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Programme and Outreach Assistant

Vacancy #:   3936
Unit:   Corporate Development Programme
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
Reporting to:   Corporate Department Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   18 February 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   20 January 2019
This position will manage specific communications activities for the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) in addition to providing administrative and technical implementation support to projects focused on sustainable tourism.

In particular, this position will support the IUCN-Med corporate department with developing, disseminating, and monitoring performance of content, especially for social media, and will assist the ecosystems department with administrative and communications activities related to DestiMED project, the MEET Network, including maintaining the DestiMED and MEET websites and social media channels, and other sustainable tourism initiatives.

The Position may provide support to other Communications needs for the IUCN-Med office.

The annual gross salary for this positions is 26.709 €.
The Communications Assistant will support the IUCN-Med in managing corporate communications activities (60%) and Ecosystem Department projects ( mainly DestiMED project implementation and communications) (40%).

- Develop dynamic content that can be disseminated across a variety of communications channels, with a primary focus on digital ones

- Assist IUCN-Med’s presence on social media (Facebook,Twitter,Instagram) with the development and dissemination of a weekly content programme based on corporate and project activities, as well, as monthly monitoring of results.

- Support specific campaigns on social media to increase the number of followers and outreach, using infographics, micro-videos, or animated gifs, including identifying and following key influencers.

- Assist the update process of the IUCN/Mediterranean website, reviewing and uploading new content in coordination with all departments of IUCN-Med.
- Manage the website and social media channels for DestiMED Project and the MEET Network.

- Organize and prepare the reports on communication activities of DestiMED to the donor as requested.

- Helping with the layout of presentations and publications and coordination of designers’ work.

- Technical and logistical support in the organization of debates, dialogs and workshops.

- Assist with recruitment and organization of 2019 DestiMED Tests.

- Assisting with day to day administration tasks.

- Preparation of progress reports and guidelines, ensuring quality, deadlines and submission to the donors.

- Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

As required the Programme Assistant shall assume responsibility for other activities and projects that the Corporate Development Unit and Ecosystem team may assign from time to time.
  • Advanced Degree in Communications or Social Sciences, Management, Tourism, Sustainable Development, International Relations or similar field;

• Proven experience in content development and management, especially related to social media. Knowledge of the environmental, tourism, and/or cooperation sector will be highly appreciated.

• At least three years of background and/or experience working in communication, project implementation, or any other related field. Experience with EU funds and projects will be an asset.

• Fluency in written and spoken English; Spanish/French will be an asset;

• Strong networking and interpersonal skills; ? Excellent communication, facilitation and negotiation skills;

• Professional experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, civil society and the private sector is desirable;

• Hard working, flexible and willing to travel both domestically and regionally;

• Assistant or supporting role experience in projects (especially in administration, reporting, events organizations). Experience with EU funds and projects will be an asset.

• Valid work permit within EU.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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