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Media and Communications Coordinator

Posted on: July 5, 2023 Application Deadline: August 10, 2023
Salary: Depends on experience
Location: Remote
Category: Employment
Type: Full-Time , Media
Working hours: 40 hours per week
Application Deadline: August 10, 2023
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The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is seeking a full-time Media and Communications Coordinator.

We are a dynamic, highly mobile, multilingual team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Yemen, while most of our team works remotely from locations across the country, around the Middle East, and in Western capitals. Among our core strengths are our versatility, access, networks, and audacity. We seek new team members who would complement this dynamic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Media and Communications Coordinator is required to perform duties and undertake responsibilities as follows:

  • Update the Sana’a Center’s media and communications strategy.
  • Manage and expand the Sana’a Center’s Arab and international media network to ensure our work, publications, and experts receive optimal coverage and strengthen the enter’s role in shaping and informing knowledge of Yemen’s current affairs.
  • Support the program department in designing and implementing communications strategies for projects and coordinate with partners and donors in this regard as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the tasks of the media support team.
  • Oversee development of the Sana’a Center’s website, ensuring that it is easily navigable, visible, and appealing to a public audience.
  • Ensure that the Sana’a Center’s events are well covered, coordinating media briefings, press releases, social media content, and high-quality audio-visual content as required.
  • Expand the Sana’a Center’s photo library with original, high-quality pictures suitable for publications.
  • Design a social media strategy, manage existing social media accounts, ensure the Center has an excellent presence through posts that engage the community, and launch social media accounts on new platforms.
  • Track the Sana’a Center’s presence in Arab and international media, providing regular analytics in this regard.
  • Coordinate the Yemeni Media Call program and the Yemen Media trips.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferable.
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Arabic. Any other language fluencies will be looked upon favorably.
  • An excellent network of media contacts and access to Arab and international media outlets.
  • An understanding of the Yemeni context is a plus.
  • An extensive media background and knowledge of the current media landscape.
  • An ability to successfully manage the communication aspects of public online and in-person events.
  • Good knowledge in the use of various online meeting platforms.
  • The ability to multitask and deliver results under changing circumstances.
  • An ability to identify misinformation and verify facts to maintain an objective voice in a highly polarized landscape.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours across different time zones.
  • A deep understanding of and ability to leverage social media platforms.
  • Ability to work with a team and take the initiative.

Position Details:

  • Reports to: Executive Director for Knowledge Production
  • Contract type: Fixed-term
  • Duration: 12-months, renewable based on the availability of funds
  • Starting salary: To be determined based on experience
  • Location: Remote
  • Joining date: As soon as possible

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders, it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique position and the ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.

The Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society, and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community, connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policymakers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional, and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.