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Spanish Communications Consultant

Reference number: 2107
Job Status: Inactive
Job Category: Consultancy
Duty Station: Home-based
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR-ICRAF are non-profit, scientific institutions that conduct research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. Our work focuses on innovative research, developing partners’ capacity, and actively engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. Our work spans the globe, with expertise in the ‘global South’. Founded in 1993 and 1978 respectively, CIFOR-ICRAF began merging on January 1, 2019. They are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Spanish Communications Consultant


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest multi-stakeholder platform on integrated landscapes and aims to create a movement of one billion people around productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient landscapes. Founded by CIFOR, UN Environment Programme and the World Bank, with 30 charter members among the world’s leading development organizations, and core funding provided by the German Government, the GLF operates from a Secretariat in Bonn, Germany and focuses on five main themes: restoration, finance, rights, food and livelihoods, and measuring progress.Since 2013, over 200,000 stakeholders from more than 7,000 organizations and 185 countries have engaged with the GLF in person and online, with stakeholders from community and indigenous peoples’ organizations, finance, civil society, government, media and youth. We have reached almost one billion people online and through traditional media. The GLF is founded on four principles: connecting, sharing, learning and acting, and has produced global conferences in the following cities: Warsaw, Lima, London, Paris, Marrakech, Jakarta, Bonn, Washington DC, Nairobi, Katowice and Kyoto, Bonn, New York, Accra, and Luxembourg, as well as two large completely digital conferences in 2020.From building the investment case for sustainable landscapes to developing a gold standard for indigenous peoples’ rights to supporting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the GLF has been at the cutting edge in hosting and facilitating all manner of discussions to accelerate positive action for people, for the environment, and for the achievement of global climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Duties and responsibilities

The Global Landscapes Forum is increasingly communicating and translating its messages in Spanish to reach new target audiences, notably in Latin America. These messages need to be adapted to the regional contexts and situations. Most 2021 GLF conferences will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish.

The Spanish Communications Consultant will be responsible for:
  • Identifying key messages and selling points from conference themes and concept notes that could resonate with Latin American audiences
  • Identifying key target audiences and regions in Latin America for marketing and event-related purposes
  • Identifying and drafting content in Spanish for GLF’s social media channels, notably Twitter and Facebook
  • Working with the communications and digital team to conceptualize and implement communications campaigns in Spanish and English for the Latin America region in the lead up to GLF Amazon, GLF Investment Case and GLF Glasgow
  • Supporting the communications coordinator with a media seminar for journalists and storytellers at GLF Amazon
  • Translating and copyediting documents, reports, key messages, communications kits, media advisories, press releases Restoration Steward blogs and other content from English to Spanish
  • Connecting with and serving as focal point to Spanish-speaking partners, communicating directly about GLF conferences and related campaigns, partners and sessions before, during and after events
  • Supporting media outreach efforts – identifying key local and regional media outlets in Latin America and corresponding with editors and journalists in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Assisting with other related tasks as necessary.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, environment, media or related discipline
  • experience with communications, copyediting, translating and different social media platforms
  • an interest in the fields of environment, restoration, sustainability or climate
  • fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Part-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be March – December 2021.
  • Working locations: Home-based, preferably in Latin America region.To apply, please visit our career site at: learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and www.worldagroforestry.orgCIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 23 Feb-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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