Strategic Communications Expert (English and French speaking)
(Deadline: 14 May 2023)
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Seefar is looking for an exceptional French-speaking Strategic Communications Expert to lead and manage the implementation of two of Seefar’s migration communication projects in West Africa. As a Strategic Communications Expert at Seefar, you will take on a pivotal role in driving impactful and innovative communication projects. You will have the opportunity to showcase your expertise in leading online and in-person behaviour change projects, developing online engagement strategies, creating compelling creative products and innovative tools for a variety of audiences and crafting compelling branding efforts aimed at empowering target groups and enhancing their migration decision-making abilities.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team working towards a transformative mission, and make a tangible impact on the lives of vulnerable migrants across multiple countries. If you are a creative and strategic thinker with a passion for communications and a proven track record of delivering results, we would love to hear from you.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialize in social justice, migration and livelihoods. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. For more information about us, please visit

We are looking for someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, highly flexible and efficient, is comfortable working with a diverse staff around the world, and is fluent in English and French. 

This position offers flexibility in terms of work hours and can be structured as either part-time or full-time based on the qualifications and availability of the candidate. The salary range for this position includes between 3800 USD and 4800 USD.


The following are the primary responsibilities of the role:

  • Develop and implement innovative communication and behaviour change campaigns based on online and in-person components that empower vulnerable communities and drive social impact 
  • Conduct background research to develop training materials that includes for example messaging that informs counselling sessions with migrants or materials for school curricula 
  • Train fieldstaff for delivering information through educational outreach, 1:1 counselling sessions and  awareness-raising events 
  • Supervise and run Facebook campaigns, create campaign posts, and track performance metrics
  • Create and develop innovative online course concepts and design implementation plans
  • Provide input from a strategic communication perspective for app and digital product design
  • Design capacity-building workshops, both online and in-person, for organisations and individuals in developing countries to communicate effectively with vulnerable communities
  • Oversee the development of high-quality content for online platforms, including copy-editing, and ensuring rigorous quality control and efficient processes
  • Analyse the impact of strategic communication and social media efforts and contribute to evaluation reports
  • Remotely supervise team members across the world, and help them develop their skills and reach their full potential

Working with Seefar

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
  • It can be fast-paced so you need to be productive and able to prioritise effectively.

An Excellent Candidate

This role requires someone who has the skills, knowledge and experience listed under the “Essential criteria” heading below. A strong candidate will also meet one or more of the “Desirable criteria”.

Essential criteria

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in strategic communications, preferably in the development sector, with a focus on migration communications
  • Experience of, or substantial exposure to, developing and implementing online and in-person behaviour change communications
  • Demonstrated experience in social media management and monitoring: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Hootsuite, Union Metric, etc. 
  • Previous experience in developing high-quality content for online platforms, from ideation to launch, with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience using social media platforms for communication and advocacy purposes, and ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding of social media marketing trends, tools and strategies
  • Ability to write for a variety of different platforms and audiences, as well as effectively train and supervise a team
  • Experience overseeing production of creative communication materials, including TV and radio adverts, social media videos, printed materials and campaign branding
  • Thematic experience and knowledge on migration, including human-trafficking, modern slavery or irregular migration
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to produce high-quality written and multimedia content under tight deadlines.
  • Effective prioritisation skills and high level of autonomy
  • Excellent patience and cultural-sensitivity 
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to travel to project sites, as needed
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in French and English

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in designing and leading capacity building in developing countries
  • Experience in online course design and development, ideally also experience with learning management systems or other online course delivery platforms

To Apply for this Role

On or before 14 May 2023, complete our online application form. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
  1. 5+ years of experience working in strategic communications
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication in French and English
  3. Effective prioritization skills and high level of autonomous working
  1. Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format.
  2. In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the following points in English:
    1. One to three paragraphs describing your motivation for the job, communications skill set and relevant work experience.
    2. Two paragraphs describing a communications campaign you have worked on, detailing your responsibilities, the objectives, activities and results achieved

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