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Head of Communications job at Restless Development

Head of Communications

Job Overview

We’re seeking a visionary Head of Communications to help us amplify the impact of young people worldwide. As a creative leader, you’ll drive our communications strategy, lead a global team, and celebrate youth power to inspire action.

Key Responsibilities Of  the Head Of Communications

  • Lead a high-performing global communications team, fostering a positive work environment and providing support and mentoring.
  • Develop and deliver a communications strategy that strengthens our brand and recognition.
  • Lead a communications culture change across the organization, enabling us to meet our targets.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including media, donors, and the Global Leadership Group.
  •  Strengthen youth-powered communications, increasing content volume and impact.
  •  Secure media placements and amplify youth voices to influence decision-makers.
  • Develop a strong global brand identity, fostering collaboration among the communications team.
  •  Identify and capitalize on “Big Moments” for the organization, maximizing impact and brand awareness.

Requirements for the Head of Communications Job

  •  Significant experience leading and managing teams, including virtual and matrix management.
  • Demonstrable track record in creating creative communications content aimed at or developed with young people.
  •  Experience leading risk management, crisis communications, and safeguarding in communications processes.
  • Experience leading a creative communications function at a nonprofit agency.
  • Strong creative network, including good relationships with media outlets.
  • Integrity, transparency, and a strong ethical compass.


  •  Knowledge of international development, with a focus on youth development.
  • Personal experience or deep understanding of the challenges faced by young people in the Global South.
  • Familiarity with power shifting in development and its application to effective communications.

Education & Experience of the Head of Communications

  • No specific requirements mentioned.

Work Hours & Experience

  • 8 hours/day
  • Level of education: Not specified
  •  Experience in months: Not specified

Job Application Procedure


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