Careers at Evident

Project Manager – Advocacy Communications

Job Description

Job Title

Project Manager

DepartmentAdvocacy Communications
Reports to

Director for Advocacy Communications



Core competencies

  • Experienced in advertising and marketing industry work, and/or development sector work – working with non-profit or non-government organizations and/or government agencies
  • Knows digital marketing and content production strategies and processes
  • Desk and field research strategies and processes
  • Community and organizational partnerships
  • Research, proposal, and feature writing and editing
  • Client management and business development

Tasks and Responsibilities

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 Scope of Works (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

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


Project Management

  • Understand and execute project management tasks for various online and offline events such as capacity building trainings, pressers, and webinars, among others
  • 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 output 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

  • Inform Finance of the payment schedule
  • Inform Finance of the changes in 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.


Soft Skills

  • Display an innovative attitude when accomplishing tasks and approaching goals
  • Develop a close working relationship with the other team members
  • Maintain flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
  • Maintain a sense of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality in the conduct of responsibilities
  • Proactively find ways to improve the efficiency of the team
  • Commit to continuous learning and development
  • Stay abreast of trends in project management, community development and communications.

This document should not be misconstrued in any way as a contract or consultancy agreement. This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive  tasks of the incumbent, as the direct supervisor may assign them additional tasks, as needed.

What's Next?

For interested applicants, please send a copy of your comprehensive CV and cover letter to