Communications manager – Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager will be responsible for all communications on behalf of the Alliance. He/she will proactively identify the Alliance’s communications needs and establish an effective communications plan and strategy.

Fixed-term contract (18 Months)

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the “Alliance”) is a major public-private partnership. It was launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Word Economic Forum (WEF) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in December 2015 to support implementation of the World Trade Organization’s landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

The Alliance is developing a unique model to leverage private sector expertise and resources towards implementing trade facilitation reforms in developing and least-developed countries. The Alliance delivers focused projects aimed at achieving measurable results. The Alliance’s activities are funded by a number of institutional donors and supplemented by contributions from multinational corporations.

The Alliance is currently implementing projects in Colombia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, and Morocco. Additional projects will be rolled out through 2018.

ICC’s responsibilities in the Alliance cover three principal areas: (i) strategic communications and advocacy; (ii) business engagement (local and multinational); and (iii) engagement with international organizations.

About the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager role

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager will be responsible for all communications on behalf of the Alliance. The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager will proactively identify the Alliance’s communications needs and establish an effective communications plan and strategy.

The Alliance is a highly innovative public-private partnership working in a vital area for trade-led development. We require an effective and innovative communicator able to engage with a variety of audiences and distil complex materials into compelling narratives.

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager will report to ICC’s Deputy Director for the Alliance and work closely with ICC’s Head of Communications.

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Communications Manager will:

  • Work to promote the external visibility of the Alliance using a range of communications outlets
  • Ensure to the communications support enhanced private sector engagement and continued donor support
  • Create materials that establish a clear narrative for the Alliance within the private and public sectors and increase knowledge about the Alliance’s projects and successes
  • Scale-up the Alliance’s digital communications outreach, including overseeing the Alliance’s website and gathering and drafting content across all social media.
  • Provide strategic communications support by drafting speeches, presentations and other communications
  • Liaise with project managers across the Alliance to ensure the successful integration of project information into Alliance communication channels and platforms
  • Organize the Alliance’s participation in conferences, including the preparation of all supporting materials
  • Translate technical language into simple language to communicate information clearly and concisely

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, political science, international trade, or a closely related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ communications experience
  • Outstanding writing skills in English – the ability to tailor messaging to diverse audiences (governments, multinationals, private sector in developing countries etc.) and to translate complex notions into a simple and sharp narrative
  • Knowledge of trade, maritime, logistics, customs processes, ideally from a private sector angle
  • Experience managing social media platforms
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and network-building skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under pressure with a ‘can-do’ problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively with diverse audiences
  • Fluent English; proficiency in other languages would be an asset (ideally French and Spanish).

If you would like to be considered, please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter by email to the Human Resources Department at Recrutement_Service@iccwbo.org

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017