Communication Director - Greenpeace, Indonesian

Communication Director to enable Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA) to make the impact we need to make by 2014 it is vital that people in the region see us as effective, relevant and trusted. One of the ways we will do this is by turning the issues and campaigns we work on into compelling stories that enhances our connections with key audiences. 
The Communications Director will be responsible for developing these and lead the roll out of targeted communications which will enable us to achieve our agreed campaign, mobilization, fundraising and organizational goals.

Deadline for Applications: January 9, 2012

Main responsibilities :
1. Communications Strategy

Oversee the ongoing long-term development and implementation of the communications strategy in order to raise the profile and perception of Greenpeace in the region and enable us to achieve our campaign and other organizational goals. The strategy will include a research plan (to enable us to understand our key audiences), message testing and the creation of a range of compelling stories that engages and influences a range of different stakeholders and audiences.

2. Strategic Coordination/ Senior Management Team (SMT)

As a part of the SMT contribute to the overall strategic management of the organization. Give input into the formulation and execution of the strategic direction plus program design, to ensure the achievement of Greenpeace’s overall objectives.

3. Integration with Other Departments

Work especially with the Campaigns, Mass Mobilization and Fundraising Director’s on the integration of projects and provide strategic communications input into the project plans and other strategies.

4. Management

Lead, motivate and manage the communication team. Provide guidance and support to the team, including the creation of individual development and training plans and ongoing performance management.

5. Budget Management

Develop, monitor and manage the expenditure of the departmental budgets, according to agreed objectives and the priorities of the department, in order to ensure cost effectiveness and strategic expenditure. Work with the Organisational Support Director to ensure the on-going financial stability of the organisation.

6. Brand Management, Public and Media Relations

Build GPSEA’s brand awareness in the region and ensure a growing number of people see the organization as effective, relevant and trusted. Strengthen relationships with traditional media channels and the international wires or other news agencies.

7. Evaluation

Monitor, analysis and evaluate the effectiveness of GPSEA’s communications, then adapt and change the strategy or approach to ensure the campaigns and wider organization goals are met. On a periodic basis, conduct formal brand surveys, polls or other market research to understand and measure the impact of our work (brand recognition, public perception).

8. Meetings and Representation

Be part of the global Greenpeace communications community and represent GPSEA in international planning and other internal meetings. As require, represent Greenpeace externally in the media or as a spokesperson.

Required Experience / Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, related fields or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong management, planning, administrative, financial and organizational skills
  • Demonstrable experience supervising professionals and/or directing large, national or international projects.
  • Strategic thinker with proven results in building high profile communications strategies.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and to meet tight deadlines, including a flexible mindset regarding working hours.
  • Good understanding of the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organization.
  • Experience with market research, brand surveys and data analysis.
  • Established relationships with media contacts and detailed knowledge with media operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the formulation and implementation of innovative communications strategies and content for national or international campaigns.
  • Experience in working with people of different cultures.
  • Superb English writing and communication skills.
Other Requirements
  • Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as teach.
  • A commitment to peaceful direct action as a means for change.
  • A bias for action and an orientation towards metrics.
  • Commitment to Greenpeace values and policies.
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