Communications Manager, Climate & Environment (f/m/d) DW Akademie Bogota

We are seeking a Communications Manager, Climate & Environment (f/m/d) DW Akademie Colombia in Bogota as of 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible on the basis of a full-time or part-time local staff contract limited for one year (with the possibility of extension to a three-year contract).

The purpose of the role is to promote the creation of a media agenda on climate change, environment and human rights in Colombia and the region by connecting different stakeholders in order to achieve a greater impact, as well as to develop and implement communication strategies for the projects managed by DW Akademie.

Your challenges

  • Promoting the projects through the elaboration of communication strategies
  • Supporting the management of the DW Akademie Colombian and regional projects
  • Advising partners and Agents of Change in cross-cutting communication processes and in the participation in national and international forums
  • Establishing contacts with new actors relevant to the projects
  • Developing an international agenda for project visibility
  • Establishing collaboration frameworks and agreements to strengthen the projects
  • Reporting to the Program Director and other senior management on local, regional, national and international issues that are directly or indirectly related to the projects
  • Coordinating information research, reception, editing and dissemination of publications
  • Preparing project-related presentations for any media or events

Your qualifications

  • Completed university studies in journalism or a comparable qualification relevant for the role, Master’s degree desired and a strong advantage
  • Several years of professional experience in environmental journalism and communication
  • Professional experience working on communications strategies, internal communications, or another relevant field
  • Familiarity with processes in the media sector
  • Sound knowledge of the fields of dialogue, human rights work, and civil conflict transformation
  • Professional language proficiency in Spanish and English essential, proficiency in German desired and a strong advantage
  • Ability to effectively build trust and collaboration with individuals and groups within and outside the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on approach to work
  • Ability to handle confidential information

As employees of Deutsche Welle, we identify with the values laid down in the Deutsche Welle Act. We are especially opposed to every form of discrimination, racism and antisemitism.

Your benefits

  • working in an international environment
  • taking part in a dynamic team
  • putting your innovative ideas into practice
We promote diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome your application, regardless of your nationality, your cultural, ethnic or social background, any disability you might have, your sexual orientation, your gender or your age. We aim for gender parity in all departments and across all levels of the organization and particularly look forward to receiving applications from women. Suitability for the role being equal, people with severe disabilities or equivalent status will be considered preferentially. We are working to drive the inclusion of people with disabilities by making our sites and workspaces as easily accessible as possible. The contact persons for people with disabilities are available already throughout the application process to answer any questions that may come up.

Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by October 16, 2022.
Tamar Neuwirth
Deutsche Welle