Communications and Advocacy Coordinator, Qatar
The Communications and Advocacy Coordinator will be based in GGGI’s Doha office within the Qatar Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Under the guidance of the Country Representative, he/she will execute comprehensive communications, advocacy, and outreach activities related to the Program’s work on green growth planning and implementation.
The communications Coordinator will also be responsible for managing day-to-day tasks including social media content development, public relations, and field communications activities as well as providing support for meetings preparation, onsite events, and other pertinent tasks.
- Work closely with the country team to develop, implement and monitor communications strategies, for the entire GGGI Qatar portfolio as well as specific projects
- Communicate project results through strong messaging and visualization
- Proofread, design, and assist in publishing of GGGI documents, ensuring alignment with GGGI’s and donors communication guidelines, ensure visual identity aligns with GGGI’s identity and message.
- Review, edit, and copy edit GGGI knowledge products including reports and training materials
- Stay abreast of research and news relevant to GGGI areas of work and synthesize key messages for GGGI colleagues and key audiences
- Coordination and support of corporate, national level outreach and campaigns, harnessing different media to promote GGGI Qatar Program
- Create infographics and other visual content for online and print
- Manage external design, editing, printing, and project management for program publications
- Research, adapt and manage Qatar program’s communications products to ensure increased reach of the GGGI brand
- Support in branding and event-organization at the country level, and regional level to connect and showcase GGGI’s priorities, programs, capacities, and impact
- Working closely with Qatar program staff and govt ministries/agencies to ensure all materials including jointly branded ones are complaint with our communications guidelines.
Develop a communications plan to maximize visibility of the Program and its outputs delivered with MOECC and other national and international partners Handle day-to-day outreach and communication activities related to the Program Manage social media accounts of the Program, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook Maintain and manage program’s creative resources library, which includes photo library, videos, design templates, and content for program page on GGGI website Draft and publish summaries and snippets of key events and outputs as social media posts and for publication as reports Plan and produce innovative marketing and communication collaterals (e.g., infographics, brochures, social media post cards, promotional videos; materials for GGGI booths in exhibitions, online campaigns); prepare a periodic Program newsletter Work with related staff in the Program to assist organization and delivery of an events pipeline of the Program Support engagement of the partner government and stakeholders on outreach and communication issues related to GGGI Qatar Program activities Identify and inform the Country Representative and project managers on engagement opportunities and effectiveness of outreach and campaigns Support production of briefing packages and communication materials for external liaisons Coordinate and liaise with related external vendors for producing campaigns and marketing materials, as appropriate; manage and direct photographers and videographers for producing desired contents
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., communications, journalism, public relations, international development, etc.) 5 years’ work experience with at least 3 years in communications and advocacy; 3 years of experience can be considered with a relevant master’s degree Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering high-impact communication materials, preferably in a multilateral setting, is required Hands-on experience in producing communications collateral (using relevant software/tools, etc.) is required Grasp of issues and topics related to green growth, climate change, and sustainable development is highly desirable Experience in a reputable media or journalism entity is a strong plus Good grasp of Middle Eastern context; experience working with government or private sector stakeholders in the Gulf is a plus Experience of producing strategic communications for Ministerial-level delegates and C-level executives is a plus Experience in external relations and liaison management in an international organization related to green growth and international development is a plus An excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluency in Arabic is highly desirable. Experience in online operational systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is plus.
Excellent communication, presentation, writing, and networking skills Ability to liaise and work fluidly and seamlessly with relevant units and staff Highly organized and able to effectively and efficiently multi-task and prioritize Dedicated team player, with result-oriented, pro-active, and creative mindset to solve problems. Able to perform duties on time and budget Excellent multi-cultural literacy and interest in being a part of an international team Takes a pro-active approach and work independently with minimum supervision to solve issues arising Willingness and ability to travel as needed, especially to events that the Program is organizing or participating (occasional) Ability and willingness to work in a flexible and agile manner and deliver according to the demand of the Program
The State of Qatar is one of the founding Member countries of the GGGI and currently serves as a Member of its Council, GGGI’s executive organ presided by His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations.
GGGI’s Qatar Program based in Doha is scaling up its activities to deliver a multi-year cooperation program with the Qatar Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), along with various national and international stakeholders. The MOECC-GGGI Cooperation Program consists of several work streams on climate change and green growth policy, planning, and implementation that will directly contribute to the environmental sustainability, economic diversification, and international cooperation goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV) and recently unveiled National Environment and Climate Change Strategy (QNE).
GGGI Qatar office is supported by a Host Country Agreement with the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed in August 2020. GGGI also has an active collaboration with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) in the form of an MoU and several multi-year earmarked project agreements to support climate resilience and sustainable economic development in climate-vulnerable developing countries.
Headquartered in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based non-profit intergovernmental organization with 40+ signatory Member countries and operations and offices spread across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It was founded to support and promote the model of “green growth” for sustainable development that aims to simultaneously deliver economic growth, poverty reduction, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability in developing and emerging economies. Working as an impartial trusted advisor to governments, GGGI provides technical assistance to countries on policy and planning, investment mobilization, capacity development, and knowledge sharing to help countries and communities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement. GGGI measures its development impacts through six Strategic Outcomes that include greenhouse gas emissions reduction, green jobs creation, access to sustainable services (such as energy and waste management), improved air quality, adequate maintenance of natural ecosystem services, and enhanced adaptation to climate change. To deliver on its mandate, the organization partners with key government entities, multilateral institutions, private sector as well as civil society, and deploys local knowledge and international best practices.
GGGI doesn’t discriminate between race, ethnicity, gender, and nationality. To promote diversity and inclusion, qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.