Working Hours: Full-time
The role of the Campaigns Officer is to devise, implement and manage communications and campaign strategies designed to achieve PI's policy and advocacy objectives. The postholder will be responsible for managing various aspects of our external communications, including: bringing PI's work to new audiences, amplifying the work of PI’s engagement with its international partners; organising talks and events; cultivating our mailing list to create a more engaged ‘supporter network’; and developing strategies to increase public giving/donations. The Campaigns Officer will work to formulate new and creative ways engage the public, inform people across the world, channel their concerns, and campaign on their behalves.
About our work: The Campaigns Officer will help execute PI's strategy in accordance with its new three-year strategic plan, which includes interventions designed to prevent data exploitation during the election cycle; defend against government assaults on civic engagement; protect our identities, security, and social, cultural and political rights from vulnerabilities created by the deployment of new digital systems; and restrain government and corporate exploitation of data more broadly.
About you: You are curious about the state and direction of the world. You understand that technologies play many roles in the use of power and shaping the future. You are a campaigner that wants to fight for change and ensure that your voice is both credible and heard by key audiences, including the public. You want to shape an organisation that is always growing and learning and contribute to its strengthening.
About PI: Everyone at PI works to build a good and resilient organisation, where we are always looking to learn and grow. We lead by example to make the most of our opportunities to shape the future. We work with others, including our network of partners across the world, to understand, engage and build a movement. We use creative approaches to deliver our work and share what we learn.
- Educated to degree level in marketing or communications or a related field.
- Significant experience in devising and implementing strategies to build an organisation's public profile.
- Experience of designing and undertaking campaigning, marketing, and/or communications in a global context.
- Experience of strategically engaging with diverse communities across cultures, preferably in a communications or campaigning context with, or in, different regions and countries.
- Strong copy writing and copy editing skills.
- Experience in building public support through e-campaigning.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the highest level of attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal skills in liaising, communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to address and communicate complex issues in challenging environments.
- Experience of working in or with the NGO sector, with international experience being a distinct advantage.
- Experience of engaging with the media.
- Demonstrable knowledge of, and interest in, a wide range of human rights issues, and in particular privacy and technology.
- Demonstrable experience of using ‘Constituent Relationship Management’ tools, in particular in terms of creating targeted segmented communications to diverse audiences.
- Fluency in a second language, with fluency in Spanish or Arabic being a distinct advantage.
- Competency in using creative design software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere.
To apply, please send:
1. a CV (not more than two pages)
2. a covering letter (not more than two pages)
The closing date for applications is the 25 April 2019, 23:59 BST.
Please send the requested material in one email to email@example.com. (Please include the title of the post you are applying for in the subject of the email).
Only complete applications will be considered.
The candidates who we choose to interview will be contacted by the end of the day on 29 April 2019. Interviews will take place in London on the 02 and 03 May 2019 – please reserve these days for a possible interview. We can arrange video conference interviews with candidates based outside of London.
We may conduct a second round of interviews, which will be decided only after the first round of interviews takes place. If necessary, the second round of interviews would be held during the week commencing the week of 06 May 2019.