Account Director, International Affairs & Development

Media Contacts
Remote work
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2022
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Job Details

Our client is a leading communications consultancy that specialises in international public policy and development. With clients including NGOs, it strives to make a difference in international development, helping to attract inward investment into areas such as HIV prevention, access to clean water and improving infrastructure. The consultancy works closely with global figures to achieve this, shaping and communicating public policy to help effect change. Headquartered in London but with a truly global outreach, it offers remote working opening up the opportunity to applicants both in the UK and overseas (providing within a similar time zone).

The role includes:
  • Directing client teams, including advisory and relationship management with clients and overseeing the planning and delivery of international public policy campaigns through targeted communications
  • Hands-on and supervisory involvement with a broad range of communications activities such as media relations, digital, brand work, crisis and policy communications
  • Working with a range of different client types, especially in Africa
  • Identifying and leading new business activity
  • Liaising, mentoring and working with wider internal teams, including staff based overseas
The successful candidate:
  • A strong background in public policy/international affairs gained in an agency environment
  • Experience and interest in Africa preferred although not essential
  • Exposure to a range of issues such as philanthropy/direct investment, politics, corporate communications and international development
  • Capable and motivated to work remotely
  • Digital communications experience
  • Ability to manage crisis communications
  • Media contacts in Tier 1 international media
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and new business capability
  • Highly professional and focussed on exceeding client expectations
If you are passionate about international affairs and want to work in a role where you can do something truly meaningful and make a difference alongside like-minded individuals this could be a perfect move!

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Media Contacts is a specialist communications recruitment agency - having been around since 1993, we’ve built up an extensive network of contacts who have come to value the advice and expertise we provide.

The company began solely as a London-based media sales and editorial recruiter, but has since expanded into a range of other areas: media, events, marketing, PR and healthcare communications among them. We also work internationally and have clients across Europe, North America and Asia.


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020 7359 8244
The Windsor Centre
Windsor Street
Greater London
N1 8QG
United Kingdom
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