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Communication Officer

Communication Officer

Job Reference: LM002
Expected starting date: September 2019
Duration: 4 years 


The Herpetofauna Albanian Society (HAS) seeks a Communication officer to join the LIFE MEDTURTLES project. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the activities organized by the LIFE MEDTURTLES project by its different actions as the reduction of mortality of turtles caught in fishing gears; Visibility, dissemination and networking; Public awareness – Promoting the EU sea turtle population as a common EU heritage: fishermen, local communities and general public and help on the project management. He/she will organize meetings and trainings with the fishermen; awareness raise of the school children and general public; meetings for project promotion; help on the compilation of the reports; support our internal and external communications strategy; write and disseminate publicity material; respond to inquiries from the public and media, coordinate promotional events; collaborate with project coordinator to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience; write, edit, translate in Albania and/or English and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the projects activities; establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database; maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics. He/she will be working at the project office, HAS headquarter, Patok Sea Turtle Center, and fishing ports along the Albanian coastline. 


A bachelor’s degree from a college or university with major course of study in one of the Communications, Journalism, or a closely related field; or a master’s degree from a college or university with major course of study in one of the Communications, Journalism, or a closely related field; or a doctorate from a college or university with major course of study in one of the Communications, Journalism, or a closely related field. 


Candidates with a PhD or a Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or a closely related field, with experience with projects, are encouraged to apply and may be given preference.   


Knowledge of: desktop publishing software. Skills: Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; Good time management and organizational skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms. Ability to: work both independently and on collaborative projects; utilize problem-solving techniques; use computer software for database, statistical, graphical, and word-processing applications; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, colleagues, and volunteers; communicate clearly results and findings of research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences; understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the conduct of a Commission employee; occasionally work extended hours (sometimes on weekends) and travel for multiple days. 


All applicants must send to info@has-org.al before 31st August 2019, 16.00 (GMT+2) the following documents:  

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter 
  3. ID 
  4. Copy of the degrees (Bachelor, Master, PhD) 
  5. Copy of the certificate of English (if any)  
  6. Copy of other certificates and/or qualifications 
  7. Copy of the employment certificate  
  8. Criminal record certificate, or self-declaration form 

Only those who meet the requirements for the positions will be considered. Please make sure to include job reference LM002 in the subject of your email when applying. 

The HAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.