Communications Manager - Clean Growth Transmissions

Palladium International, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2019

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is seeking a Communications Manager for a BEIS-funded Clean Growth Transitions Programme, which will support China, Colombia, Mexico and four more BEIS-target countries to accelerate their clean growth transitions. If approved, it is anticipated that the programme will mobilise between April and June of 2019, and operate for a minimum of 3 years.

The programme aims to improve the effectiveness of key institutions (public, private and civil society) in countries so that they can deliver accelerated emission reductions and raise the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets. Specifically, the programme will deliver the following results:
An increase in the capacity and capability of partner institutions (national, sub-national and civil society) to deliver enhanced and accelerated climate actions; and
An increase in in-country buy-in to urgently facilitate low-carbon development (the political economy is improved)

To deliver these results, the programme is composed of three lots: (1) central delivery partner; (2) global challenge fund; and (3) skill-shares and secondments. Palladium will propose a Communications Manager responsible for all lots.


Primary responsibilities

  • Lead external relations for the PACT programme, seeking enhanced collaboration and engagement with strategic stakeholders (private or public, including donors, corporates, investors) in the low carbon development sector;
  • Act as a representative and advocate for the programme, deputising for the Project Director or Team, confidently and clearly presenting the PACT programme to senior public, private and civil society audiences at conferences, seminars and similar external events;
  • Facilitate effective relationships, and dialogues (both on- and off-line) with strategic partners;
  • Lead the design and delivery of Communications component of the programme, which aims to share the knowledge gained from the programme with the relevant global community, and to amplify the outcomes and impacts of BEIS investment in PACT (working in collaboration with the PACT Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) manager);
  • Drive, supervise and manage the production of high quality knowledge outputs, including some innovative thought leadership pieces, working in collaboration with the MEL manager and other members of the PACT team;
  • Lead, develop and oversee the strategic communications plan for PACT objectives and outcomes, encompassing both traditional and newer (social media) channels;
  • Support the Team Leader in the production of informative, high quality quarterly and annual reports, working in collaboration with the MEL manager; and
  • Travel within the target regions and globally to support/mentor and/or to carry out the implementation of communication and outreach activities with strategic partners.


Desirable Attributes

  • Confident and able to speak publicly to large audiences;
  • Exceptional networking abilities and networks in the low carbon development sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and influence a range of stakeholders, including senior managers; plan and deliver campaigns and projects through teamwork.
  • Knowledge and understanding of low carbon development issues, with at least 5 years in programme management experience;
  • Experience of a professional communications role, including engagement of public-private partnerships;
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with previous experience of copy and article writing in a fast-paced, impact-oriented environment in a collaborative manner across a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary;
  • Ability to work flexibly, and to tight deadlines, maintaining consistently high standards and attention to detail;
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a range of external and public organisations, including private business leaders, local authorities, government agencies, and the voluntary and independent sectors;
  • Demonstrated self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and fast-moving commercial environment and able to get to grips with our business quickly;
  • Ability to travel internationally to developing countries.


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