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Vacancy #:   5428
Unit:   Communication Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
Reporting to:   Corporate Department Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   I
Expected start date:   15 May 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (14 months)
Closing date:   15 September 2020
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.

In particular, this position will support the IUCN-Med corporate department with developing, disseminating, and monitoring performance of content, especially for social media and the corporate website. She/he will assist also on communication support to projects implemented by the different departments of IUCN-Med, namely, with content creation for social media.

The Position may provide support to other Communications needs for the IUCN-Med office.
The Communications intern will help IUCN-Med supporting corporate communications activities and specific communication activities of projects such as social media content creation Life Adaptamed and Life Blue Natura, Posbemed, Medartsalt, among others projects.

- Assist IUCN-Med’s presence on social media (Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, Linkedin) 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, translating and uploading new content in coordination with all departments of IUCN-Med.

- Support elaboration of social media and web content of IUCN-Med projects.

- Monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to answer questions and guide the conversation.

- Assisting with day to day administration tasks.

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

- This position will have a gross subsistence/ allowance of 650 € per month.
  • - Advanced Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Translation, or similar field;

• - Background and/or experience working in communication, or any other related field will be an asset;

• - Experience using advanced tools for online publishing, including content management systems (such as wordpress), social media analytics and social media authoring tools like SocialFlow, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, etc;

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

• - Strong motivation and interpersonal skills; excellent communication;

• - Graphic design skills

• - Valid work permit within EU.

• - IMPORTANT NOTE: the applicant should be registered as a student in a University to apply.

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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