Extended: Eurasian Harm Reduction Association seeks Communication and Campaigns Senior Officer

EXPECTED START DATE: ASAP

JOB TYPE: permanent, full time

JOB LOCATION: Vilnius, Lithuania

COMPENSATION:  Gross salary is 2150 euro and up depending on qualifications and experience

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Oversee and implement the organization’s communication strategy in accordance to organizational advocacy targets.
  • Employ effective communications to support EHRA’s mission delivery and increase the effectiveness of EHRA’s advocacy and technical support.
  • Lead the implementation of a comprehensive communication plan to support EHRA’s strategic objectives, program delivery, branding and organizational development.
  • Coordinate EHRA’s key messaging/communications products and communications channels (website, listserv, social media etc.).
  • Develop and maintain relations with media to ensure EHRA’s presence in media and coverage of key harm reduction and human rights issues.

REQUIREMENT FOR POSITION

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  • Extend experience of media content development (written article, video product, PR products);
  • Experience and skills in organizing regional or national media/public awareness or advocacy campaign through different media.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective and efficient delivering advocacy messages using contemporary media landscape in EECA countries and Eurasia as a region.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including media relations, briefings, meeting facilitation and presentations.
  • Working experience in a similar position in international environment.
  • English and Russian language speaking and writing skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a commitment to work within an international team.
  • Understanding that the effect of all team members working together is larger than the sum of each team member’s individual effect.
  • Understanding of the non-profit/NGO world, including reporting, timetables and deadlines working experience within the NGO, especially international, would be a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy in interpersonal professional set.
  • Excellent computer skills, PowerPoint (video production and editing is an asset).
  • Tolerance and comfort working with diverse communities (people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, etc.).

Interested candidates should provide:

  • updated CV outlining specific relevant experience and two references.
  • Share link to your portfolio or provide at least three examples of work in journalism, communications or marketing.
  • a short cover letter indicating suitability for the position.

Documents should be sent to: igor@harmreductioneurasia.org until June 30, 2020.

Download full job description HERE

Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.