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Vacancy: Communication Officer


Terre des hommes is looking for a Communication Officer to join its team in Romania and Moldova. The successful candidate speaks English and Romanian fluently.

Duty Station: Bucharest or Chisinau, with occasional travel to project communities.

Working time: full time (40 hours)

Reporting to: Country Representative Romania, Country Director Moldova, and functionally to the Regional Communication Advisor

Start date: October 2017

Knowledge, Attitude and Experience Required

  • At least 3 years of experience in communication, public relations, journalism.
  • Experience in coordinating and providing support for communication at national level.
  • Ability to lobby, communicate and build coalitions with various stakeholders.
  • Strong skills in editing external publications, managing websites and social media accounts.
  • Ability to work in a team in a consensual manner and to encourage full participation.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle pressure, work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 100% fluency required in both English and Romanian: spelling, grammar, vocabulary.
  • Prior experience in NGO work, especially with children, a strong asset. Child protection attitude a requirement.
  • University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related fields.

To apply: Please send your CV and a maximum one page letter of motivation in English language to, no later than October 1, 2017. The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment to child rights and child protection. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Main tasks

Coordination and monitoring of external communications activities, including among others:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of organizational and project communication strategies.
  • Ensure that visibility requirements of Tdh and donors are respected.
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and production of publications, visual resources (photos, videos), newsletters etc.
  • Manage and regularly update websites and social media accounts.
  • Proofread and edit reports, publications, text.
  • Write news, press releases, and human interest stories.
  • Support the teams in project communication and advocacy.
  • Develop a network of media contacts and manage the dissemination of communication materials.
  • Coordinate visibility and raising awareness events.
  • Contribute to the presentation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Assist in developing project proposals and project reports.

Background on Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.

More information about the work of Terre des hommes in Moldova and Romania may be obtained on our websites: