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Περιοχή

Εταιρία:
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE HELLAS
Ημερομηνία Δημοσίευσης:
27-07-21
Τύπος απασχόλησης:
Πλήρης
Κωδικός θέσης εργασίας:
Κατηγορία εργασίας:
Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης
Μάρκετινγκ - Δημόσιες Σχέσεις
Περιοχή εργασίας:
Ελλάδα

Field Editor – Digital Communities Officer

Job Title: Field Editor – Digital Communities Officer
Department: Refugee.Info
Location: Greece
Type and Length of Assignment: Fixed – up until 31st December 2021 (with probation period of three months)
Type of Employment: Full - Time
Shift Schedule: Flexible

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. In response to the arrival of refugees in Greece in 2015, the IRC has been offering SMS, WASH and Protection services. Refugee.Info is an innovative, first-of-its-kind project that harnesses social media to communicate with refugees and asylum-seekers, listen to their questions and provide information. Refugee.Info (RI) is the European instance of Signpost, a joint initiative launched in Greece by the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps in 2015 at the height of the European refugee crisis.

Position Summary:

As part of the editorial team, the Field Editor – Digital Communities Officer is responsible for collecting information on issues relevant to asylum seekers/refugees across the country with the support of the Refugee.Info editorial team and partner organizations, produce content and maintain the Refugee.Info Facebook page and website with the support of editorial team.

Furthermore, the Field Editor – Digital Communities Officer will be conducting field visits in different areas of Greece as per the programmatic needs to expand the footprint of Refugee.Info in new communities, increase the visibility of the program, as well as map unidentified needs that target audience of Refugee.Info has.

The role’s duties include leading the efforts of Refugee.Info to access and collaborate various digital communities of asylum seekers/refugees to create synergies between involved parties in order to exchange content and understand the informational needs of the communities represented in each digital community better.

The position will have a dual reporting line reporting both to Refugee.Info Program Manager as well as the Editorial and Communications Manager of Refugee.Info. S/he is both a part of the IRC Hellas Program team and the Refugee.Info editorial team.

Responsibilities:

Content:

  • Gather, vet, condense and otherwise organize content delivered from information focal points and partners across the country for dissemination through Refugee.Info platforms and to IRC Hellas programs.
  • Manage and maintain social media platforms of Refugee.Info.
  • Coordinate with Refugee.Info Editorial and Communications Manager and Service Mapping Officer to create new content/services based on the collected information above so that information can reach users of Refugee.Info platforms and reduce gap of access to information.
  • Research and create written, photo and video content for Refugee.Info pages, social media, as assigned by Refugee.Info Editorial and Communications Manager and Refugee.Info Program Manager.
  • Regularly pitch ideas for new content and content updates to Senior Content Development Officer.
  • Network and liaise with authorities and humanitarian actors on Lesvos to ensure information is reaching Refugee.Info team early on, to be shared with the users of its platforms.
  • Manage and enter content for the Refugee.Info site into content management systems.
  • Work with moderators and their supervisor to ensure timely and accurate translations of content.

Team Collaboration:

  • Spearhead the efforts of Refugee.Info team to reach out to digital communities by asylum seekers/refugees to create synergies and collaboration in exchanging information and content. Research for new online collaboration opportunities, pitch content and maintain the relationship.
  • Undertake field visits in various locations around Greece with other program staff members or in a single unit basis to expand the network of Refugee.Info, increase its footprint across the refugee/asylum seekers community and identify informational needs.
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to ensure consistency in information presented across all Refugee.Info platforms.
  • Work with editorial team to ensure that content is aligned with the content strategy and appropriate for publication.
  • Use social media tools, content management systems and other communication platforms to coordinate the information dissemination with other members of the editorial team and externally.
  • Participate in all editorial team meetings, workshops, strategy sessions, regular communications, etc., as established by the Refugee.Info Editorial and Communications Manager and the Refugee.Info Program Manager.

Success Factors:

The ideal Field Editor – Digital Communities Officer is extremely proactive, detail-oriented and organized. S/he values accurate and error-free reporting. S/he is self-directed and reliably completes tasks. S/he is diplomatic and able to work with a range of peers to gather and verify information. S/he is social media and tech-savvy and quick to learn new tools. S/he has good understanding of the context that asylum seekers/refugees face in Greece. S/he is good in networking and is familiar with the humanitarian ecosystem in Greece. S/he has a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability and regularly seeks opportunities for collaboration and thrives in evolving and ambiguous environments. S/he has experience working in the field and conducting outreach/info sessions and focus group discussions (FGDs).

Knowledge and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in journalism, communications or other relevant field
  • 2 years of reporting, writing and editing experience, including for online platforms and social media.
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms. Familiarity with Facebook management page and analytics tools.
  • Video production and photo skills will be considered as an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required; Greek strongly desired.
  • Native speakers of Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Urdu and/or Pashto encouraged to apply.
  • High level of tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Ability to learn quickly and proactively seek out information, assess trends/developments, and build relationships across diverse actors and contexts.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging, fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • Ability to adapt journalistic ethics to a humanitarian context.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian principles; familiarity with refugee and migration issues in Europe.
  • Ability to work in the field for extended hours, regardless of the elements.
  • Driver’s license.

Travel Requirements:

The position can be based nationally.

Eligibility: 

Must be eligible to work in Greece or the European Union.

Disclaimer Clause:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Professional Standards:The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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