Arabic Communications Officer

CONTRACT: Part time (three days a week) with the potential to become full time at a later stage
DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 15
APPLY: Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Job description

The Arabic Communications Officer will work on implementing the organization’s communications strategy to ensure our work reaches new audiences. The priority of this job will be in building a press presence for INARA in the MENA region, increasing INARA’s audiences on social media, and also on translating INARA’s website into Arabic.

This is a part time position (three days a week) with the potential to become full-time at a later date. 


Social media

  • Contributing towards the Communications strategy in line with the Communications Manager
  • Scheduling social media posts in Arabic
  • Approaching key social media informers in Arabic to encourage them to write about and donate to INARA
  • Monitoring social media and responding to all posts in Arabic that are targeted at INARA.


  • Translating the entire website into Arabic. This will be the main bulk of work for the Arabic Communications Officer
  • Translating web pages as and when they come up
  • Uploading this content onto the website using our content management system Squarespace.

Campaign communications

  • Working with the Communications Manager and Content Creator to plan and develop communications for fundraising campaign
  • Translating content into Arabic for campaigns
  • Leading on campaigns that may specifically target the MENA region


  • Working with freelance designers on marketing collateral in Arabic.

Media relations

  • Building relationships with media outlets and journalists that write in Arabic
  • Drafting and distribution of press releases
  • Monitoring opportunities in the press that INARA can offer up opinions on
  • Being INARA’s spokesperson in Arabic broadcast press
  • Upholding INARA’s reputation in the press should any reactive media queries come in from Arabic press, preparing statements with sign off from the Communications Manager, Country Manager and INARA Board.


  • Liaising with designers on marketing jobs and ensuring that the INARA brand is successfully implemented.


  • Translating key documents from English into Arabic (or vice versa) on an ad hoc basis.


  • Assisting our Content Creator on field visits for filming
  • Translating subtitles from Arabic into English.


  • Working with the Communications Manager and Fundraising & Finance Manager on future awareness raising events.


  • Maintaining and staying updated with Podio integrations
  • Maintaining INARA’s Stripe account where we receive donations
  • Working with the Country Manager and Fundraising & Finance Manager on the Annual Review
  • Provide communications advice on management decision-making.


  • Reports to the Communications Manager on a regular basis
  • Communications with the team using email and other online communication tools
  • Requests approval for all payments from the Country Manager.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the field of journalism, communications, media or translation
  • More than two years relevant experience working in communications or media
  • Fluency in spoken Arabic and English
  • Strong experience translating documents from English into Arabic
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in both English and Arabic to communicate to a wide range of actors
  • A demonstrable understanding of the current socio-political context and refugee crises in Lebanon and Syria
  • Experience and familiarity with administrative systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multitask and strong organizational skills.


  • Existing relationships with press contacts in the MENA region
  • Experience of using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience of using Squarespace as a content management system.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter stating how you meeting the job description to [email protected]. Both CV and cover letter should display your full name. In the the email subject, please state 'INARA Arabic Communications Officer application'.