Open position: Communications Officer

Communications Officer with a focus on social media management

We are looking for a passionate and creative Communications Officer with a strong background in social media management and content creation.

The candidate will work closely with the Advocacy and Communications Advisor and subject matter experts and is expected to show initiative and put forward their own ideas. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to use their degree in design, journalism or communications, and combine it with a passion for advocacy in humanitarian contexts.

This position is based in Copenhagen, with a starting date as soon as possible. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and written English skills is a must. The contract will initially be until the end of December 2025, with the possibility of extension.


Hosted by Save the Children Denmark – a member of one of the world’s leading Child Rights-based organizations – the MHPSS Collaborative is a global hub for MHPSS research, innovation, learning and advocacy. We connect key academic and humanitarian actors with local civil society to support quality MHPSS programs at scale for children and families in fragile and humanitarian contexts. Based upon meaningful partnerships and local realities and solutions, the Collaborative works to:

  • Convene key stakeholders local to global for MHPSS sharing, exchange, learning and innovation;
  • Develop and share knowledge to ensure that child and family evidence-informed child and family MHPSS interventions and knowledge are widely accessible and available for frontline stakeholders;
  • Champion MHPSS as lifesaving for children and families through evidence-based advocacy; and
  • Address emerging challenges by identifying and bringing to focus emerging critical issues with tangible guidance and actions to address MHPSS needs of the most vulnerable children and families.

As Communications Officer, you will have two main areas of focus:

1) External communications for the MHPSS Collaborative’s core activities include:

  • Leading the development and maintenance of a new website for the Collaborative
  • Maintaining and growing followers and engagement for the Collaborative social media channels
  • Writing updates and creating content for our online platforms
  • Planning and executing an even flow of posts
  • Support in improving the overall communication of the MHPSS Collaborative through new formats and ways of engaging (e.g. podcasts, vlogs)
  • Communications support and advice for our network of youth advocates

2) Project specific communications, including European Commission (EC) grants:

  • Social media management for projects (eg. EC), conferences, webinar series, etc
  • Creating content for project specific websites, including graphic design as needed
  • Liaising with project partner organisations and creating news updates
  • Coordinating and sending out newsletters
  • Work with the team and key stakeholders, including donors, to create and execute strategic dissemination plans for project deliverables including reports, online courses, training materials
  • Support project officers and technical advisors in choosing and adapting online tools for interacting with stakeholders and disseminating knowledge and liaising with external service providers and developers

Your personal and professional profile includes the following.

  • 2-3 years’ experience working in communications and marketing, preferably in the humanitarian sector and/or global development
  • Social media marketing experience for a global audience
  • Experience in communications strategy and planning
  • Proficiency in using analytics tools
  • Skills in content creation, incl. layout and simple SoME graphic design, videos and podcast creation, using digital online platforms and tools
  • High proficiency working in WordPress incl. planning and structuring websites, liaising with relevant external service providers (e.g. web developers)
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Pro-active and able to work independently under supervision


You will be employed according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Red Barnet and the relevant unions. You will work 37 hours per week until the end of 2025 and are expected to be based in Copenhagen, working from the office at least 3 days a week. To apply for this position, please apply via the Red Barnet website.

Applications close Wednesday, 10th April 2024, 23.59 CET. Please direct any questions about this role to Louise Juul Hansen (

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