About Global Office Consulting
Global Office Consulting (GOC) is a feminist agency, set up in 2016 with big ideas for how organisations, movements, advocates, and allies can come together to drive progress towards gender equality, human rights, and social justice.
Founded and led by women, GOC works with global health and gender-focused organisations and initiatives to deliver their vision for a more just and equitable world. Underpinning all our work is a commitment to centering the voices and efforts of women working at community, national, and global levels and ensuring their inclusion in global dialogues and decision making. With extensive knowledge and experience in the gender justice, human rights, and global health fields, we focus on communications, advocacy, campaigning, movement building, organisational development and building strategic partnerships.
We have experienced first-hand what can be achieved through partnering with and building connections between women driving social change and we are excited to build up our small team as we enter into the next phase of our organisation’s growth and development.
GOC are the creators the Women in Dev network.
Working with GOC means that you’re passionate about gender equality and social and economic justice. You see these goals as inseparable from public health and global development.
New business opportunities excite you. You have ambitious, out-of-the-box ideas and know how to build and motivate teams to bring them to fruition. You’re always seeking a better solution and the next opportunity to drive change. You have cut your teeth in global development communications and want to push yourself as a mission-driven professional.
You’re an excellent oral and written communicator and building these skills in others excites you. You are a critical thinker and are able to clearly and succinctly write. Everything is a learning opportunity. You surround yourself with diverse perspectives and people who inspire you to be better. You pay it forward by supporting others. Teams are more seamless, productive, enthusiastic and creative with your leadership.
You want a job that’s not a 9-to-5 obligation, but a purpose-driven environment.
About the Role
The Advocacy and Communications Director will know how to devise a strategy and mobilise people to act, build expertise across wide-ranging topics, and provide strategic advice to diverse audiences. They will have a sophisticated understanding and extensive experience of communication best practices, media relations and stakeholder engagement. This is an opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of an organisation committed to gender equality and economic justice.
Specific responsibilities include:
Making complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing key messages, fact sheets, social media posts and creative digital materials and mobilising teams accordingly
Build strong relationships with top-tier media outlets so that our clients’ efforts receive the best coverage for advancing their goals
Elevating the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by polishing opinion pieces at key moments, prepping them for interviews, and providing ongoing counsel
Leveraging trends in media coverage, key announcements, new evidence and high-level conversations to further strategies that work on behalf of client interests
Identifying strategic moments and new champions to influence target stakeholders and amplify our clients’ goals
Getting partners on the same page through careful coordination, relationship management and message alignment
Getting partners, influencers and decision-makers in the same place by overseeing high-level events, including identifying invitees and speakers, and developing agendas or presentations
Building new coalitions of support for an issue with dedicated outreach, organisation and relationship management
Following and tracking trends in global health policies and funding opportunities to continuously innovate on strategy
Manage client relationships, ensuring the needs of the client are met and keep executive management apprised of project development
Develop relationships with international opinion leaders and journalists
Understand background and nuance across our priority issue areas to form compelling arguments and provide strategic counsel to clients
Manage project work plans and budgets to ensure timely completion of client deliverables
Organise and attend events and meetings with executive management on behalf of clients
Responsible for follow-on and renewal business development
Member of the senior management team (SMT)
7-10 years of work experience
Deep expertise in communications and media relations including pitching
Exceptional writing ability with emphasis in persuasive writing
Experience managing and mentoring teams to achieve ambitious results
Experience in international development, gender rights and/or global health is a must.
Microsoft Office proficiency
Experience (at a senior level) of managing a team
Foreign language skills (French or Spanish, in particular)
International work experience
Agency experience preferred
Online campaign and digital strategy experience
Public health and global development experience
Master’s Degree in a related field
Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva