Sunce is employing a communicator

Are you communicative, persistent, thorough and creative in finding solutions? You love nature and want to send a message to everyone that it is important to preserve it? Do you enjoy working with the media and spreading messages through social networks?

If the answers to these questions are YES, then you are ready to join the successful Sunce Association team as the Communications and Public Relations Associate.

Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development of the Sun, announces

Job vacancy

Communications and Public Relations Associate


The Sunce Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that focuses on raising standards and enhancing the environmental and nature protection system, encouraging public involvement and participation and advocating the creation of a responsible society conscious of humanity and nature.



Designing and conducting communication activities of individual projects in co-operation with project/project manager.
Maintaining media relations and promoting project activities and results through media channels: written, radio, TV, Internet.
Support for the maintenance of the Internet sites and social networks and public events of the Association.
Creating articles, publications and promotional materials within the project and placing them on relevant websites and social networks.
Design and implementation of project communication distribution plan and management of distribution monitoring.
Design of project campaigns in co-operation with the project/project manager.
Preparation and organization of the project’s public and media events.
Keeping in mind the project legal and contractual obligations of the Sunce Association regarding communication and visibility (donor visibility, respect of copyrights, etc.).
Support for the project/project manager in the evaluation of communication activities and achievements.
Upgrading of physical and electronic storage of media contacts, media impressions, communication materials and publications.
Participation in the activities of organizational development of the Association with emphasis on the implementation of external and internal communication in accordance with the Communication Strategy of the Association Sunce.


College education
At least 1 year of work experience related to media work, communication material development, public event organization.
Excellent written and oral knowledge of Croatian and English.
A high quality of written and oral expression, as well as written and oral argumentation.
Excellent knowledge of computer work.



University degree in communication/journalism, social and related sciences.
Specialized education related to media work.
Knowledge of the media scene in the Republic of Croatia.
Advanced use of computer programs for text design and visualization and use of smart phones.
Work or volunteering in the civil society sector.
Experience in the work and/or knowledge of nature and environment protection sector in Croatia.
Knowledge of the principles of action and actors of civil society in the Republic of Croatia and the EU.
Driving license category B (active / driver).


Required candidate profile

Sensitivity to environmental and nature protection issues and high motivation for engagement in the protection of nature and the environment.
Good organizational, logistic and operational skills.
Communicability, perseverance, thoroughness, creativity, adaptability to the environment and experience working with people of different profiles.
Excellent readiness for teamwork, but also independence in work, responsibility and proactivity.
Ability to simultaneously work on multiple themes/projects.
Readiness to adapt to sudden deadlines and flexibility in working time.
Readiness to learn and adopt new skills.
Strength and creativity in finding solutions.
Readiness for occasional trips to Croatia and abroad.


What we offer

The selected candidate will work in a dynamic, creative and flexible working environment with people with years of experience in advocating, researching, educating and informing the public and managing projects in nature and environment protection. We offer the possibility of adopting new knowledge and skills related to nature and environment protection and project management, networking opportunities at national and international level through participation in trainings, working bodies, meetings, workshops and conferences in the field of nature, environment and sustainable development as well as the civil sector society.

The start of work is scheduled for full-time work in December 2017, a term of one year contract with a probationary period of three months and the possibility of extending a contract after one year.

It is envisaged to start work on the above-mentioned activities with the possibility of further development, dissemination of job descriptions and taking responsibility of communication leaders depending on the approved projects and according to this plan will be selected by a person of appropriate competencies and motivation for progress.


It is necessary to enclose with the application form

Curriculum vitae
Letter of motivation, up to a maximum of 800 words, containing a description of experience, acquired skills and knowledge relevant to the workplace and organization

Applications with the above-mentioned documentation are received only via e-mail at [email protected].

Applications that do not contain the specified documentation will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting the application is December 07, 2017.

The expected start of work is in December 2017.

Candidate selection procedure

The three-member Commission will read all the applications received and evaluate their quality by up to eight candidates to enter the narrow circle, with which to conduct the talks and, if necessary, conduct testing. Based on the interview and test results, the commission will select the best candidate. Candidates will be informed via e-mail about the results of the competition and eventual conversation.

Announcement Date: 23.11. 2017.