Requires a Cover Letter?: 
yes
Application Submissions Guideline: 

To apply, please provide a CV (in word or PDF format) alongside one A4 page detailing your suitability for the role – specifically addressing and providing relevant examples to demonstrate you meet the skills and experience required. 

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] by 8am on Monday 1 July, please use the subject line: (Full name) application for Communications Officer role.

Contact Person Name: 
Joana Dabaj
Contact Person Position: 
Director of Programmes
Contact Person Email: 
Description: 

Job title: Communications Officer
Reporting to: Director of Programmes

Location: Remote with occasional site visits across Lebanon

Purpose of role: Develop and manage CatalyticAction's communications function, securing positive coverage of the organisation’s work and views, and reaching more supporters with our communications across all our channels and platforms.

You will be an experienced communications professional with a drive to shape and manage a communications function, with a commitment to improving the lives of children and young people. We want someone ambitious who can grow CatalyticAction's external profile, develop strategy and deliver a range of communications activity. You will be strongly committed to CatalyticAction's values and vision. Check our 2023 Impact Report for more info on our work. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver CatalyticAction's communications strategy and activity.
  • Build a high-performing communications function able to help the organisation raise its profile.
  • Develop and maintain brand identity across all media including crafting strong clear messages about what we do and why.
  • Work with children and young people to help them tell their stories via different mediums including developing a comprehensive bank of photos and videos.
  • Identify and secure opportunities for proactive and reactive media coverage, including developing and managing relationships with journalists, horizon scanning and undertaking media monitoring.
  • Manage CatalyticAction's social media channels and wider digital presence including developing and curating young people-led digital spaces.
  • Produce communications content for a range of audiences, including media releases, pictures and videos and project manage the design and production of promotional materials.
  • Manage the development of CatalyticAction's websites.
  • Prepare and manage the communications budget.
  • Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required.

Skills/experience:

  • Experience of working on a similar role with an NGO or equivalent (e.g. voluntary organisation).
  • Experience of proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Experience of using digital communication channels & tools including social media and web techniques and systems to monitor and maximise digital engagement.
  • Good knowledge of design software, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Canva.
  • Good knowledge of WordPress to upload and edit CatalyticAction's websites contents. 
  • Basic video-editing skills are desirable. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret complex issues and communicate these in a compelling way to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience working with young people is desirable.
  • Able to develop collaborative working relationships.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to take the initiative.
  • Interest in architecture, design and participation is desirable.
  • Commitment to social justice and to the rights of children and young people.
  • Management experience desirable.

If you are interested in the role and would like to have an informal chat about it before applying, please feel free to contact Joana Dabaj, Director of Programmes by email: [email protected]

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be competency-based and we expect these to take place virtually, using a video calling app (Zoom). 

Expired

NOTE:

Daleel Madani, the civil society network, serves as a platform for organisations to post their professional opportunities, but is not involved in the recruitment process. The hiring organisation is solely responsible for the job and candidate selection.

Last modified: 
28 May, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Conflict Resolution, Education, Infrastructure & Services Rehabilitation, Research & Studies
Application Deadline:
Monday, 1 July 2024
Contract Type:
Part Time
Period of Employment:
12 months
Salary
N/A
Salary Range:
800 to 1200 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Media, Journalism or related field
Experience Requirements:
1 to 2 years
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Fluent
French Language:
None
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut
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