Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Call for applications for the post of

Communications Officer (Part-Time)


JRS Malta is seeking to recruit a part time COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER to work with the organisation.

Terms and conditions

The selected candidate will be expected to work between 12 and 18 hours per week, at times to be agreed with organisation. S/He will be offered a one year contract, with the possibility of renewal. Salary offered will be commensurate to experience.

Qualifications

Applicants must:                              

  • Hold a degree in English, journalism, communications or a related field equivalent to Level 6 of the Malta Qualifications Framework or at least 5 years’ experience working in journalism, communications or a related field.
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Have a working knowledge of and basic fluency in Maltese.
  • Demonstrated ability to write communications pieces, including articles, press releases, website content, etc.
  • Experience with managing and creating content for social media accounts.
  • Possess extensive organisational and communication skills.
  • Be able to work independently and on their own initiative within a fast-paced environment.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Photography and videography skills.
  • Experience managing social media and/or communications for an NGO.
  • Experience with WordPress content management platform.  
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working in the refugee/humanitarian field.

Job description

The selected candidate will be expected to work both on awareness raising projects and on the general communications strategy of JRS Malta. S/He will work as part of the JRS team and will be accountable to the Operations Manager.

The COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER will:

  • Work with other members of staff to develop and implement a media/communications strategy for the organisation.
  • Develop content for the JRS Malta website and social media relating to particular projects and other issues identified as part of the JRS communications strategy.
  • Write content for JRS publications including the Annual Report, fundraising appeals, project updates, information leaflets/brochures, fact sheets, etc.
  • Conduct interviews with clients, partners, staff and volunteers to be used for JRS publications.
  • Maintain the JRS photo library by taking photos to capture our work and the lived reality of refugees and asylum seekers in Malta.
  • Write press releases and send them to appropriate press outlets as needed.
  • Disseminate information about JRS projects and initiatives to donors, supporters and the general public.

Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application by email addressed to info@jrsmalta.org, together with a recent police conduct certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees by not later than 19th March 2021.

 

More information about JRS and its projects is available at www.jrsmalta.org

 

 


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