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 The Global Strategic Communications Council is hiring a Head of Strategy, Africa: Apply Now!!

We are currently accepting applications for Head of Strategy, Africa to support strategic thought leadership for our Africa work.

We are looking for someone who is a skillful strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit. A creative thought leader who can innovate and execute their ideas while inspiring, motivating and fostering team collaboration.

Our successful candidate will be adept at relationship and partnership building. They will have gravitas and experience establishing and working within networks. They will also need to have experience managing funder relations, with the ability to present ideas in various settings. 

You will report to the Network Director- Africa and will be a key player within a team of regional colleagues, across country desks (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal), and with colleagues across the globe.

How you’ll contribute

  • Identify opportunities for strategy improvement and development in order to create necessary conditions to drive change in efforts to address the climate crisis in Africa
  • Responsible for deploying strategy, identifying and prioritizing key areas of impact
  • Formulate with clarity long-term strategic vision and direction
  • Aligning multiple strategies and plans across teams 
  • Provision of strategic advice and support to the Network Director-Africa, teams and partners 
  • Analyze risks, opportunities and advice the Africa Network Director accordingly
  • Track and monitor progress to document impact while identifying areas of continuous learning and growth 
  • Initiate and or actively engage in brainstorming sessions with colleagues to inform and collaborate on strategy
  • Conduct, analyze, and synthesize relevant research and policies 
  • Gather information, resources to create sharp innovative messages and narratives
  • Responsible for the hiring, development and management of team members
    on priority areas as per need
  • Identify and sign-off opportunities for staff learning and development to ensure teams are enabled to deliver high-impact strategy outcomes
  • Contribute to funding proposals
  • Budget management
  • Play a central role in driving a diverse and positive work environment in line
    with the organization’s values

Our ideal candidate has

  • A strategic, out of the box thought leader who is not afraid to deconstruct and reconstruct world views and realities in order to identify where strategic communications can drive impact and create change
  • Has a track record with significant experience developing and deploying strategies and delivering impact
  • Has a good understanding with keen interest and reading of Africa’s political, social, economic, and climate dynamics
  • Has experience working with traditional and digital media
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to break down and convey complex information in concise, simple formats 
  • Prior work experience in a fast-paced remote work environment in the Africa region
  • Has experience in maximizing Google Workspace in the management of deliverables
  • Conveys message with diplomacy and clarity using various communication platforms
  • Fluent in English (required) and French (desirable)

Why join us?

  • Be part of a remote-first, international network of professionals working on climate, energy and nature. We offer coworking access in some locations.
  • Work with a bunch of dynamic, culturally diverse individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work.
  • Enjoy regular opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world. 
  • A full-time position with a consultant contract for 12 months, with a possible renewal after one year.

Location:

Candidates must be based in or have a right to work in: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Ghana or Botswana

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

About Global Strategic Communications Council

A place to thrive!

We’re an international network that values genuine diversity. We know that tackling the climate emergency will need all of society and we want our network to be reflective of the richness of that society. We are looking for people who bring their best, most professional and effective selves to work. People who are respectful, kind and have a sense of fun. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. 

Your ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences are key to how you go about your work. We encourage people from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups to apply. 

About GSCC

This position is with the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC), a global network of communications professionals in the field of climate, energy and nature. GSCC is a programme hosted by the Meliore Foundation. 

Through our work, we aim to contribute to a world with a safe and stable climate for current and future generations. We hope to build broad support for just, inclusive, and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 

Our philanthropically funded work focuses on media debate and public discourse at the global level and in major economies across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. We support a diverse range of partners across sectors and geographies, helping them add their voices, views and insights to the conversation.

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