Communications Associate (m/f/d) Lebanon

Permanent employee, Part-time · Lebanon

Form of Employment: Part-time 
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Until December 2024
Location: Lebanon

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.
DRI is currently recruiting a Communications Associate for its Country Office in Lebanon to work on DRI’s Lebanon newsletter, handle the communications strategy, and uplift the content of the DRI website.

Your tasks
Under the supervision of the Country Representative and in close coordination with the Content Production and Media Relations Coordinator, the Communications Associate:
•    Develops the DRI Lebanon monthly newsletter from end-to-end, including collecting input from the DRI team and partners, drafting inspiring stories and project highlights (shedding light on the achievements of DRI and its partners), selecting engaging pictures, liaising with external consultants involved in the process, and ensuring a high-quality final product;
•    Develops and drafts content for the DRI website, social media channels, press releases, factsheets, and other communications materials; 
•    Uploads relevant content to the DRI website in a timely manner and ensures its consistency;
•    Collaborates with the Communications Focal Point at DRI Berlin on content planning as part of an integrated content calendar for DRI Global that sheds light on DRI MENA projects at a global scale;
•    Monitors and tracks daily DRI media mentions and media coverage of DRI’s work;
•    Follows up with the social media agency with regards to the development of the monthly content calendar and ensures a smooth workflow with the agency;
•    Reviews social media analysis reports and contributes to internal and donor reporting;
•    Ensures the visual consistency of DRI across social media platforms (fixed styles, fonts, formatting, icons, images and designs, and layout techniques);
•    Supports the implementation and further development of DRI’s communication;
•    Supports activity-related outreach and media relations (developing media messages, writing press materials, drafting and editing comment pieces in English and Arabic);
•    Ensures gender and diversity mainstreaming across all communications; and
•    Performs other relevant duties, as required.

Your skills and experience
•    University degree in communications, journalism, media studies, or a related field;
•    Experience in website and social media platforms management;
•    Copywriting and editing skills, ability to write engaging media content for a variety of audiences;
•    Outstanding attention to detail, sense of accuracy, thoroughness, and consistency;
•    Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint) and Google Workspace;
•    Strong emotional intelligence, with outstanding communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to manage conflict;
•    Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.
What we offer
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, health insurance, training opportunities, and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team. The competitive remuneration for this position is aligned with DRI’s remuneration range for national employees.
Application Instructions
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application here, consisting of:
(1) a compelling motivation letter highlighting your track record record, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, and (3) writing samples (publications, reports, studies, communications products). 
Closing date for applications is 31st March 2024, 12:00 pm local time (Lebanon). The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.
DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.
Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

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About us
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Democratic Republic of Congo  and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English. 
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