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Berlin, Germany: Communications Officer, Donor Visibility - International Rescue Committee

Job Vacancy: 
Communications Officer, Donor Visibility - IRC

Berlin, Germany

Key Accountabilities

The Communications Officer (m/f/d) is part of the Europe Communications team and will be responsible for increasing IRC’s European donor visibility.
  • Write concepts, skripts and storyboards for videos for IRC’s channels
  • Write human interest stories for EU and global IRC websites
  • Collaborate with media colleagues in writing press releases and spotting opportunities for external publication of EU funded content.
  • Support the development of communications proposals for bids
  • Organise content collection trips to IRC’s programme countries and identify clients who are willing to tell their stories / participate in photo shoots
  • Create briefs for all content field trips
  • Manage grant funded communications budgets
  • Ensure IRC is meeting donor visibility requirements
  • Analyse and report on performance of EU-funded content to ensure data-driven approach to content creation
  • Monitor IRC’s digital channels


  • University degree in a relevant area, or equivalent relevant experience in communications
  • Excellent English language skills, ideally on a native level, and very good writing skills
  • French or German language skills are an asset
  • Attention to detail and ability to think creatively and produce innovative content
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Experience developing and delivering comprehensive communciations plans
  • Experience writing and editing materials as well as producing video and photoshoots
  • Design and video editing skills including using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Strong understanding of social media and the digital landscape
  • Project managing experience, involving multiple stakeholders and deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an international team
  • Knowledge of conducting interviews with people who have experienced trauma
  • Strong Drupal skills
  • Experience of maintaining project budgets
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour
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