Communications and Project Officer
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|| Communications and Project Officer
|| Practical Action
|| United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
|| Europe and Central Asia
|Type of job
|| permanent contract
|Language of description
|| About the role
This is an opportunity to join a growing team at the Global Distributors Collective (GDC). The GDC started in October 2018 and, since then, we have gone from strength to strength supporting our members – last mile distribution organisations – to sell life-changing products to low-income, remote or otherwise marginalised people across the world. Our ambition is to make last mile distribution the first priority.
Engaging with our members and partners sits at the core of everything we do; from delivering our innovation workstream and providing technical assistance directly to our members, to hosting learning and collaboration events and gathering/disseminating research and insights. In this role you will work closely with the Head of the GDC, GDC Project Manager and particularly the Communications and Impact Manager to help shape and deliver an ambitious agenda of communications activities, to support last mile distribution companies to save time, money and increase their impact at the last mile. You will also coordinate our member engagement work, providing you with an opportunity to liaise directly with, and learn about, socially-driven companies operating all across the world.
No two days working for the GDC are the same. We are a small, fun and fast-paced team looking forward to welcoming a new team member into the mix!
You are an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a questioning mind and desire to learn. As a communications professional, you will have exceptional written and verbal communications skills and be comfortable liaising with a range of stakeholders. Your eye for design means you are creative with the ability to champion the GDC brand, ensuring that our external communications are always top quality. You will be familiar with working in a customer- or client-facing role; experience working or volunteering within a membership organisation would be an asset.
You are comfortable to work remotely and undertake tasks independently, often delivering work to time-pressured deadlines; while also being a keen team player and ready to chip in when necessary. While you may not have prior experience of working in the international development sector, you’ll have an interest in development issues and finding ways to improve the lives of marginalised people.
As our small international team works predominantly in English, it’s important that you are a fluent English speaker. Many of our members speak French as a first language, so French language skills would also be an asset!
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