Indian Institute for Human Settlements IIHS
Communications Associate/ Manager - Practice
Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Bengaluru Karnataka Delhi
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About the Organization:

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS aims to establish an independently funded and managed national university of eminence for research and innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s urban transition.

Position: Communications Associate/ Manager – Practice

Activities and Tasks:

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of long-term and project-based communications strategies based on institutional priorities and emerging market opportunities;

  • Helping develop and produce content to engage and educate audiences across various channels via newsletters, blogs, graphics, website content, and social media posts, with particular emphasis on knowledge product collaterals’;

  • Identifying and engaging with network organisations for IIHS work to find uptake in key channels;

  • Raising the publications profile of the Practice Programme team;  Supporting the planning, content development, and rollout of communication activities around key flagship international events;

  • Contributing to the development of social media activities and campaigns across multiple channels;

  • Contributing to keep the IIHS website up to date;

  • Coordinating between the Practice and Communications & Design teams for seamless flow and exchange of information as necessary to develop collaterals;

  • Researching and collecting information and data for content and communications strategies;

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate shall have:

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field;

  • A total of 8 to 10 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience working on communication issues in key domains such as climate change, water and sanitation, risk and resilience, ideally in the urban sector;

  • Experience of working with multilateral or bilateral agencies, donor-funded projects, INGOs, think tanks, foundations, or consulting firms;

  • Demonstratable skills and previous experience with communications research and strategy, media relations, developing content for various audiences, digital engagement best practices, network management, and event planning and management;

  • Knowledge of social media platforms to help with campaign and outreach planning;

  • High proficiency in English and a second Indian language (preferably, Hindi);

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with strong analytical skills in relevant areas;

  • Excellent team working, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with multiple teams; a keen eye for detail; and a commitment to delivering high quality output;

  • Willingness to travel extensively as required both within and outside the country.

How to apply

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