Organisation Overview  (Samhita.org) 

Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal reimagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the centre of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives. This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people, profit and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses.

Role Overview:

To build awareness about the brand and its priorities through impactful communication disseminated across media and communication platforms, including offline platforms such as events and volunteering programme, targeting internal and external audiences globally.

 

Responsibilities:


Brand Management :

– To be custodian of the organization’s brand, build awareness, create brand image and ensure brand recall for organization and its activities. Develop, implement, and evaluate the Annual organizational Communications Plan to support project objectives.

– Lead the evolution of organization’s brand guidelines, including visual identity, positioning and key messaging and ensure adherence to the same to establish organization’s unique brand identity across its work at the organization as well as the subsidiary.

– Identify platforms (online and offline) to represent organization and mentor teams to communicate effectively about the organization

– Liaise with organization’s Corporate Communications and organization’s Engage team to align organization’s communication and positioning with overall brand.

Content Creation :

– Lead creation of impactful content to target organization’s internal and external audiences through print and digital media across platforms – website, PR, social media, newsletters etc.

– Draft and edit communication to ensure that outputs adhere to a high-quality standard, respond to the needs of the target audience, and are delivered within agreed budget and timelines

– Engage and collaborate with external consultants and agencies to produce impactful content to meet organization’s communication needs

– Review & modify organization related communication created by teams across units, other teams and external partners to ensure content is aligned with organization’s communication objectives

– Create templates and build capacity of teams internally and externally to use them while highlighting organization supported activities.

Content Dissemination :

– Ensure organization’s communication is disseminated in the most appropriate and effective formats through media that is best suited to target specific audiences internally and externally

– Create, update and optimize the organization’s websites, digital annual report to ensure information is accurate, up-to-date and optimized for search engines.

– Manage organization’s presence in social media platforms in line with organizations and mother brand image and messaging protocol

– Respond to media queries, write press release quotes and forge relationships with key journalists to build awareness about organization’s initiatives

– Inform internal audiences about organization through the newsletters, intranet and mass emailers and ensure appropriate organizational presence in external platforms- partner websites, social media channels, newsletters etc.

Monitoring and Evaluation :

– Monitor website traffic and social media analytics to ensure digital strategies are achieving desired outcomes

– Track PR coverage of issues that organization works on, other communication activities and industry trends to identify opportunities for organization

– Track innovative communication ideas and industry best practices and identify opportunities to apply them for enhancing organization communications

– Identify events/ conferences/workshops/seminars where organization should be represented and coach the team on how the organization’s brand should be represented externally.

– Cross Functional Team Management and Support

Internal :

– Work closely with internal teams to create a singular identity and consistent messaging for organization in all geographies

– Collaborate with internal teams on joint initiatives that call for organization’s comm. contributions and representation

– Manage Communications budget for utilization.

– Work with HR teams at organization to understand the Engage agenda and ensure adequate support and resources are allocated to organization to contribute to the overall organization’s Engage platform.

External :

– Provide communication support and guidance to organization’s partners & funders for their communications plans and strategies on organization funded projects

– Manage organization’s representation in communication collaterals created for partnerships, events and multi stakeholder engagements to maximize organization’s brand presence and recall.

– Vendors, designers, consultants onboarding to be managed as per the laid organization documentation process, with whom the communications team will collaborate tor key identified project / assignment implementation.

Note :

– The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks.

– The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Required Qualification:

Relevant Experience : Minimum 15 years of experience working in strategic communications including cross functional linkages with event management related fields / functions. Experience of working in NGOs and / or CSR is a plus

Educational Qualification : Postgraduate degree in Mass Communications and related field.

Skills and Knowledge :

– Strong leadership track record – Highly collaborative style; experience in developing and implementing communications strategies

– Experience with managing a team

– Experience with managing vendors, freelancers and agencies

– A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently

– Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with print and digital communications technologies

– Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

– Understanding of copywriting, graphic design, layout, and publishing

– Understanding of social media platforms and social media marketing

Work Location: Mumbai

Why Samhita?

  • Make a big difference: Take, own and implement.
  • Leadership: This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge management and research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  • Impact: Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  • Work Culture: Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges. 

How to apply: Forward your LinkedIn page or CV to careers@samhita.org, you can also apply on our careers page.