Position: Communications Assistant Manager

Location: Remote with base in any of the following countries: Kenya, Pakistan, India, or the UK

Position Type: Two year fixed-term contract with possibility of extension

Working Hours: 70 – 100% FTE. We are willing to talk flexible and part-time working.



We are seeking an energetic, organised and creative Communications Assistant to support the Head of Global Communications and Project Teams across the globe to collect, produce and/or package stories, learnings and impact.

In Summary, we are looking for:

  • Someone with a diverse skillset able to support on a range of communication activities such as: Social Media, Internal Communications, External Communications, Event Planning and Coordination, and Content Production.
  • A people person who can get our project teams excited about stories, articles, videos and other materials that highlight our learnings or impact across the globe and then works with them to collect and/or package this information.
  • Someone who enjoys bringing structure into a complex, multi-country, multi-team environment and can help us stay on track by planning, tracking and following up on content and its progress.
  • A team player who can take initiative in a small team and support the Head of Global Communications in implementing (both internal and external) communications strategies and initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

Information Collection & Editing

  • Liaise with colleagues across countries (and timezones) to obtain information on project impact and stories.
  • Collect and draft internal newsletters and/or messages.
  • Edit and/or rewrite technical information using clear and compelling language.

Content Production & Dissemination

  • Package content appropriately and in an engaging way using (and, where possible, producing) visuals (pictures, graphics, illustrations, video, animations, …).
  • Ideally knowledgeable in graphic design, visualisation or video editing to package said content.
  • Facilitate quality assurance of content review with all involved team members.
  • Schedule and disseminate content and work with the Head of Communications and project teams to identify key target audiences.

Time Management

  • Manage our social media calendar and keep an eye out for international days, company anniversaries and other opportunities to engage with a wider public.
  • Liaise with communication focal points across the company and support smooth coordination of.


  • Support in event planning and implementation as needed (both internal and external). Events could be conferences, internal webinars, external hybrid events, lunch and learns, etc.



We are looking for someone with a positive mindset and a can-do attitude. You have demonstrated experience of being able to motivate others, build relationships and stay on track of (high-quality) delivery in a fast-paced environment. You are a clear communicator who is curious and empathetic and who can connect with a variety of stakeholders across geographies and cultures. You can take high-level instructions and turn them into day-to-day actions and keep track of progress responsibly. You have an interest in global development topics and a passion for storytelling and can marry the two for a wide range of audiences.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience in one or more communications areas (social media, internal/external communications, event planning etc.);
  • Excellent, proven written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • A positive, proactive attitude;
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks appropriately;
  • Hard-working, pro-active, adaptable and enthusiastic;
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrates high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability;
  • Effective people management skills;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft packages. Knowledge of Adobe products is a distinct advantage;
  • Graphic design or video editing skills a distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in English is essential.



As an employee-owned company, our people are at the heart of our strategy and our decisions. We offer health insurance and other benefits, a dynamic and friendly team environment, the opportunity to support a highly successful portfolio of programmes, and support to develop your skills and progress in your career.

The diversity of our workforce makes ASI a great place to work, more creative and resourceful, and underpins strong partnerships. We keep a sharp focus on diversity and inclusion, including through our Equality Action Plan and our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and through leadership from our Executive Team and oversight by our Board.

We recognise the importance of your life outside of work. We are proud to support flexible working arrangements, and commit to make a success of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. We’ve built a culture to reflect our values, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and great at what they do.



Please submit

1) a CV (no more than 2 pages)

2) a short introduction on why we should choose YOU – Please note that we do NOT require a cover letter for this position. You can use other, more creative means (video, presentation, photos – up to you!) to convince us why we should choose YOU.

Send the above in an email with the subject headline “Communications Assistant Manager” to recruitment.asi@adamsmithinternational.com

Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications will be midnight 28th February 2022

ASI believes that a more diverse workforce makes us more effective in understanding – and tackling – the big challenges facing the world. We want people to be comfortable being themselves at work and are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people.

#We’re happy to talk flexible working