Organization:Lawyers for Justice in Libya
Job Location:London, UK (with travel outside UK)
Start date:October 2018
Duration:Permanent; full-time or part-time
We are a small, dedicated team about to embark on a period of growth and are looking for an enthusiastic, creative Communications Officer to join our close-knit London office and support our lawyers to communicate our work and mission in Libya and internationally. You will relish the opportunity to work in collaboration with our programme and management teams to devise a communications strategy that will take our organisation to the next level. We are flexible about how this role is structured; you might have a wealth of commercial based experience and be looking for a flexible part time role in the third sector, or you might be newer in the field and keen to develop your
skills full time.
We are a Libyan and international independent non-governmental organisation, committed to achieving justice and respect for human rights in Libya. Our vision is of a Libya which embodies the values and principles of human rights and the rule of law and is a society committed to justice. We seek justice in Libya through advocacy and outreach, accountability, transitional justice initiatives and capacity building, underpinned by our own independent research.
We are recruiting a Communications Officer to lead our communications and outreach work. As Communications Officer, you will work across LFJL’s programmes to ensure our work reaches diverse audiences in Libya and internationally. In particular, you will develop a strategy to engage with traditional media, such as print, television and radio, social media and support the organisation of public facing events to ensure that our research, advocacy and media reach beyond our current networks, including in relation to our accountability work with the International Criminal Court and other mechanisms. As the Communications Officer, you will work in a small team within our London office, with regular communication with our Libya office. You will report to the Director and Director of Programmes.
Your tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working with our heads of programmes, management and creative partners to develop and evaluate a comprehensive media and communications strategy for our work.
- Drafting press statements, newsletters and other public relations material to communicate our position on emerging developments in line with ourmission statementand programme goals.
- Creating timely, regular, bespoke social media content and working to build our audience across platforms. Building relationships with, and collaborating on content for, media organisations.
- Work with programme staff ahead of events and meetings to devise key messages and integrate social media into the activities.
- Supporting the development and organisation of events and meetings aimed at raising our public profile, engaging new audiences in our work and strengthening our support base.
- Collaborating with our networks including to work on supporting implementation of their advocacy and outreach goals.
- Other duties as required.
Desired qualifications and skills
- A degree in any related subject.
- Relevant work experience is required. This may include previous work experience in journalism or public relations, at civil society organisations, governmental or intergovernmental institutions.
- Demonstrable experience communicating to audiences through traditional and social media is required.
Skills and Knowledge
- Ability to strategize, formulate and carry out successful media outreach campaigns.
- Awareness of relevant traditional and digital media networks and platforms internationally.
- Ability to draft and edit high quality written material accurately, concisely and appropriately for a particular audience.
- Proven experience producing quality creative materials for print, broadcast or digital outlets.
- Good understanding of the political and social context in Libya.
- Ability to engage with various stakeholders inside and outside Libya.
- Willingness to use initiative, work independently and think creatively.
- Ability to multi-task effectively, including having excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure.
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of international law, including human rights, humanitarian law, criminal law and regional and international human rights mechanisms is an asset.
- Excellent written and oral communication in English is essential, and in Arabic is highly desirable. Please comment on your level as part of your application.
Dependent on experience.
Please send your CV and a cover letter specifying your interest in this position and LFJL to
firstname.lastname@example.org October 2018. Please also include names and contact details of two
referees, one professional and one academic.