Senior Communications Officer

at Hedayah
Published September 1, 2022
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  




Hedayah is the premier international organization dedicated to using its expertise and experiences to counter violent extremism (CVE) in all of its forms and manifestations. Established in 2012, Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, neutral and multilateral center devoted to dialogue, communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis. As a leader within the CVE community, we work to enhance understanding and share good practices to effectively build the capacity of CVE actors across the globe to promote tolerance, stability, and security


Job Responsibilities:


Design and implement corporate communications and digital media strategies to expand Hedayah’s global network;

Manage Hedayah’s digital communications strategy, content, campaigns and analytics;

Develop, draft and review corporate communication materials and content, including newsletters, blogs, press kits, press releases, executive briefings, presentations and fact sheets, among others;

Mentor, advise and train staff on good practices in implementing corporate communications initiatives;

Manage Hedayah’s visual identity to ensure consistency with oversight on creative productions, including infographics, presentations, publications, videos and reports, among others;

Lead and coordinate strategic countering violent extremism communication programs on behalf of major donors, specializing in engaging young people, including the conceptualization, research, budgeting, implementation and managing teams of consultants;

Develop communications, social media, media, branding and crisis communications guidelines and frameworks for staff;

Coordinate and advise executive leadership to ensure consistency of the Hedayah brand, communications and messaging;

Liaise with global stakeholders, including international nonprofits, governments, counter-terrorism institutions, technology companies, media, among others, to coordinate communications outreach;

Manage the Hedayah website and third-party service providers, including videographers, photographers, graphic designers and production companies;

Represent Hedayah at global forums on topics of strategic communications and messaging to counter violent extremism.

Qualification and Experience:


Master’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations and/or other related areas (a first degree will be considered in lieu of a Masters for candidates with significant experience)

8+ years’ experience of working in a similar role of communications, public relations or marketing

Prior experience of working in an international setting is a plus.

Skills and core competencies:


Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and email marketing tools

Ability to produce highly creative and innovative solutions

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint

Proven skills in converting complex text into creative multimedia products

Ability to work well under pressure, proactive and efficient

Ability to work autonomously and in a team

Ability to work with stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds in the appropriate manner

Fluent in English, any other languages, including Arabic, are a plus.

Result orientation

Building relationships


Cultural intelligence


Planning and organizing

Problem solving


Other Conditions:


Two years’ contract, renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Selected candidates will undergo a security clearance process.


How to apply


Send a short cover letter and CV by email- adding in the subject line “Senior Communications Officer”.

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