- Work Location: Remote (Must work in or between US Eastern Standard Time and Central European Time time zones)
- Application Close Date: April 4, 2022
- Estimated Start date: May 1, 2022
- Department: Communications
- Reports to: Senior Communications Manager
- Terms: 4 months contract with possibility of extension
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO which supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.
In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty – mapping with communities before they are in crisis.
You have three or more years working in a communications role in a humanitarian or development organization. You should thrive in a fast paced, startup-like environment with a highly motivated and unconventional team. You can choose your own office location and should love working with remote teams as you’ll spend significant time on Slack and Zoom.
About the Role
This is a temporary position to cover parental leave. The Communications Associate will work closely with HOT’s Senior Communications Manager in the global External Relations team to support and execute HOT’s external communications and raise the profile of HOT among our audiences. This role will involve supporting HOT communications across all channels and supporting HOT’s participation in external events
- Manage HOT’s social media activities, including posting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other platforms and monitoring community accounts for promotable content
- Monitor and analyze social media and website performance
- Edit and publish news posts, including posts by authors who are non-native English speakers, and a monthly newsletter
- Support events & conferences, including writing/editing proposals, coordination of participant materials, liaising with organizers, and support participation as needed
- Assist with the development of marketing/communications materials and other information resources
- 3+ years in similar communications, social media or public relations role with desire to use digital skills for development/humanitarian relief and improving the lives of others
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications, Emergency/Disaster Management, International Affairs, Public or Business Administration, Nonprofit Management or similar
- Fluency in English, with clear, concise, and compelling writing skills
- Editing experience
- Experience supporting events
- Ability to use graphic design tools (such as Canva, Adobe suite, basic photo editing)
- Excellent organization skills, ability to prioritize and attentive to detail
- Previous journalism experience
- Experience with third-party social media management tools such as Hootsuite or AgoraPulse
- Experience with photo and video editing
- Prior experience in nonprofits, development, or humanitarian aid
Are you missing a few of the technical skills listed? We would still like to see your application. While the skills above fit our vision of this role, we are open to those candidates with a strong knowledge foundation that are fast learners and highly motivated to close any skill gaps.
HOT values transparency and equity. All HOT compensation globally is set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT offers a work-from-anywhere culture, flexible working arrangements, and various other benefits that support staff wellbeing.
We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, physical ability, religious or belief systems, political convictions, or sexual orientation. Further, HOT seeks to support the development and advancement of staff within the organization. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. HOT is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.
HOT is committed to diversity within our team, and recognizes our role in closing the digital divide, including identifying obstacles that certain groups face in developing skills needed for roles in the humanitarian & technology sectors. Women, nationals of developing countries, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please complete the application HERE by April 4, 2022. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.