Communications and Membership Officer – Global Distributors Collective: Practical Action Deadline: 2 June 2022

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Communications and Membership Officer – Global Distributors Collective: Practical Action

Deadline: 2 June 2022


Practical Action is an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. For the past three years, Practical Action has been hosting and building the Global Distributors Collective (GDC): a collective of over 160 last mile distribution companies that cumulatively reach millions of the poorest consumers in the world with beneficial products like solar lanterns, water filters and improved cook stoves. The GDC provides a collective voice for distributors to ensure their priorities are heard; drives research and innovation across the sector; facilitates the exchange of information, insight and expertise; and provides critical services that leverage economies of scale.

The GDC has recently finalized its 2022-25 strategy and will be focusing on six key areas for the next three years: Accelerating innovation, e.g through our Innovation Challenges; Building capacity, e.g. through information exchange, formal training for managers and agents, and mentoring programmes; Helping members access products, suppliers and services at affordable prices; Helping members access finance and become investment-ready; Undertaking market intelligence and research, e.g by creating a performance benchmark for the last mile distribution sector; Engaging with members and advocating for their interests

About the role

Are you a communications specialist looking for the next exciting step in your career? We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail, and skills in creating engaging content and delivering targeted communication plans to join our award winning team! As the GDC Communications and Membership Officer you will play an important role in the GDC team, focused on strengthening communications and member engagement activities for our growing Collective around the world.


To succeed as the GDC Communications and Membership Officer you should be creative, organised and self-motivated with a keen interest in the development sector; You will be expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multitask, work independently and adapt in a fast-paced environment; “Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.

To apply

To apply

If you want to work for a charity with significant people's ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to to view the full recruitment pack. Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to [email protected]

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as sex, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability.

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