Freshwater Communications Strategy Manager

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽

Bogota, Colombia 🇨🇴

Lima, Peru 🇵🇪

Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱

Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷

São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷

OFFICE LOCATION

Mexico City, Mexico

MEX05
Location negotiable across Latin America core countries (Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Sao Paulo, Brazil).

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Freshwater Communications Strategy Manager for the Latin America Water Funds Partnership (LAWFP) implements and manages communication strategies and plans that align with the overall goals of the LAWFP and the operating units and program initiatives. In particular, the Communication Manager´s main objective is to drive the positioning of the LAWFP as a technical reference in water management in Latin America, leveraging on the work implemented over the last years with water funds across the Region.

Only people who can certify legal work authorization to work in the country where the position is hired (e.g., work visa approval and degree validation if necessary) will be selected to participate in the hiring process. For candidates from Mexico, due to restrictions to hire foreign workers, we can only hire Mexican citizens. Please make sure you have all supporting legal documents before applying.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Freshwater Communications Strategy Manager manages and implements efficient and effective communications, media and engagement plans to help drive organizational strategy. S/He works with IADB and FEMSA Foundation´s communication teams to develop the LAWFP strategy and workplan and in support of the Partnership´s objectives. S/he also develops and cultivates relations with key stakeholders from Water Funds, negotiating to make sure that communication strategies, materials and activations promoted by the water funds, aligned with the LAWFP strategy and guidelines effectively becoming the LAWFP brand´s custodian and providing quality control for the initiatives financed by the LAWFP. S/He is responsible to drive implementation of the strategy coordinating with LAWF Partners and other supporters of water funds, water funds, and local teams from TNC responsible for local project management and engagement with water funds and local partners. Communication strategies and program implementation may include high profile or key audiences that need to be identified and prioritized. S/He ensures the voice of the organization, partners and interests align, constantly identifying and managing sensible issues. S/he identifies communications and media needs and opportunities and facilitates on-going communication between all parts of the regionally dispersed team, external stakeholders, and business units of the organization, for projects´ delivery. S/he works closely with different teams to ensure the correct use of TNC’s or external partners marketing guidelines.

The Freshwater Communications Strategy Manager also coordinates and provides support to the Latin America Water Funds Network, which convenes water funds across the Region. S/he may supervise staff and manages the communication budget, key operational plans and dissemination of media information. S/he provides consultation, media training, coaching and talking points to persons serving as spokesperson(s) for the LAWFP. S/he engages and fosters relations with media contacts.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Develops and cultivates relations with external partners, detecting and resolving sensitive issues or conflicts in coordination with the unit’s executive team and other teams, ensuring that organization and external partners’ interests align.
  • Designs, manages and implements multiple projects and guides the elaboration of materials, working with and coordinating other professionals inside and outside the organization (such as partners and contractors), setting objectives and following up rigorously on deliverables. 
  • Coordinates timely information updates on internal platforms, for accuracy of internal and external communication. 
  • Coordinates timely information updates on external platform (website) for external communications´ purposes.  
  • Identifies and coordinates organization’s or specific business unit’s participation in key events. 
  • Leads communications alignment and content dissemination among different teams and levels or the organization. 
  • Assists with creation/administration of budget, evaluates results and develops corrective strategies as needed. Reports on deliverables.
  • Provides quality control to ensure communication materials respect the LAWFP´s communication guidelines, particularly for the initiatives financed with LAWFP´s resources.
  • Leads communication and media initiatives through collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Responsibility and accountability for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
  • May manage or co-manage one or more professional staff and accountable for achievement of team business and professional development goals and objectives.
  • Opportunity to act independently within specific program or project goals. Work checked through agreement by superiors.
  • Managing the Communications Committee of the LAWFP and the Latin America Water Funds Network.
  • Leads events´ organization working with other staff and external contractors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 8 years related experience or equivalent combination. Master´s degree is a plus.
  • Experience in project management, developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results. 
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience supervising staff and team.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated client management and conflict-solving skills. Excellent writing, presentation, communication, mediation and negotiation skills, with ability to articulate ideas in a compelling manner for different audiences. 
  • Experience developing, implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies. 
  • Ability to persuasively convey the mission of The Nature Conservancy and the LAWFP to diverse groups including donors and the public.
  • Experience leading in a team-based environment with internal and/or external partners.
  • Experience conceiving and writing creatively for various audiences from technical information. 
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Experience and/or understanding of communication best practices at a decentralized organization a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and delivery of communication strategies and budgets. 
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant communication/marketing disciplines. Cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
  • Management experience that includes ability to lead, motivate, set objectives and manage performance and conflict resolution.
  • Fosters an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Fluent Spanish and English. Portuguese is a plus.
  • Experience managing corporate communication channels and mail campaigns.
  • Experience in media relations (interviews, press conferences, press advisory and press releases, content placement).

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 50426, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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