Posted: Apr 23,2021
Closing: Open until Filled
Location: United States
Source: alliance

Position Overview

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, CCA is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the clean cooking sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, CCA is working to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030.

The Communications Post-Grad will be an integral member of CCA’s four-person Advocacy and Communications Team. The Post-Grad will assist in all aspects of CCA’s internal and external communications, including social media outreach, creative writing, email marketing, copyediting, website management, and special projects. The Post-Grad will also help with the launch of a new CCA website, as well as help with engagement around UN-related events. Strong candidates will have experience managing websites and social media channels, excellent writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in learning about communications tactics for reaching targeted audiences.   

The Post-Grad will report to the Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications, while also working closely with other members of the Advocacy & Communications Team and other CCA staff, as needed.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the offices of the United Nations Foundation are currently closed and are expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. The Fellow will need to have access to a computer and internet connection. This is a paid Fellowship.

Essential Functions

  • Support the development and dissemination of written content, including press releases, blog posts, feature articles, factsheets, and other written materials.
  • Draft digital messaging to be shared across CCA’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of digital media metrics.
  • Support CCA in the launch of its new website, including brainstorming and implementing launch day strategies to boost engagement and traffic to the new site. 
  • Assist with ongoing website management, including posting and updating new content, monitoring the events calendar, and supporting teams across CCA to keep project webpages current and accurate.
  • Monitor new and upcoming developments relevant to clean cooking, including events, studies, and news related to sustainable energy, financial investment, policy shifts, climate change, air pollution, women’s empowerment, youth engagement, and more.
  • Support knowledge management and thought leadership initiatives including CCA’s quarterly newsletter, monthly highlights, monthly media round-up, and more.  
  • Support internal communications efforts by brainstorming creative file- and knowledge-sharing processes.
  • Build and maintain CCA’s media and communications calendar to track partnership engagement opportunities and help plan CCA’s editorial calendar.
  • Support the planning and development of CCA events, including webinars, panel discussions, and high-level partner meetings.
  • Support CCA’s advocacy efforts, including brainstorming engagement opportunities for new and existing champions and youth advocates.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, including twice-weekly team meetings, weekly all-staff meetings, internal webinars and other learning opportunities, and relevant meetings with external partners.
  • Monitor and maintain CCA’s photo collection and support the identification of photos to be included in external-facing content.
  • Take on other projects and duties, as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, environmental science, public health, or any other relevant area of study.
  • An excellent understanding of social and digital media communication platforms, uses, and approaches.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to communicate effectively through various formats, from longer articles to infographics.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in global health, energy access, women’s empowerment, and climate action.
  • Ability to work well with others as well as across teams.
  • Creative mindset with the ability to problem-solve and work under pressure.
  • A strong willingness to take initiative and a desire to learn.
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities efficiently and effectively.
  • Skills in CRM/CMS platforms (WordPress), Adobe Creative Suite programs, and social media management tools (Hootsuite, TweetDeck) are desirable but not required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must be available to work at least 29 hours per week for a 6 month term.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.


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