Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator

 

Role:

The Communications Coordinator handles a number of vital tasks that primarily revolve around networking and organizing contacts databases, media relations, marketing and promotion of Munathara’s work, writing and generating the content, editing, and graphic design. 
The Communications Coordinator is a member of the Communications Department’s team and he/she reports directly to Munathara’s Communications Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to promoting Munathara’s mission and activities among the target audience and potential participants, as well as media outlets
  • Receive, respond to and follow up on media requests, especially before, during and after debates
  • Monitor and document media coverage of Munathara’s events
  • Prepare text and graphic material for Munathara’s newsletter 
  • Compile contact lists, and create, expand and update contact databases for the Communications Department and for Munathara
  • Prepare and update MailChimp lists
  • Circulate Munathara’s newsletters, invitations to debates, invitations to Musabaqas (online debate competitions), press releases, and other items as required
  • Come up with ideas and generate content for Munathara’s blog, with contributions from participants in Munathara’s debates and workshops; and from Munathara’s alumni, fellows, trainees, and staff members
  • Create and update press kits to be provided to journalists during Munathara’s debates and events
  • Design and create debate-specific graphics to be used in emails and invitations that are circulated to promote Munathara or recruit the audience to its events
  • Write press releases, invitations, and other communications-related material as needed
  • Write the Communications Department’s reports, including monthly monitoring and evaluation reports, and other reports as needed 
  • Check and respond to the Communications Department’s email accounts

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, political science, international relations or a related field
  • Deep understanding of the media landscape across the Arab world and internationally 
  • At least three years of experience in journalism, media relations, communications and public relations, editing and writing, or a related field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English – French would be an asset
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic, with a keen eye for detail 
  • Passion for debate and for Arab and global political and social issues
  • Superior communication and networking skills
  • A wide network of contacts among Arab and international media and political circles 
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment 
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment and with team members across multiple time zone

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Editor in Chief

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven leadership skills to manage and motivate a team.
  • Formulates debate topics. 
  • Prepare the scripts and run down for each debate and show.
  • Recruits the Opinion leader.
  •  work closely with the production manager, and the Executive Producer.
  • Work closely with the outreach manager to prepare the winners to participate in a televised debate.
  • Lead and direct the editorial team on the creation and production of all editorial content needed for the Debates and show.
  • Work Closely with the moderator to prepare him/her for the live debate.
  • Provides editorial direction for the debate while communicating with the Moderator via earpiece during the live TV broadcast.

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • With at least 5 years of proven journalism experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of various press styles.
  • Working knowledge of TV programs.
  • Proven experience as Chief editor or relevant role
  • Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Graphic Designer 


The Role of the Graphic Designer :


We are looking for a talented Motion Graphic Designer to work in our Tunis office. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, storyboarding and animating an animation brief from scratch. You should be able to communicate and collaborate with the Project Manager & Development Team. 
Ideally, we are looking for someone with exceptional design skills who is a fast learner with a can-do attitude.

 
Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Research, curate and create graphics and multimedia content for Munathara’s social media channels
  • Responsible for Munathara Graphics Design, Animation and Integration 
  • Design the Graphic and the Generique for live programs 
  • Create animated videos and GIFs
  • Other tasks as required

 

Skills, Qualifications,  and Requirements:

 

  • A highly skilled and fast user of Adobe programs such as After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop Illustrator and 3D software such as Cinema 4D.
  • Be highly creative and thrive in a lively creative environment.
  • A storyteller who is capable of writing down those stories on paper and presenting them.
  • Quick to understand briefs and produce storyboards.
  • Experience working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience working in the industry producing 2D/3D motion graphics/animations.
  • Have an awesome showreel showcasing a range of work with different brands.

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Executive Assistant

 

Role of the Executive Assistant:

The Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is an administrative position that works closely with the CEO and COO to support them in their day-to-day tasks and helps execute the organization’s goals.  The Executive Assistant helps lead operational projects and supports the CEO’s work with the Munathara team. He/She may also be required to perform tasks for the COO and other members of Munathara’s leadership.

The Executive Assistant manages the CEO's and COO’s calendars, correspondence, travel and expense reporting to ensure that they are focused on tasks that service key strategic and operational priorities for the organization. He/She leads the creation and maintenance of the Munathara database, assists in managing employee and organizational resources, drafts reports, and presentations, supports the CEO and COO with budget management and supports the financial manager as needed. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage CEO's and COO’s scheduling, communication and travel coordination
  • Prepare and manage expense reporting for CEO and COO
  • Support the CEO and COO in budget management and ensure compliance to funders' requirements and ongoing communication and reporting with the accounting firm
  • Draft original and routine correspondence for the CEO's and COO’s  signature
  • Manage deliverables to the CEO and provide any necessary reporting
  • Create and edit presentations, documents and reports in English and Arabic for the CEO and COO  as required
  • Manage staff requests, weekly plans, and action items
  • Support with management of employee resources, including email system, project management software, Quickbooks, 1Password, TechSoup, Skype and any other organizational resources as needed (such as password resets, creating new groups/channels, adding consultants, etc.)
  • Research and/or procurement research for the purchase of goods or services, or for reference in presentations, speeches, or other documentation
  • Provide assistance to the CEO and COO for meeting preparation and events
  • Support the CEO and COO’s participation in staff meetings, departmental meetings, and Board meetings by consolidating meeting minutes and follow up action items related to such meetings
  • Develop and maintain appropriate document filing systems, and ensure staff compliance with records retention procedures
  • Manage the organization's registration documents and contracts database
  • Develop and assist in managing relationships with key operational contacts, both internal and external
  • Create, manage and maintain the Munathara database of key contacts and the Munathara media map database.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times (this position will have access to highly confidential information)
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO and COO


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to draft correspondence and other communications quickly with minimum direction
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and English; French proficiency preferred
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to track and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Adaptable with the ability to pivot and act efficiently on last-minute projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Dropbox, Google Drive
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate the completion of large administrative projects in a timely manner, including meeting strict deadlines
  • Familiarity working with organizational budgets
  • Proactive and service-oriented personality
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Consistency and a high degree of quality in work
  • Excellent execution – a perfectionist
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and diplomacy
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 


Outreach Coordinator - Regional

 

About the outreach department:


Munathara’s outreach department oversees the Initiative’s debate workshops operation. To reach Arab youth who may not readily have access to the Internet, we operate an on-the-ground training program across North Africa and the Middle East, implemented by a network of several dozen facilitators based inside the countries. Underrepresented citizens are thus given an opportunity to attend debate training sessions and may take part in a current Musabaqat Munathara, for a chance to be selected as a participant for a televised live debate. Outstanding youth debaters are at the heart of Munathara’s mission and remain in close contact with the outreach department long after their participation.

Role:


The Outreach Coordinator will help drive outreach activities throughout the MENA region, assisting in the organization of debate training workshops and working with Munathara trainers to engage youth in fifteen Arab countries. S/he will be the main point of contact with the Munathara network of trainers to support them in organizing workshops, ensure high-quality delivery of the training, and submitting required documentation to Munathara. Additionally, the Coordinator will help the trainers to upload videos, reach out to local organizations in their communities, and establish connections with committed and driven youth throughout the Arab world to participate in the online competition. The Coordinator is a central position in organizing Munathara’s outreach activities and reaching youth throughout the region. The post will is pending availability of funding, with a tentative start date on 1 March 2020, for up to two years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with local organizations throughout the region
  • Organize outreach workshops and training 
  • Organize training-of-trainers workshops to expand Munathara’s reach
  • Facilitate relationships between participants and Munathara activities
  • Track activities and spending, and review invoices and receipts to ensure proper documentation of expenses
  • Responsible for logistics, coordination, and communication with the trainers
  • Managing the trainers’ human resources and expenses
  • Report to the Outreach manager about trainers’ concerns
  • Sending weekly updates to the Outreach Manager
  • Recruiting volunteers for live TV shows
  • Support the Outreach Manager with tasks as needed 


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • At least three years of work experience in a relevant field, including youth engagement, training, and work with marginalized communities
  • Ability to proactively and coherently communicate verbally and by email
  • Required: 1) fluency in spoken and written Standard Arabic, 2) fluency in a Mashreq Arabic dialect, 3) working knowledge of either English or French 
  • Ability to work under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and leadership capabilities
  • Outstanding communication skills 
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

 

Apply


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Project Manager

 

Role of the Project Manager:

The Project Manager will be tasked with implementing a strategic new program covering North Africa and the Middle East. The ideal candidate will have experience organizing events in the region, previously worked in a non-profit or development context, and is intimately familiar with the dynamics of national politics and the electoral context in various Arab countries. The chosen candidate will have superior organizational and problem-solving skills and will work closely with Munathara’s Founding CEO and Chief Operating Officer to advance a long-term, multi-country strategy and mapping effort for the Initiative. Consistent with the Initiative’s regional mandate, and in an ongoing effort reflecting the social diversity of the Arab world among its own staff, Munathara particularly welcomes applications from female candidates based outside the Maghreb region for this role. The position is based in Tunis (negotiable based on further conversations).

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing partnerships with stakeholders across the region from the fields of government, civil society, and the academy
  • Research, actors mapping, and risk analyses for 10-12 Arab countries 
  • Drafting of comprehensive reports and strategies for each country
  • Organization of a conference with guests from the target countries, including all logistics
  • Regularly liaising with Munathara’s outreach, communications, and television departments to advance program goals
  • Tracking activities and spending
  • Monitoring and evaluation 
  • Assisting in drafting a comprehensive strategy (in collaboration with Munathara’s CEO and COO)

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

At least 8 years’ experience in managing projects in the development field (required)
University degree in international relations, political science, development, or related field
Native-level proficiency in modern standard Arabic and English (both required)
Experience in organizing and implementing events with participants from multiple countries
Thorough attention to detail
Proactive, entrepreneurial spirit, able to think creatively to solve problems
Excellent team worker

 

Application Process:


To apply, candidates should submit the following to contact@munathara.com no later than 30 March 2020. In the subject line of the email include your last name and the position to which you are applying.

  • A resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Motivation letter (2 pages maximum)
  • Contact information for 2 references

 

Following a review of the application documents, short-listed candidates will be notified by email and invited to interview with Munathara staff. For this strategic position, we may ask finalists to take assessment tests. 

The Munathara Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and representatives of minority communities are highly encouraged to apply. The position is open to nationals of any country.