International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Vacancy: Director for Communication and Outreach - Beijing, China

Director for Communication and Outreach   Location: Beijing, China Duration: 4 years, with six months’ probation Report to:... thumbnail 1 summary
Director for Communication and Outreach 
Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 years, with six months’ probation
Report to: Director-General

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is the only global inter-governmental development organization committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the use of bamboo and rattan. With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ecuador, the INBAR Secretariat supports its 41 Member States worldwide and has links with a large number of international, regional, and national organizations.

INBAR is currently seeking an experienced and highly capable Director for Communication and Outreach who is one of the senior staff in INBAR, and a member of the Executive Management Team. The Director is responsible for the overall outreach and communication with partners and the wider public, including the donor community. The Director oversees a small team, and fundraising to generate additional resources and staff is part of the job. INBAR offers a competitive salary free of taxes in China, and limited international recruitment conditions.

  • Advise INBAR Director-General and Executive Management Team on all aspects of communication, outreach, publicity and public relations.
  • Manage communications and outreach staff in INBAR Headquarters and provide management oversight over communication and outreach officers in INBAR Regional Offices where they exist.
  • Develop and implement a global communications strategy for INBAR that supports the 2015-2030 Strategy, including social media (website, facebook, twitter and LinkedIn accounts) and traditional communication means (newsletters, annual reports, marketing and communications materials).
  • Help raise the profile of the organization by publishing stories, arranging interviews, producing marketing materials and writing briefing notes for INBAR participation at key meetings.
  • Manage the INBAR website and ensuring interesting and scientifically robust content.
  • Produce well-designed and captivating marketing materials for INBAR and its key programmes, including the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR).
  • Help to manage the relations with international organisations, global NGOs, INBAR donors, sponsors and financial supporters,
  • Edit and provide English language control of major communications products from INBAR Headquarters, including proposals for funding, reports and newsletters.
  • Supervise INBAR inputs to the editorial board of the International Journal for Bamboo and Rattan
  • Develop and maintain a list of relevant national and international events for INBAR Headquarters
  • Liaise with local and international media contacts in Beijing and abroad, including TV, radio and written press
  • And other tasks delegated by the Director-General
  • Advanced degree in communications, journalism, or marketing
  • At least 10 years working experience, preferably international. China experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of international sustainable development issues
  • English native speaker with excellent English writing and editing skills. Chinese, French or Spanish language proficiency a great advantage.
  • Experience in developing and designing communications and marketing tools.
  • Experience with website management and social media
  • A good global network of media, communications and public relations contacts
  • Experience with resource mobilization and prepared to help raise funds for the organization
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural work environment
  • A team player and a leader
  • Someone who is excited about the potential of bamboo and rattan in sustainable development
Application Process
Applications will be accepted until 31 January, 2016. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send a cover letter with your Curriculum Vitae to:

Human Resources Department, INBAR:

Please indicate the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.
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