Digital Web Editor - Arabic Section

Digital Web Editor - Arabic Section
Position title: Digital Web Editor
Location: Worldwide
Category: FTA International
Level: S3
Duration: One Year (Renewable)
Supervisor/Report to: Senior Media Specialist
Job type: Voluntary
Deadline: 5 December 2018

The Fédération Internationale de la Jeunesse in English International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organization network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is politically neutral, and non-denominational, aiming to empower youth worldwide.

The Headquarters Media and Advocacy team leads and manages external communications through strategy, media, digital communications, marketing, branding and storytelling.

The Media team within the Headquarters Media and Advocacy division is responsible for implementing a comprehensive digital strategy, including IYF’s multi-lingual corporate website in two languages (English, Arabic); and all aspects of digital media channels with cutting-edge multi-media and social media approaches, products, services, and platforms.

The Digital Web Editor (Arabic) is part of the Headquarters Media and Advocacy team. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Media Specialist, he/she will contribute to the implementation of IYF’s corporate digital strategy, maintaining the IYF global website and social media on a regular basis but also ensuring that IYF’s digital presence can significantly be enhanced over time. He/she will oversee the Arabic section of the global website and author, edit and present content for global audiences.  He/she will also provide ongoing guidance and support to IYF units throughout the world regarding best practices in digital media and content management.

Mission Statement:
To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of “Empowering youth for a better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions and the community.

(A) Maintenance and improvement of Arabic global web site:
  • Maintain with written material and multimedia from HQ, Regional Administrations and Country Teams. Liaise with the rest of the team on whether and how material should be presented on the other language sections of the IYF corporate website;
  • Edit and publish online content in Arabic that is clear, concise, vivid, and conveys key messages to target audiences on the web;
  • Enhance navigation, structure and content across the official website, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
  • Support a wide series of multimedia products including photo galleries, videos and infographic materials in Arabic; and
  • Liaise with the rest of the team to determine how specific events should be covered and marketed on the website.         

(B) Maintenance and improvement of social media channels:
  • Research, expand and monitor IYF’s presence on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube;
  • Research additional online marketing tools and provide recommendations to enhance IYF’s visibility;
  • Coach and assist IYF staff worldwide on best practices around social media outreach; 
  • Champion social media efforts throughout the organization.

(C) Provide digital communications support for HQ units; Regional Administrations and Country Teams:
  • Provide guidance and feedback for IYF’s communications staff in the Country Teams, helping them to comply with IYF’s requirements for Country Teams website pages;
  • Assist all HQ units and Regional Administrations to consolidate their presence on the Web while staying in tune with the organization’s branding and identity;
  • Help all other specialized units to develop the most appropriate strategies for a wide variety of project-specific sites; and
  • Review content submitted by other HQ units/divisions.

Core Competencies:
  • Strategic planning and creative thinking.
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork.

Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management, and reporting.
  • Ability to lead and manage corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.

  • Highly interest in youth empowerment, youth issues.
  • Relevant experience in digital media/press or communications is required.

Skills Required for Position
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, members, volunteers and other supporters.
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Relevant experience and results preferred in communications/media role, press, development, communications, blogging, youth issues, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.

Fluency in English and Arabic with superior drafting skills is essential.

To Apply
Send your resume with the subject Apply for Digital Web Editor, Arabic Section to the e-mail address