Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an internationally operating conservation organisation based in Germany that has been implementing conservation projects in Africa, South America, South-East Asia and Europe for many decades. The FZS Europe Programme safeguards large, biodiverse wilderness areas, mainly in Eastern Europe.

The FZS Europe Department is looking for a

Junior Communications Officer

You will support the planning, design and implementation of a series of communication related activities and will draft and share relevant information via on- and offline media channels with a wider international audience in order to achieve higher project visibility and engagement. Your communications expertise will be needed for the FZS projects in Kazakhstan, Belarus/Polesia, Wolf Mountains (Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine) and Ukraine – especially to comply with the requirements of external donors. You will act as an intermediary between the FZS Europe Department, the FZS Communications Department as well as project staff.


  • Help develop and extend our communications strategy online and offline
  • Report from the field work of our project staff
  • Produce exciting videos of our project activities
  • Feed social media channels with all popular formats (text, images, videos and stories)
  • Help to build a community and manage community feedback
  • Analyse target audiences and tailor output accordingly
  • Monitor success of your communications output as well as the public responses
  • Support travel planning and organising meetings and events


  • MSc or equivalent advanced degree in communications, conservation, biology, forestry, environmental studies or related fields
  • First experience in international project management/communication, preferably in the field of conservation/wilderness
  • Passion for and thorough understanding of wilderness conservation as well as communications
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills and the ability to target specific audiences
  • Experience in working with website content management systems and social media
  • Strong talent in creating and editing media material such as infographics, photos, videos clips, audio files etc.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • English language at native-speaker level required, Russian or Ukrainian language skills are a plus


Please send us your application (as one single PDF incl. a motivation letter, CV, qualifying certificates and work samples) together with your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date to [email protected]. In your motivation letter please answer the following questions on one page:

  • Why would you like to work for FZS?
  • Which qualifications and personal qualities make you a good candidate for this position?

The full-time position will be based in Lviv, Ukraine, and is initially limited to two years. In the first year of employment, you will stay for several weeks/ months in the FZS Headquarter in Frankfurt. Willingness to travel and visit project areas frequently is a prerequisite for employment.

Contact person:

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Marthe Braun, Human Resources
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1 60316
Frankfurt, Germany


Learn more about FZS and our work at fzs.org.