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New Job Senior Communications Specialist (India) In Delhi

Senior Communications Specialist (India)
Senior Communications Specialist (India)

Senior Communications Specialist (India)

Company : International Council on Clean Transportation
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Delhi

Full Description

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an award-winning, independent, and global non-profit research organization that provides data-driven research to advance policies that reduce the public health and adverse environmental impacts of the transportation sector. The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intellectual curiosity, leadership, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Join our team of more than 100 talented researchers and support staff with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Berlin, Beijing, and São Paulo.

The ICCT is looking for a self-directed, energetic team leader to implement the communication and outreach strategy of the ICCT in India. Representative work can be seen at You will report to the India Managing Director in Delhi.

You Will:

  • Lead the implementation of the ICCT outreach & communication strategy in India
  • Follow up for meetings/engagements with project partners, including government agencies, private sector, donors, etc.
  • Lead in organizing virtual/in-person events, workshops, conferences, publication launches, etc
  • Coordinate with external vendors to produce knowledge products, material required for events, program brochures, and other collaterals.
  • Develop press releases, media briefings around events, and/or publication launch
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of events happening in India and in which staff are participating, as well as broader transport-related events for outreach
  • Develop and maintain media lists and develop op-eds, articles, and other pieces for media professionals in India and the region
  • Work with global communication team to create graphics, infographics, and other digital content like videos to promote key events and publication launches.
  • Work with global communication team to manage, update and curate content on relevant web platforms, and serve as the point of contact for implementing similar properties in the future.
  • Contribute content for ICCT's media and social media channels for India's work
  • Perform quality preliminary control checks on all new and revised content to check for length, language, flow, and grammar in keeping with ICCT's style guide.
  • Create and maintain a repository of images that can be used across a variety of communications and research products
  • Maintain an editorial calendar for blogs, opinion pieces, and other articles to ensure content from the team is periodically published on ICCT's blogs and external publications
  • Maintain contact lists for the program and send out periodic newsletters and other emailers using relevant tools.
  • Participate as a core member of the India team in weekly calls and other meetings and keep other ICCT offices updated regularly about the work being undertaken

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with relevant experience in communications, journalism, or public relations. A Master's level or other graduate-level degree is a plus.
  • Minimum ten years of full-time experience working with the following:
  • Online content management systems, particularly open-source platforms such as Drupal or WordPress
  • Social media management
  • Project management experience developing websites and other marketing collateral using external vendors
  • Event management
  • Work experience with research organizations / civil society is a plus
  • Experience of working in and knowledge of the transport sector in India. Commitment to and understanding of the transportation and development space on an ongoing basis
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated English writing ability to communicate complex ideas in a well-organized, everyday language.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct communication campaigns in vernacular languages will be an added asset.
  • Basic photo-processing and editing skills.

To succeed in our environment, you should be intellectually curious, self-directed, and able to work with people from across the globe. You must be able to connect research to policy and translate technical information to stakeholders. This position will be based in Delhi. Some domestic (within India) travel may be required. The contracted hourly rate will be between 600 and 750 INR on a full-time basis.

To Apply

Please include a resume, a cover letter, writing samples, and two to three professional references. Preference will be given to candidates who submit a complete application and who directly address the position being offered. This is an immediate opening, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received by June 30 will receive the highest priority.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity work.