Jordan: Communications Officer (Part-Time)

Organization: Middle East Children’s Institute
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – PART-TIME PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO IN-COUNTRY APPLICANTS ONLY.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) seeks to empower vulnerable and underserved individuals living in our community by enabling them to live more independent, and productive lives. MECI uses a holistic, child-centered approach to provide learning support services to out-of-school and vulnerable children. We focus on vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee populations. We complement our academic programming with arts, physical activity and Life Skills courses. In doing so, we aim to serve our beneficiaries as whole people, acknowledging the difficulties they have endured and preparing them for opportunities ahead.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Communications Officer will ensure the efficacy and success of MECI’s education, and protection programs in Jordan through enhanced visibility.
The general tasks and responsibilities of the position include:
o Production of communication materials in adherence with MECI’s standards that reflect ongoing projects and ensure visibility of donors, as well as local government partners such as pamphlets, roll-ups, informational blurbs and printouts.
o Editing human interest and success stories and featuring in appropriate reforms/outlets including external.
o Managing and continuously updating social media accounts in accordance to programs activities and national and international days and events.
o Coordinating the collection of project information on a weekly basis between program staff for the development of communications materials, success stories, and other prioritized requests.
o Periodically accompanying field officers to the field in order to ensure visibility and collection of quality photographs, videos and documentation.
o Working alongside relevant focal points to develop work plans and ensure effective and evidence-based reporting of human interest and success stories.
o Utilizing available resources in a results-oriented manner for a timely delivery of content.
o Communicating beneficiaries’ stories and needs in an ethical manner under the umbrella of MECI’s and UNICEF’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies amongst others.

QUALIFICATIONS, DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
o Proven experience and familiarity with social media outlets i.e. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.
o Proven experience and familiarity with design programs e.g. AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator is necessary.
o Proven 3+ years of experience in media, communications, visual and graphic design and/or organizational visibility development. Working experience in humanitarian/social contexts is a plus.
o Professional working proficiency in English and fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal (no exceptions).
o Knowledge of the Syria and Iraq crisis in general, with a focus on Jordan and the region and their effects on the communities.
o Knowledge and interest in the education and protection sectors is a plus.
o Strong creative and innovative design skills.
o Demonstrated commitment to result-oriented performances
o Ability to work with limited resources, strict deadlines and under pressure.

How to apply:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This is a temporary 12-month part-time contract with a local salary. The position may be extended based on performance and availability of funding. Please note that the selected candidate must be able to start immediately.

TO APPLY Please send a CV and work sample if available at apply@mecinstitute.org . Please indicate the “Communications Officer – Part-time” Application on the Subject Line.

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