SB Overseas Job Description
Job Title: Communication Officer
Category: intern (32h) (paid)
Duration: 4 months
Reports To: development and communication officer.
Start: 16 September.
Responsible For: –
Contact : email@example.com
SB Overseas is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 2013, SB Overseas provides direct and urgent humanitarian aid to civilians in conflict zones in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. We give hope and opportunity to women and children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict by providing education, emergency aid and by fostering empowerment for refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Belgium.
The position of Communication Intern is responsible for the SB Overseas communication strategy and communication plan. The Communication intern represents SB Overseas at conferences, meetings and other fora and prepares, newsletters, media releases, and social media exposure.
Develop and implement the SB Overseas Communication Plan
Preparation of press releases and newsletters.
Coordinates social media exposure (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsap,……..).
Liaise with the Head of Mission in Lebanon (and the Communication and Project Development Officer) for communication related opportunities……
Creatively exploit social and news media to optimize exposure of marketing campaigns.
Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience.
Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization’s activities, products and/or services.
Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a spokesperson for the organization.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.
Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
Proficiency in design and publishing software.
Represent SB Overseas at conferences and meetings with other NGO’s, IO’s, and government organisations (OXFAM, UNHCR, CNCD, EU, ECHO, etc.)
Create and maintain a contact list of key personnel (NGO’s, IO’s, ECHO, etc.)
Preparation of SB Overseas Annual Report
Preparation of communications related to advocacy of particular interest to SB Overseas (early marriage, education,…….)
Bachelor’s Degree in communication and development.
At least two years of communication experience
Excellent writing skills
Excellent presentation skills
Fluent in English and French
Good computer skills
Experience working with refugees
Highly motivated, energetic, and capable of independent work
Confident and direct when representing SB Overseas in official fora
Displays strong personal initiative
Works well under pressure
Social and engaging with excellent interpersonal skills
Flexible and open to new ideas
Calm and rational with a logical and analytical approach to problems
Normal work environment
May require travel to Lebanon, or other centres
May require overtime or weekend work.