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Communications Assistant

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to join our team. The person will be hired under STEA’s Paikka auki funding which is intended for young job seekers under the age of 30 who are in a challenging labour market position, or job seekers who are partially able to work. This is a fixed-term employment lasting approximately one year. 

House of Helsinki is a volunteer development organisation, home to the Refufin project. The project operated in 2022 entirely on a volunteer basis, helping Ukrainians to arrive in Finland from Poland. With over 80 volunteers, Refufin helped more than 3000 people arrive safely in Finland, provided over 100 translations for partners, and advised and supported over 6000 war refugees through chat. In 2023 the project received STEA funding and now two full-time employees and an incredible group of volunteers support Ukrainian refugees who have already arrived in Finland. 

The assistant’s work will include social media coordination, website management and event support. The person will work closely with the Coordinator and Project Manager of the project to ensure our communication reaches potential and existing volunteers and our online and in-person events are a success.  

The role also may also involve direct contact with refugees who seek support from Refufin, so we expect the person to gain the needed knowledge and act with empathy. 

Here’s what you will be helping with:

  • Content creation for social media

  • Creating materials for social media, our website and other promotional materials

  • Monitoring of social media platforms

  • Website management

  • Event support and planning

  • Assisting and advising volunteers at events

  • Organising trainings for volunteers

  • Networking and participating in events organised by different partners

Here's what we'd like you to bring to the table:

And don’t worry, we know that not everyone has it all. 

  • You speak Russian fluently, you can write and communicate well in English

  • Other languages, such as Ukrainian or Finnish, are a great addition

  • You are under the age of 30, unemployed and not studying full-time at the moment

  • You have an interest in graphic design

  • You know how to work with computers and phones

  • You have some experience or interest in managing social media accounts

  • You are organised and detail-oriented

  • Being around people gives you energy and you like to make people’s days a little bit brighter

Here’s what we offer you in return:

  • You work on a relevant project that has already and aims to continue to support thousands of people in need of aid

  • Hybrid work model

  • Full-time position (37.5h/week), including occasional weekend and evening work

  • Culture benefits and Terveystalo healthcare

  • A salary of 2350€ per month

To apply:

Please send a cover letter in Russian and your CV in English by email to Please use “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.
Please send us your application by the 14th of February 2024. Suitable candidates will be invited as soon as we receive their application and we aim to fill the role by the 1st of March.

Here’s an overview of the recruitment process:

  1. You send us your application

  2. We review it and get back to you as soon as possible

  3. Interview, face-to-face or online 

  4. If both sides feel like it’s a good match, you join the team and start making the world a better place soon!

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