Part-time Communications Consultant

New York or London, , XV

NRGI seeks a New York- or London-based communications consultant to work with our London-based Director of Communications. This position is initially for 20 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who brings creativity and innovation to the mission of making NRGI a cutting-edge NGO in terms of its communications. He or she will help to augment the organization’s public profile, primarily by bringing all content up to a high standard before publication and dissemination. The successful candidate will be highly professional, web-savvy, and with a solid set of editorial skills. He or she should also demonstrate solid past experience supporting communications efforts. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom or the United States.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a subset of the organization’s communications activities, including publication editing and production. Assist in the editing of longer-form policy-related material, and occasionally blog posts, developed by staff. The consultant should be able to take a publication from draft, oversee copy editing and design, through to printing and posting.
  • Support NRGI’s priority country teams with communications planning—for events, media interactions and country-specific publications.

Additional responsibilities

  • Aid in the extraction of content and success stories from programmatic teams within the organization.
  • Provide support to the organization and help in the execution of events.
  • Maintain close contact with the London-based Director of Communications.
  • Other duties as requested.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, political or social sciences or a related field required; with 5-to-7 years media experience as a journalism, communications or PR professional. Masters degree in development studies, economics or international relations a plus.

  • Communications experience with INGOs and/or the international public sector is strongly preferred.
  • Experience shepherding sometimes dense academic or technical materials to publication is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with natural resource governance issues is a plus; knowledge of international affairs, economics, international development and/or human rights is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with quantitative data and mapping systems is a plus.
  • Experience running institutional social media feeds (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) a plus.

Skills required

  • Proven ability to execute communications and/or advocacy strategies.
  • Ability to manage effectively multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines. Responsiveness is a critical trait for this hire.
  • Complete fluency in English, with demonstrable writing and editing ability, essential; fluency in French, Russian or Arabic a plus.
  • Ability to translate somewhat technical economic and legal inputs into content (e.g., blog posts, infographic) that will appeal to and be understood by relatively lay audiences.
  • Demonstrable project management skills and history of innovating new approaches.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint is a must; proficiency in Excel, Adobe/InDesign, MailChimp a plus.
  • Sensibility for document and digital design a plus.

Program-specific requirements

  • Highly collaborative with extraordinary initiative and creativity.
  • Sense of humor, pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with management, colleagues at all levels, regional contacts, and the general public.
  • Ability to work both independently and with others.
  • High degree of professionalism and maturity.
  • Integrity, professional discretion, and ability to handle confidential matters.
  • NRGI can only consider candidates with full authorization to work in either the United States and/or the United Kingdom.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience.
Start date: ASAP
To apply: Please email resume/CV and cover letter with daily fee requirements before 20 April 2017 to: [email protected]. Include job code in subject line: NRGI COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT.

No phone calls, please. NRGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.