France: IAU Communication Officer – F / M

Organization: International Association of Universities
Country: France
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

About IAU

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is an international NGO bringing together higher education institution (HEIs) from around the world. The offices are located in Paris.

IAU encourages debate and action on key issues related to higher education. IAU also offers its members and the worldwide higher education community a set of services as well as a forum for discussion. More information on


Reporting to the IAU Secretary-General/Executive Director, and working in collaboration with all IAU staff members responsible for programmes/projects; the Communication Officer coordinates, plans and develops IAU’s communication internally and with the external community of higher education around the world.

· On-going interaction with IAU staff members and stakeholders to ensure that information circulates within the secretariat , IAU Members and the Administrative Board

· Conducting a communication needs assessment and proposing strategies to increase IAU visibility, including through social media

· Raise profile of IAU initiatives and publications, in particular on WHED

· Write press releases for national and international media

· Manage and update IAU website and coordinate specialized portals updates

· Develop and enhance IAU communication tools and support in using the different communication tools at their disposal;

· Continue developing a graphical charter for IAU communications, including a branding consolidation strategy;

· Bring the necessary support to the secretariat team


Ddynamic, with strong inter-personal and inter-cultural skills, a positive attitude, a capacity to work both independently and as part of a team, able to manage competing priorities.

Strong oral and written communications skills in English and in French;

Understanding of the work of the IAU, UNESCO and other inter-governmental organizations;

Master’s degree in Communications/ Journalism or related field

Minimum 3-4 years of professional experience in a similar level position directly related to communications

How to apply:

Contract: CDD 12 months

Starting Date: immediate

Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018

Working hours: 35 hours a week

Working conditions: shared offices

Contact: Please send CV and covering letter to Ms. Angella NINO