Title: Head of Communications
Department: Development and Communications
Location: Homebased or Home/Office Hybrid (London/Washington)
Reporting to: Senior Director, Development and Communications
Direct reports: 2 x Communications Officers, Digital Media Officer
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
About Relief International
Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.
RI combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact and resilience. We focus on health/nutrition, education, economic opportunity, and water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) programming while integrating protection, environment/climate change, and conflict mitigation in partnership with the communities we serve. We empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the three corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, and MRCA/RI-France. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
Relief International is seeking an exceptional Head of Communications to drive our strategy to increase RI’s visibility and brand in key markets. Overseeing a team of three, you will lead the generation of content to inspire and influence support through web content, social media and print.
This is a new role for the organisation, focused on developing a long term strategic vision and breaking this down into a work plan to be delivered by the team, underpinned by our key themes of Economic Opportunity, Education, Heath & Nutrition and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.
A high percentage of Relief International’s communications support our fundraising activity – it’s important that the post holder understands how to write for various audiences and can lead content development that drives engagement, articulates the need for financial support and gathers public interest.
We are looking for an experienced and innovative communications and marketing expert, who can demonstrate an understanding of the development and humanitarian aid sector, with expertise of leading integrated multi-channel communications.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Experience and skills required for the role
Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:
How to Apply
Relief International are partnering with QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment for the appointment of this role. Please get in touch with Naomi Carruthers for further details and to register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07538 576637
The deadline for applications (CV and cover letter) is Wednesday 12th October 2022.
Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.