Regional Communication Manager for the Middle East – based in Amman
Work Period: 6 months initially - Renewable
Start Work: ASAP
Duty Station: Amman – Jordan (with potential visits to Amman, Zarqa, Jerash and Balqa governorates) and the region (Lebanon, KRI, Palestine, Syria etc.)
General conditions of employment: The employee shall abide to this job description, his/her employment contract as well as any rules, regulations, internal policy that may be adopted by PUI Jordan.
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is working in the Middle East since 1996 implementing a multi-sectoral humanitarian-resilience program in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT), Yemen, and Jordan. A regional coordination was established in Amman in 2011. As a result of the merger of 2 French NGOs, Première Urgence and Aide Médicale Internationale, PUI combines globally 30 years of expertise in humanitarian response.
The Regional Communications Officer will work with diverse teams in the region to create, implement and maintain public relations and communications initiatives in the organization in order to increase the visibility and profile of PUI in the Middle East.
-Full time position – Starting with a 6 months contract initially -
-Based in Amman but with frequent travels throughout the region (min. 30% of the time)
-Reports to the Regional Office Coordinator and the Communications department at HQ
-Design a communication strategy linked to the overall regional strategy.
-Foster synergies with PUI-missions in region to focus on a few concrete transversal issues based on facts and figures from PUI field activities.
-Regularly assess the implemented communication strategy for possible adjustments.
-Develop a communications calendar, linked to national and international highlights throughout the region
In line with the PUI institutional communication strategy and with the HQ communication department, support the development and updating of communication and brand guidelines, including an Arabic version, and work hand in hand with all country missions to ensure communication and brand guidelines are well adhered to.
Production of communication materials
-Produce articles and other materials for PUI-media: websites, social media, publications, etc.
-Support the development of success stories to be used for fundraising and assist in gathering relevant information for the organizations’ publications
-Produce photo stories to highlight the living conditions of the beneficiaries and the impact of PUI’s projects on their lives
-Design & production of statements and reports
-Write blog notes for the different PUI-media
-Screen/monitor and support the development of the different PUI Facebook pages for the region
-Work closely with the different country missions to identify cross cutting topics for communication:
-Support missions in the design of specific visibility products and promotional material and publications, including brochures, flyers, posters, electronic promotions, calendars, etc.
-Timely production and coordination of Press Releases at critical moments
Engagement with media
-Function as PUI-contact person for local, national and international media
-Compose and maintain a database with contacts of local, national and international media
-Develop network with local, national and international media and link them to the relevant country offices
-Ensure coverage/pitch specific PUI organised activities/events to the media
Keep the Regional Coordinator and the Communications department and the PUI network updated on ongoing and planned communications activities through monthly reports clearly reflecting the work done and the plans for upcoming period
Maintain log of mentions of PUI in local, national and regional media
Upon request, translate important information and screen/monitor overall trends on humanitarian/politics Arabic websites to complement the ROC vision on the region.
-If need be, support the organization of regional conferences and meetings
-See the feasibility of developing of an image-database (pictures, video, etc.) to be fed by the different country offices on regular basis
-Perform any other duties that contribute to the increase of the organisation’s profile in the region
University degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism or similar field
At least 2 years previous experience in public relations and communication
Mandatory skills & abilities:
-Arabic native speaker with full fluency in Arabic and English language
-Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different audiences
-Socio-politically aware with good understanding of regional context and root causes of displacement and protracted crises
-Fully conversant with ICT and Office applications with excellent experience with Graphic Design & Photo software
-Excellent understanding and knowledge of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
-Excellent capacity to speak in front of media (TV, radio)
-Demonstrate strong diplomatic skills
-Excellent collaboration, team work and interpersonal skills
-Creativity, innovation and ability to take initiative
-High flexibility, adaptability, culturally sensitivity
-Demonstrate good events organizing capacities
-Creative and innovative approach to communication and branding
-Ability to work well in a multicultural environment across different geographical locations
-Valid national driving license (min. 1 year)
-Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles, civil society and NGO work
-Good audio-visual skills
-Experience in photo-editing and video-montage
-Up-to-date on new communication trends and opportunities for the non-for-profit sector
-Understanding of community-based and rights-based approaches
-Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position
-PUI will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with PUI’s National Staff Salary Scale
Please send your CV and Cover Letter to
Name the subject of your email HR-MERO COM, no later than November 7th, short listed will be contacted for an interview through Skype.