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Rabat, 31stAugust 2022

Offer #4/2022

 

 

Terms of Reference – Communication and Outreach Specialist(ICE/USAID)

 

 

The Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA) is seeking candidates for the position ofCommunication and Outreach Specialist, which will be recruited in the framework of theProject “Open University for Citizenship Education – Learn to Act”, financed by the UnitedStates Agency for International Development (USAID).

The candidate will integrate MIPA’s team, working mainly on the implementation of theProject while cooperating for the strategic development of the Institute. These Terms ofReference (ToR) specify the background of the process, as well as the scope of the mission of the candidate.

We encourage individuals coming from disadvantaged background and fromunderrepresented minorities to apply for this position.

 

Summary

Location: Rabat, Morocco (transfers formissions within Morocco are possible) Duration:      12-months      contract,      with possibility of extension untilcompletion of

the Project pending good performance

Salary: competitive, based on experience Level of Effort: Full time (40 hours/week)
Deadline for applications: September 15th2022

– 12.00 AM (Morocco time)

Foreseen starting date: as soon as possible,and no later than October 1st 2022

 

Background

MIPA is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of transdisciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.

The Project “Open University for Citizenship Education” aims at empowering politicallymarginalized populations in order to increase their awareness and engagement on politicalissues, thereby achieve more direct democracy. A diverse network of partners will engage inthe training, production of innovative tools, and mentoring of advocacy initiatives ofMoroccan citizens. These actions will target especially youth, women and persons withdisabilities (PWDs) as these populations are systematically excluded from political life andface considerable challenges when engaging in politics.

 

The Communication and Outreach Specialist is expected to support the overallcommunication and outreach strategy of the Project, including the development of its graphic identity, of the dissemination and publication strategies. He/she will manage the daily flow of internal and external communications of the Project, supervising content prior to publication, ensuring positive and safe communication on social and traditional media, aswell as coordinating public communications with Project’s partners.

The Communication and Outreach Specialist will also work to integrate and reinforce theorganizational structure of MIPA, in order to build its capacities and to support itsestablishment as a high-end independent policy research institution, capable of conductingoutstanding policy research as well as flawlessly communicate its findings and conductsuccessful advocacy campaigns.

Duties1

  • Project’s Communication and Outreach management (40%)
    • Support and take an active part in the development of the graphic identityof the Project;
    • Develop a communication strategy for the Project, including a strategy for theonline presence, the dissemination of findings and results, as well as theprivate and public communication with relevant stakeholders;
    • Coordinate the publications on social and traditional media, in closecollaboration with the Project Manager and Civic Education Specialist;
    • Create pictures, infographics, and other digital material to support thedissemination of the results of the project;
    • Support the development of any graphic outlet produced within theproject, and ensure its high quality;
    • Ensure that USAID is duly credited for its support via co-branding in thecommunication material produced;
    • Assist the Project Manager, the Civic Education Specialist, and the MELOfficer in collecting material (photos, videos, audio, etc) to supportcommunication activities, outreach, as well as monitoring and evaluation of
  • Assistance to MIPA’s communication, outreach and networking (50%)
    • Audit and evaluate MIPA’s communication protocols and strategies, topropose innovative solution that ameliorate MIPA’s internal and externalcommunication;
    • Manage, in close collaboration with MIPA staff, MIPA’s activities on socialmedia;
    • Contribute, in close collaboration with the Executive Director, thedevelopment of MIPA’s communication policies (including regulation ofsocial and traditional media presence, crisis communication protocol, );

1 The percentages indicating the distribution of duties represent a preliminary indication of the required effort and do not necessarily represent the daily work within MIPA.

  • Propose creative and feasible solutions to identify
  • Research (10%)
    • Carry out research to contribute to MIPA’s scientific activities;
    • Carry out and contribute to data analyses;
    • Proofreading and revision of documents (within field of expertise).

 

Qualifications

  • Essential
    • Master’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject such ascommunication, journalism, media studies, publishing, and public relations;
    • At least two years of experience in a similar position;
    • Proven experience in managing external communications (including socialmedia management), to coordinate outreach strategies and communicationswith partners;
    • Excellent written and oral skills in Arabic, English and French;
    • Advanced knowledge of IT software (notably Excel and Word);
    • Proven knowledge of relevant graphics software (such as Adobe Photoshop,InDesign, Illustrator, or Gimp, Pixelmator, etc)
    • Ability to be a team player who works in a dynamic environment, as well as to take initiative and to respect deadlines.

 

  • Desirable
    • Experience working with donors, including international organizations,embassies and private institutions;
    • Working knowledge of WordPress and web design skills;
    • Any publication in the candidate’s field of

Reporting

The Communication and Outreach Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager, in respect to the correct implementation of the Project’s activities, and with the Executive Director, in respect to its support to MIPA’s strategic development.

The work of the Communication and Outreach Specialist will be overseen by the ProjectManager.

 

Type of contract

This position is for a 12-months contract, starting from October 1st 2022. An extension until the end of the project is possible, but not guaranteed, pending good performance and mutualaccord.

The contract will follow relevant regulation (including Moroccan Labour Law).

 

Application and recruitment procedure

This position is open to candidates living in Rabat and/or candidates willing to relocate toRabat by the beginning of the contract. International candidates must have the legal right towork in Morocco by the time of the application.

To apply for this position, send your CV (max 2 pages) and a Statement of Interest (max 1page) in one PDF file to contact@mipa.institute. Applications may include a portfolio ofprevious work (max 5 pages). Applications will be accepted until September 15th 2022– 12.00 AM (Morocco time).

Three candidates will be shortlisted and contacted for an interview to further assess theirqualifications and their fit for this position. Interviews will be held either in person or onlinebetween September 19th and 23rd 2022. We expect to have a contract in place and that the selected person to integrate the team by October 1st 2022.

Only shortlisted applications will be called for the interview. All unsuccessful applicants will be notified at the end of the recruitment process.

All questions regarding this position must be submitted to contact@mipa.institute (with m.masbah@mipa.institute in copy).


Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis

MIPA is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of transdisciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.



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