Campaign and Research Assistant, Yemen Campaign - Beirut

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Upload your CV and a cover letter in English. Your cover letter should draw upon prior work and personal experience to demonstrate your interest in working with Crisis Action and explain why you fit the role well. Neither CV nor cover letter should exceed one side of one page.
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Title Campaign and Research Assistant, Yemen Campaign - Beirut
Location Beirut
Department Name MENA
Description

Responsible to: Global Yemen Campaign Lead
Allowance: USD 1,000/month
Duration: 6-month contract with option to extend
Preferred start date: 23 September 2020
Application deadline: 3 September 2020

Crisis Action seeks an energetic and detail-oriented Campaigns and Research Assistant to begin work in late September 2020. You will act as the central coordinator and administrator of Crisis Action’s Global Yemen Campaign team, which is spread across North America, Europe, and the MENA region. As assistant, you will work closely with the Global Yemen Campaign Lead to: assist campaign strategy design and delivery; support internal work processes among team members; compile and circulate media updates; support the development of Crisis Action’s civil society, policymaker, and media networks; organize, attend, and take notes for internal and external meetings; track political and humanitarian developments impacting upon Yemen’s ongoing conflict; and conduct background research as needed.

DETAILS

The Campaigns and Research Assistant will work at the direction of the Global Yemen Campaign Lead within Crisis Action’s MENA office to execute the following duties:

Providing coordination support for the design and delivery of Crisis Action’s Global Yemen Campaign initiatives, including:

Organizing meetings and drafting electronic communications to support outreach to new civil society partners and policymaker offices and strengthen existing relationships.
Supporting the management of campaign activities by upholding deadlines and simplifying workflows between team members.
Using Zoom to organize weekly team calls and other impromptu internal discussions as requested.
Assisting the campaign lead in ensuring that campaign activities across all offices are in line with the overarching campaign strategy.

Providing administrative support to the global campaign team, including:

Taking and circulating notes for internal team meetings.
Attending and taking notes for external events, including meetings and forums with partner NGOs, policymaker offices, and think tank experts.
Compiling and circulating weekly reviews of conflict-related media coverage.
Drafting periodic reports on campaign activities to partner NGOs and donors.
Tracking and recording campaign activities and resulting impact across all Crisis Action offices.
Maintaining the central Salesforce database of campaign contacts.
Organizing and maintaining the campaign’s shared work materials on Sharepoint.
Ensuring the presence of campaign-related posts on Crisis Action’s organizational Twitter feed.

Providing research and advocacy support for the global campaign team, including:

Assisting the design of campaign strategies.
Tracking media reporting on Yemen’s conflict in English and Arabic and circulating breaking developments to relevant team members.
Assisting in drafting campaign products, including joint letters, social media posts, and press releases as requested.
Conducting background research on political and humanitarian developments impacting Yemen’s conflict in English and Arabic as requested.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Experience and qualifications: The candidate should possess:

A degree in political science, international relations, or law, or should have related knowledge through prior work.
Demonstrable understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law, how they apply in armed conflict, and the role of the international community in upholding peace and security.
Experience conducting advocacy through grassroots mobilization or government relations. Experience coordinating advocacy coalitions is a plus.
Experience conducting research on armed conflicts and human rights concerns.
Excellent project management and administrative skills.
Fluency in English and Arabic, spoken and written.

Personal qualities: The candidate should:

Be committed to protecting people from war.
Be energetic, adaptable, and able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Demonstrate initiative and the ability to assume and follow up on tasks without prompting.
Work collegially as a member of a small team that frequently handles pressing deadlines.
Communicate clearly and concisely.

HOW TO APPLY

Click the “Apply Now” button below and fill in all requested information.
Upload your CV and a cover letter in English. Your cover letter should draw upon prior work and personal experience to demonstrate your interest in working with Crisis Action and explain why you fit the role well. Neither CV nor cover letter should exceed one side of one page.
Only applications submitted through Crisis Action’s website and accompanied by a cover letter will be considered.
We regret that due to the large volume of applications, we cannot respond individually to each applicant.

Expired
Last modified: 
20 Aug, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Displaced Population, Research & Studies
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
6 months with possibility for extnetion
Salary
$1,000
Salary Range:
800 to 1200 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
Less than one year
Arabic Language:
Excellent
English Language:
Excellent
French Language:
None
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
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