Amnesty International: Communications and Information Officer

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Amnesty International

Communications and Information Officer

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Amnesty International is an independent worldwide movement working impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, an end to torture, executions, disappearances, and extrajudicial executions. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Amnesty International Ireland is recruiting a Communications and Information Officer as part of our work on Ireland’s Community Sponsorship programme.

A pilot Community Sponsorship Ireland (CSI) programme was developed between 2017 and 2018 and implemented between March and November 2019. Community Sponsorship is an innovative model of refugee resettlement which offers ordinary people and communities in Ireland an extraordinary opportunity to directly help refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and settle into their new communities. Unlike traditional refugee resettlement models, where the state or state-supported actors provide settlement and integration services directly to refugees in their country of resettlement, community sponsorship invites members of the community to support refugees with all the things that enable a person to settle into a new community – things like helping with finding employment, connecting to social services, enrolling in schools, and introducing families to local public transport and amenities.

This role is funded by the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which aims to promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating information and promotional resources for dissemination on social media and elsewhere, including newsletters, case studies, infographics, publicity materials, video content, other;
  • Identifying and pursuing media and other opportunities;
  • Coordinating promotional activities and campaigns;
  • Maintaining and monitoring the social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
  • Website management and maintenance;
  • Maintaining the information management systems;
  • Contributing to ongoing reporting and monitoring;
  • Ensuring that all activities are completed per agreed work plans;
  • Maintaining appropriate records in line with the organisation’s Data Protection procedures;
  • Any other duties as necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Relevant qualification, ideally in media, social media, journalism, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a communications and information management related role in an NGO and/or working with the media or in public relations;
  • Proven ability to produce creative content for a variety of media (print, web, social media);
  • Knowledge of website management, IT and graphic design skills, including proficiency in Adobe applications, and content management systems.
  • Excellent time management; ability to manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport and communicate with a wide range of audiences;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with various stakeholders;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take ownership of the role;
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with volunteers, suppliers and partners;
  • Proactive approach and strong problem-solving skills;
  • Good general IT and administration skills, including Microsoft Office package and working with databases;
  • Experience of using monitoring tools, tracking, analysis and reporting;
  • Interest in and support of the aims of Amnesty International and human rights principles in general;

The starting salary for this fixed-term contract position until December 2023 of 35 hours per week is approximately €37,000 per annum, depending upon experience.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 26 January.

Please go to www.amnesty.ie to apply. It is our strong preference that you apply online. However, if you are unable to complete an online application, you can download the application form from our website and send it to positions@amnesty.ie.

Amnesty International is committed to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports equal opportunities. Equality and diversity are at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote equality. We strive to ensure that everyone is treated equally and is respected for their individuality and diversity.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Jan, 2022
Region
Dublin
Expiry Date
26th Jan, 2022