ThePlatform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) is an NGO based in France, Senegal, and South Africa, staffed by experienced lawyers and journalists who offer legal services and advice to whistleblowers seeking to share information about issues in the public interest. PPLAAF supports whistleblowers whose disclosures speak to the public interest of African citizens and ensure they have a greater impact.

Since its creation in 2017, PPLAAF has supported dozens of whistleblowers from CEOs to security personnel, bankers, and civil servants. PPLAAF has relocated families and provided asylum for them, conducted risk assessments, worked with governments and law enforcement officials, created international investigative collaborations, and constructed lawsuits for NGOs. PPLAAF’s work permitted the disclosure of large-scale economic crimes such as those depicted in the Luanda Leaks, the Lunumba papers, or the Congo Hold-Up investigations.

Climate Whistleblowers is an NGO based in Paris that protects individuals who expose wrongdoings that worsen the climate crisis and help them have a greater impact. It means providing support in terms of security, legal proceedings, as well as investigations and working with media to produce impactful reports, articles, or videos.

CW was created in 2023, benefiting from the expertise and part of the resources of PPLAAF to launch its activities.

The Role

PPLAAF and CW have been scaling up their activities in the past years, increasing their
support to whistleblowers, their partnerships with CSOs and media, and their online
presence, with CW specifically gaining traction after its recent launch. The organisations
now need to structure and strengthen their communication. In order to reach a larger
audience, amongst which potential whistleblowers, and to reach their ambitious objectives
for the years to come, PPLAAF and CW are looking to recruit a Communication Manager
who would share their time between the two structures.

In close relationship with the Executive Director and the Program Director based in Paris,as well as with the team members based in Paris, Dakar, and Johannesburg, theCommunication Manager will design PPLAAF and CW’s communication strategy, organisethe development of their brands as well as support the team in implementing thecommunication strategy.

The job is a Full-time position, based in Paris (France). It can exceptionally be based in Johannesburg (South Africa) or Dakar (Senegal).

The start date is the beginning of September. It is however flexible, based on availability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, in collaboration with the Program Director and the Executive Director, and implement PPLAAF’s and CW’s communication strategies
  • Work alongside PPLAAF teams in South Africa, Senegal, and France and CW’s team in France to implement the strategies.
  • Develop communication material to support our advocacy efforts
  • Work with media outlets to build publication strategies
  • Coordinate the organization of specific events organized by PPLAAF and/or CW
  • Write press releases and organize press conferences
  • Represent PPLAAF and CW with media or partners on communications topics.
  • Develop material to support PPLAAF’s and CW’s outreach activities
  • Manage PPLAAF and CW’s websites
  • Design and Publish content on PPLAAF’s and CW’s social networks
  • Design different tools, supports, and campaigns to develop PPLAAF’s and CW’s brands and audience.
  • Build the capacity of the teams to implement communication guidelines.
  • Train and manage interns regarding their communication activities.


  • Master’s degree in communication, journalism, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the sector, with at least 3 of them managing the communication of an organisation, preferably an NGO
  • Understanding and commitment to PPLAAF and CW’s mission
  • Knowledge and/or prior work on Africa, anti-corruption and transparency, and/or climate issues a plus
  • Good Skills in graphic design (Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator Photoshop, etc.) and experience using WordPress and marketing platforms such as Mailchimp
  • Knowledge of, HTML, Analytics, SEO, etc.
  • Experience and management in social network animation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (excellent writing required for press releases or reports), including public speaking
  • Ability to define and achieve objectives independently and to work with limited supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • French and English Languages required

How to apply

Please send a Resume (with at least two references from former positions) and a cover letter to by August 10th 2024

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