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Communications Officer (m/f/d) Donor Visibility

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Mid Level  Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland 27 Apr 2020


About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.

The IRC has been active in Germany since 2016; we run integration and employment support programs, and have offices in Berlin and Bonn. IRC Deutschland supports the organisation’s global activities, with a focus on advocating with German policy-makers, raising of the profile of the IRC in Germany and diversifying the organisation’s donor base.

For our office in Berlin or Bonn we are seeking a

Communications Officer (m/f/d) Donor Visibility

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

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • Flexible working hours and agile working conditions
  • A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, gym membership, subsidized public transportation, snacks and drinks in the office
  • 30 days of annual leave per year
  • Training and development opportunities

This role will initially be limited to two years, however, we are looking to extend this into a long-term working relationship.

Please submit your application until 06 May 2020.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Christine Mader, HR.Deutschland@rescue.org.

For further information, please visit our website IRCDeutschland.de.

IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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