HumanRights360 seeks a Communications Officer to support the formulation and implementation of the communications strategies in the organization. S/he will play a key role in the communications and advocacy projects, with focus on: legal aid and border monitoring, migration narratives, hate crime and racism, integration, alternatives to detention; as well as coordinating other organizations receiving funding for economic development and asylum / migration.
- Set the strategic communications direction for HumanRights360, working as part of an integrated, multi-functional team;
- Identify opportunities for media work and provide advice on what products or activities would work best to meet media objectives and achieve impact, ensuring all work is timely, with a strong news value targeted at defined audiences;
- Design and co-ordinate human rights campaigns, according to the strategic communication and advocacy directions;
- Coordinate the work of the media desk and ensure that all relevant materials are gathered in a timely manner and are posted to the appropriate webpages and social media channels;
- Respond to queries from journalists / editors;
- Coordinate HumanRights360 social media strategy and oversee its digital presence and growth; writes, edits and maintains editorial marketing content related to HumanRights360 news, achievements, field work and special events;
- Assist HumanRights360 field teams in planning and implementing media strategies;
- Proofread, translate, format, and distribute press materials, such as news releases, dispatches and media advisories;
- Work with internal resources and outside vendors to develop promotional materials such as advertising, graphics, brochures and posters;
- Monitor media coverage;
- Assist with preparation for news conferences, meetings, and special events;
- Represent HumanRights360 in partnership meetings, as needed; promotes HumanRights360 brand internally and externally.
- Assist in fundraising especially with applications to be included in corporate philanthropy funding.
- Carry out other duties as required.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- University degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Communications, Journalism or equivalent.
- Current residency in Greece and work authorization for Greece required.
- Excellent proofreading and oral communication skills in English are required; proficiency in other languages is desired.
- At least 2 years of experience in communication and/or advocacy in humanitarian based organization; expertise in the strategic priorities of HumanRights360 (legal aid and border monitoring, migration narratives, hate crime and racism, integration, alternatives to detention).
- Excellent writing, copy-editing, communications skills; experience creating blog content and email communications, experience managing social media.
- Experience working on a Content Management System (CMS) or publishing to a website, and proficiency in computer packages, including MS Office applications, are required.
- Excellent event planning, coordination and management skills; familiarity with the standards of writing and copy editing.
- Excellent multitasking, time management and problem solving skills; must be able to work autonomously and in a team setting.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including patience and a sense of humor, and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
- Opportunity to travel.
Salary to be discussed based on experience. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 31 December 2018, mentioning in the email subject “HR360_ Communications Officer”.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Due to the urgency of recruitment, HumanRights360 reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified.
HumanRights360 seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.