Program Communications Manager – Landscape Restoration

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Program Communications Manager – Landscape Restoration, Food, Land and Water Program, WRI India

Who we are and what we do?

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.

Program Overview for Food, Land and Water:

WRI India’s Food, Land and Water program aims to inform India’s transition towards sustainable and resilient food and land use systems focusing on developing interdisciplinary nature-based solutions like landscape restoration, sustainable agriculture to mitigate climate impacts, enhance jobs and livelihoods and improve nutritional security. To catalyze systems change with a focus on circular food systems in India, we also focus on developing equitable strategies to reduce food loss and food waste and mitigate climate impacts.
With broader systems change and food systems perspective, we work with diverse stakeholders like governments, businesses, civil society partners and farmer producer organizations to inform and develop land use strategies based on robust evidence and analysis to build the resilience of local communities to mitigate climate impacts, bridge capacity gaps, monitor progress, and inform a pathway to building a restoration economy for people, nature, and climate.

 

About your role:

 

WRI India’s Food, Land and Water program aims to inform India’s transition towards sustainable and resilient food and land use systems focusing on developing interdisciplinary nature-based solutions like landscape restoration, sustainable agriculture to mitigate climate impacts, enhance jobs and livelihoods and improve nutritional security. To catalyze systems change with a focus on circular food systems in India, we also focus on developing equitable strategies to reduce food loss and food waste and mitigate climate impacts.
With broader systems change and food systems perspective, we work with diverse stakeholders like governments, businesses, civil society partners and farmer producer organizations to inform and develop land use strategies based on robust evidence and analysis to build the resilience of local communities to mitigate climate impacts, bridge capacity gaps, monitor progress, and inform a pathway to building a restoration economy for people, nature, and climate.
The selected candidate will work closely with the project lead(s) and Director of the Program as well as with the organization’s core communications team to the support the program’s vision. The role provides an opportunity to co-create an impactful communications and engagement strategy for landscape restoration and leading the implementation of the same by creating engaging and informative communication products to share our research and recommendations and disseminating them across media and through events and workshops.

How your day will unfold:

• Support the development of detailed communications strategy in line with the project requirement(s) and in coordination with project team and core communications team
• Support the development of the strategic engagement plan with the relevant stakeholders in coordination with the project lead
• Lead communications across events, roundtables, workshops, and virtual events, as needed to facilitate strategic engagement, participation, awareness building and build partnerships
• Lead dissemination of research pieces, blogs, stories, infographics and other communications products through appropriate channels and/or events
• Manage the co-creation of video blogs, stories, voices from the field, infographics and other communications material planned in the strategy.
• Manage high-level convening, workshops, seminars, etc., and communications around them in coordination with the project leads and the team
• Design and edit the content that will go into the web assets and/or microsite and take part in the conceptualization of the web asset and/or microsite with the project team
• Ensure high quality communications products by supporting the team with proofreading and/or editing support for the modules prepared for the capacity building initiatives
• Track, evaluate and report on metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results over time
Additional Responsibility:
• Manage quality control and ensure timely dissemination of social media content, emailers and newsletters
• Co-author and/or review, edit and proofread blogs, articles, social media posts, and other communications material.
• Create and maintain social media strategies around events, launch of research papers, op-eds, articles, etc.
• Assist the food, land and water program with developing the content to be posted on social media handles including but not limited to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram
• Assist the team with planning and executing in person and online events on Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, WebEx, etc.
• Assist the team in planning and executing pre- and post – event social media outreach strategy

 

Qualifications and requirements we seek:
  • Post-graduate in mass communication, data journalism, public relations or a related field with focus on environmental issues
  • At least 7 – 10 years of full-time work experience working in public relations, journalism, communications
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating on issues related to social, environmental, food, landscape restoration and climate change related issues for diverse audience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing video blogs, stories from the field, infographics, newsletters, brochures, reports etc.
  • Experience in managing media outreach, curating media interactions with journalists and speaker/interviewee prep preferred
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Canva, Pardot, Salesforce, Cision, Asana and similar tools preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple vendors and ensure timely delivery
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced complex office environment, both independently and as part of the team
  • Highly motivated, proactive work style, excellent organizational and project management skills. Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to lead the planning, coordination, and execution of communications products required; background in influence strategies, and audience targeting preferred

Salary and Benefits: INR 15,00,000 to INR 18,00,000 CTC

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: The position is a one year position (extendable based on performance and project requirements). The start date is as soon as possible.
List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India
WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.
Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do – from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.
Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits:
We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs
Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staffmember
Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance
Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle
Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job
Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities
Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.
Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.
Click here to know more about our benefits Careers | WRI INDIA (wri-india.org)
Equal employment @WRI India
We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, or disability.
New Delhi, India
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