Jordan: Media Assistant

Organization: Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development-Legal Aid
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 29 Oct 2016

JOB PURPOSE:

To undertake appropriate publicity, marketing and communication in support of the objectives and work of the Board and different units within ARDD-Legal Aid.

JOB DETAILED TASKS:

  • Promote ARDD-Legal Aid work via the media.
  • Coordinate press release preparations in English and Arabic.
  • Distribute all press releases to the media (nationwide).
  • Raise and maintain the positive profile of ARDD-Legal Aid through press, advertising, internet, local authorities, and national courses, among other mediums.
  • Cover and report all ARDD-Legal Aid activities from a media perspective.
  • Conduct interviews and journalistic investigations and reports.
  • Ensure that press releases are displayed on ARDD-Legal Aid website.
  • Maintain a register of contact details for all media contacts.
  • Maintain relationships with media personnel and seek advice on how to achieve above objectives.
  • Provide a monthly media update to the Management Team.
  • Attend events and general meetings as required.
  • Develop and produce a periodical Newsletter and other content specified by unit manager.
  • Translate media material from English to Arabic and the other way around.
  • Act as publicity assistant, promoting the activities of the organization.
  • Act as marketing officer, particularly in seeking to promote ARDD-Legal Aid activities and get new organizational affiliates.
  • Act as main liaison with external media sources, particularly the Press.
  • Maximize the use and overall content of ARDD-Legal Aid’s Website.
  • Coordinate with ARDD-Legal Aid units and projects to assist in creation and execution of media
  • Liaise with ARDD-Legal Aid units to keep open communication channels and update information for sharing on different media platforms.
  • Explore and research for opportunities, mediums and partnerships locally and internationally to communicate ARDD-Legal Aid work.
  • Prepare presentations, drafts, data analysis (identifying subjects for articles) in support for seminars, workshops and publications.
  • Monitor and evaluate appropriate and timely advocacy with target audiences, as well as following up on their impact.
  • ü Monitor and provide regular reports on mainstream media coverage of topics related to ARDD-LA work (refugees, women’s rights, etc).
  • Execute media action plan for ARDD in general and units based on the media strategy.
  • Devise and execute action plan related to events.
  • Follow on updating content on all media outlets.
  • Communicate with local media to share ARDD news and publications.
  • Keep track of the achievements of the unit.
  • Maintain activity over social media outlets and work constantly on increasing outreach.
  • Locate the indicators of effective interaction in order to enhance the quality of posts.
  • Maintain ARDD-Legal Aid’s website in terms of developing, sustaining, managing content and keeping all sections up-to-date.
  • Assist in planning and executing media campaigns.
  • Meet publication deadlines and maintain contact with different publication outlets.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Unit Manager.

DIMENSIONS:

  1. All units within ARDD-Legal Aid.
  2. Media Channels
  3. Partners and other parties who provide services to ARDD-Legal Aid
  4. Stakeholders who actively engage in ARDD-Legal Aid’s work
  5. Organizations with shared thematic interests as ARDD-Legal Aid
  6. Governmental bodies
  7. Individuals from civil society and independent journalists
  8. International individuals and activists
  9. Beneficiaries

KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Human rights, media and communications, journalism or any related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience with international/local organizations in research and developing content, and producing media material.
  • A strong, dedicated, mission-driven, creative, worldly executive
  • producing immediate results in large organizational management and development;
  • Organizational management in timely manner;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and strategically with media persons and/or other stakeholders.
  • scouting and cultivating of innovative individuals with differing needs;
  • Strong time-management skills, with an attention to detail;
  • Technologically savvy in automating processes and computer proficiency; and
  • Excellent skills & verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Good liaison skills especially to various units within ARDD-Legal Aid.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Commitment to ARDD Legal Aid’ overall aims and beliefs, including equal opportunities and gender equity in all aspects of ARDD-Legal Aid’s work.
  • knowledge of governmental and political systems and women’s rights issues
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel frequently to the field/remote areas in the project sites
  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software, Excel, Power point, Internet )

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Knowledge of writing methods and skills.
  • Knowledge of Budget Management.
  • Communication skills
  • Networking
  • advocacy
  • Fluent in Arabic and English and translation
  • Writing, reporting, training, speaking, presenting, skills

JOB REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong understanding of the Jordanian context, particularly in relation to gender and media,
  • Skills in project management assistance, writing, translation and problem solving.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills
  • Strong skills teamwork and leadership skills.

PERSONAL ATRRIBUTES REQUIRED

  • Good management and communications skills
  • ability to work towards a shared vision and following plan devised by project officer
  • enforcing the vision of the department
  • Integrity and honesty
  • commitment
  • ability to follow and manage tasks given by supervisors

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your application through email to jobs@ardd-legalaid.org

Subject of email should include the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by ARDD-Legal Aid.

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