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Head of Communications

Title:                                                  Head of Communications

Type of contract:                              Employment

Contract duration:                           2-year contract with possible renewal

Work time:                                        Full-time position

Reporting to:                                    Director of Operations

Location:                                           Unspecified

Start date:                                         17/10/2022

Level in GSF function scale:           Level 6

Application deadline:                       08/09/2022




The Global Survivors Fund (“GSF”) was launched in October 2019 by Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize laureates 2018. Its mission is to enhance access to reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence around the globe, thus responding to a gap long identified by survivors. GSF acts to provide interim reparative measures in situations where states or other parties are unable or unwilling to meet their responsibilities. GSF advocates for duty bearers as well as the international community to develop reparations programmes. It also guides states and civil society by providing expertise and technical support for designing reparations programmes. GSF’s survivor-centric approach is the cornerstone of its work.

Role Summary

The overall role of the Head of Communications is to develop and implement the GSF Communications strategy and contribute to the positioning and visibility of GSF as leading actor in its mission to enhance survivors’ access to reparations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Establish and drive a multi-channel communications strategy, which clearly links and re-enforces GSF greater multiyear Strategic Plan
  • Position the organisation as a Thought Leader amongst all relevant stakeholders
  • Develop a brand voice and maintain brand integrity across all platforms
  • Build brand amongst GSF staff and partners, promoting values and vision across the organisation
  • Advise GSF staff on communications best practices for maximum impact
  • Lead the communications team, conduct appraisals and update team’s job descriptions
  • Develop contacts and manage media relations
  • Prepare and manage all communications material as they relate to GSF pillars: Act, Advocate and Guide
  • Oversee and contribute to the creation of digital, video, audio and print content
  • Build capacity of partner organisations on communications, as required
  • Develop communications crisis response plans / scenario planning and serve as crisis point of contact
  • Oversee the organisation and running of GSF events with the communications team, in close collaboration with the programmes team
  • Design and develop standards for communications success; develop and monitor metrics to measure reach and impact of communications and to identify areas of success and opportunity.
  • Develop written press materials – releases, talking points, story pitches – and manage internal approval process with stakeholders and partners.
  • Assist in facilitating media interviews for GSF staff and subject matter experts, including identifying internal spokespersons, gaining approval and ensuring alignment with the Communications Strategy
  • Ensure media training and coaching
  • Work in collaboration with Fundraising to create communications and fundraising campaigns
  • Work with the Advocacy team to support advocacy campaigns
  • Assist with the implementation of the marketing campaign for set donation goals
  • Track marketing data, create projections and set goals

Expériences / Formation

Education and Experience

  • A degree in Communications and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field
  • 10 to 15 years of relevant professional experience

Other requirements

  • Teamwork and the ability to lead and motivate team members to produce high-level, brand-driven content
  • Strong written, verbal and digital communication skills
  • Analytical skills to solve problems and find the best way to convey a message
  • Creativity and ability to produce exciting and interesting content
  • Organisational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline or in a fast-paced environment
  • Professional demeanour and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Ability to identify priorities and flexibility to adjust plans and actions as necessary and to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and rigour
  • Strong management experience and leadership skills
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Full proficiency in English is required; proficiency in French would be an asset.

Comment postuler

Please send your CV, cover letter and three references to  with “Head of Communications” as the email subject by 8 September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Global Survivors Fund is committed to diversity, gender balance and inclusion as well as reflecting the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with, and will consider applications from qualified professionals from all backgrounds, cultures or beliefs. are. We encourage candidates from regions where GSF works to apply.

GSF operates and enforces multiple safeguarding policies including Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding and Fiscal Integrity.

Please note that for this position candidates must be authorised to work in the country where the position will be based at the moment of the application.

Your Data – If you choose to apply for this position, you will be providing us with your Personal Data, which we will process for the purposes of selecting a candidate for the position only. We will keep the Personal Data you share with us as part of the application process for six months from the deadline for application, after which it will be deleted. Your Personal Data will be accessed only by our HR Staff managing the recruitment process, as well as the members of the selection panel. You have the right to a) ask us for access to your Personal Data and for information about how we process it, b) to ask us to rectify the Personal Data we have on record for you, c) to ask us to delete your Personal Data or restrict its use, and d) to object to our processing of your Personal Data. To exercise these rights, please contact . If you have any concerns or complaints about how GSF processes your Personal Data, please submit them to .


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