Building a brand

Global Brand Communications Project Manager: VSO – Deadline 24 September

By 18/09/2019

Deadline: 24 September, 2019
Interviews: 3 October, 2019
Location: London, Pretoria, Nairobi
Term: Fixed term, 12 months, 35 hours per week
Salary: United Kingdom £34,679 per annum, Pretoria ZAR457,776.00, and Nairobi KES2,650,557 per annum
Other: Must have right to work in the country to which you apply
You will be responsible to consulting with key internal stakeholders around the world to identify, prioritise and manage marketing and communications support needs throughout the year.

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The Marketing and Communications Project Coordinator is a crucial role, linking VSO’s Marketing Team with the rest of the organisation. You will be responsible to consulting with key internal stakeholders around the world to identify, prioritise and manage marketing and communications support needs throughout the year. Working closely with the Creative Designer and Content Producers you will schedule and oversee brand and communications projects to ensure organisational objectives are achieved. Excellent project management and relationship building skills are therefore essential. In addition you will be responsible for reviewing and updating Brand Team processes to improve efficiencies, providing brand guardianship, managing a schedule of creative freelancers and agencies, overseeing merchandising processes, and providing communications support to internal teams.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills and Experience

Experience of managing projects, including work planning and scheduling.
Significant problem-solving skills. Able to handle multiple projects.

Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Ability to communicate sensitively and assertively with a wide range of stakeholders and across distances.

Experienced in developing and interpreting communications briefs, with solid organisational skills.

Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

Previous experience of print buying and project management in a large and complex organisation. In depth knowledge of production methods both litho and digital.

Experience of managing agencies and freelancers including designers, copywriters, illustrators, photographers and directors.

Skilled communicator with an ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.


Experience in a web development environment, delivering a range of digital marketing collateral

Experience of working in an international environment and understanding of international development issues and especially with regard to their portrayal in a creative context.

Competencies and behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge
Region: London and the southeast
Location: Kingston upon Thames

Application notes

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK, Nairobi or Kenya before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
How to apply: If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.