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  • Posted on: 17 June, 2016 Deadline: 25 July, 2016
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  • Adam Smith International is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

    Regional Communications Adviser

     

    Job Description

    • Adam Smith International is seeking a Communication and Knowledge Management Adviser.
    • We are looking for someone with a diverse skillset and expertise in knowledge management, strategy, media and stakeholder engagement.
    • The Adviser will report to the Country Director, and work closely with project Team Leaders and Adam Smith International's corporate communications team in London.

    Responsibilities

    • Edit and write accurate, newsworthy and compelling content that will include a mix of hard news, analysis, features, expert interviews, videos, photo essays, timelines, case studies, graphics and social media content
    • Develop, update and disseminate targeted external communication products, e.g. thought leadership articles, case studies, photos, press releases, e-newsletters and websites using both traditional and new media channels
    • Package lessons learned, results and best practice from projects and effectively communicate to a wide range of donors and stakeholders
    • Guide and support ASI and project teams in informing and influencing key stakeholders
    • Support the Country Director with business development and work with Adam Smith International's London HQ to lead corporate communications for the region.
    • Work with project teams to design and implement communication strategies and action plans, potentially including behaviour change campaigns, external relations and knowledge management
    • Organise media engagement and press trips to secure local and international press coverage

    Selection Criteria

    • A post-graduate Degree in a relevant discipline: International Relations, Communications or Journalism
    • At least 5 years' experience working in a high pressured strategic communications and/or knowledge management environment and leading approaches to stakeholder engagement and influencing
    • Proven experience crafting messages in various formats (articles, press releases, websites, photos, success stories, blog entries, tweets, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences
    • Exceptional, proven writing skills and the ability to summarise and repackage technical information in clear, compelling language
    • Ability to engage with a diversity of audiences - target communities, donors and senior government decision makers
    • Ability to edit and write an engaging story that gets to the core of who, what, when and why it matters and spot the details that make a story stand out
    • Proven experience in knowledge management
    • Computer literate in Microsoft packages. Knowledge of Adobe products is a distinct advantage
    • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrates high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability
    • Fluency in English is essential and French highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Adam Smith Career Page

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