Communications Lead

Communications Lead

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Reporting to the Managing Director of NCIS, Communications Lead develops and implements an integrated, efficient and effective communications, media and engagement plan to help drive organizational strategy. They manage the small NCIS communications team and together facilitate on-going communications between NCIS and its target audiences – both internal and external – to ensure the aims of each of our conservation programs are achieved.

They work with senior executives in the NCIS team and across NCIS’s global operations to implement strategies in order to achieve the goals of the program. They develop and foster relations with key journalists in selected media (as necessary) and oversee NCIS’s digital presence including on various websites and, potentially, through social media channels. They manage communication strategies and program implementation for high profile projects and people and play a role in supporting communications with the NCIS Advisory Board.


  • Designs, directs and manages multiple complex and diverse programs or projects coordinating the work of other professionals, managing Communications budget and ensuring program accountability.  
  • Broad management responsibility for professional communications staff that are responsible for key initiatives or programs.
  • Accountable for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
  • Financial responsibility includes developing and managing project/program/team Communications budgets, evaluating results and developing corrective strategies as needed. Provides input to departmental budget process.
  • Collects, records and disseminates marketing and communications performance data with key internal stakeholders in order to continuously improve on results achieved. 
  • Opportunity to act independently within broad program goals. Work checked through consultation and agreement with stakeholders rather by directives of superiors.
  • Manage the competing needs for communications resources from various internal clients. 
  • Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events.
  • Supports the Development team in developing communication resources to inform prospective and existing donors.
  • Provide direction and manage all internal and external communication and represent NCIS program to the outside world. Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of NCIS’s policies, principles, and strategies, and keep up-to-date with relevant developments.
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