The NDPC Secretariat is looking for a Communication Manager

The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) is an international governmental organization that supports the cultural and creative sector (CCS). Since 2010, the NDPC has served as a regional focal point, connecting policymakers, experts, and practitioners in the field. The NDPC’s mission is to strengthen the strategic role of CCS in sustainable development across the region. Currently, the NDPC has 10 member countries, with the Secretariat’s office situated in Riga, Latvia.

We are offering a position for a Communication Manager to develop and manage the NDPC Secretariat’s communication efforts.

The Communication Manager’s position is temporary for a set period of time. The Communication Manager will be employed on a contract basis for a period of 3 years until September 2027. After this period, the contract may be renegotiated with the possibility of extension.

The monthly gross salary ranges from €1,900 to €2,100 depending on experience. The remuneration package includes health insurance after the probationary period.

 We can offer a meaningful work context with high standards of expertise, a stable salary, and attractive working conditions. The selected Communications Manager will be welcomed by a small, friendly, open-minded, and supportive team who believes in work-life balance, empowering employees, and encouraging initiative in the workplace. We offer a hybrid working model where we strive for the best possible balance between home and office work.

The Communications Manager, with strong background in communications, public relations, or marketing is an agile expert with the capacity for proactive development of NDPC communications. Additionally, the Communications Manager is curious to stay updated on digital communication trends and incorporate new tools and approaches into NDPC communications.

The main responsibilities of the Communication Manager are:

  • Develop, coordinate, and manage digital communication content for the NDPC in line with current trends and technologies. This includes maintaining and updating the website and social media accounts, ensuring proactive and strategic online communication to enhance awareness of NDPC and its activities;
  • Provide communication-related support to NDPC staff, train and support NDPC interns, and collaborate with partners to plan, develop, and implement project communication strategies, including monitoring and reporting on progress;
  • Tailor communication messages for various channels and audiences, prepare and distribute dissemination packages and newsletters, and utilize diverse multimedia formats such as photos and videos. Also, produce conceptual designs for promotional materials of NDPC and its projects;
  • Coordinate with service providers for communication activities and assist the team in document preparation;
  • Co-organize and participate in diverse communication events, seminars and meetings in collaboration with project managers and project partners;
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare reports related to communications, evaluate media coverage of the NDPC, identify communication gaps, inform leadership, and suggest solutions;
  • Foster cooperation with stakeholders, government institutions, and other partners.

The Candidate should have:

  1. Higher education in a related field, with ongoing professional development;
  2. Work experience (3+ years) in digital communication, including social media content creation and management and organizing and technically implementing online events and creating promotional materials;
  3. Strong knowledge of public relations and communication best practices, familiarity with regulatory requirements, including copyright laws;
  4. Preferably work experience in international organizations and be familiar with the CCS;
  5. Excellent command of professional English (both oral and written);
  6. Proficient in Office 365, Canva and Google Analytics;
  7. Creative, critical and innovative thinking with strong planning and decision-making skills;
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a creative team.

The NDPC is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds.

Please send your concise CV and a letter of motivation (maximum 1 A4 page in length as a PDF) to explain why you are applying for the position, and how your experience and expertise align with the requirements. All materials need to be submitted in English. Send the documents by May 28, 2024 to with the subject “Communications Manager”. Applications without both a CV and a letter of motivation will not be considered. Selected candidates will be interviewed online and on-site during June and may be asked to complete a written assignment related to the position.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted for further interviews.

For further information about the position:  

Krista Petäjäjärvi, Acting Head of the Secretariat