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Senior Writer

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EAA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Writer to be responsible for the foundation’s long-format communication content and materials, in line with the Foundation’s needs and outreach to target audiences and stakeholders. The role is expected to understand the organisation’s operations and be able to translate the impact into proper narrative communications for internal and external use. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled professional who is responsible, reliable, flexible and willing to regularly contribute to making our foundation a better place to work at.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead in drafting a range of written assets including but not limited to newsletters, magazine articles, speeches, Op-Eds, website content.
  • Support with the process of drafting, editing and updating the Foundation’s key advocacy messages across programmes.
  • Support the Foundation’s reputational risk management team by drafting sensitive communication and crisis management communication.
  • Fact-checking and copy editing technical and non-technical content such as research papers, academic submissions, and guidance.
  • Devise, in collaboration with the Director and in line with industry best practices, guidance on writing style, terminology, sourcing, and other writing-related standards to be streamlined throughout the Foundation.
  • Manage the communication planning and workflow if and as needed, with a focus on editorial oversight and content quality management for digital media and events-related communication.
  • Contribute to the development of a value-based organization that fosters good communication and teamwork.
  • Carryout any additional tasks, projects or responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor, reporting manager or executive management from time to time.

In order to be successful in this role you will bring;

  • Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Political Science, Communications or other relevant field & a minimum of 10 years of relevant full-time work experience.
  • Or a master’s degree in a relevant field & 7 years of relevant full-time work experience

Other Requirements

  • Excellent written and editing skills across formats
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and / or another language highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with a range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and - out of the box thinking skills
  • Understanding of the international development field and Sustainable Development Goal, with a focus on education and youth-related social issues
  • Understanding of psychology in language
  • A confident communicator with excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and has ability to work with a high degree of autonomy
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Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms