Strategic Communications Manager

The Peaceful Change initiative (PCi) is looking for a Strategic Communications Manager to take our communications to the next level and, in so doing, to support conflict prevention and management in North Africa, the Middle East, the Western Balkans and Ukraine.

PCi works to break cycles of violent conflict and build the mechanisms and relationships that support long-term peace. Having kept a deliberately low public communication approach for many years, this is a new role designed to help PCi raise our organisational profile through enhanced strategic communications, with a key focus on developing digital communications.

In this hands-on role you will be responsible for devising, developing and delivering PCi’s first communications and marketing plan. You will manage and evolve content for PCi’s social media channels, and produce written content. You will also advise and support colleagues in different countries to create content. You will steward and integrate the PCi brand and lead the budget for all marketing and communications. Your work will support:

  • Our country teams to change narratives about conflict and to work with communities to build support for peacebuilding initiatives
  • Our thought-leadership and policy advocacy with the UK and European governments, UN agencies and peer organisations.
  • Our efforts to develop a trusted reputation amongst a diversity of European and North American donor governments and institutions.

PCi aims to be a diverse, inclusive and great place to work. We have a flexible working policy and offer 25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus Bank Holidays and a Christmas office closure. We are looking for a colleague who is motivated by our work and who brings the international organisational communications experience necessary to strategically develop our communications approach.

You should have strong digital communications experience. You should have experience in effectively monitoring the impact of international communications activities and adapting the design of new activities based on continuous learning. Our work is nuanced and often sensitive, so we are looking for a colleague with excellent judgment who can develop creative and agile solutions to communications challenges. If you think this describes you, we very much hope to hear from you!

Full Job Description

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing how your experience meets our needs to recruitment@peacefulchange.org by Friday 15 July 2022.

We will be reviewing applications and calling for interviews on a rolling basis.