Vacancy Announcement: Communications Coordinator

Open call

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung Tirana office is welcoming applications for the open position of Communications Coordinator at the earliest possible date.

The deadline for applications is 17 February 2024.

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German foundation affiliated with the worldwide green movement. We are a green think tank, an international policy network for green visions and projects. Headquartered in Berlin, we have more than 30 offices around the world. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights.

Our Tirana Office was opened in 2021 and works closely with our partners to increase civic engagement for environmental protection and public support for a socio-ecological, gender-equality oriented transformation. We collaborate with partners (civil society organizations, activist groups, artists, cultural workers, academic institutions, etc.), but also implement our own activities.

The Communications Coordinator acts under the direct supervision of the Office Director.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit internal and external communication materials, including press releases, newsletters, and social media posts;
  • Ensuring communication output and quality in line with hbs communication guidelines and organization identity;
  • Manage social media accounts and website, creating and curating content to engage the audience and promote the organization's image;
  • Collaborate with project staff to gather information and insights for effective communication strategies;
  • Liaise with the HQ communication department and other international offices on publications and events;
  • Manage communication-related service providers e.g. video editors, designers etc.;
  • Monitor the media landscape in Albania and the region and advise the office on upcoming trends;
  • Coordinate media relations, including pitching stories, and responding to media inquiries;
  • Respond to public inquiries and maintain positive relationships with partners and the public;
  • Stay updated on communication trends, tools, and best practices;
  • Ongoing support for updating and implementing hbs’ communication strategy.

Qualification and experience:

  • University or equivalent degree, preferably in areas of journalism, communications, social science or similar;
  • 2 years professional experience or proven track record;
  • Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of an additional regional language is an asset;
  • Solid writing and editing skills of preparing online and offline text and content;
  • Experience with social media tools and content management systems;
  • Creative skills: Layout, design of post for social media and multimedia;
  • Experience with Adobe software (e.g. Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign) would be a plus;
  • Knowledge of the national media landscape;
  • Strong intercultural & social skills;
  • Good team spirit;
  • Share the values and goals of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung;

We offer:

  • A varied role with great potential for creativity and development, giving you the chance to experience something new every day;
  • The opportunity to work in an international environment;
  • A salary commensurate with similar positions in Tirana;
  • The job location is Tirana, Albania. The position is full-time.

Application:

Please send your CV, letter of recommendation and motivation letter (in English or German) by e-mail to al-info@al.boell.org.

The deadline for applications is 17 February 2024.

Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.