Job opportunity: Right Livelihood Award seeks communication manager

May 20, 2015

Right Livelihood logois recruiting a Communications Manager, based in Geneva or Stockholm. The successful applicant will be shaping its international communications strategy and working closely with its Laureates.  She/he will lead the Right Livelihood Award Foundation’s communications team and be responsible for the conceptualisation, implementation and the daily running of all communications of the foundation.


  • Works closely with the Executive Director and provides leadership in developing the foundation, with a focus on communications.
  • Conceptualises and implements the presswork, leading the international team of external press consultants in different countries (currently 6, all part-time).
  • Conceptualises and implements online communications and production of publications.
  • Conceptualises and implements the foundation’s communication with medium and smaller donors.
  • Builds effective partnerships to promote the Award and its Laureates.
  • Makes sure that all the foundation’s communications are integrated in an efficient and effective way.
  • Documents and analyses the results of the foundation’s communications and works towards continuous improvement for greater impact.

Experience & Skills

  • Experience of working in communications and/or journalism in an international environment and at senior level.
  • A broad understanding of the major fields Right Livelihood Award Laureates work in.
  • Senior planning and management experience.
  • Proven ability to “sell” stories and frame messages.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working with online communications.
  • Experience in fundraising is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of English and French. Fluency in German and Swedish is an advantage.

For more on the award, see:

Deadline for applications is 7 June 2015. Applications should be sent to mentioning the preferred location (Geneva or Stockholm) and indicating the salary expectations.

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