Communications Officer

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Belgrade, Serbia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th February, 2015


Job Description

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead the communication work of IUCN in South-Eastern Europe
• In accordance with the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 and the IUCN Strategic Plan for SEE assist in programme development and project implementation with respect to communications.
• Maintain communication with IUCN Members, Commissions, and partners.
• Provide support to the IUCN SEE Director in the day-to-day operations of the IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Develop a communication strategy for IUCN in SEE
• Provide communications support to the implementation of IUCN SEE projects
• Maintain and update the IUCN SEE webpage
• Prepare and disseminate the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin quarterly
• Maintain the IUCN SEE distribution list
• Coordinate the preparation of communication material and promotion of IUCN SEE beyond projects and existing communication tools
• Increase IUCN SEE’s media presence, including social media
• Maintain communication with other IUCN offices and constituencies in the SEE region and represent IUCN SEE at meetings as necessary
• Coordinate the management of IUCN events.

SALARY

• The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from EUR 22.888 to EUR 30'000, subject to deductions for social security contributions and health insurance, and before tax.

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a subject related to the field of communications  
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of communications, preferably in an international setting  
• Proven ability to develop and implement effective comms strategy  
• Proven ability to communicate effective both orally and in writing  
• Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary groups in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment  
• Capacity to work effectively under time pressure and extended hours if required and pre-approved by Director SEE  
• Willingness to travel within the region, sometimes at short notice  
• Fluency in English and Serbian or other language spoken in the region  
• Computer literacy in MS Office packages  
• Excellent organizational skills  
• Fast and immaculate typing and proof-reading skills  
• Team-oriented attitude and ability to work independently

 


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