Deadline: 21 June 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Gland, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 24 months.
IUCN provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Content creation – writing and editing
- Produce high-quality, substance-rich written content including statements, policy briefs, press releases, talking points, speeches and blog posts.
- Commission, edit, fact-check and proofread content.
- Liaise with a wide variety of IUCN experts, members and partners.
- Ensure positioning and key messages are reflected in content.
- Content coordination and monitoring
- Liaise with the IUCN global communications network in programmes and regional offices, coordinate upcoming content and provide guidance to ensure quality of outputs.
- Oversee a calendar of upcoming content.
- Oversee editorial projects such as the IUCN Annual Report.
- Help plan and implement communications support for major events including IUCN World Conservation Congresses, Convention on Biological Diversity, Climate COPs.
- Liaise with translators when necessary.
Applicants must have:
- 3-5 year’s experience in a similar communications position.
- Experience of working in a similar organisation is an asset.
- University Degree, preferably at the Master’s level, in International Relations, Public Affairs, Journalism or similar relevant field.
- Outstanding writing and editing skills and strong attention to detail.
- Ability to turn technical information into compelling stories.
- English – native level.
- French and Spanish – an advantage.
- Experience in managing editorial projects desirable.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
- Confidence in interacting with IUCN experts, external partners and journalists, and in representing IUCN.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit IUCN.