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Location: London, UK (option to work some days remotely)
Duration: Part-time (up to 25 days), from mid-August to end of September/early October 2018
Start date: ASAP, but no later than w/c 20 August 2018
Closing date: 12 August 2018
We are looking for an experienced PR consultant to help us create media opportunities for International Alert and secure media coverage for our upcoming Peace Perceptions Poll.
The Peace Perceptions Poll, led by International Alert and the British Council, working with RIWI, is the first of its type to gauge popular opinion about peace and conflict issues in both the global north and south. The poll covers 15 countries and will be launched on 21 September 2018 to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace.
The consultant will support us in reaching our key audiences and securing UK and international media coverage.
You will be a strategic thinker, with a talent for spotting opportunities for coverage, a sense for generating unusual stories, and creativity in pitching them to the press. You will have extensive experience in developing and delivering effective PR and media strategies, and a successful track record of securing media coverage (especially around a poll/campaign).
You will have strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to adapt styles to engage different audiences. We are looking for someone with excellent media contacts in the UK and globally (strong media contacts in the US would be a distinct advantage).
For further details of the assignment, please see the Terms of Reference.
Salary: Not Specified
Job Category: Communications
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Anywhere
Keywords: chairty, communications, consultant, job, london, ngo, Peace, public relations
How to Apply:
To be considered for this position, please send an ‘Expressions of Interest’ in the form of a cover letter, along with an up-to-date CV. To apply please click in the link below and upload your CV and cover letter.
Note, your cover letter should explain how you meet each of the above requirements. The information that you provide will be the basis on which we will judge your suitability for the position. You should also include details of your rate of pay and the names and contact details of two referees.
As the assignment will be based in the UK, you will need to have the right to work in the UK.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 12 August 2018.
Please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint a consultant before the stated deadline, therefore early applications are encouraged.
While International Alert will endeavour to acknowledge all submissions within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All submissions will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.
About International Alert
International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power.
We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we all come together to build everyday peace, from the ground up.
Peace is just as much about communities living together, side by side, and resolving their differences without resorting to violence, as it is about people signing a treaty or laying down their arms. That is why we believe that we all have a role to play in building a more peaceful future