Communications Officer (Digital lead)

£28,491 - £33,986 yearly
  • London, UK
  • Oct 02, 2019
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ALNAP is seeking to appoint a talented and dynamic Communications Officer to contribute to enhancing the impact of its research on humanitarian policy and practice; encourage communication within the ALNAP Network; oversee ALNAP’s knowledge management function and develop ALNAP and ODI’s reputation and image through efficient and effective external and internal communication, with a focus on delivery of high quality digital outputs.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Digital communications skills and experience, including: content creation; website management; email marketing; strategic use of social media; analytics, multimedia; and SEO.
  • Excellent writing skills, and the ability to summarise research information in clear, web-friendly, non-specialist language
  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice
  • Ability to work collegially with researchers, helping to shape research communications for target audiences
  • Strong IT skills; ability to learn new software and systems quickly.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter – ability to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Experience of managing relationships with external agencies and freelancers
  • Ability to quickly pick up new softwares and tools; willingness to learn new skills 


  • Basic video production experience.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Interest and experience in humanitarian issues
  • Experience in research communications
  • Other languages

Closing date: 22 October 2019

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.