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LEBANON

Communication and Project Development Officer, Lebanon

Communication and Project Development Officer

Job Title: Communication and Project Development Officer, Lebanon

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Category: Staff

Duration: Six months

Reports To: Head of Mission

Responsible For: Internship

Overview:

The position of Communication and Project Development Officer Lebanon is responsible for:

The external interaction and visibility of SB Overseas in Lebanon,

Assisting SB HQ in the search for stable, continuous and reliable sources of funds, and,

Coordinating with the SB HQ to assist in the identification, planning and implementation of development projects for SB centres in Lebanon.

Primary Tasks:

Communication:

Represent SB Overseas at regularly scheduled local meetings with other NGO’s, IO’s, and government organisations

Coordination of general visits to SB centres, in consultation with the Director/Project Manager at each centre

Create and maintain a contact list for local NGO’s, IO’s, donors, etc.

Preparation of monthly communications report for the Head of Mission, to include an update on fundraising activity, conferences and meetings attended, new contacts, concerns, opportunities, etc.

Research calls and other sources of funds from corporations, foundations, government organisations, and other international organisations and share this information with the SB HQ Project Development Officer for follow up.

As directed by Head of Mission: Engage in direct contact with donors, corporations, foundations and other potential sources of funds. Including coordinating meetings and arranging visits to SB centres

Project Development:

Review and analyze the monthly reports from the centres to determine project development and funding requirements and then prepare the combined report for the Head of Mission

Prepare project proposals for presentation to the Head of Mission

For Head of Mission: Prepare monthly project reports for sponsors/donors with updates on progress and expenditure of funds

Regular coordination of project activity with SB HQ Project Development Officer

 

Secondary Tasks:

Organising and scheduling orientation training for new volunteers. Includes coordination with new volunteers, the Director/Project Manager at each centre, and with the trainers who will provide the briefings

When required: Coordinator and overseer of teacher volunteer initiated fundraising projects

Airport pick up and drop off of teacher volunteers destined for the centres

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communication, international development, Education.
  • At least one year of fundraising experience
  • At least one year of project development experience
  • Experience writing proposals and presentations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Good computer skills
  • International Driver’s Licence

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Refugee experience
  • Multi-national experience
  • Arabic speaker

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly motivated, energetic, and capable of independent work
  • Well organised
  • Confident and direct when representing SB Overseas to sponsors/donors or funding agencies
  • Displays strong personal initiative
  • Works well under pressure
  • Social and engaging with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and open to new ideas
  • Calm and rational with a logical and analytical approach to problems

Remarks:

  • Normal work environment will be in refugee camps in Lebanon
  • Will require regular travel within Lebanon
  • May require overtime work

BRUSSELS

Communication Officer

Communication Officer

SB Overseas Job Description

 

Job Title:                  Communication Officer

Location:                  Brussels

Category:                 intern (32h) (paid)

Duration:                  4 months

Reports To:              development and communication officer.

Start: 16 September.

Responsible For:  

Contact : jobs@sboverseas.org

Overview:

SB Overseas is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 2013, SB Overseas provides direct and urgent humanitarian aid to civilians in conflict zones in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. We give hope and opportunity to women and children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict by providing education, emergency aid and by fostering empowerment for refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Belgium.

The position of Communication Intern is responsible for the SB Overseas communication strategy and communication plan. The Communication intern represents SB Overseas at conferences, meetings and other fora and prepares, newsletters, media releases, and social media exposure.

 

Primary Tasks:

Develop and implement the SB Overseas Communication Plan

Preparation of press releases and newsletters.

Coordinates social media exposure (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsap,……..).

Liaise with the Head of Mission in Lebanon (and the Communication and Project Development Officer) for communication related opportunities……

Creatively exploit social and news media to optimize exposure of marketing campaigns.

Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience.

Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization’s activities, products and/or services.

Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a spokesperson for the organization.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.

Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.

Proficiency in design and publishing software.

 

Secondary Tasks:

Represent SB Overseas at conferences and meetings with other NGO’s, IO’s, and government organisations (OXFAM, UNHCR, CNCD, EU, ECHO, etc.)

Create and maintain a contact list of key personnel (NGO’s, IO’s, ECHO, etc.)

Preparation of SB Overseas Annual Report

Preparation of communications related to advocacy of particular interest to SB Overseas (early marriage, education,…….)

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in communication and development.

At least two years of communication experience

Excellent writing skills

Excellent presentation skills

Fluent in English and French

Good computer skills

 

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience working with refugees

Multi-national experience

Fundraising experience

Dutch speaker

 

Personal Attributes:

Highly motivated, energetic, and capable of independent work

Well organised

Confident and direct when representing SB Overseas in official fora

Displays strong personal initiative

Works well under pressure

Social and engaging with excellent interpersonal skills

Flexible and open to new ideas

Calm and rational with a logical and analytical approach to problems

 

 

 

Remarks:

Normal work environment

May require travel to Lebanon, or other centres

May require overtime or weekend work.

Digital Fundraising Intern

Digital Fundraising

SB Overseas Job Description 

Job Title:                  Digital Fundraising
Location:                  Brussels
Category:                 20H/week (contract independent)
Duration:                  Six months
Reports To:              Chairperson SB Overseas
Responsible For:   Not applicable
Email:                        job@sboverseas.org

Overview:

SB Overseas is a young non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 2013, SB Overseas provides direct and urgent humanitarian aid to civilians in conflict zones in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. We give hope and opportunity to women and children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict by providing education, emergency aid and by fostering empowerment for refugees in Lebanon and Belgium.

Objectives

The Digital Fundraising Officer is responsible for maximising income from online channels, including the recruitment of new supporters and the development of relationships with existing supporters, using the internet and other digital distribution channels.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Strategy and Management

  • Develop and implement an evolving digital marketing strategy with the objective of acquiring new donors and developing and maintaining relationships with current ones; maximising all digital marketing channels and online content, and integrating with offline communications, campaigns and appeals.
  • Manage, develop and identify relationships with a range of external partners and creative agencies.
  • Oversee the digital fundraising marketing budget across all digital marketing channels in order to maximise income and return on investment and optimise online donor journeys.
  • Manage and continually optimise web advertising campaigns (display and paid social), from initial brief through copy and design development to final delivery.
  • Manage the media planning and booking of all web advertising campaigns, working with internal colleagues and external agencies to maximise ROI from individual and regular donations.
  • Manage fundraising e-mail campaigns and e-mail platform. This includes scheduling of activity, targeting (in collaboration with fundraising), commissioning content and selection of imagery and multimedia (in collaboration communications), layout and design. Acquiring new email subscribers (who can become donors) is a major focus.

Analysis and Initiative

  • Continuously monitor and report on strategy, campaigns and the SB overseas website to ensure that set objectives, targets and return on investments ROI are being met; implement and advise changes if not – knowledge of Google Analytics and the ability to report to internal stakeholders is essential.
  • Identify opportunities across all digital marketing channels, identifying options that can target new audiences, increase income and deliver strong ROIs from individual and regular donations.

Planning and Organisation

  • Manage and continually optimise paid search campaigns in Google, to drive quality traffic and maximise the number and value of individual and regular donations made online, meeting expenditure, income and return on investment targets.
  • Keep up to date with industry innovation and development, testing new channels, content and messaging, where possible, to ensure that the correct mix is implemented – keep up to date with developments and trends in digital / digital marketing / fundraising / non-profit sector.
  • Continuously develop multi-variate testing plans to optimize digital marketing channels and SB website; study results and implement changes based on these.

Other

  • Work with the fundraising team to ensure that the routes to donation perform as effectively as possible to improve conversion rates and to also identify and implement new online routes to donate.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of digital marketing in the not-for-profit sector, preferred
  • Experience using Google Ad Words, Google analytics, Facebook Business Manager, essential
  • Experience working with email marketing and e-commerce platforms considered an asset
  • Experience managing the strategic development and delivery of digital advertising, marketing and fundraising campaigns
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience of working with fundraising databases; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is an advantage
  • Ability to recruit and manage third party agencies
  • Proven ability to analyse campaign results and recommend improvements
  • Excellent awareness of industry best practice and a proven track record of innovation
  • Excellent copy-writing and proof-reading
  • Good image and video editing skills
  • Good interpersonal, team-working and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to carry out different tasks simultaneously and to prioritise time and resources accordingly
  • Commitment to the aims and values of SB and a willingness and ability to manage administration

Special Notes:

This Job Description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities and duties. Accordingly, the responsibilities and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in this Job Description and the other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job due to the organizational and operational needs.

VOLUNTEER

We welcome people to apply to volunteer to teach in our schools in Lebanon and join us in Brussels with our integration and inclusion program: SB Espoir.

See here for more information.