Energy Community – Communication and Impact Officer

Deadline: 1 April 2024


The Energy Community Secretariat is an institution set up under the Treaty establishing the Energy Community (the “Treaty”). The Energy Community is an International Organization with its seat in Vienna. The Secretariat has overall monitoring, coordinating and administrative functions in regard with the implementation of the Treaty by the Parties to the Treaty. Based on the ongoing Energy Community Work Program, the Secretariat looks for a professional who is interested in an engagement opportunity at a position of  Under the supervision of the Director, the Communication and Impact Officer has the following main responsibilities:

  • Serve as the spokesperson for the organization, representing our activities, achievements, and initiatives to the media, stakeholders, and the public,
  • Proactively build and maintain strong relationships with media outlets’ representatives,
  • Manage social media accounts to ensure timely and engaging content to build a target audience for each social channel,
  • Respond promptly and effectively to media inquiries, serving as the point of contact for all media-related issues, and coordinate interviews,
  • Create compelling written content, including press releases, articles, and other written materials to disseminate information about our organization’s activities, achievements, and initiatives,
  • Ensure that key messages align with the organization’s overall communication strategy,
  • Develop speeches and assist in the coordination of the talking points for the Director,
  • Accompany the Director in various events, conferences, and other relevant locations.


The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

Core values and competencies:

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
  • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization’s core values and principles in all actions,
  • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
  • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
  • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results.

Selection criteria

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
  • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
  • University degree in journalism, communications, or a closely related field,
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in media relations, preferably but not necessarily in energy, climate, environment,
  • Strong media relations skills in international context, securing media coverage, and managing media inquiries,
  • Proven experience in managing successfully social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn),
  • Strong copywriting ability for multiple platforms and audiences (e.g. speeches, articles, reports, social media, website, newsletters),
  • Proficient English language skills, both oral and written, preference will be given to near-native and native English speakers.

Supplementary criteria:

  • Experience in journalism will be considered an asset,
  • Experience as a spokesperson will be considered an asset.

Employment contract

The Communication and Impact Officer will be offered a contract for three years, with a probation period of 6 months, which may be renewed. The duty station is in Vienna, Austria.

The salary ranges are defined by the Energy Community budget. For this position, the Energy Community Secretariat offers a minimum tax-exempted salary of EUR 4.737. The final remuneration will be determined based on qualifications, experience, and outcome of the recruitment process.

Other benefits consist of:

  • 30 annual leave days per calendar year, as well as the official national holidays of the duty station,
  • Up to three work from home days per calendar month,
  • Accident insurance fee coverage of 100%,
  • Health insurance scheme in the form of a monthly reimbursement of up to EUR 500 of the actual cost of the individual health prime,
  • Coverage of individual development and trainings in line with performance appraisal report.

The terms and conditions of employment adhere to the provisions outlined in the Energy Community Staff Regulations.

The commencement date of the employment is expected to be as soon as possible, preferably in June 2024.

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official website.