Senior Campaigner or Campaign Manager

Organization
The Syria Campaign
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
09/23/2019
How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send a CV to jobs@thesyriacampaign.org with a cover letter describing why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Senior Campaigner/Campaign Manager’ in the email subject line. We will be conducting a first review of applications on 23 September, and encourage all applicants to apply by then. The role will remain open until it’s filled.
Where to Apply
jobs@thesyriacampaign.org
Tags
Full-time

We are seeking smart, strategic, and creative applicants who excel at campaigns, advocacy, and digital mobilisation.

The Senior Campaigner or Campaign Manager will use their skills to build and lead projects and creative interventions to support Syria’s heroic civil society. They will be responsible for delivering campaigns that advance The Syria Campaign’s goals and mission, working with allies and partners to elevate their voices and demands and bring about real change.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Campaign Director. The job is remote and can be done anywhere from European or Middle Eastern time zones, with preference for applicants based in Lebanon or Turkey.

The seniority of the position will be based on the candidate’s profile and experience.

The Syria Campaign

The Syria Campaign is a small, fast moving, and powerful human rights organisation that is building new ways for digital and creative communications to have impact. We work to support Syria’s heroes in the struggle for freedom and democracy, partnering with civil society actors inside and outside the country. We’ve moved beyond the limitations of an “online movement builder” or traditional NGO, fusing the best elements of think tanks, creative agencies, and digital mobilisation to shift the narrative on Syria.

Eight years since the Syrian people took to the streets to demand freedom and democracy, there are still millions of civilians at risk of deliberate targeting for military attack, hundreds of thousands of people remain illegally detained and disappeared, and there has been no accountability for the victims and survivors. The Syria Campaign works to keep Syria in the international spotlight to increase the cost of attacks on civilians, help build the power of civil society, advocate for a vision of real peace and justice, and build international solidarity with the Syrian people.

We’ve raised the profile of Syrian groups such as the White Helmets rescue workers, helping secure them millions of dollars to continue their life-saving work and making them famous around the world. We’ve supported the Families for Freedom, a women-led movement of the families of the disappeared in Syria, to ensure their demands are heard. We work with dozens of partners across Syria who trust us deeply. Syria is full of heroes and we’re privileged enough to work with them. You can read about some of what we’ve done here, here and here.

After eight years of conflict and crisis in Syria, we have to fight hard to make sure the issues that matter to us and our partners get the focus and support they need. We refuse to let Syria disappear from the attention of the world, and we will work until we see justice served. The Senior Campaigner/Campaign Manager will play a key role as The Syria Campaign develops new strategies and approaches to achieve our goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing and leading campaigns with our partners to make their demands heard on the international stage. You will be campaigning for freedom and justice for Syria’s disappeared, for the protection of civilians and humanitarian workers from the bombs, and for support for educators, media activists and other heroic civil society actors on the ground in Syria. You will work closely with our small and talented campaign team.

Creating high-quality campaign content. This will include writing amazing copy across a range of campaign materials and mobilising our supporters to take action in solidarity with the demands of our Syrian partners. In collaboration with designers and developers, you will create graphics, videos, and websites.

Organising and coordinating events and actions that influence politicians and decision makers to meet the demand of our Syrian civil society partners.

Representing The Syria Campaign. You’ll develop and maintain relationships with individuals and coalitions at human rights and civil society groups, organise meetings with decision makers and stakeholders around specific campaign asks, and act as a media spokesperson when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

A successful applicant will demonstrate:

– A proven track record delivering cross-platform campaigns that have impact
– A proven track record of excellence within advocacy, storytelling, digital mobilisation, or content creation
– Excellent writing skills in English across a variety of platforms, including online audiences and traditional media
– Understanding of how international media, civic advocacy, and public campaigning function
– Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in highly collaborative environments
– Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including with fellow teammates, coalitions, and NGO partners
– Experience of managing and reporting on projects and budgets
– 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
– High quality written and verbal Arabic [desirable]
– Experience using digital tools like ActionKit and WordPress [desirable]

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 organisations.

The job is remote and can be done anywhere in Middle Eastern or European time zones, with strong preference for applicants in Turkey and Lebanon. We have team members in DC, New York, Antwerp, Berlin, Rabat, and London and 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.