Project Manager - Advocacy Communications

Job Description

The Project Manager is required to perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Achieve monthly and annual sales target by identifying potential leads and markets by doing research
  • Achieve monthly and annual sales targets by securing contract renewals or new business opportunities from existing clients
  • Implement lead generation tactics
  • Respond to, and engage with, any sales inquiries or requests for information
  • Work with different teams to develop client pitches (prepare SOWs, presentations, and quotations)
  • Negotiate SOWs and pricing
  • Build relationships with current and potential clients to expand business opportunities
  • Continuously seek opportunities to expand existing client business

Strategy and Planning

  • Conduct research for, write and edit press releases, speeches, and concept notes
  • Lead and participate in the creation of strategic plans and communications products for clients
  • Draft budgets and work plans for internal and client approval
  • Create presentations for clients

Continuous Learning

  • Commit to continuous learning and staying abreast of trends in communications

Project Management

  • Understand basic project management in order to mount events like press briefings
  • Ensure proper client and internal team onboarding
  • Act as day-to-day client contact and primary liaison between the client and implementing team
  • Oversee the overall production of project deliverables, working, and leading team members as necessary, and ensuring delivery quality and timeliness
  • Inform internal team members of possible issues as they arise, and manage outcomes of these
  • Produce accurately written materials such as summaries, presentations, monthly media reports, and other materials as required, ensuring that all agreements are documented
  • Ensure that a professional and relatable voice and style format is maintained in all materials
  • When required, manage media and public relations initiatives, build and maintain media and key stakeholder relationships
  • Oversee the implementation of the project timeliness and set meetings or progress sessions as stated in the contract
  • Act as the client’s “brand champion” and police any possible deviations to strategy, persona, or playbook
  • Act as supplementary social media manager, assist the content team, and respond to comments and inquiries when the opportunity arises.
  • Act as general liaison between Evident and freelancers/suppliers/sub-contractors
  • Ensures that the products submitted to client are aligned with overall strategy and direction

Finance Coordination

  • Draft invoices for clients and send for approval by Principals
  • Coordinate payment follow-ups
  • Assist in the collection of payments (as needed)
  • Inform Finance of the payment schedule
  • Inform Finance of the changes in the contract, if any
  • Collect necessary Finance-related documents needed for engagement
  • Ensure service delivery from, and payment to suppliers, partners, or third-party contractors

Operations and Special Projects

  • Where assigned, assist in the company’s day-to-day business operations
  • Where assigned, implement special projects on behalf of Evident and/or its partners which may include: process improvements, marketing, business developments, events, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of increasing levels of responsibility and experience managing services and project related business; preferably with a combination of advertising, digital marketing, social media, branding
  • Must be comfortable handling a variety of accounts as Evident deals with a healthy mix of corporate, brand, and NGO clients
  • Has deep knowledge and understanding of the non-profit and advocacy sector
  • With previous experience as a Communications Specialist or CSR in a non-profit organization
  • Familiar with proposal grant writing
  • Must exemplify leadership and excellence in both client management and in new business development.
  • Experience in traditional advertising and digital.
  • Must have the ability to personally develop a strong external presence for the company.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing new media techniques in digital and social, as well as an understanding of overall marketing strategy and integrated communications.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and outstanding presentation abilities.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to be open to new ideas from team members, coworkers, industry sources and clients.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once.
  • A source of innovation, passion and creative vision.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments.
  • Must have strong financial management skills.
  • With excellent project management skills.

What's next?

You can apply via kalibrr or send an e-mail to hiring@evident.ph

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