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Job: Communications Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Remote

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Advertiser's description (via the Global Alliance for the Future of Food):

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial Director of Communications to help shape the global conversation about food systems transformation and to direct communications campaigns on a range of related issues, including the climate-food nexus, aquatic foods, agroecology, food justice, food sovereignty and food security, and more. This role is an opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, global organization to help shift the conversation about food systems transformation and uplift the ways philanthropy and its partners can drive change.

The Director of Communications will manage external and member communications and leverage the strengths of the Global Alliance member organizations for impact. This person will bring a creative and collaborative work ethic to our small, nimble, and versatile team, working in close partnership with the organization’s membership, partners, and Executive Director. This is a remote, consultancy position, with the possibility of moving to a salaried position.

As the Director of Communications, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the Global Alliance's internal and external communications strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director, the Secretariat, the Steering Committee, and external consultants. You’ll engage across stakeholders including Global Alliance members and our many partners around the world. You’ll create and support initiatives and strategies to promote transformational change in food systems and a shift in the philanthropic sector and be a lead strategist on all things communications across all platforms, collaborating with members, Secretariat, partners, and consultants to support the GA’s priorities.


Overall Communications Strategy:

  • Develop and manage a communications strategy to influence target audiences and uplift food systems transformation, amplifying the impact of the Global Alliance's work and our partners.
  • Identify key audiences, goals, strategies, and tactics for major campaigns and initiatives, research, and reports, including for our work at the COPs and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to philanthropic partnerships such as with the FAO and Committee on World Food Security.
  • Lead the development of key messages and oversee content creation, including talking points, op-eds, media pitches, visuals, and social media content.
  • Partner with the program team to develop strategies for campaigns, initiatives, and activations, identifying outside support and consultant capacity as needed.


Apply by 1 October, 2023. More information and how to apply can be found here.