Digital Image Processing Consultant for Zero Deforestation Chains (Bogota)

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • 16 Jun, 2020
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Job Description

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments. 

 

COUNTRY PROGRAM BACKGROUND                                                                                                  

GGGI has been working with the Government of Colombia to advance green growth policies and green investments, through strategic partnerships such as with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Treasury and Public Credit and the National Planning Department, among others. In a new phase of collaboration with Government agencies at the national and sub-national level, GGGI with the Support of the Norwegian Kingdom is initiating an expansion of its Colombia Country program, mainly to support the transition towards a greener growth pathway that is socially inclusive and contributes to Colombia´s medium term development agenda. The expected impact of this collaboration, after five years of support (2017-2022), is an increased capacity to mainstream green growth objectives into development planning and investments in priority sectors and regions that are critical for Colombia´s future green growth, particularly in areas that are highly susceptible to increased natural resource degradation and forest cover loss. The program was divided in two phases, one from 2017-2019, and a second one from 2020-2022. The second phase was designed to increase green growth investments in priority regions and sectors and to support the Government of Colombia (GoC) to reduce the current trend in deforestation.

The program capitalizes on GGGI’s comparative advantage to provide context-specific, tailored, green growth solutions, as well as its experience to date in promoting the green growth agenda in Colombia and other countries.  Phase II of the program is designed to ensure that results are consistently delivered and the outcomes of Phase I are sustained. This is achieved by leveraging lessons learned as well as by taking advantage of synergies with other donor-funded activities and programs. Effective integration of our activities with other national or subnational institutions, alignment of objectives and synergies is underpinned by consistent, pertinent and well-designed communications that convey the messaging about what we are doing, who we are working with and the impact we are creating. Therefore, the GGGI-Colombia program requires the support a motivated, seasoned, fully bilingual, and creative communications professional with a strong track record that will support the GGGI-Colombia´s communications and related activities.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Assistant will be responsible to assist the Country Representative and other Colombia team members in the design, creative development, drafting, elaborating and publishing all communications related to GGGI´s Colombia Program work, results and impacts related to the II Phase of the Norway Project across the various jurisdictions and the national level. The Communications Assistant will perform activities from strategic planning, support public relations with media, monitor media coverage & media outlets, drafting press releases, social media postings, event´s marketing, text-editing, blogs, press releases, posts, among others that will increase GGGI and Norway-funded visibility, increase the level of recognition by general public and sharpen the message of who we are, what we do and who we work. The focus of this position is to provide communications related services performing high quality and accuracy of work, with creative and innovative approaches to conveying program´s messages. S/he implements the rules, guidelines, entitlements of GGGI regarding its communications and provides solutions to issues related consistent with GGGI rules and regulations.

 

PURPOSE

 

Working closely and supervised by the Country Representative, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for helping design and implement the strategic communications plan and related activities, throughout the Phase II of the GGGI/Norway program. These will be delivered under the operational requirements of the Colombia Country Program fully meeting GGGI policies, standards and donor requirements and other operational and office functions. The Communications Assistant will ensure all communications deliveries are carried out effectively and will troubleshoot when needed to support a smooth overall development of the strategic communications plan.

 

S/he implements the rules, guidelines, entitlements and provides solutions to the GGGI Colombia Program issues related to communications. Promotes a relations-oriented approach consistent with GGGI rules and regulations. Foreseen activities can include, but not are limited to:

 

  • Communications Strategic Plan (CSP)
    • Identify and list core stakeholders and their engagement levels, communication channels to be used, objectives of the communication, a SWOT analysis, and others, to support the design of a Strategic Communications Plan to be updated on a regular basis.  
    • Coordinate outreach activities for all sectors, detailing activities for each group by brainstorming and feed the proposal with team members
    • Create a workplan and schedule for years 2020, 2021 & 2022 correspondent to the activities contained in the CSP
    • Undertake the implementation of the designed activities under the CSP
    • Comply with HQ requirements such as Programmatic Communications Plan
  • Support Public Relations related activities
    • Create a directory of media outlets at the local, regional and national level
    • Support Country Representative in engaging with media actors for event´s coverage and publicity
    • Engage with the communications offices of GGGI Colombia counterparts for specific event planning, media coverage, etc.
    • Support in arranging interviews, articles, press releases and others for the Country Representative
    • Create strategic mechanisms to share information about GGGI, particularly through social media
  • Monitor Media Outlets´ development
    • Report on social media trends
    • Evaluate the impact of our communications in terms of views, replies, circulation, likes, etc.
    • Draft press-releases, blogs, posts, articles and others for publication
    • Monitor concurrence of publications in social media
    • Support the preparation and execution of social media strategies
  • Other publications
    • Implement Visual Identity and Guidelines in all GGGI communications and publications
    • Ensure approvals locally and/or with HQ in accordance with the publication type
    • Support technical staff in the development of impactful communications of GGGI´s results
    • Assist the program in maintaining web content in the GGGI website
    • Draft and editing texts, presentations, articles and all communications materials, both in English and Spanish
    • Support the preparation of presentations and reports, using tools such as Power Point, Illustrator, or InDesign
    • Support all office staff for the development of communications pieces and messaging per project
  • Supervision
    • Supervise communications consultants and interns

 

ENGAGEMENT

  • The Communications Assistant will support the program's communications under working closely with the Country Representative, relevant HQ units and the country team
  • Support and maintain relationships with media outlets and counterpart´s communications teams as needed
  • Assist the team in the preparation of communications, press releases, posts, social media outlets and others as per need to communicate program's outputs, outcomes or impact
  • Engage with the Colombia team for supporting on all other communication pieces as needed
  • Liaise with the communications team at the HQ on guidelines and sharing best practices.

 

DELIVERY

  • Support the design and implementation of a Strategic Communications Plan for GGGI Colombia
  • Assist with communications pieces preparation for both internal and external parties;
  • Monitor social media publications, impact and statistics;
  • Keep Facebook, Tweeter, GGGI´s website and any other outlet media up to date and with relevant information
  • Support the delivery of high-quality publications (printed, videos, articles, capsules, presentations, blogs, press-releases, among others);
  • Attend all events required and make full media coverage;
  • Take responsibility for day to day communications activities and perform other communications support as needed in support to the Country Representative of GGGI Colombia.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • (MANDATORY) Undergraduate degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience in strategic communications´ planning and development, management of media outlets, monitoring of social media and creation of written and visual pieces; event´s promotion and development;
  • Strong ability to use social media for effective communications, visibility and positioning of brand is a plus;
  • (MANDATORY) Good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • (MANDATORY) Must be a Colombian citizen, or a foreigner holding a valid Work Visa;
  • (MANDATORY) Excellent oral and written Spanish and English is a must;
  • Exceptional ability to pay attention to details, particularly when it comes to communications pieces and following rules & guidelines;
  • Experience / knowledge of green growth and sustainable development is a plus, as well as regional relevant experience.

  

FUNCTIONAL

  • Able to achieve results in a quality, timely, and cost-effective way. Sees priorities, plans the efficient use of resources, and monitors progress against objectives;
  • Seek opportunities to improve process and outcomes. Constantly review performance to identify areas to develop;
  • Respond positively to change and able to adapt quickly to new situations. Able to take on a diverse range of tasks equally effectively;
  • Able to pick up and assimilate relevant information and learn tasks in a rapidly manner, responding swiftly and appropriately in fast-paced environments;
  • Fast learner, quick to adapt to new environment, systems and bring immediate contribution. High literacy with systems, processes, and high level of analytical and logical thinking;
  • Self-initiative, motivated and team oriented, with capacity to work under pressure and with little supervision;
  • Service-oriented to internal and external clients, with demonstrated abilities to find solutions, resolve problems and overcome challenges.

 

CORPORATE

  • Team player with a strong sense of collaboration and teamwork;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with multi-cultural teams;
  • Committed to green growth and inspired by the vision of the organization;
  • Open to learn and share knowledge to achieve desired goals;
  • Shares values of excellence, integrity, transformational impact, inclusiveness and boldness.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST) – not Colombia time. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications and CVs must be sent in English.

GGGI evaluates applications based on eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study, work experience and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to GGGI's goals. If your application is successful, you will be asked to participate in a competency based interview.

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