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Organization: HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement
Closing date: 10 Nov 2021

Location: MENA Region / Remotely

Type: Part-Time job

Career category: Communication and Outreach Officer

Years of experience: 2-5 years

Theme: Right to Protest, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, Human Rights, Gender

About HuMENA

Founded in 2018 on a fundamental commitment to human rights, HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement seeks to achieve a greater MENA citizens engagement in the policymaking process. HuMENA is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges the MENA to live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Law.

HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization registered and based in Brussels, with offices in the MENA region.

Job description

HuMENA is recruiting a Communication and Outreach Officer, responsible for supporting the team with developing, implementing and monitoring communications activities for the organization. The Communication and Outreach Officer will be under the direct line management of the Programs Manger.

Given the projects’ strong focus on human rights and engagement of civil society and citizens in policy making, the Communication Officer will need to demonstrate a strong interest in and understanding of creating behavioral change through communication on MENA-polices-related topics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Communication and Outreach Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the HuMENA Communication and Outreach Plan.
  • Plan, design and develop engaging and target specific communication and media materials such as videos, infographics, newsletters, projects brochures, press releases and banners.
  • Coordinate, take into consideration and streamline the inputs and feedback of the project’s teams, integrating the partners’ knowledge about nudging the social behaviors of beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Contribute as copywriter, copyeditor, layout designer and coordinate with illustrators and designers to produce engaging products and ensuring HuMENA and its partners’ visibility.
  • Suggest clear engaging posts on social media based on a communication monthly plan.
  • Create a periodic newsletter
  • Monitor trends in social media tools and grow web traffic for project social media pages and website by evaluating and adapting social media campaigns and strategies to reach desired outcomes.
  • Draft and edit written content for internal reporting and reporting to project stakeholders.
  • Create guidance and tools to implement communications and advocacy activities for the project partners.
  • Assist in organizing events, workshops, and meetings and develop related promotional materials, as well as documenting the events and activities.
  • Support in the creation and regular updates and content management of the website.
  • Assist with media monitoring about HuMENA and/or topics of interest to HuMENA.
  • Develop requests for proposal and scopes of work for communication activities
  • Other duties as assigned by the line manager.

Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, marketing, communications, journalism, or other relevant discipline
  • Arabic and English fluency required, with demonstrated excellent professional-level writing and editing skills in both languages
  • Minimum two years’ experience in communications with NGOs working in the human rights, humanitarian, or development field
  • Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media
  • Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing
  • Experience effectively communicating information and ideas in written and visual formats
  • Proficiency in MS Office required with graphic design and photo/video experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, interpersonal, communications, and teamwork skills
  • Hardworking, energetic, willing to learn and contribute toward the HuMENA goals.
  • An eye for detail and impeccable grammar
  • Able to work with minimal direction and supervision, independent and self-sufficient.

How to apply:

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is on 10 November 2021, 5 pm Brussels time. Interested candidates should email their application to (recruitment@humena.org) with the name of the vacancy in the email subject.

Your application should comprise of:

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
  • A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

At HuMENA, we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and value a diverse workforce. HuMENA’s policy is to practice fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and selection procedures and strive for international and multicultural personnel. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or sex characteristics.

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