1. Background/ASB Summary:

The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organization with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany.  More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organization and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability.

ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 50 relief, rehabilitation, development and DRR projects in countries like Niger, Nicaragua, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Nepal, Haiti, Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq and Greece.

ASB started its activities in Greece in March 2016, focusing on the provision of Humanitarian Aid to refugees/migrants. In 2017 ASB Greece has built the technical facilities and shelters for the Diavata camp and it is currently operating the Site Management Support (SMS) role at this site. Through our partners WAHA and ARSIS, ASB also supports the provision of health and protection services towards refugees and migrants in Greece. In 2018 ASB expects to continue providing these services, possibly at more locations throughout Greece. Our main donor is DG ECHO, but we have also received funds from the German Foreign Ministry and own private donations. The ASB country office is based in Thessaloniki.

  1. Job Overview/Summary:

The Visibility and Communication Officer is – under the supervision of the Program Coordinator – responsible for all aspects of ASB’s and its donors’ visibility throughout all projects and project activities. S/he is responsible for the managing and creating content all communication channels used by ASB Greece and supporting our partners visibility and communication activities. In the end, ASB’s communication and public relations activities have the aim to raise general public awareness in relation to ASB’s projects, their goals and activities. This also includes our beneficiaries.

Visibility

  • Designs or facilitate the design of all visibility statements related to project activities and ensures that these are inline with ASB and donor standards;
  • Collects all samples and reports towards the donor on visibility during project activities;

Communication and Public Awareness

  • In consultation with the Programme Coordinator design a communication strategy;
  • Implement the communication and visibility activities in a creative way and according to the defined plan of action;
  • Prepare and regularly publish updates on the ASB Greece website and other social media such as Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn;
  • Ensure that all information is available to all targeted groups. This includes (facilitation of) translation of communication product into English, German, Greek, Arabic, Urdu etc.;
  • Prepare project fact sheets, success stories, periodic newsletters, written and other multimedia materials suitable for general public;
  • Organise and conduct public events, such as round tables, lectures, press conferences, etc.;
  • Monitor and use social media to communicate.

Press and Visits

  • Liaise with journalists and other media to ensure fair representation of the ASB program in the media;
  • Support visits to the field for the donor staff.

Other

  • Any other duty as assigned by the Program Coordinator or the Country Director.
  1. Reports to:

Program Coordinator ASB Greece.

  1. Requirements

Education

Bachelor in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism. If the candidate doesn’t have the desired educational background, but has the desired practical experience needed, s/he can still apply.

Experience

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 year in a similar position;
  • Proven technical ability, including ability to work closely with other team members and partners;
  • Experience working with an INGO and with implementing DG ECHO funded programs;
  • Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy within his/her work.

Technical skills and knowledge

  • Strong design skills, including strong IT skills;
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Strong knowledge of the donor regulations would be an advantage;
  • Strong knowledge of the humanitarian principles;

Other:

  • Greek National;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), German would be an asset;
  • Patience and a good sense of humour.

 

How to apply

All interested parties are requested to submit an application letter and a CV – outlining the candidates’ suitability for the position and their motivation for joining ASB’s team in Greece. This should be done in English. At this time, it is not necessary to add additional documents such as professional certificates and references.

All submissions have to be send via email in either word or PDF format and have to be send to ASB’s email address HR@ASB.GR. Deadline for submission is 19 January 2018 – EOB. The full job description can be found here:  180112-Job-Description-Officer-Visability-and-Communication.pdf (45 downloads)

 

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