Position summary:

The Rainforest Alliance is recruiting a Senior Associate, Communications to join our team in Côte d’Ivoire. The Senior Associate will ensure day-to-day communication support for the country program, with a focus being on a project funded by a private company to provide cash payments linked to sustainable agricultural strategies for farming households in Côte d’Ivoire. They will implement the communications strategy for the projects, develop accessible content around approaches, outcomes, and results for all types of local and international audiences from farmers and their communities to companies and donors.


  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviors we demonstrate:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the communication strategies for projects aligned with the communications plan, Rainforest Alliance communication protocols, and coordinated with the Communications Team.

  • Ensure that the projects’ achievements, special events and other newsworthy events receive attention from sector media and/or other media/channels. All press releases in international or local media outlets should be coordinated with the Rainforest Alliance Communications Team. The information presented must be accurate, relevant, and appropriate for the intended audiences.

  • Develop and implement a robust digital communications strategy, including website, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media in accordance with Rainforest Alliance communications guidelines and frameworks.  

  • Create compelling storytelling content for the global Rainforest Alliance website and social media channels.

  • Develop required templates and/or collaborative communications materials for subgrantees or implementing partners of the initiative. Templates can include but are not limited to reports, plans, cover pages, and/or stationary material.

  • Supervise consultants or other vendors where necessary, ensuring branding and marking is used correctly.

  • Coordinate with the Communications Manager for West & Central Africa to ensure that communication strategies/materials are aligned with global communication strategies, key messages, programs, or themes managed by the Rainforest Alliance at the global level.

  • Prepare communications materials to disseminate projects’ results, progress, and major achievements.

  • Coordinate communications-related activities or materials in partnership with project’s partners; travel to the field to gather storytelling collateral and ensure that external communications are aligned with ground-level realities.

  • Develop success stories and/or progress reports for target audiences, including project’s partners and other stakeholders.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.



  • Education: Degree in Communications or equivalent.

  • Work Experience: five years in communications roles, preferably in the field of international development, sustainability and/or agriculture.

  • Basic knowledge of graphic design programs or proficiency in those programs would be a strong asset.

  • Experience developing social media content and creating and implementing digital communications strategies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in French and English.

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 10% per year.

PLEASE NOTE: Please submit a CV in English

Job Level: 4

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: 26 July 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Côte d’Ivoire will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

Who we are:
The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.


To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.


Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

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