Senior Communications Officer

Department Dialogue and Communications
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Deadline 28 September 2022

The Senior Communications Officer will support Hedayah’s initiatives, and activities.

Send a short cover letter and CV to no later than 28 September 2022, adding in the subject line “Senior Communications Officer”.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement corporate communications and digital media strategies to expand Hedayah’s global network;
  • Manage Hedayah’s digital communications strategy, content, campaigns and analytics;
  • Develop, draft and review corporate communication materials and content, including newsletters, blogs, press kits, press releases, executive briefings, presentations and fact sheets, among others;
  • Mentor, advise and train staff on good practices in implementing corporate communications initiatives;
  • Manage Hedayah’s visual identity to ensure consistency with oversight on creative productions, including infographics, presentations, publications, videos and reports, among others;
  • Lead and coordinate strategic countering violent extremism communication programs on behalf of major donors, specializing in engaging young people, including the conceptualization, research, budgeting, implementation and managing teams of consultants;
  • Develop communications, social media, media, branding and crisis communications guidelines and frameworks for staff;
  • Coordinate and advise executive leadership to ensure consistency of the Hedayah brand, communications and messaging;
  • Liaise with global stakeholders, including international nonprofits, governments, counter-terrorism institutions, technology companies, media, among others, to coordinate communications outreach;
  • Manage the Hedayah website and third-party service providers, including videographers, photographers, graphic designers and production companies;
  • Represent Hedayah at global forums on topics of strategic communications and messaging to counter violent extremism.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations and/or other related areas (a first degree will be considered in lieu of a Masters for candidates with significant experience)
  • 8+ years’ experience of working in a similar role of communications, public relations or marketing
  • Prior experience of working in an international setting is a plus.


  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and email marketing tools
  • Ability to produce highly creative and innovative solutions
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint
  • Proven skills in converting complex text into creative multimedia products
  • Ability to work well under pressure, proactive and efficient
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Ability to work with stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds in the appropriate manner
  • Fluent in English, any other languages, including Arabic, are a plus.
  • Result orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Presentation