple cities.
All submissions must be in English. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request. Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQ+ to apply for the Communications Officer position. During the selection process, preference will be given to candidates from equity-seeking groups.
Closing Date: April 19, 2021
Start Date: May 3, 2021, or earlier
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