Communication Adviser

Do you want to contribute to enhancing the visibility and impact of peace research through communication? Are you interested in research communication and skilled in public outreach? PRIO invites applications for the permanent position of Communicator.

PRIO conducts research on topics that are on the top of the global political agenda, including peacebuilding, conflict prevention, security, development, migration, gender, climate change and humanitarian aid. To ensure the impact of our research, it is vital that we effectively communicate our findings to a range of relevant audiences.

The successful candidate will join PRIO's Communication Department, working in a team of five dynamic communication staff. You will play a key role in executing the Institute's communication strategy and engage in a range of research communication activities.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the social media work of PRIO, publishing on multiple platforms with the aim of increasing the engagement and reach of the Institute's research.
  • Draft, edit and publish news, blog posts, events and other content to the PRIO website.
  • Support the development of episodes of PRIO's successful Peace in a Pod podcast.
  • Support in planning and organizing large-scale public events, such as the PRIO Annual Peace Address, and public seminars to highlight PRIO's research.
  • Take photos, manage PRIO's image and video archives, and edit visual and audio-visual material.
  • Support the Institute's media outreach to Norwegian and international media, including growing the media database and drafting products for dissemination to journalists.
  • Support the expansion of our contacts base so that the Institute's information and events reach a wider audience.
  • Support other new communication initiatives.

About you

To fill this position, we are looking for a go-getter person with excellent organizational skills, precision, flexibility and an ability to multitask. You should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You should be self-motivated and independent, but also a team player. A creative mind and an ability to think outside-the-box is an asset.

We are looking for candidates with at least two years' proven experience in a communication role. Experience in research communication or a related field such as international relations, or peace and conflict studies, is a plus. You should also have an undergraduate degree in a related field. Fluency in written and verbal English is essential. Strong writing and editing ability is a plus. Fluency in Norwegian is desirable. Experience in managing social media platforms in a professional context is an asset, as is experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and Canva.

About us

PRIO is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute conducting research for a more peaceful world. PRIO is the largest social science research institute in Norway, with more than 150 full-time positions. We are a truly international research environment: over 40% of our staff are international, representing more than 25 nationalities. English is our working language. PRIO is recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge research, bringing together a number of disciplines. We have a thriving and dynamic work environment and have been growing significantly in size in recent years.

In addition to conducting research, PRIO runs a research school for PhD students and we own and run two internationally leading journals. We are also engaged in the promotion of peace through the training of mediators and through dialogue and reconciliation activities. We contribute to major public debates and engage with international organizations like the UN and the Word Bank, and with Norwegian and international policymakers. We aim to make our research available beyond the academic community to a diverse and expanding audience. There has hardly been a more important time for our mission than now.

What we can offer

  • The opportunity to work at a world-leading peace research institute
  • Positive and committed colleagues with high professional competence
  • Attractive premises in central Oslo
  • An exceptionally good work environment according to our recent work environment surveys
  • Salary according to qualifications
  • Group life insurance and membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

How to apply and further information

We require that your application is written in English, and that it includes the following:
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of academic degrees.
  • Name and contact details of two previous line managers to serve as references

The application should be submitted by way of an online form (click the link here or the blue 'Apply' button up top).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, scheduled for the first week of January 2023.

For further information about the position, please contact Communication Director Michelle Delaney, email, mobile +47 941 65 579.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Mille Marie Bjerke, email


Monday, 12 December 2022


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