Communications Officer, Middle East

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 20. December 2017 - 23:45

Communications Officer, Middle East

• Location: Amman, Jordan
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: One year fixed term contract (with the potential to extend, subject to funding availability)
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are looking for the long term services (engagement) of someone to lead on the communication work in the Middle East region using appropriate marketing, communication and capacity development skills to enable the regional Secretariat to perform its role. 
 
This person will design and lead regional communication campaigns as needed and support and contribute to programmes and projects that the regional secretariat is implementing. This includes, but is not limited to the UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds, Birdfair and Safe Flyway –Illegal Killing of Birds, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund – Mediterranean Regional Implementation Team and the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874.
 
The ideal candidate will have:
• A university degree or proven equivalent experience in any appropriate discipline e.g. natural sciences, project management, marketing / communications
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing and in particular the ability to write clearly and succinctly in a style suitable for the media
• A proven ability to market and communicate a conservation cause and the ability to secure buy-in and support from key donors and decision makers
• Knowledge of the environmental sector in the Middle East / North and East Africa
• Excellent organisation and planning skills
• Written and spoken fluency in both Arabic and English.
 
A detailed job description can be found at here.
 
Closing date: 20 December 2017
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org    
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in January 2018.