Job Category:

Communications, Consulting, International, Nonprofit & Philanthropy


To be discussed.


The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (“Tenure Facility”) is a new multi-stakeholder institution exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC). The Tenure Facility provides funding and dedicated technical support to strategic initiatives, proposed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities´ organizations, that can be leveraged to scale-up secure collective tenure rights in developing countries. By scaling up Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities´ tenure security, the Tenure Facility contributes to the realization of national development priorities and environmental commitments, including climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives.


Implement the Tenure Facility’s Learning and Communications strategy under the TF Learning Platform

– Oversee development and implementation of the global learning and communications strategy, focusing on strategic targets (governments, development actors, donors, corporations, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities´ organizations).

-Oversee communication of the rationale, story, and impact of the Tenure Facility’s strategies, tools, and lessons learned.

– Develop the Tenure Facility´s messaging to communicate effectively how tenure rights result in achieving climate change mitigation, sustainable and just development, and other national and international development goals.

– Work with project leaders and consultants to capture the rationale and impact of Tenure Facility engagements at country levels, and synthesize and communicate successes and lessons learned for wider outreach.

– Refine the use of the existing Web Portal to facilitate the sharing of lessons learned between and among projects and externally with key audiences.

– Assist the Tenure Facility team to consolidate the Learning Platform and position the Tenure Facility in international arenas for sharing lessons, strategies, and tools to scale up the implementation of collective land rights.

– Develop, promote, and ensure consistency of the Tenure Facility’s branding and messaging.

– Develop and update audience-specific factsheets and messaging documents that communicate to climate change, development, and tenure reform constituencies.

– Manage the Tenure Facility’s communications product development, including the writing and delivery of key reports, newsletters, and website content.

– Manage the Tenure Facility’s media engagement, including the preparation of communication tools targeting various audiences (press releases, op-eds, mailings, video-messages, and Q&A documents) for dissemination at key moments.

– Support the creation and implementation of national-level communications strategies

– Work with project leaders and consultants to develop and implement national-level communications strategies that incorporate climate change and development objectives, with a specific focus on scaling up secure tenure rights of

– Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

– Work with project leaders and consultants to capture and share the rationale and impact of Tenure Facility engagements at the country level.


Successful candidates will have:

– A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience.

– Experience with strategic communications, knowledge management, and/or monitoring and evaluation.

– Effective branding and outreach experience.

– Experience with the full range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective communications strategies.

– Experience managing consultants.

– Strong analytical and writing skills for both print and digital content.

– Familiarity with website management.

– Demonstrated passion for working in diverse multicultural settings to communicate human rights and/or land and resource rights themes to the public.

– Proven ability to develop and communicate high impact messages tailored to the international development community, and to tailor language, tone, style, and format to match different key audiences.

– Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively and communicate with a diverse array of stakeholders in Latin America,

– Asia and Africa, including bridging local to national situations in diverse political and legal contexts.

– Demonstrated ability to work effectively with press and/or press agencies.

– Strong leadership, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills.

– Professional fluency in English required; with fluency in Swedish, Spanish and/or French preferred.

– A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Location and travel: The applicant may live anywhere in the world, but will be required to communicate with the Tenure Facility team during the Washington DC/Stockholm work day. Consultant will travel internationally up to 25% time for fulfilling the assignment.

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