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Communication Manager - Lille or Lyon, France

Deadline: 20/02/2023


Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated, Communication Manager, based in Lille or Lyon, France.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 16 countries including Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 250 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Our profound belief in people, their capacity to change and be a force for good.
  • Our desire to work where the problems are, to innovate and find practical solutions on the ground.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a non-profit impacting nature and communities around the world.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects with direct impact on the growth and well-being of our staff.
  • A caring working culture that the candidate will take part in sustaining and growing.
  • A fast moving, agile working environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Communication Manager are as follows:

  • Develop and implement communication strategy for region Europe (France, UK, Switzerland), including work plan and budget development, in alignment with the global communications strategy;
  • Develop strategies to grow audience base and deepen audience engagement in the region that includes, audience analysis and engagement, content strategy and content planning and production;
  • Produce, coordinate and support the creation of content for communication tools and platforms (e.g. press releases, publications, social media posts). Generate compelling examples of how Earthworm, its members/partners, bring about change on the ground;
  • Assist in implementing the social media strategy, creating and maintaining relevant local social media platforms. Draft monthly reports based on downloaded user information, keeping track of engagement levels, and find ways to improve engagement;
  • Build relationships with external media and ensure that our work is known in the region;
  • Support of global communications media outreach in the region, e.g. Coordinate media responses, Media trip coordination, etc;
  • Provide communications support for member communications in the region;
  • Develop strategic partnerships and engagement on key Earthworm projects in Europe;
  • Engage and manage external agencies/consultants (graphic designers, editorial writers, PR agencies, event organizers, videographers), where needed;
  • Plan and coordinate strategic events in the region;
  • Maintain database system and archive all regional communication files and records (articles, photos, videos, graphics, audio memos, etc.); inventory of communication equipment; document administration; and updating and maintaining vendor database (photos/videos/designs) ;
  • Monitor efficacy and quality of internal communications through employee surveys and develop reports and action plan based on survey results;
  • Facilitate cross-pollination of ideas and approaches among regions, share challenges and solutions with other regional communications managers.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or other equivalent higher-level education/training in communication, and journalism;
  • 4-5 years of relevant communications experience;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Agility in adapting to work/organisational dynamics;
  • A strong ability to operate collaboratively;
  • Intermediate client engagement skills;
  • Proficiency in Communications tools (video, photoshop, InDesign, website);
  • Familiar with Communications tools (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, video, website);
  • Familiar with analytics;
  • Good at storytelling.

Language skills:

  • Native in French (written & Spoken);
  • Advanced in English (written & Spoken).

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains.
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Takes initiative, is proactive and has a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Office based
  • Occasional field visits as determined by business / program needs.

Employment information:

  • 1-year contract;
  • Immediate start;
  • French citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to France.recruitment@earthworm.org by 20/02/2023. Please put your last name and Comms/FR/2023 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.