Communications Analyst


Communications Analyst, Proforest Latin America Regional Office - Brasília

Are you passionate about working on environmental and social issues? Are you a natural communicator who understands how to engage stakeholders, create awareness and build influence by demonstrating technical knowledge and experience? Can you work across platforms, create different types of content and help to organise a busy workplace?

Based in Brasilia, you will support the Comms Manager with the internal and external communications activities for our South America operations, working within a global team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team and use a broad range of skills in a fast-paced organisation that is working at the forefront of responsible sourcing and production of agricultural commodities. Besides working in Portuguese, English is our global working language, but we also engage in Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina and Paraguay.

Proforest is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practices, and we welcome diversity as a key enabler to our success. Black, LGBTQ, indigenous, quilombola and/or disabled candidates are equally welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Position summary

Proforest Brazil is looking for a multi-tasker communications professional to support the internal and external communications for our technical work, across grant-funded programmes, client consultancy projects, capacity building and training, and organizing events. With a focus on developing content for social media and website, supporting the demands of design and video editing, and organising events, this role is important for creating and distributing content in a timely manner, supporting image-building and recognition of the work done by the organisation, as well as engaging with strategic stakeholders. This role is suited to someone looking to be part of a mission-driven organisation, where they can get involved at both a strategic and hands-on level, working with a very smart, driven team of people in Brazil and around the world.


You will support the communications manager in Brazil, working closely with colleagues in the technical and operational teams with a range of responsibilities:

  • Writing – working with the technical team to identify themes and topics to create broader awareness of our work, identifying potential outlets for articles and blogs
  • Content creation – helping technical teams to develop compelling content with the right message for the right audience, using tools including PowerPoint, Word, visuals, videos, PDF
  • Internal comms – supporting knowledge sharing and information flow regionally and globally
  • Events – organizing and supporting regional events (online, in-person, hybrid) including training delivered by Proforest, and identify opportunities for Proforest to engage at other events
  • Editing – editing and proofing written reports or documentation
  • Internal support – coordinating internal requests for support from the team and support communications manager with tasks and administration
  • Mailchimp / Stakeholder engagement – managing database and supporting mailshots
  • Photo library – updating central image repository with relevant photos for the region
  • Translations – coordinating content translations
  • Website updates – regional updates, including projects, new joiners, vacancies
  • Social media channels – planning and creating regional content for global Twitter and LinkedIn accounts; while exploring regional networks and opportunities to engage

What you might get involved with

Experience / Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience in communications and producing content in a related field or sector
  • Familiarity with digital platforms and main social media channels
  • Good editorial skills, proof-reading and writing, in Portuguese and English
  • Editing skills, working in video and audio
  • MS Office skills (working with templates in Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Good communication – from understanding what colleagues need to briefing third parties
  • Excellent time management, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and manage project plans
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take initiative to manage smaller projects independently
  • Highly organised with experience managing multiple projects, ideally with global teams
  • Legal right to work in Brazil

About Proforest

Proforest is a mission driven organisation with a 25-year track record of supporting the transition to sustainable production and sourcing of agricultural and forest commodities. We are a not-for-profit group with a global presence across Latin America, Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia, and work with governments, the private sector and civil society to deliver positive outcomes for people, nature and climate in the places agricultural commodities are produced.

Our clients are well-known consumer brands, such as Unilever, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Mars, and some of the world’s largest traders and integrated producers such as Cargill and Wilmar. We combine our consultancy work with longer-term programmes supported by institutional funders, with all profits re-invested in delivering our mission.

Our work environment

Proforest has an amazing global team of highly motivated staff from over 20 countries working out of offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ghana, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The Brazil office is in Brasilia with a friendly environment where colleagues work collaboratively and socialise outside of the office. Regular internal exchange events bring together colleagues from all the offices for learning and exchange, ensuring a strong sense of a belonging to a global team.

Terms and conditions

Full-time permanent position in Brasilia with hybrid system under CLT (Brazilian Labour Law) hiring regime. Benefits include formal contract under CLT, medical assistance and meal voucher.

To apply

Please send a Cover Letter outlining relevant experience and why you would be a good fit for the role at Proforest, with your CV and salary expectation (monthly salary gross in BRL) to with CommsAnalyst in the subject line. Only CV and Cover letter in English will be considered.


Closing Date: June, 26


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

Download the job description here:

English version

Portuguese version


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