Global Communications Manager, ICRICT

Location: Home-based

Key details

Application closing date: 01 June 2023, 23:59 (UK time)
Start date: Immediately /As soon as possible
Reports to: Head of Secretariat
Contract: 2 year fixed term (with possibility to extend dependent on funding)
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £43,919 – £50,254 (starting point dependent on skills and experience relevant to the role)
Location: Remote and home-based and can be located anywhere in the world, subject to contracting. However, the successful candidate will be required to work with globally based colleagues in different time zones with regular working with those based in UTC +1 (London/Madrid/Abuja) and UTC-4 (New York/Bogata). Thus, a location and flexibility to work within these time zones will be required.

ICRICT is Hiring a Global Communications Manager

The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) is seeking a dynamic communication professional and a storyteller with a passion for social justice to support the Secretariat and the Commissioners in their work and help shift the narrative about the role of taxation in our economies.

The role

By developing and delivering on a communications strategy that effectively communicates ICRICT’s key messages and positions, builds relationships with allies and partners and enhances the credibility and profile of ICRICT the Global Communications Manager will play a pivotal part in ICRICT’s plans to expand and deepen its influence on global debates about international corporate taxation and wealth transparency.  The role will involve generating international media coverage, producing content across a range of channels, managing ICRICT’s digital channels, contributing to internal and external events and be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of our global media coverage.

About you

This role requires a confident, passionate and creative communications professional with demonstrable experience in managing the development of world class communications.  A good understanding of traditional media is a must along with digital and social media know-how. You will need to work well in a team but also be self-motivated and able to work remotely. You will need a keen news sense, excellent writing skills, an eye for detail, be able to work to tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Fluency in other languages, in addition to English and either Spanish/French, would be an advantage due to the global nature of our work and audiences.

Key responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Global Communications Manager include:

  • Identify and create media opportunities to promote ICRICT’s work, agenda, and priorities.
  • Successfully pitch stories in top-tier, high-profile media outlets in both the Global South and G7, G20, and EU countries.
  • Handle day-to-day media requests in core countries to ensure that ICRICT responds quickly and thoughtfully to media requests as they occur.
  • Develop key relationships with influential and emerging media voices.
  • Draft and edit news releases, media advisories, Op-Eds, digital posts, videos, and other content.
  • Organize press conferences, interviews with Commissioners, training workshops for journalists, and other events as required.
  • Manage ICRICT’s social media accounts (currently Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn).
  • Manage the content of ICRICT’s website, including writing, editing, and content organization.
  • Edit the production of ICRICT’s publications and other outputs and coordinate the translation of selected ICRICT materials and webpages from English into Spanish, French, and other relevant languages.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of ICRICT’s publications and promote their advocacy messages to key target audiences through relevant channels and networks.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of communication and advocacy campaigns at a global level or in specific countries, collaborating with ICRICT’s partners.
  • Support the organization of conferences, public events, and webinars with the participation of ICRICT commissioners.
  • May provide coaching to Commissioners for media engagements.
  • Support the work of the Secretariat in overseeing the organization of ICRICT’s events, including the logistical aspects.
  • Prepares regular reports on the effectiveness of visibility efforts using qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Ensure ICRICT’s communications strategy contributes to ICRICT’s mission and objectives.

Person Specification


  • A degree in journalism, communications, international Relations, political science, or a related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in communications, journalism, public information, media relations, or related area with a diverse scope of countries (specific experience in developing countries a plus) is required.
  • Experience successfully pitching stories in top-tier media.
  • An excellent network of worldwide contacts in the specialist and general media, especially in G7/G20 countries and the Global South.
  • “Digital fluency”: expertise in proven experience in developing, running, and evaluating communication activities through social and digital media channels.
  • Strong writing and editing skills and oral communication in English (ICRICT’s working language) and either Spanish or French
  • The ability to synthesize ideas and communicate complex or technical concepts clearly and accessibly.
  • The ability to deal quickly and confidently with media inquiries and awareness of media-related legal and reputational risks for ICRICT.
  • Creativity and open-mindedness. We are looking for a very good team player with excellent organisational skills.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in communications strategy, tools, and channels.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally for work.



  • Working knowledge of other languages (e.g., German, Portuguese, Mandarin).
  • Work experience in more than one country or geographic area of work, particularly in the Global South, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing and design tools.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work independently, and comfortable working with a fully remote team.
  • Highly organised with excellent time management, forward planning and prioritisation.
  • A proactive and calm problem solver.
  • Comfortable working at times under pressure and to regular deadlines.
  • Can work cooperatively and collaboratively both as part of a team and when engaging with external partners.
  • Open to feedback and review with the ability to adapt work and working style accordingly.
  • Commitment to own professional development.
  • Personal interest in tax justice and commitment to ICRICT’s mandate and values.



ICRICT is a unique body of prominent and influential thinkers that promotes international corporate tax reform and a more inclusive discussion of corporate tax rules. Its perspective is that of the global public interest, rather than national or corporate interest, and it promotes tax reforms that support sustainable development, the reduction of poverty and inequality, good-quality public services, and the fulfilment of states’ human rights obligations.

ICRICT has become an influential global voice in the corporate tax debate, often challenging official orthodoxy and calling for deeper reforms, which are set out in its Declaration and subsequent statements. Its audience includes international institutions, national governments, businesses, trade unions, civil society organizations, and the general public. Communications activities are critical in advancing ICRICT’s goals and in responding to the challenges of the current context.

The Commission is chaired by Jayati Ghosh and Joseph Stiglitz and current members are Eva Joly, Edmund Fitzgerald, Léonce Ndikumana, Irene Ovonji-Odida, Kim Jacinto Henares, Ricardo Martner, Gabriel Zucman, Magdalena Sepúlveda, Thomas Piketty, Wayne Swan, José Antonio Ocampo and Martin Guzman.

The Commission is governed by a Steering Committee of interested global organisations and individuals committed to a fairer, more inclusive global tax system.

The ICRICT secretariat, of which this role is a part of, supports the Commission and manages its work on behalf of the Steering Committee.

ICRICT’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities

ICRICT is committed to a society based on equality, which embraces diversity and where everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and free from discrimination. We recognise there is an organisational responsibility to tackle inequality and encourage diversity in respect of both the work we undertake and the people we employ and that every employee of the organisation has a personal responsibility to abide by and promote the policy.

We are particularly keen to consider candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in the international tax field.

Everyone has the right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. ICRICT recognises that discrimination can occur and will promote anti-discriminatory practices for people who may be discriminated against on grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, belief, gender, class, HIV & AIDS, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, people who are gay, lesbian or transgender, people who have dependents or people who are using mental health services.

ICRICT is at present legally and fiscally hosted by Tax Justice Network, a UK based not-for-profit organisation (company reg 05327824) which will therefore be the contracting party for this role.

To apply please upload a CV (resume) and answer a series of questions (to detail the skills and expertise you believe you bring to the board) at by 23:59 (UK time) on 1 June 2023. Interviews, which will be in English, are planned to be held week commencing 12th June 2023.

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