Senior Officer, Media and Outreach, Department of Political Science (Grant Position)

Reports to: Project’s Principal Investigator, Department of Political Science

Purpose: The job holder is responsible for the project’s communications operation in engaging the public, media professionals and other stakeholders in policy debates using the project’s research outputs.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design and implement strategic initiatives and outreach efforts to increase the visibility of the project ensuring the delivery of the project’s core messages to the main stakeholders
  • Create, maintain and update the project’s stakeholders contact lists to be used for targeted dissemination and outreach
  • Organize speaker media, public and expert events to disseminate the project’s products and raise its visibility as needed
  • Identify and act on opportunities for partnership with relevant stakeholders to raise the project’s profile
  • Design and implement effective media outreach plans including by arranging interviews, placement of Op-eds and ensuring coverage of the project’s products and events
  • Create communications products to support the dissemination of the project’s research products and to ensure the delivery of its core messages. This includes concept development and messaging, identifying and contracting vendors when needed, editing and quality assurance, dissemination and evaluation of reach and impact
  • Maintain and develop the projects digital platforms with the aim of maximizing the reach of the project within its primary target audiences
  • Create and disseminate a quarterly newsletter
  • Produce quarterly evaluation reports for the project’s communications activities
  • Perform other relevant tasks as required by the project’s principal investigator
  • Self-motivated and works under minimal supervision


Minimum Education Requirement:  Advanced university degree in mass communication or related fields

Experience: Five to seven years of previous experience in related fields


  • Excellent written and oral skills in both Arabic and English languages
  • Good Computer skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of IT
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign and Photoshop)


This position is open until filled

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating Senior Officer, Media and Outreach, Political Science” in the subject line.


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