Communications Officer

Would you like to be part of a team dedicated to supporting Indigenous Peoples and local communities? Are you eager to contribute to strategies that support climate mitigation, lower deforestation, promote gender equality and help solve long lasting land conflict? Yes? Then you are in the right place.

Overview of the position

The Communications Officer reports to the Chief Development Officer of the Tenure Facility She/he supports the implementation of the Facility’s communication strategy which underpins its efforts to support Indigenous Peoples and local communities in their efforts to secure their land and forest tenure. He/she will support day-to-day communications and outreach efforts. The position requires an individual who thinks creatively about longer-term communications initiatives and ways to develop the Tenure Facility´s brand among its partners, online, and within the international human rights and development community.

The Position

Overarching responsibilities 

Contribute to establishing the Tenure Facility as a highly credible and respected foundation among international development institutions and donors.

Generate mutual trust and respect of Indigenous Peoples and local communities andtheir cultures, with full awareness of the intricacies of relationships among them and their allies and supporters.

Contribute to a collaborative and resilient internal working culture for sustained progress on the Tenure Facility’s strategic goals and objectives.

Specific responsibilities 

  • Create or collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to create content for internal and external audiences, including:
    – Maintaining and regularly updating content on the Tenure Facility´s website;
    – Implementing the Tenure Facility ‘s social media strategy, including regularly updating the Tenure Facility´s Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts
    – Maintaining a blog of the Tenure Facility´s content from staff and partners that showcases the Tenure Facility´s work and expertise
    – Developing timely material to promote the Tenure Facility activities for distribution on social media, website, newsletters, and other vehicles and channels
    – Creating, collecting, and/or editing photographic and video content
    – Providing research, analysis, drafts, and other supports for thought leadership pieces (such as journal articles, op-eds, white papers) produced by Tenure Facility leaders
  • Update, and maintain a consistent visual brand for:
    – The Tenure Facility´s corporate website and other special projects
    – Project deliverables, reports, and other products
    – Communication materials targeted at specific audiences
    – Graphics, charts, visualizations, and other specific design products or needs
  • Contribute to the Tenure Facility ‘s online presence and support partner´s awareness campaigns that are timed and synchronized according to particular events or activities
  • Track the Tenure Facility ‘s online presence, including media mentions of the Tenure Facility programs and activities and web and social media analytics
  • Support the Tenure Facility learning and other events
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations or journalism. Other degrees are also welcome if the working experience is relevant to communications. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience supporting communications and/or public relations
  • High-level knowledge and experience developing social media strategies and managing social media tools
  • Track record of on-time and high-quality delivery of communication initiatives
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to effectively translate technical content for specific, non-technical audiences;
  • Strong visual design experience, including creating or contributing to print and web products
  • Keen aptitude for determining and internalizing organisational goals and using them to be a proactive member of the Tenure Facility team
  • Experience with graphic design and editing programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Front-end web design or web development skills, including use of HTML/CSS and JavaScript
  • Proficiency in English is essential, knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus
  • Excellent skills in working with MS Office

Preferred characteristics

You have a genuine interest in the civil society sector and thrive in a multi-cultural environment.  As a person you are ambitious and enjoy learning and working independently as well as in teams. You like to take initiatives and are able to drive processes and improvements independently. You are also an excellent co-worker and responsive to the needs of project partners.

About the Tenure Facility

Indigenous peoples and local communities live in more than half of the world´s land area yet they legally own less than 10% of their territories. Securing their land and forest rights enables them to have the cultural and economic independence to thrive and continue to protect systems vital to our global climate, fresh water, and food security. The Tenure Facility offers grants and technical expertise at the speed and scale required to secure tenure and sustainably manage millions of hectares at risk today. The Tenure Facility works directly with the Indigenous Peoples and local communities and their allies’ ensuring laws on community rights are translated into rights recognition on the ground. It supports them to achieve formal legal recognition of their land and forest rights on maps, in laws, and in the plans and operations of governments and private investors. It works strategically with local, national, and international stakeholders to foster community-level partnership and joint action with governments and the private sector.

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility  is an organization based in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Tenure Facility has secured multi-year funding and the Secretariat, with around 25 staff, is therefore looking forward to adding a Communications Officer. 


Terms of employment 

The position refers to full-time permanent positions with six months’ probation period. Starting date as agreed. Salary by agreement.

How to apply

Send your application; presentation letter and your CV via e-mail to latest April 12, 2023. Please mark the application Communications Officer.

For further information kindly contact us at the email address above.

The Tenure Facility promotes a balanced, diverse workforce a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance .

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