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Reference: 74288

Date Added: 23 January 2020
Closing Date: 23 February 2020

Job Title: Communications and Administrative Officer

Working For: Fobzu (Friends of Birzeit University)

Location: London

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 (pro rata) per year, 3 days (24 hours) per week

Job Details

About the Organisation: Fobzu (Friends of Birzeit University) is a UK registered charity founded in 1978 to support Palestinian higher education. Today we do this by providing scholarships for Palestinian students, creating opportunities for Palestinian scholars, furthering links between UK and Palestinian universities, and raising awareness about education under occupation and in exile.

Job Description: The new Communications and Administrative Officer will play a crucial part in building on Fobzu’s existing online and social media platforms to expand the organisation’s reach, as well as assisting with running and publicising events, fundraising appeals and producing educational materials. The role will also entail working closely with the Director to ensure the effective administration of a small charity and realising Fobzu’s overall strategic aims. This job offers an opportunity to develop a range of skills and contribute to the renewal and expansion of a long established and well-respected charity.

This post is for three days per week, with normal office hours and occasional evening events. This is a fixed term job for one year with the possibility of renewal

Essential Skills and Qualifications:
o Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
o Proficiency in effective use of social media platforms
o Excellent administrative, organisational and research skills
o Ability to work on varied projects with creativity and flexibility
o Knowledge of Palestinian history and current social and political context
o Proficiency with standard software packages, e.g. MS Word, Excel
o Undergraduate level degree
o Right to work in the UK

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:
o Written and spoken fluency in Arabic
o Proven track record of successful social media campaigns
o Knowledge and experience of the UK NGO/charitable sector
o Familiarity and experience with the Palestinian higher education sector
o Experience working on rights-based campaigns and awareness-raising initiatives
o Postgraduate qualification

Fobzu is a registered charity, no. 1114343

Closing Date: 23 February 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Timeline: Preferred start date – early-mid April; interviews w/b 16th March

Application Details

Candidates should send a current CV and covering letter to director@fobzu.org.uk by midnight of Sunday 23rd February with “Communications and Administrative Officer” in the subject line. If you have any queries about this position, please write to director@fobzu.org.


Website: http://fobzu.org

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