View Vacancy - Campaigns and Partnerships Manager - B3

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media


The British High Commission is seeking a Campaigns and Partnerships Manager to join its communications team in Dhaka.  This position is responsible for leading, delivering and partnering on priority communications campaigns to support UK priorities in Bangladesh.  The ideal candidate will be: an energetic team player; fluent in English and Bangla; with experience of delivering end to end communication campaigns; excellent writing skills; can collaborate and build strong partnerships with diverse group of stakeholders; and an interest in international affairs, development programmes/public diplomacy. 


Ensure excellent line management of two members of staff (including digital manager), with timely appraisals, feedback, development, coaching and guidance.

Work with Policy and Programme teams to create, implement and evaluate audience-focused priority communication campaigns (including Britain is ‘GREAT’ a flagship campaign for UK Government; Climate Change; and Women and Girls). Ensure campaigns are integrated with the overall communications strategy and wider UK objectives.

Partnerships lead: collaborate with a wide range of key stakeholders to help coordinate, implement and deliver our communications objectives. You will be the main communications contact point for many of our partners including BRAC, UN, Manusher Jonno Foundation, and World Bank. Ensure effective communications is factored from the start as business cases are developed, in delivery, and when programme impact is assessed.

Learn and share best communications best practice across Post, regional and global network.


Applications are welcome from anyone with a strong track record of the key competences and the drive and energy  to make a success of this excellent press and comms job.  Campaigns experience would be helpful but is not essential for strong candidates. 

Dhaka is a large post comprising half a dozen government departments engaged in cutting edge work across UK Government’s overseas priorities.  It includes Department for International Development, which is the biggest bilateral grant donor in Bangladesh; a large part of your role will be to support overseas development objectives. You will work closely with the British Council on public diplomacy initiatives to help achieve shared objectives. 

UK and Bangladesh share a deep and close relationship with close people to people ties; the UK is committed to supporting Bangladesh in its aspirations to build a brighter future for all its people.   The portfolio offers experience of a range of front-line policy areas (including development and poverty reduction, women and girls, climate change, and commercial diplomacy).  As campaigns and partnerships lead, you will need to draw together all partners, (their objectives, activities and stakeholders) to develop  audience focused campaigns.    

The job will provide an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate the full range of competencies, show leadership, vision and creativity, as well as become familiar with key UK government policy areas. 

You will be highly motivated, with a developed ability to work with a diverse group of talented people from different organisations.  First-rate communication and people skills are essential, as is the ability to role model clear, practical and accessible communications.

The job also provides excellent opportunities to develop staff management and change management skills.

All candidates are encouraged to read the UK Government’s professional communications competency framework available online at We will use this competency framework as part of the interview process.

You can find out more about the GREAT campaign on

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience working in a communications field (preferably on campaigns).
  • Fluent English and Bangla language skills.
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills.
  • Expert in stakeholder management.
  • Ability to represent the High Commission in a diplomatic and impactful manner.
  • Track record of strategic coordination of multiple strands of work delivered at pace.
  • Proven ability to exercise good communication judgement.
  • Flexible and resilient – able to adapt to changing priorities with ease.
  • Confidence working with, advising and influencing senior colleagues.
  • Successful candidates will have a background in working with and in international organisations. 
20 November 2016
Executive Officer (EO)
36 Hours
South Asia & Afghanistan
British High Commission
basic starting salary will be ­­­­­­BDT 72,290 per month.
10 December 2016

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, the basic starting salary will be ­­­­­­BDT 72,290 per month.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.



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  • Attach appraisal forms ( Internal candidates only)

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