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Senior Associate, Communications

The Rainforest Alliance


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Join The Rainforest Alliance as they are looking for a Senior Associate, Communications


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Various locations, GT

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The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests   and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.


To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.


Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

Position summary:

The Rainforest Alliance is recruiting a Senior Associate, Communications for an anticipated USAID Activity to be implemented in Guatemala. They will develop and implement the comms strategy for the Activity summarizing project strategies, approaches, outcomes, and results into more widely accessible language and formats for all types of audiences.


  • Develop and lead the implementation of a communication strategy for the Activity; identifying objectives, audiences, media/channels, and messages, aligned with the Activity’s Branding and Marking plan, Rainforest Alliance communication protocols, and coordinated with the Communications Team Manager for Latin America.

  • Develop and implement the Branding and Marking Plan as required by USAID.

  • Ensure that the Activity’s achievements, special events and other newsworthy events receive attention from sector media and/or other media/channels. All press releases in international or local media outlets should be coordinated with the Rainforest Alliance Communications Team Manager for Latin America and with USAID’s appointed communications officer. The information presented must be accurate, relevant, and appropriate for the intended audiences.

  • Develop and implement a robust digital communications strategy, including web site, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media in accordance with Rainforest Alliance and USAID communications guidelines and frameworks.  

  • Develop required templates and/or collaborative communications materials for subgrantees or implementing partners of the initiative. Templates can include but are not limited to reports, plans, cover pages, and/or stationary material.

  • Support logistics for USAID Mission visits with senior Rainforest Alliance staff and partners and press and media outlets, as well as for key events.

  • Supervise consultants or other vendors where necessary, ensuring Activity branding and marking is used correctly.

  • Coordinate with the Communications Team Manager for Latin America to ensure that communication strategies/materials are aligned with global communication strategies, key messages, programs or themes managed by Rainforest Alliance at the global level.

  • Prepare communications materials to disseminate Activity results, progress, and major achievements.

  • Coordinate comms related activities or materials for USAID approval and provide support to USAID's communication officer when required

  • Design, publish, and maintain updated information on the Activity and its relation to other Rainforest Alliance programs on social media.

  • Travel to the field to gather storytelling collateral and ensure that external communications are aligned with ground-level realities.

  • Develop success stories and/or progress reports for target audiences, including USAID and Activity partners and other stakeholders.

  • Create compelling storytelling content for the global Rainforest Alliance website and social media channels.

  • Other tasks assigned.


  • Education: Degree in Communications or equivalent.

  • Work Experience: five years supporting USAID project’s implementation, coordination, or in a communications role.

  • Experience with USAID communications style guides, writing and communications/storytelling and preferences.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and graphic-design programs.

  • Experience managing social media accounts and creating and implementing digital communications strategies.

  • Preferred intermediate level in English and written and verbal proficiency in Spanish.

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

  • Travel Requirements: Ability to travel a minimum of 50% per year

Job level: 4A

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  09 June 2023


Only candidates authorized to work in Guatemala will be considered

Hiring of this position is contingent upon successful award of the Activity.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: [email removed - click apply for more details]


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