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Communications Manager, Australia Pacific Climate Partnership Support Unit

Canberra (Australia)

  • Organization: Palladium
  • Location: Canberra (Australia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-26

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Communications Manager, Australia Pacific Climate Partnership Support Unit

Company Overview:
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability t o work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Do you strive to make a positive impact? We seek an experienced communicator who wants to influence climate change action in the Pacific and expand our reach.

About the Australia Pacific Climate Partnership Support Unit
Australia is supporting Pacific governments, businesses and communities to strengthen climate change and disaster resilience. The Australia Pacific Climate Partnership is a $75 million investment over four years (2018-2022), funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It aims to increase the effectiveness of Australia’s support for climate change action and disaster resilience in the Pacific.

The Climate Partnership Support Unit has a team of tec hnical experts based in Australia and the Pacific who work with DFAT program managers to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction into aid investments and broker climate change and disaster risk reduction knowledge so that it is being used effectively throughout the Pacific.

About the role:
The position reports to the Support Unit Team Leader and works closely with DFAT’s Pacific Climate Change team, DFAT staff in the Pacific and the Support Unit team. The position has no direct reports and is offered as full time (part-time will be considered for exceptional candidates).

Essential Requirements:
* Experience implementing communication strategies, with a contemporary knowledge of international practice
* Demonstrated experience in communications relating to aid/development
* High-level writing, editing and proofreading skills
* Highly responsive with strong time management skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines
* Experience in writing and content production for a range of audiences, (e.g., news media outlets, private sector, and the general public)
* Proven ability to work collegiately and build strategic and effective working relationships in a culturally sensitive manner.

For detailed responsibilities, please request the full Terms of Reference by emailing

About You
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic communications professional to join a great team! As the Communications Manager, you will enhance our capability to communicate our work in building climate change and disaster resilience to DFAT and Pacific audiences. Working closely with DFAT, you will help to set the strategic direction of our communications campaigns and will manage delivery of the Support Unit Communication Strategy. You will bring highly developed interpersonal skills to collaborate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and will have experience working in multi-project and multi-country environments.

You will need to be an Australian citizen and be willing to obtain security clearance, if required.

If this soun ds like you, please submit your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter outlining your suitability to the position. Applications close on 29 January 2021 however, we will be conducting rolling recruitment for this position, therefore early applications are highly encouraged.

We strongly encouraged First Nations Peoples to apply to this position.

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