Job Details: Doras: Communications Officer


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Doras: Communications Officer
[Doras]

JOB TITLE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

REPORTING TO Chief Executive Officer

HOURS OF WORK **Apply on the website** hours/week, spread across Mon
– Fri. May be extended (funding dependent)

SALARY In line with Doras salary scales

PLACE OF WORK Doras Offices, **Apply on the website**A O’Connell
Street, Limerick

TO APPLY, email **Apply on the website** with your CV and a letter
outlining your interest in the role and your suitability for it.

Closing date for applications: **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**TH SEPTEMBER
**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**

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Doras are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Communications
Officer to help us develop our advocacy, campaigning and fundraising
capacity. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration
with the Chief Executive Officer, Policy Officer and other staff to
our strengthen our human rights and migrant support work. The contract
is for **Apply on the website** hours/week spread over the five
weekdays (Mon – Fri), initially for a 6 month period. This may be
extended, pending funding, and the number of hours may also be
increased if funding allows. The salary will be in line with existing
Doras salary scales.

DUTIES OF THE POST

The role will involve designing, implementing and overseeing campaigns
aimed at achieving our organisational goals, and will include the
following:

* Writing and circulating press releases/statements on topics related
to Doras’s work and areas of campaigning, in collaboration with the
CEO;
* Identifying and pursuing media and other opportunities to promote
Doras and its work;
* Maintaining and monitoring Doras’s social media presence
(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), with regular posts and engagement;
* Responding to external and public queries;
* Maintaining the Doras website and keeping it updated regularly;
* Compiling a quarterly newsletter on the organisation’s work and
areas of activity;
* Developing other forms of digital communications such as direct
mail outs to keep people informed about our work and campaigns;
* Designing, producing and distributing information and campaigning
resources for use on social media and elsewhere, including posters,
infographics, publicity materials, video content, online petitions
etc.;
* Organising and promoting events, in real space and online;
* Maintaining and ensuring the effective operation of Doras internal
communications and information sharing including email, shared file
systems, etc.;
* Compiling an Annual Report and statement of impact each year;
* Maintaining the organisation’s case management system, ensure
its smooth operation and reporting;
* Ensuring the organisation’s compliance with General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR);
* Completing returns in accordance with Regulation of Lobbying
legislation.

The Communications Officer will also be expected to

* Effectively represent and market the mission, vision and values of
Doras at relevant for a;
* Attend and contribute to team meetings;
* Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all work;
* Maintain strict confidentiality of personal information about
Doras service users and staff, and adhere to Doras policy and
procedure in this regard;
* Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities, which may arise
from time to time and are incidental to the post;
* Carry out duties and responsibilities with due regard to Equal
Opportunities legislation and Doras diversity policies.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should have a third-level degree qualification, ideally
in media, social media, journalism, or an equivalent combination of
relevant education and experience. An interest in and understanding of
the issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Ireland is
expected, with relevant lived experience being a particular advantage
for the role.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE

The ideal candidate will have:

* Experience working in a communications related role in an NGO
and/or working with the media or in public relations;
* Experience of campaigning or advocacy on social justice and/or
human rights issues;
* An understanding of the issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and
migrants in Ireland particularly those who are at risk of social
exclusion, poverty and discrimination;
* A commitment to human rights based approaches, particularly as
they affect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants;

They should also have

* Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce content for a
variety of media (print, web, social media);
* Excellent verbal, presentation, analytical and interpersonal
skills;
* Knowledge of website development, IT and graphic design skills,
including proficiency in Adobe applications, content management
systems, and case management;
* An understanding of and ability to relate to people from different
background and cultures;
* Good organisational and time management skills, and willing to
take a flexible approach to work as required.

Appreciation of the need for confidentiality and integrity is
important, as is an ability to work both as a team member and
independently, and with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to
set and meet goals.

ABOUT DORAS

Doras is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to
support and promote the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and
migrants. We provide a range of services and supports relating to
international protection, integration, anti-racism and immigration.
Our campaign work is informed by our direct support and focuses on
systemic issues that cause inequalities, particularly affecting people
from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Website: www.doras.org [http://www.doras.org].


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