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JOB TITLE: Yemen Communications Specialist
LINE MANAGER JOB TITL: Head of Communications
DIRECT REPORTS JOB TITLE(S): Comms sub-contractors in Yemen
DATE: 14 September 2022
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:
a) Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) programme seeking to strengthen community resilience to armed recruitment in Yemen.
b) 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.
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.
- 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:
- 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
- Paid media buying experience
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.
An ARK Person Is:
Smart: We think deeply about things. We’re proud of our institutional knowledge and our grounding in rigorous research, which we use to make informed decisions.
Humble: Our work leaves little room for pride or arrogance. Our operating environment is constantly evolving, and we recognise our limitations. We believe in and rely on the education and experiences of others while remaining quick to read, invite feedback, and ask sensible questions.
Accountable: Each of us want ARK, its partners, and beneficiaries to succeed. This means taking initiative, assuming ownership when necessary and never giving up on our beneficiaries. We are committed and accountable, to both our donors and the communities we serve.
Collegiate: We know we are stronger together, and that every contribution counts. We trust each other and always support each other.
Outspoken: We tackle diverse challenges, and we always want to find the best solution to a problem. We aren’t afraid to share our opinions and we want to hear those of others too.
ARK Group is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. ARK Group does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We welcome all kinds of diversity. ARK Group places human dignity at the centre of its development and stabilisation work and is thus committed to the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adults. All ARK Group employees and related-personnel are expected to share this commitment, and only those who also uphold these values will be recruited as part of our team. This vacancy is therefore subject to a range of due diligence checks.
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