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Regional Communications Associate, Africa


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3 weeks ago

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Regional Communications Associate, Africa

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop anddeliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around theglobe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; buildenduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems toaddress global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over90 countries and have a workforce of 4, talented, motivated, and diversestaff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

This Opportunity:

Palladium is recruiting Regional Communications Associate with a passion for tackling climate change to join our UK PACT team in Africa. TheUK PACT programme aims to improve the effectiveness of key institutions(public, private and civil society) in partner countries so that they candeliver accelerated emission reductions and raise the ambition of theirNationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets. Specifically, the programmewill deliver the following results:

An increase in the capacity and capability of partner institutions (national, sub-national and civil society) to deliver enhanced and accelerated climate actions
An increase in in-country buy-in to urgently facilitate low-carbon development

UK PACT is a complex, multi-country and multi-sector programme,which delivers impact through a combination of grant funding for longer-termcapacity-building projects and the rapid mobilisation of short-term expertisefor targeted skills and knowledge transfer.


The position can be based in Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa .

You and Your Career:

If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, anddoer, and you have expertise in CRM systems and website content management, and have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, we are interested inhearing from you.

We are a learning organisation and provide growth opportunitiesfrom the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources,and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting Lines:

The positionreports tothe Africa Regional Lead in close coordination with the Communications &Knowledge Manager.

PrimaryRoles and Responsibilities:

The Regional Communications and EngagementAssociate will be a key in-region member of the Palladium UK PACT teamsupporting the development and roll-out of a communication strategy focused onincreasing awareness, impact and influence of the programme.

Specifically, the Regional Communicationsand Engagement Associate will:

  • Support communications strategies designed to reach specific categories of local stakeholders through a mix of relevant communications, media and language channels, including translating copy into local languages
  • Contribute to the development of UK PACT communications, knowledge products, and strategies to promote the programme and enhance the brand within the Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa region
  • Lead on the maintenance and development of the Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa CRM contacts database and ensure that the respective country programme website pages are up to date and periodically reviewed
  • Support the development of strong and engaging digital products that effectively convey messaging about the programme on the UK PACT website and other channels in coordination with country teams, teams at Post, and relevant implementing partners
  • Create, plan, and measure effective email communications campaigns targeting UK PACT stakeholders in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa using CRM to segment and improve the quality of existing contacts data in line with data protection requirements
  • Provide support to country teams with communications queries and assist with the coordination of external communications
  • Coordinate in-person and online meetings with UK PACT internal and external stakeholders;
  • Support the central UK PACT Communications team in general programme communications administration, including the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports and stakeholder engagement reports
  • Provide communications support for market engagement events and country calls for proposals and other relevant grant processes, ensuring clear messaging and alignment with regional strategies to engage potential grantees and stakeholders effectively
  • Lead the implementation of region-specific communications initiatives, and actively engage in brainstorming and developing new initiatives that align with these strategic goals
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably required by the Communications and Knowledge Manager in coordination with the relevant Africa Lead
  • KeyCompetencies and Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

  • Knowledge and experience of CRM systems (HubSpot preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience in website content management
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (in English)
  • Experience supporting communication campaigns, including content creation
  • Experience supporting international programmes with related admin and reporting tasks
  • Comfortable working with a variety of stakeholders
  • Willing and able to be on calls outside of regular working hours to accommodate time zone differences
  • Strong interest and (desirable) experience in working on climate change solutions such as renewable energy, sustainable mobility, nature-based solutions, climate legislation, and climate finance
  • Desirable: Experience working with embassies and/or civil servants
  • Desirable: Experience working with the press in at least one country relevant to UK PACT
  • Equity,Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, andinclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections ofsociety and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity,success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achievediversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receiveequal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personalcharacteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background,age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexualorientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenousstatus. 

    Shouldyou require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability oryou are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please emailour team at and we willbe in touch to discuss.

    Safeguarding - We defineSafeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect ourpeople, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committedto ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladiumare treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject toan enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and arigorous due diligence process.

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