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Communications Officer (Digital & Design)

Uppsala (Sweden)

  • Organization: The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
  • Location: Uppsala (Sweden)
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-31

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We are recruiting a Communications Officer to accelerate and modernise our digital outreach and graphic design. This is a new role and the Officer reports directly to the Head of Communications, working in close collaboration to support our programmatic work through digital outreach and creative content.

Location: Uppsala, Sweden (with some flexibility)
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Experience Level: 5 Years
Type and Length of Contract: Full-Time, Two year, with six months of probation

Join our non-governmental organisation and in memory of the second UN Secretary-General help us advance dialogue and policy for sustainable development and peace. Be part of a dynamic workplace with 15 employees based at our centre in Uppsala and a liaison office in New York.

Main responsibilities

  • Create digital strategies and execute digital outreach for our flagship publications and other communication products and events
  • Produce creative content for our online communication channels, including the website, social media, newsletters.
  • Help maintain the Foundation’s website and manage social channels and calendars
  • Monitor all our social channels and stay attuned to online conversations relevant to our work
  • Maintain relationships and monitor production with external vendors (film producers, website developers, etc)
  • Conceptualize, design, and implement graphic design for our print publications, papers, and brochures.
  • Review our graphic profile and lead the work to evolve this profile.
  • Monitor and evaluate the outcomes of our digital and social outreach and engage in research on digital trends.
  • Perform additional tasks in support of work programmes as assigned by the Head of Communications.

Who you are

  • We are looking for a person with Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of work experience in digital communications and graphic design.
  • As a person you are a strong project manager and possess an ability to initiate and drive tasks and ideas forward. You are inspired by digital content and can engage a broader audience through innovative content and outreach.
  • You will need to have hands-on experience of graphic design and communication work such doing the layout for publications, as well as crafting messages and graphics for social media.
  • You will have experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop).
  • You will have experience using website Content Management Systems (preferably WordPress) and Google Analytics. Experience with video production is a plus.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Having a good command of the Swedish language is a merit but not a requirement.
  • You have a good understanding of the issues the Foundation works on and experience working for an international organisation is a merit.
  • You are open-minded, flexible, and a good team player, with an understanding of the work of a values-based organisation. You have the ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm working in a fast-paced international environment.
  • You already have the right to work in Sweden (the Foundation will not be able to sponsor a work permit).

Terms of employment

  • The Communications Officer will be based at the Foundation’s office in Uppsala, Sweden, with opportunity for flexibility some days of the week. (Note: The Foundation monitors the guidelines from Folkhälsomydigheten in regard to COVID-19 and updates any policies in regard to home-based work in accordance with the recommendations.)
  • The position is temporary for a two-year period, with six months of probation. The salary will be determined based on the individual’s experience and qualifications.
  • The Foundation offers generous leave benefits and a wellness allowance based on full-time employment.
  • Pensions are stipulated in the Foundation’s Pensions Policy.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 31 October. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page). Applications shall be submitted to Please indicate Communications Officer in the subject line of your e-mail.

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