Council of Europe Office in Chisinau is hiring a Communication Officer

Council of Europe Office in Chisinau is hiring a Communication Officer

Are you a professional in the field of communication? Would you like to contribute to the activities of an international organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law through communication and strengthened visibility of the programmes and the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau ? Would you like to work in a dynamic environment of co-operation projects, supporting national reforms? If so, our job offer may be the right opportunity for you.

As a Communication Officer, your role will be to:

  •  contribute to the design and implementation of strategic communication and visibility plans for action plans, programmes and the Office;
  •  draft and review communication materials prepared by office team members to ensure effective communication and results-orientation, providing communication advice, expertise and coaching to colleagues;
  • support the preparation of communication materials (including project success stories, highlighting the impact of the actions short videos, infographics);
  • maintain the Office website and social media in English/Romanian; including by posting main messages from headquarters and ensuring the editorial line of Office platforms;
  • organise and co-ordinate possible media events and media relations; 
  • create, format and disseminate regular newsletters;
  • ensure that all visibility actions are carried out in accordance with the Council of Europe policies, in particular respecting a gender-sensitive approach, and follow the communication and visibility requirements for European Union external actions and for other donors involved (where relevant);
  • collate and analyse media coverage; contribute to the monitoring and reporting on communication;
  • work with the Head of Office and in close co-operation with the Directorate of Programme Co-ordination (DPC) Central Communication Team in the headquarters and the Directorate of Communications.

As a minimum, you must:

  • hold a completed full course of general secondary education and appropriate professional qualifications in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field;
  • have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience relating to media and communication, preferably in the framework of co-operation programmes, and/or international organisations;
  • have an excellent knowledge of Romanian (mother tongue level) and a very good knowledge of one of the two Council of Europe’s official languages (English) as well as a good knowledge of Russian;
  • have an ability to draft clearly and concisely in Romanian and English;
  • be able to manage several communication matters simultaneously, work well under pressure and to a dynamic situation and environment;
  • possess a comprehensive knowledge of the current media landscape in the Republic of Moldova, particularly in the fields directly related to Council of Europe activities and priorities;
  • be a citizen of the host country or one of the 46 member States of the Council of Europe and fulfil the conditions for appointment to the civil service of that state;
  • have discharged any obligation concerning national service (military, civil or comparable);
  • not be the parent, child, stepchild or grandchild of a serving staff member of the Council of Europe;

Demonstrate to us that you have the following competencies:

  •  Professional and technical expertise:

- professional experience in writing, editing and web publishing;
- knowledge of visibility guidelines, communication principles, concepts, techniques and methods;
- broad knowledge of the activities of the Council of Europe and in particular knowledge of international co-operation programmes;
- sound computer skills of standard tools in office applications (word and excel processing; presentation software; outlook; internet/intranet) and knowledge of IT tools related to web and social media publishing.

  •  Communication
  •  Planning and work organisation
  •  Teamwork and co-operation
  •  Relationship building
  •  Drafting skills
  •    Concern for quality
  •  Adaptability

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on temporary contracts at grade B4. Employment is limited to 31 December 2024 and may be extended. You will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €1 785.45 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation. You will be affiliated to a pension scheme and social and medical insurance. You will also benefit from 32 working days leave per year and other advantages (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).
If your profile matches our needs and you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a list of eligible candidates.

Deadline for applications is 10 June 2024 (midnight Central European Time). You can apply in English or French using the Council of Europe online application system on: Please fill out the form providing all requested details and explain how your competencies make you the best candidate for this role. It usually takes a few hours to fill it in, so please take this information into consideration while applying.