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Communications Manager

The WANA Institute is looking for a motivated Communications Manager to join the team in Amman. The Communications Manager reports to the Director of Programme. 


  • Provides communications advice relating to the ongoing and ad hoc activities of the WANA Institute to help it achieve its operational objectives
  • Develops and maintains an outreach and communication strategy in collaboration with the WANA Institute team and that will be based on clearly identified objectives and audiences and internal capacity-building
  • Maintains, in coordination with senior staff, a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy for the WANA Institute
  • Coordinates with designers in producing print and digital marketing materials, such as videos, website banners, posters and infographics
  • Oversees the publishing and dissemination of reports and research
  • Keeps up-to-date on current events and technological developments to ensure the WANA Institute remains relevant and well connected
  • Copy-edits all publications, fact sheets, and opinion pieces, and advises research staff on how to improve the outputs

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Maintains regular contact with stakeholders, managing feedback and sharing relevant information on WANA initiatives
  • Utilises interactive online mechanisms for effective and efficient sharing of information between stakeholder groups, i.e. file sharing systems, etc.
  • Writes and edits content for a regular newsletter

Online & Social

  • Manages and updates the website on a daily basis and keeps it interactive and engaging
  • Coordinates closely with staff for website content
  • Engages daily with the WANA Institutes’ social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin
  • Maintains the Wikipedia page for the WANA Institute
  • Collaborates with research staff to establish and facilitate the WANA virtual forums to enable stakeholder participation at and between events and training activities

Press & Media

  • Writes press releases and organises press conferences for interview opportunities when needed, ensuring content is relevant and newsworthy
  • Establishes links with target media contacts, including newspaper, magazine, radio and/or television media outlets
  • Arranges interviews and press articles as required
  • Develops and implements advocacy strategies for WANA Institute initiatives, to drive awareness and desired outcomes from targeted stakeholders
  • Maintains a calendar of key dates and events that have special meaning or significance to the WANA Institute and pitches ideas accordingly
  • Works closely with HRH’s Press Secretaries on WANA Institute media relations, particularly for WANA Institute events attended by HRH

About the Applicant

  • Applicants should possess a minimum of 4 years of experience working as a communications officer, journalist or in PR/media and a degree in relevant field
  • Strong all around communication skills especially writing and editing with a good knowledge of both print and electronic media in Arabic and English
  • Ability to abstract, analyse and communicate academic material to a high standard
  • Ability to work as part of a team in an environment that involves prioritising demands, multi-tasking and strategic thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and the ability to liaise and communicate with staff, journalists and policy makers at all levels of seniority
  • Communication-relevant IT skills
  • Editing skills and knowledge of editing, design and print standards

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to lien.santermans@wana.jo and angela.kayyal@wana.jo before 10 April 2019. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Starting date: as soon as possible.

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