Communications and Advocacy Officer, Latin America & Caribbean

  • Professional
  • Bogota, Colombia

Communications and Advocacy Officer, Latin America & Caribbean

Job description

The Communications and Advocacy Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean will coordinate and support International Crisis Group’s outreach in the region to media, governments, civil society and international organisations, with the aim of conveying and disseminating - in Spanish and English - Crisis Group’s analysis and policy recommendations on conflict-related issues. Working closely with the Latin America program director and the Crisis Group communications department, s/he will have an excellent understanding and knowledge of conflict in the region; an established track record of working with media and of designing and implementing high-level advocacy campaigns in the region; and, will have proficiency in the use of social media and audiovisual materials.

The post will be full-time and based in Crisis Group’s regional office in Bogotá, with frequent travel in the region. Working with a small but highly professional team of analysts, the Officer will be expected to use innovative approaches towards promoting and disseminating Crisis Group work.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and support implementation of a communications and outreach strategy for the Latin America and Caribbean Program as well as targeted campaigns, in close coordination with the program director as well as with Crisis Group’s advocacy and communications teams;

  • In collaboration with the communications team in Brussels, lead in designing and implementing communication plans for the launch in the region of Crisis Group reports and other key publications (including contributing practically to the preparation of multimedia pieces, draft op-eds, video, podcasts, social media diffusion etc), with a focus on the Spanish language market;

  • In coordination with the advocacy teams, lead in designing and implementing advocacy plans for the launch in the region of Crisis Group publications, and assist the regional operations manager in the planning and practical delivery of targeted advocacy events, with a focus on impact with high-level contacts in regional governments as well as civil society and international organisations;

  • Assist in designing and delivering dialogue events aimed at bringing together conflict actors and other stakeholders necessary to discuss and advance Crisis Group’s publications and analysis;

  • Assist in fundraising, in collaboration with the program director and Crisis Group’s development department;

  • Edit and proofread Spanish translations of reports and other written materials.

Requirements

  • University qualification in international relations, politics, economics, communications, journalism or a similar subject;

  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in communications and advocacy;

  • Capacity to innovate;

  • Experience of working with the media, including television and press interviews;

  • Experience with social media/networks and production of audiovisual materials;

  • Excellent verbal and written fluency in Spanish and English;

  • Deep knowledge of conflict issues in the Latin American region;

  • Excellent interpersonal relations and available for frequent travel.