TITLE: Senior Communications Officer
PROGRAM: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)
BASE LOCATION: Athens
REPORTS TO: Senior Livelihoods Manager
DURATION: 6 months with possibility of extension (start date: September 1st, 2021)
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT Part-time (15 hours per week)
BACKGROUND TO IRC
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, Livelihoods and Protection services to children, women and people in need of mental health support. IRC Hellas currently has offices in Athens and on Lesvos, Chios and Samos.
SCOPE OF WORK
IRC Hellas supports vulnerable youth refugee and host communities in Athens to access income generation through employment and self-employment services, directly and in collaboration with partners. The project is a part of the IRC’s Resilient Futures III program which is supported by the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, aiming to support young people, migrants and people from vulnerable social groups in business education and employment programs in Greece, Jordan, Nigeria, Germany, Cameroon and Lebanon to gain financial independence.
The IRC is recruiting a Senior Communications Officer in Athens who will focus on communications around the Resilient Futures III program in Greece. The position will lead on information and communication products to engage internal and external stakeholders on Resilient Futures activities with refugees and host communities in Athens. The Senior Communications Officer will work closely with the IRC Livelihoods team in Athens, the global IRC communications team and external partners in Greece to collate, analyze and share information and tailor communication products and messages to various audiences.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Sr Livelihoods Manager with dual reporting line to Communications Partnerships Manager.
Other internal and/or external contacts:
This position will be based out of the IRC center in Athens, Greece, and may require occasional travel to other locations.
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 or disability.
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.