Location: Rabat, Morocco
Contract type: Full-time Fixed Term. Contract for services
Contract length: Until March 2021
Salary: Competitive local salaries
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD has a significant portfolio of programmes in the MENA region and are now looking to recruit a Communications Officer to support the Moroccan team.
WFD has been active in Morocco, supporting Parliament, since 2011. In 2016, WFD agreed a five-year partnership with the Moroccan House of Representatives. In 2017, WFD entered into a three-year partnership agreement with the House of Councillors. Our parliamentary support programmes focus on increasing political participation and transparency.
In 2019, WFD began implementing a new contract with the British Embassy in Rabat funded by the UK Government Conflict Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) and jointly managed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID) to implement a two-year programme until 31 March 2021.
The Communications Officer is responsible for developing WFD’s profile and visibility in Morocco and supporting WFD’s wider communications strategy in the region.
Working closely with the communications team in London the Officer will implement the communications strategy and standards locally. The Officer is also responsible for ensuring the appropriate branding of the Moroccan office and for events. They will ensure the timely production of high-quality external communications content including social media posts, newsletters, news articles, case studies, photos and videos; and provide Morocco’s contributions to WFD’s global newsletter, the Annual Report and develop Morocco’s page on WFD’s website.
The core skills and experience we are looking for are;
- Experience creating engaging written and audio-visual content for external use
- Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multi-cultural teams, promoting a culture of learning
- Fluent in written and spoken Arabic, English and French
- Strong English/ Arabic copy editing or graphic design or web publishing or photography/filming skills highly desirable.
- Administratively self-sufficient and proficient user of Microsoft products.
This is a locally based field role; applicants must be eligible to work in the relevant location.
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Closing Date: 23.59 (GMT) 3rd September 2019.
Appointments are made on merit and based on fair and open competition. This statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract. Please note due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be notified.