Communications Director, World Vision Syria Response


World Vision (WV) is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 45,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Communications Director, World Vision Syria Response you will strategically and operationally lead field communications for the Syria Crisis Response; to provide the leadership, support and resource to enable the World Vision partnership to appropriately engage with its various public engagement audiences in order to raise funds and profile and support World Vision’s (WV’s) advocacy efforts, while protecting and promoting WV’s response work.

The main focus of your work will be on the regional response and the country responses in Syria, Jordan, the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) and Turkey (80%) with provision of support on issues of resilience and Syrian refugees to World Vision Lebanon as required (20%).

Requirements include:

  • Masters in the field of Journalism or public relations or another relevant field or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience.
  • At least five years of progressive work experience with international exposure/external engagement on humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.
  • Strong journalistic skills, ability to facilitate the collection of photo, video, story and social media resources.
  • Excellent command of English both written and spoken. Arabic is an advantage.
  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function in unpredictable and potentially hostile environments.

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 18 June 2016. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: World Vision
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
    • Communication
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-18

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