Now hiring: A versatile Junior Communication Officer

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a versatile and creative Junior Communication Officer to support, execute and implement communication efforts, support fundraising and improve press activities for the organisation.

Missing Children Europe is the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children, representing 30 organisations from 27 European countries. We provide the link between research, policies and organisations on the ground, to protect children from any kind of violence, abuse or neglect that is caused by, or results from them going missing.


The Junior Communication officer will report to the Head of Communication and Membership in executing and implementing internal and external communication, marketing, fundraising and press activities based on the communication strategy drafted for the next 5 years.


  • Organising and implementing:
  • national and EU communication campaigns for projects, events etc.
  • advertising campaigns on Twitter, facebook and implementing the Google Ad Words for non-profits
  • collaborative communication campaigns by external NGOs and partners
  • Monitor and update channels:
  • Create and disseminate social media content
  • Update multiple websites
  • Strategise, implement and follow up on the marketing and dissemination needs related to existing apps, publications, events, videos as well as new content relating to website and video needs 
  • Maintain relations with the press:
  • Proactively amp up press efforts and media relations through dealing with press enquiries, sending out materials etc.
  • Further develop the press list and assist the media training of staff
  • Copywriting:
  • Update content, coordinate design and printing of the Annual Review and data report
  • Development and writing of press releases, public newsletter, opinion pieces etc.
  • Support the creation of a message house for the team
  • Write and proof read all the content created or generated for marketing purposes or to support projects and fundraising efforts
  •  Support and ensure fundraising efforts:
  • organisation and raising awareness of the running fundraising event
  • Incorporating a fundraising angle in communications and supporting ad hoc fundraising campaigns
  •  Maintain relationships:
  • Brief and manage relationships with external supporters such as photographers, videographers, designers, developers, agencies etc.
  • Collaborate with different communications agencies and organise campaign pitches
  • Support member communication efforts by delivering newsletters, webinars, member campaigns etc.
  • Strategy and branding:
  • Make efforts to ensure the brand of the organisation is strong, consistent and enforced in internal and external efforts
  • Support the development of a crisis communications strategy with an external agency
  • Support projects, fundraising events and campaigns with the necessary marketing and communication efforts such as the designing, printing and translation of posters, invites, save the dates, publications etc.
  • Media monitoring and reporting on communication campaigns, social media reach and engagement, Google analytics, bitly, YouTube etc.

Profile, skills and background:


  • University degree in communication, marketing, press relations or other relevant field
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Native command of English
  • Experience in managing social media profiles and content
  • Designing skills in adobe photoshop
  • Understanding and interest in general children’s rights/child protection issues
  • Ability to work well in small team with people from different professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently as well as stress resistant 
  • Positive with a can do attitude and desire to receive feedback and improve
  • Ability to work proactively and to take charge of projects and efforts
  • Ability to work within tight budget constraints and a creative problem solver

 Added bonus

  • Knowledge of other EU languages, especially French and Dutch
  • Knowledge of indesign and illustrator
  • Knowledge of website creation and content management
  • Knowledge of video creation and editing is a plus (Adobe premiere pro or Final cut)

 Our offer: 

An exciting job in a small but dynamic organisation dealing with problems related to the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children at a European level.

Full-time, permanent contract. 
Starting date: January 7, 2019

Remuneration will depend on the candidate’s experience and qualification, following the remuneration scheme of Missing Children Europe. The package includes lunch vouchers, hospitalisation insurance and reimbursement of 78,6% of transport costs.

If you believe you qualify for this position please send the completed application form, along with your CV (max 2 pages) to Gail Rego, Head of Communication and Membership of Missing Children Europe, by email: by 9th December (12 am CET). Interviews are planned to take place on the 12th and 13th of December. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Staff recruited by Missing Children Europe will be asked to comply with our child protection policy, including necessary vetting and background checks of personnel. Missing Children Europe is an equal opportunity employer and does not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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