Job opportunity: Call to replace our Communications Director during her maternity leave

21 Jan 2020

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is looking for a communicator professional with a keen interest in cooperatives to replace our Communications Director during her maternity leave. Date foreseen is from 1st March to 30 September. Deadline for applications is the 6 February 2020 (23h59 CET).


Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the ICA team, including senior leadership, to develop and carry out communication activitiesin collaboration with ICA regional, sectoral and thematic bodies.
  • Take a proactive role in driving story ideas and elaborating informative, persuasive and concise multi-channel communication dynamics  .
  • Draft and edit press materials, executive communications and overall management of the website, social media and newsletter, including writing and posting/publishing content;
  • Coordinate and feed the different communications platforms, actions and working groups
  • Liaise with communications representatives from outside the ICA such as designers, comms agencies and translators and other stakeholders.
  • Promote the organisation's events
  • assisting the ICA team in any communication, campaigning, events and common coordination tasks as needs arise

Person specifications

  • Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or media relations;
  • At least five year's working experience in a communications field;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required
  • Good understanding of the importance of social media and be comfortable editing and posting in social media formats;
  • Substantive understanding of policy issues and trends and good understanding of the international institutions;
  • Must be able to work independently against deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multi-national environment; excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Communicative team member and good networker;
  • Experience with cooperatives is strongly preferred;
  • Commitment to the cooperative values and principles to be demonstrated.

Access the full call below:


14 Jul 2020

As member of the Committee for…

24 Jun 2020

Young co-operators across the world will celebrate the…