Global Director of Communications and Partnerships

Global Director of Communications and Partnerships

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Features

LocationWorld Scout Global Support Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SalaryCompetitive, with attractive benefits package
Contract Type3 years fixed-term contract, renewable
Closing Date28th May 2018

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About World Scout Bureau

Since 1907, Scouting has been a life-changing experience for millions of young people in 169 National Scout Organisations, many of whom have developed into active citizens and leaders in their communities and around the world. Scouting provides young people, regardless of their backgrounds, with opportunities to grow, connect and to serve. They participate in programmes, events, activities and projects that contribute to their growth as active citizens. Through these initiatives, young people become agents of positive change who inspire others to take action.

The World Scout Bureau (WSB) is the Secretariat of the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM). The Bureau has offices in eight locations (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Geneva, Switzerland; Nairobi, Kenya; Cairo, Egypt; Makati City, The Philippines; Kiev, Ukraine; Brussels, Belgium; and Panama City, Republic of Panama). The legal seat of WSB is in Geneva, Switzerland. The Secretary General’s Office is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is made up of 169 National Scout Organizations all over the world, divided into six Regions: Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia,
Europe and Interamerica.

The Role

The Global Director of Communications and Partnerships is responsible for the development and implementation of the World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM)’s communication and strategic engagement plan, including the design of WOSM’s advocacy on issues affecting World Scouting.

The Global Director is responsible for the promotion of WOSM’s strategic engagements and partnerships and fostering positive relationships with selected partners and media. As the global communication lead for the organization, the Global Director acts as a spokesperson and is responsible for crisis communications as well as managing the internal communications networks.

Moreover, the Global Director is responsible for managing the Communications and Partnerships Department; one of the four departments of the World Scout Bureau (WSB) Global Support Centre which focuses on WOSM’s public profile and strategic engagements to achieve Vision 2023 for Scouting.

Person Specification

  • Senior level experience of managing communications and partnerships on a global or regional level.
  • Experience of developing partnerships and managing relationships with multi-stakeholders.
  • Displays strong commitment and shares WOSM’s vision and commitment to education, youth leadership and empowerment
  • Experience of working with INGO’s would be considered an asset


  • An advanced degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or in another relevant area. Alternatively holding a degree alongside substantial experience in lieu of an Advanced degree
  • Willingness to frequently travel overseas and available to work flexibly to achieve work objectives


Interested in this role? Download the appointment brief below for more information then come back to this page to apply. For this, click on the “Apply now” button and complete our online application form, by attaching an up-to-date CV and a Statement. In addition to applying with a CV and Statement through our website we require you to also provide a separate 1-minute VIDEO explaining your motivation surrounding this role with WOSM. Instructions of how to do this are in the attached appointment pack.

Lead Consultant

Ana Fernandes
Lead Consultant