GISF Research & Communications Manager
|Closing date||31 Mar 2023|
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Fixed term contract for 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Full time: working 37.5 hours per week
Location: London (flexibility of working from home)
GISF is an independent NGO peer support network established in 2006 to provide a platform for global security focal points to share experiences, knowledge and learning. GISF is dedicated to improving the protection of aid workers and operations, to achieve sustainable access to populations in need.
Recognising that NGOs need to develop expertise in security risk management in order to deliver aid effectively in unpredictable operating environments, GISF’s vision is to continue to grow as a global hub for humanitarian security risk management for NGOs and other stakeholders that impact on security risk management in the humanitarian space.
The forum currently represents over 140 aid agencies operating internationally, its members including development, human rights and humanitarian organisations. Over the past 14 years, GISF has created a centre of excellence that gathers and disseminates good practice in security risk management (SRM) to improve policy and practice. GISF collaborate with a range of experts within and beyond the sector to ensure a coordinated approach and maximise gain for the whole sector. GISF crafts innovative research, hosts original training and events, and maintains a ‘one-stop-shop’ for security risk management in the humanitarian sector through its online hub.
GISF acts as a resource for the humanitarian sector and other stakeholders, including donors, academics and the private sector to improve good practice and build capacity on humanitarian security risk management.
GISF is supported by its membership and is funded by the US and UK governments. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently run entity, hosted by a Member Organisation, currently Mines Advisory Group (MAG).
GISF Vision: Aid workers and operations are safe and secure to achieve sustainable access for populations in need
GISF Mission: GISF drives positive change in security risk management across the humanitarian sector through original research, collaboration and events.
For more information, visit: www.gisf.ngo
We are looking for a Research and Communications Manager to lead on the production of relevant and original research papers and guides, to proactively respond to global humanitarian trends.
The Research and Communications Manager will develop and implement the communications strategy, ensuring an integrated research approach, promoting the use of evidence based recommendations, to enhance GISF’s position as a global centre of excellence for security risk management. This role will manage the Research and Communications team, to oversee GISF’s internal and external communications material, utilise social media platforms and ensure the GISF website is maintained, updated and expanded to remain a key global resource for security risk management for the humanitarian sector.
Additionally, the Research and Communications Manager will play a key role in GISF to promote and identify networking, coordination and capacity building opportunities and activities across the humanitarian sector, including NGO coordinating bodies, UN agencies, institutional donors and consultants.
The successful candidate will have experience of developing and implementing communication plans, including social media and website content, as well as a track record of success in policy and project development and research. You will have experience of field or head office level humanitarian programme or policy work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, to represent GISF externally and build strong working relationships. Familiarity with aspects of and approaches to security risk management would be advantageous.
Managing GISF’s Research function:
Managing GISF’s Communication function:
Managing Research and Communications team:
Networking and Coordination:
All HQ staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:
This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All MAG staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
How to Apply
Application is by an application form, CV and cover letter. These documents should be submitted to
As this post is UK-based, you will need to show evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.
For further details: see www.gisf.ngo or contact email@example.com
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