Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Public Relations and Media Manager for our recently relocated Europe & Central Asia Area Office based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The position will report to the Director of Communications & Advocacy helping to increase and maintain communications strategy for the ECA regional office programs, its main duties will include:


* Develop and implement media relations strategy for ECA office, supporting overall ECA communications strategy.
* Establish and maintain frequent contact with pan-European media representatives to pitch stories, respond to interview requests and educate media on HFH programs in ECA and worldwide.
* Manage media campaigns connected with the launch of key reports, speeches, statements, etc.
* Work with HFHI HQ and other area office communications staff on ECA focused media stories in other regions.


* Manage and support special initiatives, as directed by Communications/ Advocacy director as relates to ECA communications strategy.
* Support ECA Programs, Global Village and special events activities through Europe and Central Asia.
* Identify potential partners and leverage pro-bono marketing opportunities an donors.


* Manage the continued development and maintenance of communications tools and material for nation communications personnel and from which national or area-wide marketing and fund-raising can take place.
* Support the recruitment and training of NO and affiliate staff with communications responsibilities, as applicable.
Required Skills:

* Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or related field required.
* 3+ years experience in European or CIS marketing and communications experience.
* Experience working with mass media
* Fluency in English (strong writing skills in English)
* Fluency in Russian or German language preferred
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
* Strong organizational skills and presentation skills
* Willingness to communicate and affirm the Christian principles of HFHI, interest in poverty issues

Vacancies Contact
Please send your resume and cover letter stating why you wish to work for Habitat as ONE SAVED DOCUMENT. As part of the document, please include 1-2 samples of your professional writing in English.
HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Please apply online and cut and paste your cover letter and CV as one document into our system.

Location: Slovakia (Bratislava)
Closing date: 01 Oct 2008