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INTERSOS – Communications Officer – Italia

INTERSOS sta selezionando un/a Communications Officer da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia . Durata 11 mesi. Scadenza candidature 27/01/2022

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Communications Officer

Code: SR-01-2305

Duty station: Home based, partially in Rome, Lazio, INTERSOS 24.

Starting date: 1/02/2022

Contract duration: 11 months

Reporting to: Communications Coordinator

Supervision of:  n/a

Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project

The INTERSOS-UNHCR PartecipAzione programme aims at enhancing the capacities of refugee-led and community-based organizations (RLOs and CBOs) that focus their activities on promoting participation of refugees and asylum seekers, social cohesion with local community and integration opportunities at local and national levels. The programme is now at its fifth edition.

General purpose of the position

The Communications Officer will be in in charge of defining 2022 Communication Plan and contributing to develop the Communication Strategy of the programme, including: developing and updating the programme website, promoting harmonized external communication of the programme, supporting the communication module part of the training programme, if needed, and strengthen the visibility and external communication activities of the community-based organizations which are part of the programme, as per Communication Plan.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Developing communication materials (factsheet, flyer, report, successful stories and articles) in coordination with UNHCR Communication departments;
  • Supporting the development of programme’s website (contents and graphics);
  • Liaising with media and other stakeholders to give visibility to programme’s activities as per INTERSOS and UNHCR guidelines;
  • Regularly update programme’s website and social media channels;
  • Building an active online community through social media platforms (Facebook, Instragram and Twitter);
  • Developing of a monthly newsletter and disseminating it through programme’s channels, in coordination with UNHCR;
  • Drafting press releases in coordination with UNHCR and INTERSOS Communication Coordinator;
  • Maintaining regular contact and building relationships with programme’s stakeholders (entities from private and public sectors, foundations, community-based and refugee-led organizations part of programme’s network, institutions and non-governmental actors);
  • Being the programme’s focal point for all communication-related activities and for materials’ collection and storing;
  • Support the developing and editing of communication materials when needed (videos and pictures);
  • Other duties as required.

Required profile and experience


Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Professional Experience

3+ years or more of relevant postgraduate work experience in communications practices and/or relevant fields.

Professional Requirements

  • Understand the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook and Twitter;
  • Must possess exceptional writing skills in Italian and English and be able to compose engaging and accurate content;
  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team;
  • Understanding of communications, public relations;
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts and strategies;
  • Experience in using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or other tools of image/video editing to produce materials and media is an asset;
  • Knowledge of INTERSOS is an asset.


Fluency in English and Italian languages is essential.

Personal Requirements

  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team;
  • Flexibility;
  • Team player;
  • Adherence to INTERSOS values;
  • Knowledge of INTERSOS is an asset.


Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: 

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-Communications Officer-Italy”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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