Campaigner

Organization
The Syria Campaign
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
02/07/2023
How to Apply
please send a CV to jobs@thesyriacampaign.org with a cover letter describing your interest in the role and why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Campaigner’ in the email subject line.
Where to Apply
jobs@thesyriacampaign.org
Tags
Full-time, Remote

The ideal candidate is committed to defending human rights and resisting authoritarianism, has an understanding of the Syrian conflict and civil society landscape, has digital campaigning and mobilization expertise, is an excellent writer who’s motivated by telling the stories of those most impacted by the conflict, is comfortable working in coalitions and with partners, is excited to learn about new tools and tactics, and is flexible and comfortable delivering compelling content under tight timelines.

Responsibilities include

Developing and implementing campaigns working with the campaigns team to support The Syria Campaign’s goals and plans
Creating high quality campaign materials including writing compelling emails and social media posts, mobilizing our supporters to take action in solidarity with our partners’ demands, and collaborating with designers, video editors, and developers to create graphics, videos, and websites
Organizing and coordinating events and actions that shed a spotlight on human rights abuses in Syria and influence decision makers to meet the demand of our Syrian civil society partners
Representing The Syria Campaign. Developing and maintaining relationships with individuals and coalitions at human rights and civil society groups, organizing meetings with decision makers and stakeholders around specific campaign asks, and acting as a media spokesperson when needed.
Generating ideas for digital campaign tactics and tools to maintain and grow our online supporter base
Running rapid-response campaigns that adapt to breaking news and partners’ needs
Supporting the campaign and comms team as needed

Qualifications
Proven experience delivering campaigns using online, media, coalition and offline tactics, that have impact
Proven experience within advocacy, storytelling, digital campaigning, or content creation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic. Ability to distill complex stories and policies into compelling language that drives action and engagement across a variety of platforms and audiences
Understanding of how international media, civic advocacy, and public campaigning function
Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in highly collaborative environments
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, including with fellow teammates, coalitions, and NGO partners
Familiarity with the Syrian context, commitment to a free and democratic future for Syria, and global justice and human rights more broadly
Ability to work on a remote team across multiple time zones. This requires the ability both to work independently and to collaborate virtually
Experience using digital tools like ActionKit and WordPress [desirable]
Experience working with video editors and graphic designers [desirable]
We encourage applicants who have some but not all of these qualifications to apply, and we are committed to providing on the job training in areas where you may need to gain more experience.

The deal
The Syria Campaign is committed to making sure everyone on the team is happy, productive, and motivated. Here’s how we do that:

Salary is competitive and in line with international organizations.

The job is remote and can be done anywhere in Middle Eastern or European time zones. We provide you with a space in a co-working office wherever you are based. We have full staff retreats every year to keep us connected.

We provide budget, time, and support for your professional development.

We give 25 days of leave a year, public holidays, and discretionary break over the end of year holidays. We offer family friendly parental leave policies.

We are an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nationality or citizenship, gender expression or identity, religion, economic background, disability, or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please send a CV to jobs@thesyriacampaign.org with a cover letter describing your interest in the role and why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Campaigner’ in the email subject line.

Application deadline: February 7, 2023