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IWGIA is looking for a Communication Manager with expertise in social media




Mandag, 15. januar 2018 - 23:55


Communication Manager with expertise in social media



Are you motivated by driving social change through communication? Do you have solid experience with setting agendas and creating engagement through social media content?  Do you thrive equally well with working fast on a press release as with strategic planning and developing in-depth communication products?


If yes, perhaps you are IWGIA’s new Communication Manager.


IWGIA has adopted a new strategic direction which includes a strong focus on communication and fundraising. We are seeking a Communication Manager who is able to further develop our communication strategically, combine it with fundraising efforts and produce daily communication outputs of high standards.



Your tasks as our Communications Manager are to:

  • Develop IWGIA’s communication strategically, monitor progress and drive our day to day communication forward
  • Produce engaging social media content, including videos and infographics, that can set the agenda and attract the attention of a growing community of supporters  
  • Systematically develop and test online fundraising campaigns as part of our social media strategy
  • Maintain and further develop IWGIA’s webpage
  • Write and edit articles, opinions pieces, press releases etc in Danish and in English in close collaboration with relevant advisors and the Director
  • Develop our relations with key media in the Nordic countries and globally
  • Produce online and offline material that will enhance the brand of IWGIA
  • Plan and perform in-house training in social media.


The candidate

You are ideal to the job if you:


  • Are able to plan, design and produce creative social media content including short videos (explainers)
  • Have experience with engaging specific target groups online and with planning digital fundraising campaigns, including tracking results.
  • Have experience with editing content in Joomla or other similar Content Management Systems
  • Have a proven record of generating press coverage and has a strong network among journalists in Denmark and globally
  • Are fluent in Danish and English, and preferably also in Spanish
  • Have a degree in journalism, communication or similar. And have at least 3 years working experience within a relevant field
  • Have experience with communicating human rights and are passionate about promoting the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Are visionary, strategic and well structured. And a good coordinator and team player.


You will be part of a small communication and publication team, and is expected to work closely with the thematic advisors. You will refer directly to IWGIA’s Executive Director.

Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. Work location is Copenhagen. IWGIA follows the state’s salary levels.


Application deadline: 15 January 2018. First interview: 22 January 2018.Please send a short motivation letter, your CV and two-three communication outputs you are most proud of to position@iwgia.org.


For more information contact Julie Koch, Executive Director,  [email protected].

IWGIA is an international human rights organisation promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights.  We document indigenous peoples’ situations, the violations of their rights and analyse trends; we empower indigenous peoples through organisational support and projects on the ground, and by supporting human rights institutions to advance indigenous peoples’ rights; and we conduct advocacy with and in support of indigenous peoples towards key duty bearers at international, regional and national levels.







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