Strategic Communications & Fundraising Senior Associate

This opportunity is open across all our offices. The successful candidate would be based in one of our offices i.e. Colombia, Kenya, Morocco and USA
Job Type
Full-time Permanent role
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Submit your application by attaching an English version of your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter answer the following questions: (1) Why are you a good fit for this role? (2) What is your motivation to apply to Instiglio? Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Where to Apply

Who we are

Instiglio’s mission is to unlock the full impact potential of governments to deliver meaningful outcomes for their citizens. We support our partners to integrate results-based approaches into delivery systems and practices, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of public and development finance. Over the last 10 years, we have influenced practices, capabilities, and policy frameworks of governments and aid institutions; delivering over 100 projects in 30 low- and middle-income countries aimed at improving the outcomes of development programs. This work has covered sectors including education, livelihoods, workforce development, health, gender, and climate, shaping the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Some of our important milestones include advising the design and implementation of the world’s first Outcomes Fund (poverty graduation, Kenya and Uganda); the launch of performance-based contracts with governments in Africa (employability, Morocco); structuring a $60 million results-based transfer system for local school districts (education, Peru), and facilitating MCC’s effective use of RBF through a four-year strategic partnership. Please visit our website for more information on our projects and impact.

Our team
A core contributing factor to the influence Instiglio has had thus far includes our collaborative, highly skilled and diverse team. We are a team of 60+ people, representing 15+ nationalities, with offices in Colombia, Kenya, Morocco and the USA. Our team of practitioners has extensive development and government experience, including previous roles in international development banks, national governments, multilateral agencies, INGOs and academia.

How you will make an impact
We aim to improve the lives of over 250 million citizens in the next 10 years. Crucial to our strategy is increasing the awareness of our impact, while cultivating strategic partnerships with governments, multilateral aid agencies and donors. To support us in achieving our goals, we are looking for a passionate, ambitious, and creative external communications expert with strong skills in crafting social impact narratives and engaging with funders. In this role, you will work in close collaboration with our Senior Leadership and our client-facing teams to drive growth through developing our brand, leading fundraising efforts, and enhancing our external positioning. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working in close collaboration with the Communications, Business Development and Project Implementation teams across Instiglio’s country offices, the Communications and Fundraising Senior Associate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

External Communications:
-Develop and execute the communications strategy across all channels, including digital, print, broadcast and live events, supporting Instiglio’s Senior Leadership to position itself strategically to external audiences.
-Ensure Instiglio’s brand architecture is resonant across a diverse set of audience segments, inspires them to action, differentiates us from our peers, and advances our strategic goals.
-Oversee the creation and use of brand guidelines and marketing collateral with the goal of empowering Instiglio’s global team to become effective brand ambassadors united through a consistent, relevant, and impactful voice.
-Design, write, edit and pitch content for different external audiences documenting Instiglio’s impact journey, strategy, critical insights and knowledge products (press releases, project descriptions, talking points, external articles, policy briefs, annual reports, etc.)
-Draft and disseminate Instiglio’s newsletters highlighting key projects, publications, conferences and other organizational updates.
-Develop and execute a strategy to increase the reach and engagement of communication channels and products.
-Provide support to the People Operations team by creating visual and written content for recruitment efforts, in line with our employee brand proposition and organizational culture.
-Maintain and foster new relationships with strategic media partners, including journalists, editors, and contributors from outlets consumed by government officials and international development practitioners in relevant markets.

-Create targeted pitches and write grant applications aligned to the needs and values of potential funders and to Instiglio’s strategic goals and vision.
-Engage and grow our funder base by identifying and researching strategic partnership opportunities and maintaining a robust opportunity pipeline.
-Support Instiglio’s Business Development team in any other function as and when required.

Strategy & Team Coordination:
-Develop, together with the Senior Leadership team, Instiglio’s fundraising strategy, as well as our global and regional communication strategies and KPIs; managing work streams to support the day-to-day execution of these strategies.
-Oversee all systems that enable the execution of the strategy: digital platforms, annual reports, conference tracking, etc.
-Track and report data analytics, leveraging insights to inform the strategy and support decision-making.
-Manage and coach junior Communications and Fundraising team members.
-Coordinate communication and fundraising outputs, liaising with focal points in the Projects, Business Development and Communications team; managing versions of publications and ensuring critical outputs are shared internally.

Who you are
We are growing a team of resourceful go-getters that are driven by our mission, curious about the world, and dedicated to a life of learning. Our ideal candidate is an individual who brings energy to a team, enjoys writing and storytelling for different audiences with ease on thematic areas within the international development space. Creating content is second nature and they pivot on their expertise to adapt their content to the right audience to evoke emotion on our impact or spur stakeholders to action. They are painstakingly detailed and are not afraid to challenge ideas or improve upon them. They will need to meet the following requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, international relations, or related field. A Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Design or related development fields is preferred but not a mandatory requirement.
-At least 6 years in strategic communications with an emphasis in writing and experience in the field of public advocacy and international development
-Work experience in the public sector is preferred
-Experience using design platforms such as Illustrator or InDesign or working with visual designers is desirable.
-Experience with web design or working with web designers is an added advantage.
-Passionate about our mission
-Knowledgeable about international development, with an emphasis on philanthropy
-Exceptional written, oral, and visual storytelling skills
-Significant experience developing and implementing communications strategies that advance an organization’s brand and positioning
-Experience developing and executing partnerships and fundraising strategies
-Experience working with technical experts to translate complex concepts into compelling and approachable content for different audiences
-The right combination of collaboration and independence; a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys crafting new initiatives while listening deeply to others
-Enthusiasm for organizing chaos but can roll with imperfect scenarios. Enjoys systems and order, but not at the expense of getting things done
-Can quickly create and manage realistic action plans that balance detail and speed
-High attention to detail
-Digital media capabilities and understanding of various platforms (preferred but not a mandatory requirement)
-Knowledge of data collection and analysis (preferred but not a mandatory requirement)
-Native fluency in English (C-2)
-Professional proficiency in French (C1) is preferred but not a mandatory requirement

How you can grow with us
As the Strategic Communications & Fundraising Senior Associate at Instiglio you will have a chance to develop a variety of skills, with the guidance of the Chief of Staff and the senior leadership team. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving bi-annual formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receive proper support in their professional development. Instiglio offers generous benefits, which include a hybrid working model, personal days, remote work days, travel and health insurance, a company holiday in addition to vacation, and parental leave, among others.