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The ICCA Consortium is Hiring a Communications Coordinator

First published on 04/20/2020, and last updated on 12/16/2023

Are you passionate about supporting Indigenous peoples and communities and collective action for environmental and social justice? Do you have training and proven experience in communications? We’re hiring a full-time Communications Coordinator and you might be the person we’re seeking!

The ICCA Consortium is a global, membership-based network that promotes appropriate recognition and support for territories and areas conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs—territories of life) at the local, national, regional and global levels. We are seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to grow and lead our communications work in close cooperation with the rest of our Secretariat and our membership. The successful applicant is expected to begin as soon as possible and can be based anywhere with a suitable working environment.

ICCA Consortium 2019 General Assembly, Udaipur, India © ICCA Consortium

The key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include:

  • Developing and ensuring implementation of a communications strategy and related policies, guidelines and plans for both internal and external communications;
  • Clarifying and strengthening a coherent organisational identity for the ICCA Consortium;
  • Overseeing the quality, consistency, maintenance and continual improvement of the ICCA Consortium’s communications platforms and tools (website, social media, monthly Newsflash, online membership forum, webinars, news coverage, etc.);
  • Building a network of aligned journalists and communicators (filmmakers, photographers, podcast hosts, etc.), developing multimedia communications products and pursuing opportunities for creative and thoughtful communication of the ICCA Consortium’s work through mainstream and social media and the arts;
  • Coordinating communications-related activities under specific projects; and
  • Responding to ad hoc requests for communications support from the Secretariat and membership (e.g., for national, regional or international events).

This is an engaging, challenging, dynamic and multi-faceted role that requires strong and diverse skills, capacities and attributes. Download the call for applications for more information.

We invite applications to be submitted by 8 May 2020 (23:59 CET) to the ICCA Consortium’s Programme Manager at sarah [at] iccaconsortium [dot] org. Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum);
  • A portfolio of 4-6 examples of your communications work;
  • A video (3 minutes maximum) telling us why you are the best person for this position and why you want to support the global movement of the ICCA Consortium (be yourself!); and
  • Contact details of at least two referees willing to be contacted.

ICCA Consortium 2018 General Assembly, Bishoftu, Ethiopia © ICCA Consortium

Applications must be submitted in English. Only complete applications will be considered.

The ICCA Consortium celebrates cultural and human diversity and actively strives to be an inclusive organisation in terms of gender, sexual orientation, origin, race, age, language, social position, way of life, disability or religious, spiritual, ideological, or political convictions. We provide a welcoming and open environment for all who are motivated to collaborate with us to achieve our mission. Members of Indigenous peoples and local communities and/or individuals from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific are particularly encouraged to apply.