Job Vacancy Announcement: Communication Officer

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that aims for a society that guarantees freedom of expression, belief, human rights and access to justice. Since its establishment in 2004, SCM has worked to defend individuals persecuted because of their beliefs, promote human rights, and support and develop professional, independent and critical media.

The SCM currently focuses on human rights violations documentation, litigation for victims, and support for civil society and Syrian media/journalists. Our team members are based in Syria and neighboring countries, as well as Europe and the Americas, and our headquarters are in Paris, France.

The SCM is recruiting for a Communication Officer who will help develop the organisation’s communication strategy and dissemination plans according to the identified needs and objectives by SCM. Please take a look at a closer at the role description and required skills below. If you feel you are qualified for the role, please and send your CV to [email protected] and please add ‘Communication Officer’ in the subject of your email.

Application Deadline

January 4, 2019

Date of Announcement

December 28,  2018

Place of Work



Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Employer Profile

Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent non-governmental non-profit organization. We seek to build a society that guarantees freedom of expression and belief, human rights and justice. Our vision is a democratic world based on freedom, equality and respect for human rights and dignity.


PAC – Policy, Advocacy & Communication

Job Title

Communication Officer

No. of positions available


Type of contract and duration

One Year

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop the organisation and programs’ communication strategy and dissemination plans
  • Develop short and long-term communication objectives, campaigns, projects and plans for the target audience(s)
  • Build and develop campaigns and plans for dissemination, and supervising their implementation
  • Contribute to the development of communication products that include texts, articles, and multimedia publications
  • Supervise the publication process, implement communication plans, and issue periodicals
  • Manage and coordinate the work of the communication team by managing files related to follow-up, documentation, and social media engagement and feedback  
  • Manage and update databases with contact details of journalists and civil organisations as well as sustain the channels of communication
  • Build and develop the organisation’s network of press and information relations develop approaches related to publication and journalists
  • Issue reports related to audience reach and feedback



  • Proficient in computer and internet programs related necessary for work
  • Languages: Arabic and English; Kurdish is a plus, and French or German are also a preference
  • Areas of Study: Media and Communication, E-Marketing, E-Media, Journalism
  • At least two years of experience in communication, media, civil society, or similar fields
  • Knowledge of website management, e-platforms, content development, publication management and interaction
  • Detailed knowledge of the Syrian context (particularly parties involved in the conflict) as well as the Middle East and North Africa in general
  • Strong communication skills
  • Responsive and able to develop ideas
  • Strong personality, able to bear pressure and multi-task
  • Availability and ability to travel
  • S/he is able to work well as part of a team but is able to work alone under stress and in difficult circumstances
How to apply

  • Please send a CV with contact information (telephone number and Skype address), previous experiences, as well academic qualifications.
  • Please add three references
  • CV must be in PDF with the full name of the applicant in the title
  • Please send your applications to [email protected] and add “Communication Officer PAC” in the subject of your e-mail
  • Any application received after the deadline will be rejected.