Vacancies

We have two job openings with application deadline 1 December 2017.


Communication Coordinator / Press Officer

Do you have a sharp pen in Danish and English? Do you thrive when you have to work fast with a press release but also with developing our communication efforts over time? And do you have solid experience with social media as well as conventional media?

If yes, perhaps you are IWGIA’s new communications coordinator and press officer.

IWGIA has adopted a new strategic direction which includes a strong focus on communication and fundraising. We are seeking a communications coordinator/press officer who is able to further develop our communication strategically, combine it with fundraising efforts and produce daily communication outputs of high standards.

Tasks

Your tasks as our Communications Coordinator and Press Officer are to:

  • Develop IWGIA’s communication strategically, monitor progress and drive our day to day communication forward
  • Coordinate our communications and publications work in a small team
  • Maintain and further develop IWGIA’s webpage
  • Write and edit articles, opinions pieces, press releases etc in Danish and in English in close collaboration with relevant advisors and the Director
  • Develop our relations with key media in the Nordic countries and globally
  • Produce online and offline material that shows who IWGIA is and what we do
  • Produce engaging social media content that will attract more followers and systematically test and develop fundraising options as part of this.

The candidate

You are ideal for the job if you:

  • Have a proven record of generating press coverage and has a strong network among journalists in Denmark and globally
  • Are able to design creative social media content including short videos (explainers)
  • Have experience with engaging specific target groups online and with planning digital fundraising campaigns
  • Have experience with editing content in Joomla or other similar Content Management Systems
  • Are fluent in Danish and English, and preferably also in Spanish
  • Have a degree in journalism, communication or similar. And at least 3 years working experience.
  • Have experience with communicating human rights and are passionate about promoting the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Are visionary, strategic and well structured. And a good coordinator and a team player.
  • You will be part of a small communication and publication team and is expected to work closely with the thematic advisors. You will refer directly to IWGIA’s Executive Director.

Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. Work location in Copenhagen. IWGIA follows
the state’s salary levels.

Application deadline: 1 December 2017. First interview: 8 December 2017. Please send a short motivation letter, your CV and two-three communication outputs you are most proud of to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information, please contact Julie Koch, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Documentation and Communication Manager

Are you an excellent communicator in English and Spanish? Are you excited about data and see the potential in using documentation to create change? And do you have solid experience of international project work?

If yes, perhaps you are our new Documentation and Communication Manager.

IWGIA has adopted a new strategic direction which includes a strong focus on communication and documentation. In 2018 we will develop a Documentation and Publications Strategy. We are seeking a Documentation and Communications Manager to develop our documentation strategically and practically, to assist with project work, and to place IWGIA firmly in international media.

Tasks

Your tasks as our Documentation and Communication Manager are to:

  • Drive the development of our new Documentation and Publications Strategy
  • Be project manager for our flagship production ‘The Indigenous World’
  • Support our big EU-funded data-project ‘Indigenous Navigator’ in terms of communication as well as general project tasks, including administration
  • Co-write and edit communication pieces in Spanish and English for international media, and strategically ensure our presence in international media
  • In close collaboration with the Communications Coordinator produce engaging content for social media and carry out other communication tasks as agreed between you.

The candidate

You are ideal for the job if you:

  • Have a proven record of generating press coverage and a good network among international journalists
  • Are able to design creative social media content including short videos (explainers)
  • Have a good understanding of how data and other forms of documentation can be used to strategically further a cause. And have hands-on experience with publications.
  • Know your LFA and have practical experience with administration of international projects and programmes
  • Have worked with Canva (graphic design software)
  • Are fluent in Spanish and English, and preferably also understand Danish
  • Have a degree in journalism, communication or similar. And at least two years of practical working experience
  • Have experience with communicating human rights and are passionate about promoting the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Are visionary, strategic and well structured. And a good coordinator and a team player.

You will be part of two teams: a small communication and publication team and the global governance team. You will work closely with the thematic advisors and you will refer directly to IWGIA’s Executive Director.

Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. Work location in Copenhagen. IWGIA follows the Danish
state ’s salary levels.

Application deadline: 1 December 2017. First interview: 8 December 2017. Please send a short motivation letter, your CV and two to three communication outputs you are most proud of to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please contact Julie Koch, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Download here.

Contact IWGIA

Classensgade 11 E
DK 2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 35 27 05 00
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410