Communications Specialist

at Ark Group
Published September 19, 2022
Location Sana'a, Yemen
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

ABOUT ARK:

 

ARK is a social enterprise, empowering local communities through the provision of agile and sustainable interventions to create greater stability, opportunity, and hope for the future.

 

We believe that strong, resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.

 

Learn more about our impact here: https://www.ark.international/impact

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

 

The position will work across Yemen portfolio, with a special focus on two programmes:

 

Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) programme seeking to strengthen community resilience to armed recruitment in Yemen.

Community level conflict prevention project in the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG)-controlled areas in the South.

As part of both projects, ARK will mobilise existing and potentially new communications platforms and approaches to support overall project activities. The Yemen Communications Specialist will be responsible for managing the communications platforms, with a particular focus on Facebook. They will also manage a network of creative staff inside Yemen to produce content for the Facebook page.

 

ABOUT YOU:

 

As the Yemen Communications Specialist you will be responsible for driving content strategy, writing, and editing content, and most importantly managing an existing Facebook page and its large audience. This role requires digital communications experience, in particular experience running Facebook campaigns. Ideally, though not vital, you will have experience in paid media, with strong knowledge of Facebook paid media targeting/buying.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Run an established Facebook page daily for the duration of the project

Curate digital content

Coordinate with ARK’s Head of Communications, research colleagues and project staff in the ideation, production and dissemination of content

Work with research colleagues and project staff to design and deploy online surveys through the Facebook platform

Report on the performance of the Facebook page and any other comms activity monthly and coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) colleagues in this regard

Monitor Yemeni news daily and report on significant changes or requirements for content

Help source and manage creative staff in order to create original content, including video, photography and story writing.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Essential

 

At least 7 years of work experience in Yemen’s communication space, preferably in the development sector

A deep knowledge of Yemen

A strong in-country network of photographers and videographers

Full Arabic proficiency and working knowledge of English

Experience in digital communications

Desirable

 

Paid media buying experience

Our People

 

Our team covers a diverse range of professional backgrounds, from diplomacy, humanitarian, development and the military, to the UN, civil society groups, multilateral organisations, journalism and the private sector.

 

How to apply

 

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV with " Yemen Communications Specialist " in the subject line.

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