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Volunteer Director of Public Information



Posted over 30 days ago...

The DPI Director is responsible for creating and implementing the IYF’s global communications strategy to ensure the work of the organization is responsibly, meaningfully, and powerfully communicated to global audiences.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Directs the IYF’s divisions of the Department of Public Information, which includes the Media & Communications Team, Language Services, and Global Marketing, and contributes to the overall management of the Department's activities and operations. Contributes to the formulation of the Department's overall strategies and policies by introducing innovative thinking, participating in various teams, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/SG. Provides leadership on the planning, development and execution of communications strategies across platforms and using a range of tools, as well as on organizational restructuring and change management initiatives. Builds relationships and fosters interactions with partners to promote understanding of the IYF’s priorities and issues through the integration of communications messages and campaigns between headquarters and member countries. Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Department under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Oversees all administrative matters and the management of activities undertaken by the Division, including the recruitment of staff for the Division taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values. Manages, guides, develops, and trains staff under his/her supervision; fosters collaborative teamwork and internal communication among staff in the Division, across Divisions and organizational boundaries. Plays a key role in Senior Management meetings; chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; works collaborately with senior communications officials across the organization and acts as its representative at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference. Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management.

What are we looking for?


Lead (Level-4) Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act as a team towards achieving a common goal. Design (Level-4) Ability to recognize what changes are required and create a path for improvement using existing knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity, and original ways of working. Empower (Level-4) Empowerment is a practice of giving team members skills, authority, opportunity, and motivation so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve performance. Mobilize (Level-4) Ability to identify resources and activities that individuals and organizations will undertake to support the IYF’s strategic goals and objectives. Engage and influence appropriate donors by building win-win relationships. Inspire (Level-4) Inspiration and lead by example is about energizing and creating a sense of direction and purpose in others, unlocking motivation and momentum for positive change.

  Functional Competencies

Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience. Strong people management skills. Ability to provide information, tools, resources to support work achievement. Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.


A recognized leader in strategic communications and media, with an excellent understanding of digital distribution channels. Experience in transforming teams, preferably international, and in bringing about meaningful reform. Experience in developing strategic media partnerships, and leading global campaigns. Strong and persuasive public speaker. Work experience in a multilateral organization or government institution would be desirable. High commitment to the values and guiding principles of the IYF.

What difference will you make?

The DPI Director will help us empower more young people around the world through the successful engagement of the member countries with the IYF Global Strategy, headquarter strategies, missions, and vision.


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