International Communication and Media Expert for Syria Recovery Trust Fund

Asia Western
Application deadline: 

For the communication component of the Syria Recovery Trust Fund project - financed by KfW- GOPA is looking for an international communication and media expert as Short Term Consultant. Read more about the specifications in the Terms of Reference of the project:

Western Asia


Syrian Arab Republic/Turkey

Project Title

Syria Recovery Trust Fund (KfW)


International Communications and Media Expert (International
short-term expert)



Start of Project

April 2013

Start of Mission

June 2013 (approximately)

Assignment duration

9 months: initial mission of 3 months, 3 follow-up missions of 2


Key Responsibilities:


  • To advise the development of a communication strategy and structures within
    the Fund, towards its external stakeholders and implementing partners and the
    general public at large, assuring transparency and effectiveness of the Fund;
  • to plan and prepare media events and statements, advertising and branding
  • to design and construct a web portal of the SR-MDTF to act as the
    information hub for all stakeholders;
  • to periodically supervise and update the communications strategy and
    outcomes of the Fund

Minimum qualifications:


  • Expert with an international professional background obtained in long-term
    assignments outside his country and region of origin
  • At least 10 years of experience with a proven track record in international
    journalism or public relations
  • Excellent knowledge of and access to web-based media and social networks
  • Excellent access to international mass media
  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Ability and readiness to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability and readiness to work in an off-capital environment on the
    Turkish-Syrian border
  • Ability and readiness to travel to Syria occasionally if and when the
    security situation allows to
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Additional advantages:


  • Working knowledge of Arabic
  • Good knowledge of Syrian affairs
  • Experience in working in Syria and/or neighboring countries
Other Information

The project management unit will be located close to the Syrian
border in Southern Turkey. It may later be transferred to Syria, subject to the
prevailing security and operational conditions.