Organisation: The Urban Movement Innovation Fund

Position: Communications and Engagement Manager

Location: Flexible location globally with preference on global south

Salary: Between 65,000 – 75,000 GBP plus benefits, contingent on experience and adjusted for location


Closing date: 13/12/2020 (day/month/year)

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Communications and Engagement Manager

The Urban Movement Innovation Fund


The Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMIF) works to connect, align and strengthen people power for a more socially just, zero carbon future.  Drawing together and amplifying the efforts of NGOs working on technical solutions, or working with policy makers, with those of campaign or grassroots groups and movements working to increase citizen engagement and activity.  UMIF´s goal is to dramatically accelerate humanity’s transition to a zero-carbon world. UMIF is a convenor of the field, an advisor to philanthropy, and a grant maker.

UMIF believes that people-powered movements are critical to creating a zero-carbon world, generating the drive and popular support necessary for huge political, cultural and technological shifts.   

A critical member of the team will be the Communications and Engagement Manager who will be a strong communications leader with extensive experience in movement building and campaign strategy. The appointee will have a strong drive to grow the impact of the Fund and to help build the program team.

Job description

The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Be a key member of the program team, currently a team of three.
  • Give expert and practical advice to grantees on campaign/grant content.
  • Help build out the UMIF field support structures for communications.
  • Provide, or guide UMIF in arranging third party provided, communications services to the field - tools, infrastructure, message and asset sharing, training & mentoring,
  • Collaborate and link extensively with other international climate change communications projects and organisations. 
  • Deliver or support key community engagement elements of UMIF’s work, including program areas (Streets for People, Lifecycle), governance bodies (e.g. Advisory Group), and collaborative and co-creation venues (e.g. convenings, post convenings, etc).
  • Help shape communications and engagement elements of program and grants work.
  • Be part of the team that works directly with the UMIF Board of Directors and other potential philanthropic partners, a successful candidate will need to have the ability to ‘talk’ the board/donor’s professional language.
  • Field and Board facing.

Candidate requirements


  • Minimum 10 years total professional experience, ideally within an area related to climate change.
  • Strong communications and engagement background with proven skills in understanding how to connect to campaigns and movements. 


  • The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and experienced individual with extensive experience in delivering successful social change or environmental campaigns from a communications and public engagement perspective.
  • Will possess a skill set honed in communications and engagement as a practice.
  • Will need to be creative and able to work in the movement space.
  • Ideally will have an understanding of philanthropy as an asset.
  • Have skills at manager or director level 

Additional comments

Additional information (pdf): See pdf

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to: Karem Armstrong at (see email below) 

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UMIF-Comms and Engagement Manager” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.

The deadline for application is December 13th, 2020

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2020-12-13

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