Media & Communication Advisor (INT10053)

Working at Oxfam


Oxfam is a world motion of individuals working collectively to finish the injustice of poverty.


TEAM PURPOSE: To assist the supply of Oxfam in Syria’s Nation Technique which focuses on growing the resilience of Syrians affected by the disaster and amplifying their voices in addition to to implement Oxfam in Syria’s influencing technique.

JOB PURPOSE: To guide Oxfam’s media and communication work on Syria by creating prime quality and gender delicate media protection of Oxfam in Syria’s key messages in key markets in shut coordination with different components of Oxfam the world over.


The Position:


Oxfam {affiliate/} is searching for an skilled Media & Communications Advisor who has a ardour for elevating the voices of communities residing in disaster. You’ll be a inventive storyteller who has confirmed expertise in managing media and communications for a big organisation within the Center East/in an identical nation context.





  • Leads and implements Oxfam in Syria’s media and communications technique and motion plan for 2022 – 2024.
  • Main on proactive and reactive media work e.g. press releases, media reactions, media advisories, (drafting, sign-off and pitching) backgrounding, op-eds, and so on. which showcase Oxfam in Syria’s work, elevate the voices of the folks we work with, mitigate threat and amplify messaging.
  • Create compelling, inventive, and fascinating visible storytelling merchandise to point out the day by day realities and lift the voices of conflict-affected folks, notably girls and women in Syria.
  • Work with influencing colleagues and the nation crew to establish and handle threat, develop reactive traces, replace key messages and advise on use media strategically in a delicate setting.
  • Work with and supply strategic recommendation to the nation crew (Senior Administration Crew, influencing and program crew) to establish key moments for communication and media alternatives.
  • Work with colleagues throughout Syria to collect newsworthy content material and tales,consistent with Oxfam’s content material gathering tips.
  • Handle media requests from journalists and from media colleagues in Oxfam effectively.
  • Implement and handle the Oxfam in Syria social media platforms, guaranteeing it’s frequently up to date with compelling content material that may be shared throughout the Oxfam confederation.
  • Work intently with colleagues within the confederation (the OI media crew, MENA regional media advisor and media colleagues throughout Oxfam), to establish moments for media and communication work of their markets and advise and assist on merchandise and messaging.
  • Guarantee donor necessities for initiatives are aligned with and promote the media and communication methods
  • Construct and preserve relationships with journalists masking subjects aligned to Oxfam’s mandate in Syria.
  • Construct and preserve Oxfam in Syria’s profile internally inside Oxfam.
  • Practice and transient Oxfam spokespeople and act as a spokesperson when required.
  • Monitor and consider media protection generated and to attract classes to enhance protection and high quality of messaging.
  • Line-manage the Media and Communications Officer, Communication Assistant and Communication Volunteer.
  • Guarantee safety of Oxfam’s model, and adherence to procedures, protocols and insurance policies, together with tips for interviewing weak folks and documenting permission to be used of digital photos.
  • Every other process as could also be assigned by the road supervisor.




  • Self-reliantly work to make choices and reply to routine, unpredictable and complicated challenges utilizing inventive and modern options the place applicable, whereas additionally working in collaboration and session with the Syria and international groups.
  • Required to stick to Oxfam’s rules and values in addition to the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • Understanding of and dedication to stick to fairness, range, gender, little one security and employees well being and wellbeing rules


What we’re searching for:


We’re searching for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to finish poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist rules and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An excellent candidate for the function may even be / have:


Important :


1 Self-Consciousness

2 Strategic Pondering and Judgment


  • Demonstratable expertise working in media, both for an NGO or in journalism, in crisis-affected nations.
  • Expertise in writing clear, compelling media merchandise together with press releases, media reactions, opinion items, Q&As, speaking factors, key messages, case research, factsheets/briefings and so on.
  • Expertise in amassing human curiosity case research, together with pictures and primary filming.
  • Expertise in working creatively to establish and develop new methods to make use of media to share Oxfam’s key messages and amplify the voices of conflict-affected Syrians.
  • Expertise in managing threat in delicate conditions and organisational fame/points administration
  • Expertise in working with journalists and pitching media tales to top-tier retailers globally.
  • Expertise in managing social media channels together with creating the social media content material (key messaging, creating enticing and inventive visuals comparable to infographics and staying on high of social media tendencies.)
  • Understanding of the political scenario in Syria, and humanitarian coverage.
  • Good analytical and conceptual abilities with a strategic perspective, potential to grasp and synthesize complicated points and data from completely different sources and current it clearly and easily to quite a lot of audiences.
  • Expertise in managing employees and supporting their growth by way of teaching, coaching and an empowering administration model.
  • Extraordinarily sturdy interpersonal and negotiating abilities, enjoys constructing and sustaining a variety of relationships.
  • Robust organisational and planning abilities with an understanding of plan, alter and implement a technique and able to working independently.
  • Excessive degree of verbal and written communication abilities, with an emphasis on a transparent and direct, simple to learn written model and eager eye for element.
  • Potential and willingness to journey for humanitarian emergencies and into battle zones.
  • A optimistic, assured and outgoing angle.
  • Potential to work successfully and calmly in a high-pressure setting and to prioritise and handle assignments in a well timed style.
  • Potential to work properly in a collaborative crew in addition to remotely with international groups throughout completely different time zones and with cultural variations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • Filming and enhancing abilities for brief video packages.
  • Coaching and technical help abilities on media and communications to nationwide companions.
  • Data of worldwide media and completely different media markets all over the world.




We consider versatile working is vital to constructing the Oxfam of the longer term, so we’re open to speaking by way of the kind of versatile preparations which could be just right for you. 


Methods to apply:


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