MA'AN is an independent Palestinian development and training organization established in January 1989, registered by law as a non-profit organization. MA’AN's work is informed by the necessity of creating independent, self-reliant initiatives that lead to the development of human resources for sustainable development, which incorporate values of self-sufficiency and self-empowerment.

Through this project, MA’AN Development is currently looking for suitable candidates to fill in the position of ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION OFFICER (Full Time) in its office in Gaza Strip. The aim of this position is to support MA’AN advocacy and communications activities in and regarding the Gaza Strip.


  • Support the formulation and implementation of MA’AN communications and advocacy strategies

  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events.

  • Facilitate the development of joint advocacy strategies with partners

  • Develop strategic partnerships with key actors to achieve MA’AN policy goals;

  • Support the formulation and implementation of the project publications policy; provides inputs, content development, coordination of production and dissemination of press releases, publications, articles and sharing of project knowledge and successes.

  • Coordinate production of a diverse range of information products including audio/visual communications, when needed to achieve specific policy goals;

  • Ensure timely development of position papers, policy briefings, presentations and other advocacy materials and communication media;

  • Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources;

  • Liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing press releases.

  • Develop and implement strategies to increase and improve public outreach

  • Provide logistical and other support to visits by parliamentary, delegations and others.



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field.

  • Minimum of-five years of progressively responsible experience in advocacy and campaigning, especially within development organizations.

  • Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication.

  • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns.

  • Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships.

  • Ability to produce a variety of written and visual communications products in a clear, concise style.

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

  • Acting as a team player and facilitating work.

  • Manages conflict.

  • Fluency in English both oral and written is required.


  • Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources.

  • Knowledge of International Law and Human Rights issues

  • Photography skills

Interested candidates are requested to send their cover letter and curriculum vitae including the names and contact details for three references by email to

[email protected]

Please ensure that you state the title of the post that you are applying for as subject of your email. Deadline for submission must be delivered before 04:00 PM on Sunday 8th September 2019.

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