The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building; by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests. It works together with policy makers, governments, UN organizations and agencies and regional organizations engaged in the field of democracy building.
International IDEA develops, shares and enables the use of comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes,constitution building,political participation and representation, democracy and development and democracy assessments.
It also addresses the important issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security as they relate to democracy.
International IDEA is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and works worldwide through offices in New York, Brussels, The Hague, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
International IDEA advances democracy worldwide as a universal human aspiration, enabling sustainable development by supporting the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic political institutions and processes at all levels.
As the Head of Communications, you will lead the development and implementation of the global communication and advocacy strategy positioning International IDEA as the global leader in Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
With a proven record of leadership skills in a demanding, and culturally diversified environment, you will strategically develop International IDEA’s external profile and influence, extending our reach and media impact, and ensuring our research, development and policy work has a global impact. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. You will also develop the organizations capacity to communicate consistently and effectively both internally and externally. This is a truly global role which will contribute to raising the profile of International IDEA and our mission of advancing democracy worldwide.
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.