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Programme Manager Internal Communication & Publications (m-f-d)

  • Organization: FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Scope
We are looking for a Programme Manager Internal Communication & Publications who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.

We are seeking a proactive communication professional to join our communication and media department. The new role is in support the Global Director of Communication and Media Engagement in building the internal communication and enhance our publications. As Internal Communication & Publications Manager, you will help develop the mechanisms to celebrate successes, bring clarity and transparency to changes, and facilitate two-way engagement, so that our people can share their stories, be actively consulted on change projects, and have reasons to feel proud about working for us. 
Specifically, you will focus on the delivery and measurement of engaging communication campaigns, messages and activity as well as collaborating with colleagues across the organisation to manage the development and delivery of core communication channels
We will look to you to lead the scheduling and development of high-quality and engaging internal communication and engagement content on a weekly basis for core channels as well as measuring their impact to ensure our internal communication are evidence based and insight led.
Main Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Global Director of Communication and Media (Engagement Unit) the Programme Manager will:
  • Responsible for the development and the implementation of the Internal Communication strategy in consultation with the Unit Communication and Programme Manager leads, the Global Director; and, helping to develop internal communication capacity in the wider organisation.
  • Responsible for identifying the most optimum tools available for effective internal communication across the organisation - and evaluating.
  • Assist in the development of a communication strategy to position the Director General, C-Suite, and Unit Directors to make the most of strategic opportunities - internally and externally.
  • Spearhead the annual report project for FSC International and support network partners/national representatives to roll out the report to stakeholders and members.
  • Produce the bi-weekly and quarterly newsletter for FSC International for internal audience (Branching Out) and external facing publication development.
  • Support units and network with the production of publications, produce guidelines and policy on publications development.
  • Ensures all relevant communication materials produced (articles, speeches, films, and audio) are shared with relevant staff.
  • Perform other duties as the Global Director of Communication.
Your profile
Education and Training: 
  • bachelor’s University degree in Journalism, Writing, Publications, PR, Communication, or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred.
Working Experience, Style, and Skills: 
  • At least 10 years professional experience in public relations or executive communication is required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with a track record of producing high-quality written content for senior leaders.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Possess well developed communication, planning, time management and prioritization skills. 
  • Effective at working with and managing multiple stakeholders, you will be happy operating across matrix structures too.
  • Deep commitment to responsible forestry and/or broad sustainability in alignment with FSC’s mission.
Communication & Language Skills: 
  • Excellent English writing skills and the ability to shape messages for intended audiences.
  • Proficiency in another language a plus; particularly Spanish and French.
  • APA Editorial proficiency and equivalent
  • Fluency in English (excellent spoken and written). 
  • Proficiency in another language a plus; particularly Spanish and French.
Digital Skills: 
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite (advanced PowerPoint skills).
  • A working knowledge of video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Photoshop / graphics editing software would be an advantage in this role. 
  • Familiarity with media monitoring and reporting tools.
Why us?
  • Be part of a globally recognized organization at the forefront of sustainable forestry and contribute to the mission to help protect the world’s forests. 
  • Play an active role in the FSC global community of 400+ forest stewards who come together in-person at least once a year. 
  • Benefit from cross-cultural collaboration and networking opportunities by working in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse international culture with over 60 nationalities represented under one roof.
  • Enjoy comprehensive benefits, including relocation assistance if needed, and investment in training and development opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, Learning Lunches and more) to advance your career.
  • Explore the vibrant federal city of Bonn, home to Beethoven, Haribo, and the beautiful Rhein River promenade including many urban parks and close access to nature. As Germany's UN City and second capital, Bonn is an international city with a rich cultural heritage, recently celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Learn more about the city or take a virtual stroll. 
  • Embrace work-life balance: beyond Bonn's borders, unlock Europe's wonders with 30 working days of vacation at your disposal. Whether it's skiing in the Swiss Alps or basking in the sun on Mediterranean shores, your European adventures await.
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Apply now with your resume and cover letter, showcasing your achievements and how you can contribute to FSC's mission.
The Fine Print
  • Location: Bonn, Germany 
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week
  • Duration of Employment: Initial 2-year contract with the intend to convert to open ended. 
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • Travel: Frequent travel is required.
How to Apply 
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Don't delay - apply now!
  • Please apply via the link on our website
  • Submit your CV in English
  • Please do not include any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 30 June 2024. 
For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.   
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We are looking forward to your application!
About us
Welcome to FSC!  
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a globally recognized non-profit organization at the forefront of promoting sustainable forestry. With over 150 million hectares of certified forests and a trusted reputation among NGOs, consumers, and businesses, FSC is leading the way in ensuring the long-term health and resilience of the world’s forests.      
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