Job Details: Migrant Rights Centre Ireland: Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland: Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)
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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (MATERNITY COVER)

MRCI is inviting applications for the dynamic and exciting role of
Communications Officer. This person will have responsibility for
developing and driving MRCI’s internal and external communications.
The role will involve supporting campaigns, fundraising, developing
framing and messaging, managing social media and liaising with the
media to ensure community members and people impacted are at the
forefront of our work. This role will be supported by the Director and
the rest of the MRCI team.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

We are looking for someone with drive, who believes that migration and
the movement of people is an inherent right. Someone who feels
strongly about migrant rights and worker rights. Someone who sees
themselves playing an active part in tackling injustice and has the
capacity to shape narratives with people affected by injustice and
inequality. Can you craft strong values-driven communications? Can you
manage competing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment? Can
you roll up your sleeves and get stuck in? If so, this may be the job
for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS ROLE

* Drive the communications of MRCI with the support of the Director
* Develop strong framing and messaging in the area of migration and
migrant rights for social media, media and campaigns
* Manage and grow MRCI’s social media accounts in line with values
of the organisation
* Support MRCI’s campaigns, collaborating on content development
for key outputs
* With the Fundraising Coordinator, grow MRCI’s base of supporters
to generate income for the organisation
* Maintain regular communications with MRCI’s supporters and
engage them in new campaigns
* Maintain and develop MRCI's website to highest standards
* Oversee the production and dissemination of MRCI's publications
and content
* Support MRCI’s external communications activities, e.g.,
launches, press releases, events, conferences, presentations
* Provide main point of contact for media, i.e., manage requests
from press & broadcast for information, interviews, and case studies
* Support MRCI staff, community leaders and activists to develop key
messaging and build their media skills
* Collaborate where necessary on maintenance and development of
MRCI’s database for external communications
* From time to time represent MRCI in external events i.e., media
interviews, conferences
* Coordinate in-house training and in media and communications
* Undertake additional tasks as agreed with the Board and Director

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

* Relevant qualification and 2 years’ experience working in
communications, public relations, media, marketing, or campaigning.
* Clear commitment to and motivated by tackling injustice and
advancing migrant rights
* Excellent IT and digital media skills, including ability to
navigate diverse software packages
* Ability to manage social media accounts in line with values of the
organisation
* Very strong communications skills in general including
interpersonal skills
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to tight deadlines and
to respond to external environment and breaking news
* Ability to work in a diverse, multilingual, and intercultural
context
* A self-starter, who demonstrates initiative and has the ability to
be creative, flexible and innovative

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

* Understanding and experience of the role of messaging and framing
in campaigns, on social media and the media
* Experience of working with the media and managing relationships
with key stakeholders
* Good understanding of current affairs and news cycles
* Working knowledge of other languages
* Understanding and analysis of migration and issues facing migrants
* Experience of linking communications to fundraising strategy

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

* This is a fixed term contract commencing 9th January **Apply on the
website** and terminating January **Apply on the website**st, **Apply
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* Salary for the role is €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the
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pro-rata based on experience
* Full time 5 days, and possibility of 4-day pro-rata option
available
* This is a hybrid working role with some days per week required in
office and some out of office hours required
* **Apply on the website** days annual leave (**Apply on the
website** days annual leave plus an 8 set days paid leave at Christmas
and Easter)
* A diverse working environment with flexible and supportive working
arrangements
* Pension contribution of 5% of salary to PRSA

HOW TO APPLY

You MUST email the completed application form marked Communications
Officer to **Apply on the website** by **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**:**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** TUESDAY **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**TH
DECEMBER **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. Please fill out the questions in
full and clearly address the requirements outlined above.

For Question 7, if you so choose you can include a 1–2-minute video
as an addition. Please upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox,
Google Drive or similar on a private setting and send the link in the
email with the application to us. Do not send your video as an
attachment as your application will not be received.

PLEASE NOTE: CVS AND COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Each application will receive an email acknowledgment upon receipt of
application. Shortlisting will take place on December **Apply on the
website**th and interviews will be held on December **Apply on the
website**th. Start date 9th January **Apply on the website**

_MRCI ENCOURAGES APPLICANTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS. __MRCI IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MRCI, SEE
__WWW.MRCI.IE_ [http://www.mrci.ie]

_This role is supported by the Scheme to Support National
Organisations_

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