Communications Officer – PAC

About SCM:

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit organisation registered in France in 2004, governed by a non-remunerated board. It has held a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2011.

SCM’s vision is for a world based on freedom, justice, and equality that respects personal dignity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms.

Vacancy details:

Job title: Communications Officer

Program/ Project/ Department: Policies, Advocacy and communication 

Positions available: 1 vacancy.

Duration of the contract: 12 months (including a 3-month probation period).

Application deadline: 08 August 2023.

Work Station: Remotely.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team and management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy.
  • Manage SCM website and social media outlets, ensuring maximum visibility of the organization’s activities and achievements.
  • Monitor SCM’s presence in the Media coverage and assess appropriate actions according to the communications strategy.
  • Document website and SM outlets’ traffic and performance, in close coordination with the MEAL team.
  • Maintain SCM contact database and updating when necessary.
  • Manage several general inquiry email inboxes, ensuring all inquiries are answered or forwarded to the relevant department.
  • Disseminate content on SCM website and social media outlets in addition to mailing lists when requested.
  • Produce visual content in accordance with SCM’s visual standards and identity in cooperation with SCM’s designer.
  • Ensure all SCM content aligns with the organization’s message and mission.
  • Coordinate and develop publication campaigns for SCM studies/ reports with the relevant departments.
  • Corroborate with policies, advocacy and communication department’s volunteers and interns.
  • Hold the policies, advocacy and communication department’s trackers and internal documents and resources, ensuring they are up-to-date.
  • Participate in communications-related bid analysis and rebranding process, providing technical expertise.
  • Protect the confidentiality and privacy of beneficiaries in all cases and whatever the documents and data.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the line manager.

Requirement, Skills, and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field (Journalism, Communication or Political and Social Studies).
  • Up to 3 years of experience in a similar position, NGO-context preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in the main relevant technical areas: context-oriented interpersonal communication, informative and forward communication, integrated marketing communication (IMC), audiovisuals (photography, videography, sound, etc.), social media environments and developments, and creative and critical thinking.
  • Proven previous experience in managing professional and organizational social media pages/ accounts AND utilizing common posting/ scheduling tools.
  • Proven knowledge of using relevant softwares/ programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier.
  • Proven previous experience in email marketing and communication and website management.
  • Knowledge of using Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong skills in written and spoken English and Arabic.

How to apply:

  • The CV must include contact information (telephone number, mail address), previous experiences with professional references, academic qualifications
  • The CV must be in PDF format with the full name of the applicant in the title.
  • Applications should be sent via email to: [email protected] with the name of the vacancy in the email subject.
  • Any applications received after the deadline will be rejected.
  • CVs will be reviewed after the deadline for submission, and only shortlisted will be called for interviews. We apologize for not sending replies to all.