Organization: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Position: Digital Media Officer

Unit: Communications

Starting Date: Immediate

Contract: One year (renewable)

Salary: Salaries are determined based on the employee’s position on the wage scale.


About the Organization

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) was established in 1993 as a regional NGO dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights. Its mission is to strengthen the human rights movement within the Arab region. For almost 30 years, CIHRS has played a unique and central role in identifying and responding to the challenges and needs of this movement and helping to shape its development. CIHRS enjoys consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC and observer status with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. CIHRS has received numerous awards for its work, including the French Republic Award for Human Rights in December 2007, and an award from the Library of Alexandria (2010).

About the role:

  • Job Purpose

We are seeking a Digital Media Officer to join the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). The Digital Media Officer will work in the Communications Unit on promoting CIHRS’ work with target audiences in the Arab region, Europe, and the United States. They will work on aligning our messages in internal and external communication, ensuring output consistency with CIHRS brand promotion, and maintaining CIHRS’ media presence. The individual will work between two priorities within the Communications Unit:

  1. The position will assist CIHRS and the Communications Unit in designing campaings by takeing the lead on digital media campaigns according to CIHRS’ mission and goals using an array of digital media tools. They will establish and strengthen CIHRS’ online presence,  and engage in planning CIHRS’ campaigns on social media platforms. The required content will be created by  the Digital Media Officer through their in-depth understanding of these platforms, including technical requirements and monitoring the habits and preferences of the target audience(s).
  2. The position will assist in the design, layout and coding of the CIHRS website, including the technical and graphical aspects.

The candidate must become familiarized with the messages and goals that CIHRS seeks to advance through its campaigns.

  • Job Description
  1. Generate, edit, and publish engaging content daily on CIHRS’ website and social media platforms;
  2. Manage and expand social media audiences across various platforms and develop content (Arabic/English) in line with CIHRS brand/strategy;
  3. Create digital media campaigns based on specific goals and adapt them to the target audience(s)
  4. Be an internal expert on marketing and audience development standards, best practices, benchmarks and insights;
  5. Assist CIHRS’ web developer with the design, layout and coding of the CIHRS website, including technical and graphical aspects as well as  website maintenance and regular update;
  6. Help the Communications Unit in generating and refining regular internal reporting on digital media activities and producing analysis on how to improve CIHRS digital media footprint;
  7. Manage interactions with journalists and the public on social media platforms, respond to their inquiries and requirements, and evaluate their reactions;
  8. Monitor current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications; and lead CIHRS in developing new platforms and tools.

About the Candidate:

It is highly desirable for a successful applicant to possess or be able to demonstrate the following essential qualifications, knowledge & experience, and skills:

  1. Professional experience working with human rights and democracy in the civil society sector (at least two years);
  2. Experience in journalism or digital media;
  3. Nuanced understanding of the human rights situation in the Arab region and related debates, challenges, and opportunities for protecting and promoting     human rights regionally and internationally;
  4. Experience in media campaigning at the level of planning, implementation, and content creation, preferably in the field of human rights;
  5. Excellent networking skills with journalists, especially those interested in the Arab region;
  6. Knowledgeable about new and alternative social media platforms, and the best content, tools, and practices for their production;
  7. Familiarity with WordPress;
  8. Advanced digital security knowledge;
  9. Broad understanding of different publishing platforms (print, websites, blogs, social media, audio, and video platforms), familiarity with their publishing requirements, and ability to create suitable content for each;
  10. Proficiency in writing for all types of traditional media and new social media platforms in both Arabic and English, with a nuanced understanding of the language skills needed to target English speaking audience(s) and their difference(s) from the multiple Arabic-speaking audiences throughout the region;
  11. Proficiency in script writing and writing for videos, documentaries, and broadcasts;
  12. The ability to work within a growing, widely-spread, and diverse team in different countries;
  13. Experience in media monitoring and evaluating media performance by qualitative and quantitative;
  14. reports that reflect the Communications Unit’s performance and highlight its needs;
  15. Ability to work well under pressure, with appropriate speed and quality;
  16. Full command of Arabic and English (French is an added bonus).


  • 1-year contract subject to a 3-month probation period. Renewal is subject to evaluation
  • Commencement: Immediate
  • Working hours: Full time
  • Based: Tunis, Tunisia.

Commitment to Equality

CIHRS is committed to ensuring equality and non-discrimination on grounds of sex, race, religion, or belief in its hiring process. CIHRS is a multicultural environment that celebrates diversity. All employees are expected to promote and act in a manner that ensures a non-discriminatory, open, and sensitive approach to others from different backgrounds and cultures.


Paid vacation allowance of 20 days per year plus national holidays, sick leave allowance according to CIHRS internal policies. Compensation days if required to work outside of contracted hours.

How to Apply

Please submit your completed application by sending a motivation letter and an updated CV to with the subject title: Digital Media Officer

  • Please indicate your availability clearly in the motivation letter.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For any query on this position, please e-mail
  • The deadline for applications is February 11, 2024 at midnight.

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