Communication Associate - Editor/Writer (m/f/d)

Job Details
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Name of project : 
Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF)
One-year contract
For our ongoing project in Syria, we are looking for a suitable communication expert.
Task description: 

The SRTF was established for the financing of reconstruction activities to rebuild the country and alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people as a result of the ongoing conflict. The SRTF was created to provide the international community with a vehicle to offer financial support to the National Coalition for responding to the needs of the Syrian people. The Management Unit (MU) was established to manage the Fund and its allocations to projects addressing reconstruction, recovery, and stabilisation to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drafting and editing News Items (NIs), Press Releases (PRs), info sheets, and SRTF website texts in English covering all programme updates (Recovery and Stabilisation programmes);
  • Writing and editing communication tools including but not limited to flyers, brochures, fact sheets, and success stories for high quality prints in English;
  • Revising and finalising documents following feedback from the management;
  • Writing and editing articles and content for the SRTF quarterly newsletter in English including the Director General (DG) editorial;
  • Assisting various team members in drafting annual reports, reviewing the sections’ templates, SOPs, proposals, and other communication related documents;
  • Writing and editing commentary content and inputs for mediums such as audiovisuals for dissemination through webcasting, YouTube, blogs, and social media outlets;
  • Drafting and editing media briefs, Q&A for media interviews and Op-Eds;
  • Maintaining the English content of the SRTF website, keeping it up-to-date with information, photos, and links. 


Technical qualifications:
  • English language skills at native speaker level;
  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field of specialisation;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience;
  • Good working knowledge of web-based media and social networks;
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and further IT programmes necessary for the execution of the tasks;
  • Experience working in international organisations related to the Syrian context would be an advantage;
Personal characteristics (generally describes the ideal candidate):
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills, even under time pressure;
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and self-motivated;
  • Good time management skills incl. prioritising, scheduling, and adapting as necessary;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with different objectives simultaneously;
  • Ability and readiness to work in a multi-cultural environment.
The Communication Associate will be reporting to the Communication Section Head. 
How to apply: 

If you are interested in the assigned position, please send your application via email. The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language, EU-format preferred.
  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within two weeks after reception of the application. Please kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.

Contact person: 

GOPA Middle East