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Social Media Expert/Trainer Syria

Social Media Expert/Trainer Syria

ApplyNowAt The SecDev Foundation, we use technology to help empower people out of conflict, insecurity and oppression. We work with at-risk people in fragile environments – as a result we seek the best creative talent to work collaboratively on highly sensitive projects.

We are seeking a Social Media Expert/Trainer to deliver training to and mentor non-violent Syrian civil society and local governance actors.

About the Project

Be Heard is an online portal that provides Syrian civilian actors with step-by-step guidance on how to make their voices heard safely and effectively. Be Heard is mobile-first, built on SalamaTech’s multi-year experience helping Syrian activists stay safe online. Our mission is to empower Syrian non-violent voices to Be Heard through the noise of conflict.

The Social Media Expert/Trainer will:

  • Support mentorship of our network of trainers who are operating inside Syria (remote support);
  • Deliver training to Syrian organizations residing in the surrounding region (outside of Syria);
  • Develop new training modules on digital outreach that are tailored to the needs of our Syrian beneficiaries;
  • Help amplify Syrian voices using online tools
  • Provide guidance and training to existing HQ team on strategic communications and social media use

Key skills/abilities required:

  • Demonstrated expertise in using the following networks and tools to attract desired audiences:
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Facebook
    • WordPress/Blogging
  • Higher Education in PR/Communications or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of the risks inherent to conducting outreach in a conflict zone
  • Fluent in Arabic
  • Good knowledge of the Syrian conflict region
  • Proven capability to effectively mentor, train, teach, inspire
  • Ability to travel to the region (not active conflict zones)

Preference given to candidates with:

  • Experience using Google Analytics and other platform specific insights/tracking
  • Experience with Telegram, Snapchat, and Instagram
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital safety
  • Networks within the Syrian community
  • Developed media contacts
  • Project management experience

Position type:

  • Contract, Part-Time, possibly moving to full time employment position (pending funding)

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter outlining how your skills meet our requirements, with a CV and portfolio of your work to info@secdev.foundation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

When applying to this position please follow this format:

  1. Email Subject: Your First Name + Your Last Name
  2. Save all attachments as: YourFirstNameLastNameCV or YourFirstNameLastNameCoverLetter or YourFirstNameLastNamePortfolio etc

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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