Communications Manager

THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE ASIA PACIFIC

The Good Food Institute APAC (GFI APAC) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of animals. We are developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply, making sustainable proteins accessible, affordable and delicious. Please check out our website and Year in Review to find out more about who we are, what we do, and why.

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Job description

The Good Food Institute is an international network of nonprofit think tanks working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based, fermentation-enabled, and cultivated proteins delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, we are advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.

GFI APAC’s Communications Manager sets the vision for all external-facing organisational messaging, including but not limited to published and digital content, social media, and external brand collaborations. Through hands-on projects and direct supervision of our communications experts, the Communications Manager’s success is measured by how effectively GFI APAC as an organisation is engaging key stakeholder audiences and persuading them to take decisive action to accelerate protein innovation in Asia.

How you will make a difference

As the architect of GFI APAC’s ‘voice’ and a central figure in our leadership team, you will directly shape the way the world views and interacts with Asia’s fast-growing alternative protein sector. Working in close collaboration with our programmatic experts and a wide range of external partners, including startups, government agencies, and scientific researchers, you will identify key opportunities for GFI APAC to leverage its field-catalyst role to reimagine Asia’s food supply.

We are looking for a proven leader who will:

  • Develop ambitious plans for targeted engagement with high-impact stakeholder audiences that can accelerate alternative protein uptake and innovation, and regularly evaluate our campaign progress.
  • Manage the GFI APAC Communications team which includes a Senior Writer and a Communications Associate and ensure the team develops and delivers on strategic plans. 
  • Collaborate closely with the other managers in GFI APAC to contribute to strategic planning and strategy execution. 
  • Oversee partnership opportunities with mission-aligned external entities and organisations to execute joint initiatives related to public messaging about alternative proteins in Asia Pacific.
  • Proactively engage organisers of high-value conferences and live events on behalf of the GFI APAC team to ensure that our programmatic experts can maximise their outreach to target stakeholder audiences, and work with our experts to develop their slide decks and other presentation materials.
  • Manage GFI APAC’s internal resources, including but not limited to photo archives, SOPs, and shared drives, talking points, website updates.
  • Deliver presentations about our Communications team’s work and thought-leadership strategies to external and internal audiences as needed.
  • Compile all internal weekly, monthly, cyclical, and one-off reports, in collaboration with the Managing Director, to ensure that GFI’s global leadership, as well as donors and specific external partners are informed of regional progress and challenges.
  • Provide strategic guidance on GFI APAC’s content creation, distribution, and marketing strategies across digital platforms, including our website, blog, e-newsletters, and social media.
  • Work with our Senior Writer to build and manage media relationships that could help drive the public conversation about alternative proteins.
  • Support GFI’s international affiliates by providing APAC-specific inputs and insights.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Who we’re looking for

The Communications Manager must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in communications or marketing project management.
  • Proactive and strategic thinking skills with exceptional writing, editorial, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and preferably 2 years of management experience. 
  • Solid organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and relate to diverse stakeholders.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction, ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop coherent, memorable, high-impact branding that expresses the core values of GFI APAC to a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and manage events and other marketing activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute successful PR campaigns, copywriting, and editing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • Fluency in English, additional Asian languages are welcome. 
  • Support for GFI APAC’s philosophy, commitment to the objectives of the organisation, and ability to professionally advocate GFI APAC’s positions.
  • Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organisation.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every race, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

The fine print

  • Terms of Employment: Full time 
  • Reports to: Managing Director, GFI APAC
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Annual salary between SGD110-120K based on qualifications
  • Benefits: Working from home and the office, flexible working hours, opportunity to create real impact, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.
  • Application deadline: 16 August 2024.
  • Application process: Please complete this short form, and upload your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter (max 1 page) should set out:
    • What motivated you to apply for this role?
    • How do you meet the requirements listed in the job description?
    • Which bit of the job description energizes you the most?

Any questions?  If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at apacjobs@gfi.org. If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please feel free to share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you!

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