Communications Officer

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Expiration Date

20 Dec 2019

Our organization

The International Dairy Federation

The International Dairy Federation represents the global dairy sector and ensures the best scientific expertise is used to support high quality milk and nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products. IDF’s mission is to help nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy. The organisation is a leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders. It also works closely with NGOs and IGOs around the world and engages stakeholders in productive activities and research projects to further current knowledge and science on a wide range of issues. Today, dairy is one of the most vibrant and strategic sectors, with a major impact on national economies, public health and the environment. Through its working bodies, events and work programme, IDF provides a common platform, systems and processes for the global dairy sector to come together to reach consensus. For more information, please visit

Role Summary

The role involves both internal and external communication tasks such as planning, producing and publishing content for the IDF website, social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn), monitoring and reporting back on online campaigns, development of publications and communications planning. S/he will report to Communications Manager.

You will:

  • Produce content for the website and social media channels, including videos and other visual elements
  • Assist in curating the visual image of IDF brand
  • Be responsible for sub-editing and layout of IDF publications
  • Update website content
  • Edit blogs and develop content for IDF newsletters
  • Support website and online tool development
  • Monitor and analyse IDF’s online outreach

Desired profile:

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communications, marketing or a related field
  • 3-5 years of professional communications experience preferably working for an international organisation
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills (native English speaker preferred); other languages a plus
  • Knowledge of publishing principles and basics of publication design
  • Proficiency in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of production methodology for publishing products in hardcopy or electronic formats
  • Experience in web editing and knowledge of Content Management Systems, knowledge of different social media channels, community management and online analysis tools
  • A strong storyteller who can develop powerful messages
  • An advocate for clear language
  • Experience in strategic and operational communication
  • A strong team player with good interpersonal skills, including a dynamic and flexible attitude, and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to multitask and to work with tight deadlines.

Position is based at the IDF Head Office in Brussels. Salary and benefits are market comparable. Available from January 2020.

For interested candidates, please submit your curriculum and motivation letter by 15 December 2019 to: with the email subject ‘Communications Officer’ and your name.

The interviews and practical assignments for the position will take place in Brussels in January 2020.



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