Assignment period:06/01/2018 - 11/15/2020
Type of employment:full- or part-time
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is a new international organisation that GIZ is setting up on behalf of the German Government. The aim of ISC3 is to help foster the global breakthrough of sustainable chemistry as a concept and make a substantial contribution towards overcoming the challenges faced in the area of chemical safety and management. In so doing, it should play a key role in implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ISC3 will therefore function as a catalyst and meeting place for the international community, an international knowledge platform, a global think tank, and also a driving force and multiplier for innovations in sustainable chemistry. ISC3 is located in Bonn. Its working language is English, while its administrative language is German.
- Establishing and further developing communications as well as implementing and developing the agreed measures in the communications strategy
- Planning and carrying out all communication activities conducted by the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), in particular managing and further developing the ISC3 website, newsletter and social media channels; conducting the ISC3’s press activities, setting up a media distributor, managing international media contacts
- Designing and delivering ISC3 releases, including videos and establishing a blog; drafting presentations and statements for ISC3 management
- Managing internal knowledge, contacts and scheduling in the area of communications
- Monitoring publications in the media and scientific literature on sustainable chemistry in close cooperation with project partners; working with relevant publishers and other service providers
- Contributing to ISC3 planning, particularly to the annual planning for communications
- Assisting with the preparation of the statement of accounts for clients and third-party donors as well as, in the medium term, the ISC3’s sustainability report; cost management and documentation for the ISC3’s communications work in line with the prescribed budget
- You have a university-level degree with a focus on communications, scientific communication, marketing, journalism, media studies or in a science with relevant communications experience
- You have several years of professional experience in the area of public relations, media relations, web management and internal communications, for example in an agency, association or an international organisation
- You have excellent conceptual and editorial skills, particularly the ability to present complex issues, both written and verbally, clearly to the target audience
- You have an affinity for sustainable chemistry, sustainability and/or environmental issues; knowledge of the chemical industry would be an advantage
- You are able to manage external service providers professionally
- You have a high level of personal responsibility and are able to work independently; you are highly resilient and work efficiently, even in time-critical situations
- You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and a good command of German; additional foreign language skills, especially French, Spanish or Chinese are desirable
- You have a sound knowledge of MS Office products and experience of using content management systems
You must be prepared to travel internationally.
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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.