Communications Officer

Tags: English Environment
  • Added Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2022
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Communications Officer

The Communications Officer will develop and implement communication activities that raise awareness and foster understanding of IIASA and its research. They will also collaborate with colleagues at the institute to professionally present the work of IIASA across all communication channels.

main areas of responsibility

  • Lead and support social media activities for the institute to cultivate an IIASA network of social media users.
  • Create content for, and maintain the IIASA website.
  • Assist with drafting and disseminating press releases and other written articles for various IIASA publications.
  • Assist in the organization of, and monitor participation in, events by IIASA researchers, provide advice on communication-related activities, and coordinate the availability of appropriate publicity materials.
  • Maintain and assist with the further development of the IIASA Contact Database, ensuring compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  • Produce short videos and promotional materials for internal and external use, e.g., interviews with IIASA researchers, other staff, alumni, and partners.
  • Manage externally resourced projects, consult with external suppliers such as freelance editors and writers, designers and printers, photographers, etc.
  • Coordinate with IIASA researchers and other staff members, and assist with proofing, marketing, promoting and evaluating IIASA publications.
  • Arrange and execute the internal distribution of book displays and maintain a stock of publications.
  • Support with departmental administrative tasks and provide relief for colleagues during absences.
  • In line with the team spirit that prevails at IIASA, the incumbent may occasionally work on other tasks assigned by their superiors, that might not be directly related to this appointment but where the post holder has relevant experience and skills, and/or a shortage of immediate personnel capabilities requires such.

    qualifications, experience and requirements

  • Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.
Not directly comparable with other employers in Austria, due to the unique legal status and privileges granted to IIASA. Subject to the principle of income aggregation (Progressionsvorbehalt in German).

In addition

Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria. A generous annual leave allowance. Moving and settlement allowances and paid home leave for employees in scientific and professional categories hired from international locations. Assistance for newcomers to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications. Support finding accommodation in Austria.

Further details here.


IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce. This is reflected in our Core Values. We encourage qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants from countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO).

Further Information

For further information about this opportunity please contact:

Mr. Gansen Pillay, Acting Head of Communications and External Relations

For general information about working at IIASA, please contact:


To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English:

A cover letter outlining your motivation for and fit to the position A detailed Curriculum Vitae Deadline for receipt of applications: 16 September 2022

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