Germany, open position: communication officer for the U-CAN Project (English/Ukrainian), apply by 28 April 2024

European Citizen Science Association is looking for a communication officer for the U-CAN project in Berlin (No. 3/2024).

Location: ECSA Headquarters, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany (with partly remote work options)
Duration: May 2024 – April 2026 (with potential for extension)
Working Hours/Salary: 50%-75% full-time equivalent; compensation according to TV-L, Land of Berlin collective agreement
Role Overview: lead communication and dissemination strategies for the U-CAN project, enhancing visibility and engagement to support climate action goals, as well as orchestrate a range of activities, from developing online platforms to engaging with a diverse network of stakeholders, including community members, policymakers, and international partners.


  • University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field
  • Proven experience in communications strategy and project management
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing a communications team
  • Exceptional creativity and strategic thinking
  • Excellent organisational, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Ukrainian and English; additional European languages are advantageous
  • Willingness to travel
  • Competency in modern communication tools and social media
  • Must possess a valid work permit for Germany

Key responsibilities include the following aspects:

Platform and Tool Development:

  • Manage the U-CAN project platform for effective knowledge sharing
  • Partner to improve tools like mapping applications that link climate initiatives across networks

Capacity Building and Training:

  • Create and run training that empowers stakeholders and boosts their involvement in climate governance
  • Work with city representatives from Europe and Ukraine to support pilot projects and local knowledge sharing

Communication and Outreach:

  • Direct online communication to maintain consistent, impactful messages
  • Formulate and implement strategies that promote U-CAN successes and new projects

Strategic Planning and Assessment:

  • Contribute to the development of strategies to foster climate action collaboration
  •  Assess and refine communication strategies and tools based on feedback and project requirements

Detailed information on the role and application procedure is available under the link.