Senior Communications Officer
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Working with the Senior Livelihoods Manager, the globalcommunications team, and local external partners, develop and implement an in-countrycommunication plan, ensuring IRC policies and protocols are appropriatelyreflected;
  • With the Senior Livelihoods Manager and CommunicationsPartnerships Manager, work directly with IRC clients in the Resilient Futuresprogram to develop communications materials (e.
  • g. media stories, photographs,video footage for external news outlets and social media) to raising projectvisibility via earned media and across IRC digital channels.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to profile theprogram in Greek media, lead on outreach to press, and respond to journalist enquiries in a timely manner to meet externaldeadlines;
  • provide background information, arrange interviews and facilitatevisits as required.

  • Lead the creation of communicationmaterials, content, and products on behalf of the Resilient Futures projectteam in Greece (e.
  • g. fact sheets, case studies, powerpoints, graphics, socialmedia content, and newsletters) aimed at raising awareness about the projectwith key stakeholders.

  • Work alongside global communications colleagues, theIRC Hellas team and advocacy colleagues to develop appropriate messaging aroundthe Resilient Futures program.
  • Act as a focal point for communications with ResilientFutures local partners and ensure alignment with the implementation ofcommunications deliverables.
  • Support event management for the program, includingonline and offline events;
  • Support research and writing of briefing materials andadvocacy papers in coordination with the Advocacy Manager and Advocacy Officer;
  • Conduct other duties as the needs arise.
  • Professional Standards :

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC WAY Standards forProfessional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Key Working Relationships :

  • PositionReports to : Sr LivelihoodsManager with dual reporting line to Communications Partnerships Manager.
  • Other internal and / or external contacts :

  • Internal : IRC country program staff and relevant IRC regional and headquarters Communicationsunits
  • External : Citi focal points, local partner communications focal points
  • Other details :

    Thisposition will be based out of the IRC center in Athens, Greece, and may requireoccasional travel to other locations.


  • Degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience as a journalist or media professional;
  • Experience / knowledge of developing and implementing PR / Media strategies;
  • Experience in external and / or internal communication in the NGO sector or any other large organization;
  • Good contacts with key Greek and European journalists and media outlets, and knowledge and ability to develop relationships quickly;
  • Good understanding of the local context;
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; adept at writing clean, engaging and jargon-free copy for a range of channels;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues;
  • Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines, prioritise and multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Proficiency in Greek and English required;
  • Proactive approach to problem solving to meet journalist and organisational demands.
  • Desirable :

  • Knowledge of key debates in Greece and Europe around refugee and migrant integration issues;
  • Experience of dealing with media enquiries into crisis or sensitive issues;
  • Strong photography skills, and experience of editing audio and visual materials

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