Thursday, October 15, 2015

Communications Manager - Landesa (Apply by: October 29, 2015)


Communications Manager,
Rural Development Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: Communications Manager, Rural Development Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Landesa has been working in more than 40 developing countries over the past four decades and is dedicated to improving lives of individuals, families, and communities. Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to develop durable, sustainable, pro-poor and gender-sensitive laws, policies and programs, that protect and strengthen land rights of the poorest people.
Landesa, registered in India in 2008, as Rural Development Institute (RDI), has been working on securing land rights for the poorest, particularly women, enabling them to lift themselves from poverty.RDI’s theory of change incorporates research to inform and influence policy, legislation and implementation of schemes and projects related to land and the poor. RDI works in coordination with the national and state governments that are responsible for the implementation of these programs. RDI is currently working in seven states viz. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and has a National Office at New Delhi.

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Reporting to the State Director and working closely with Director Advocacy & Communications, theCommunications Manager shall support RDI in achieving its objective of securing land rights for the poor, with emphasis on women, and be responsible for devising and implementing communication strategies, plans and programmes in collaboration with government and other stakeholders.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Prepare and implement the communication plan, consistent with RDI India strategic objectives and project deliverables;
(2) Design and develop communication products and materials, as per programme requirements;
(3) Assess the communication needs of different programmes and develop strategies for their effective implementation;
(4) Coordinate with external and internal stakeholders and implement programme communication plans;
(5) Take the lead in developing messages, packaging and effectively communicating programme learning and research results, to a range of audiences;
(6) Network, build relationships and explore media and communication opportunities for the achievement of programme objectives, elevating the issue of land rights and organizational visibility;
(7) Develop an information hub consisting of programme information and communication materials;
(8) Develop content to support the State Director for strategic advocacy.
Applicants should be Post Graduates in Mass Communications, Journalism, Social Science or a field relevant to Media/ Communication and Development.
(1) Applicants must have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in planning and executing successful communications projects and campaigns for social development programmes;
(2) Significant experience in the development of multimedia communication products and proven success in influencing social values and behavior, through the development of such products;
(3) Experience in the use of and understanding of social media;
(4) Experience in working with creative teams for the development of resources and communications products. Experience of working with videographers and photographers, shall be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills in English, as well as Telugu;
(2) Knowledge of PowerPoint, videography, photography, basic video and photo editing;
(3) Ability to define objectives, as well as develop and manage budgets;
(4) Strong advocacy and influencing skills;
(5) Ability to work collaboratively with a range of people at all levels;
(6) Ability to work under demanding deadlines and fix priorities for multiple responsibilities;
(7) Ability to lead, motivate, direct and mentor groups and individuals;
(8) Gender sensitivity and commitment to promoting gender equity.
(9) Commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people, especially women, through land ownership and secure land rights.

The offered compensation for this position is attractive and competitive to market rates. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
This is a full-time position with RDI.
7. LOCATION: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with a cover letter outlining how they fulfill the expectations of RDI, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or before October 29, 2015. For further details please visit our website

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