We are looking for a Communication Officer to join our team

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association is looking for a professional Communication Officer to join our team.


JOB TYPE: permanent

JOB LOCATION: office-based in Vilnius, Lithuania

COMPENSATION:  1000-1200 EUR net, commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their updated resume, a cover letter detailing their experience and how they would translate to this position, as well as any applicable writing samples.

Documents should be sent to: igor@harmreductioneurasia.org

Download full job description HERE

Job Summary

The primary duty of the Communications Officer is to implement the organization’s communication strategy and annual communication plans by employing effective communications and using available resources, means and tools.

The Communication Officer provides communications and administrative support to program staff and coordinates EHRA’s key messaging/communications products through communication channels (websites, listservs, social media etc.).

Other responsibilities include participation in developing and delivering issue-based campaigns to promote EHRA’s strategic objectives and maintaining relations with media to ensure EHRA’s presence in media and coverage of key harm reduction and human rights issues.


  • Provide administrative support to team (e.g. posting on listservs, drafting weekly staff meeting minutes, etc.)
  • Support program staff in developing project related communications (e.g. events, draft and edit content such as press releases, blogs, social media posts, presentations, visual and handouts materials).
  • Maintain content and visual identity on websites and social media
  • Produce quarterly digest, newsletters and annual program report that summarize EHRA’s performance and impact for members and internal audiences, primarily partners and donors.
  • Coordinate production of organizational podcasts.
  • Organize and facilitate interviews
  • Coordinate issue-based campaigns
  • Maintain relations with international and national media to ensure EHRA’s presence in media and coverage of key harm reduction and human rights issues.
  • Perform regular monitoring of communication activities and products


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • An understanding of social media strategies and media relations.
  • Above average knowledge of various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • English and Russian language speaking and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in office management software (knowledge of design and video production software is an asset);
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to multitask.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and commitment to work within an international team;
  • Understanding of the non-profit/NGO world, including reporting, timetables and deadlines working experience within the NGO, especially international, would be a strong asset;
  • Tolerance and comfort working with diverse communities (e.g. people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, etc.)