Senior Communications Manager - Sustainable Finance

Senior Communications Manager - Sustainable Finance


Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Senior Communications Manager for SYSTEMIQ’s Sustainable Finance Platform (which includes the work of the Blended Finance Taskforce) will lead the planning and implementation of the platforms’ communications with the aim of enhancing the visibility and impact of key projects. Working hand in hand with teams based in our global offices, as well as with SYSTEMIQ’s key external partners, the Senior Communications Manager will ensure our communications is of the highest quality across all projects and assets.

The role requires a keen understanding of the sustainability and financial sectors, strong communications instincts, and the ability to work professionally and diplomatically with internal and external stakeholders, including senior executives. The role will focus on engaging with the public sector, private finance, and the philanthropic and NGO community on climate and nature finance.

The right candidate will have a proven track record of managing communications and stakeholder campaigns, media engagement, producing digital and media assets and crafting powerful stories. We are looking for someone who is at ease working in English, can demonstrate strong coordination skills and ability to work both autonomously and across multiple teams.

You will be part of a growing global communications and engagement team and will work closely with Systemiq’s leadership and the wider team to build out the organisation’s communications capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee communications across the Sustainable Finance platform at SYSTEMIQ, including work of the Blended Finance Taskforce;
  • Build out relationships with and act as the main point of contact for journalists on the work of the Sustainable Finance Platform, including the Blended Finance Taskforce;
  • Project manage and/or produce diverse communications assets for both internal and external stakeholders, including communications strategies and campaigns, press releases, articles and op-eds, social media content (LinkedIn and Twitter), blogs and newsletters;
  • Develop and maintain a forward look of external-facing priorities and use as a planner with teams to budget and resource communications effectively, engaging with senior leadership in both the Sustainable Finance and Communications teams;
  • Ensure consistency in the way SYSTEMIQ and Blended Finance Taskforce brands are deployed, both in terms of logo usage and language, across all external communications assets;
  • Develop and execute external events and convenings which engage key stakeholders, including virtual and/or in-person event;
  • Build and manage relationships with external project partners and donors;
  • Work closely with vendors on external creative projects including publication design and layout, multimedia development; includes sourcing and hiring vendors as well as developing clear creative briefs within budget;
  • Alongside SYSTEMIQ’s core communications team, ensure internal stakeholders are appropriately aware of any external communications priorities including our board, investors and others;
  • Working with the core communications team, input into key planning tools including editorial and events trackers;
  • In coordination with the Platform Lead and core communications team, identify any reputational risks that may be associated with our projects and advise teams and SYSTEMIQ leaders on best course of action;
  • Set and keep track of communications metrics to measure and report impact.


Skills & Experience:

  • Proven experience of delivering strategic communications, including on climate and sustainability issues, which reach a range of global audiences;
  • Ability to translate finance and policy analysis into clear, concise and accessible messaging, including digital, video, and print content (press releases, social media content, blogs etc.);
  • Strong experience in building relationships with media and managing media requests, especially with finance and climate journalists;
  • Strong track record of developing powerful, engaging, and innovative events and convenings with global partners;
  • Experience working on a global level (including in emerging markets), with a variety of cultures and across regional stakeholders;
  • Experience of working with financial sector and/or national, regional or multi-lateral developments banks welcome;
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and coordinate complex projects, working closely with external and internal partners and managing third party providers such as agencies and designers;
  • Ability to work autonomously while ensuring engagement across highly collaborative policy and communication teams;
  • Ability to deliver juggling competing deadlines and deliver on time;
  • Experience using basic communications tools including but not limited to: Cision, Meltwater, Powerpoint, and MailChimp (or other online marketing publication platform);
  • Fluent in English, including outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Must have minimum 7 years’ related professional experience in communications and/or journalism.

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