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Communications and Outreach Manager
Program Officer, Employability
Research Office Administrator (Full-time)

Communications and Outreach Manager


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish feeds and channels of news/stories to maintain Silatech coverage in the local, regional, and international press, as well as online.
  • Plan and direct the dissemination of information, including the target audience, message, format and structure of communication in close coordination with Silatech’s internal stakeholders.
  • Review, track and monitor all external communications emanating from the organization for quality and consistency of message.
  • Compose and produce press releases, fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, presentations, and other public relations documents in coordination with Silatech’s Senior Management.
  • Identify Silatech-related issues, events and programs requiring media attention.
  • Develop advertising and promotional material for program units, working with Silatech staff and outside vendors as needed to determine the best way to present advertising information.
  • Handle the Communications aspect of offline advertising and marketing activities, including the contact database, content creation, a dedicated website, promotional brochures/leaflets, display boards and hand-outs.
  • Execute and lead the production of specified events in close coordination with the Logistics and Procurement department.
  • Assist the Director of Communications and the Budget Committee in developing, preparing and analyzing budget data for the communications department; support development of Business Units’ communications budgets.
  • Proofread and edit (as necessary) all Arabic translation.
  • Final authority and oversight over all public Arabic Silatech texts, including brochures, e-mail shots, Website, reports, etc.



 Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in related marketing/branding/public relations space
  • University graduate, preferably in communications, development, economics or a related field.
  • Strong fluency written and spoken of Arabic and English with the ability to draft documents (primarily press releases and program content) in Arabic and English.
  • Strategic thinking -- must be a thought leader and an individual contributor with documented ability to think strategically and to execute with excellence.



 To Apply

Send your CV and a letter of interest to cv@silatech.com.


Program Officer, Employability


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide programmatic and administrative support to the implementation of Employability programs at Silatech including career center partnerships, virtual career advising services, training of career advisors, internship programs, Aspire Women Qatar and Kuwait.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with field partners and maintain solid follow up and communication.
  • Support the programs by providing bilingual project documentation and other inputs as needed 
  • Work with the team to Implement project SOWs against specific deliverables, with flexibility to meet changing needs and requirements while ensuring contractual compliance.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with partner and client personnel.
  • Support the implementation of SOPs to support programme management and ensure that project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately for audit.
  • Contribute to the overall effective management of the business unit through recognising areas for internal improvement and lending expertise to internal teams and task forces.
  • Support the BU by providing bilingual (Arabic/English) or trilingual (Arabic/French/English) project documentation and other inputs as needed for various programs and initiatives.


Requirements

  • University Graduate 
  • Fluency Arabic and English, reading, writing and conversation; French desirable
  • Experience delivering trainings and group workshops
  • Excellent computer skills including MS. Office. Working with MS. Project is a plus
  • Ability to manage and maintain documentation 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and staff
  • Presence and maturity to function effectively under pressured operational deadlines


 To Apply

Send your CV and a letter of interest to cv@silatech.com.


Research Office Administrator (Full-time)


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Research Program Manager in recognizing researchable and potentially fundable topics, and identify sources of research grant, contract and institutional funds; 
  • Provide direct support to the Research Program Manager for preparing briefs; manage conferences and projects;
  • Assist research personnel in the development and submission of research proposals, grant and contract applications, including budget preparation and justification; 
  • Advise research personnel on application strategies, procedures and deadlines, tracking of research progress, scholarly work and communications;
  • Provide direction and assistance on institutional policies, funding agency policies, state and federal laws and regulations governing research, and liaise with external agencies including Qatar National Research Fund and Qatar Supreme Council of Health;
  • Liaise with the legal team and research personnel in matters concerning the commercialization of research, research contracts and contractual terms, intellectual property agreements, and other legal issues associated with research;
  • Regardless of the source of support, ensure that all research activities are guided by internationally recognized ethical principles and compliance with all applicable policies, regulations and international standards; 
  • Liaise with Silatech’s Finance Department to develop and implement administrative procedures for the financial reporting and analysis of research initiatives, account reconciliations and the overall financial management of research grants and contracts;
  • In conjunction with Silatech’s Finance Department, is responsible for communicating and financial reporting with research granting agencies and auditors;
  • Coordinate research activities to generate and promote the implementation of best practices, and create efficiencies to help research networks benefit from being part of a strong system with distributed resources and expertise;
  • Facilitate research personnel and pre-/post-doctoral research, maximize the success of funding applications, and promote scholarly productivity including research, publications, events and other means of disseminating scholarly work. 


Requirements

  • A minimum of one-two years of administrative support experience, including project and process management, preferably for a nongovernmental organization or academic institution;
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business, international relations, social and behavioral science research, or project management;
  • Strong skills, comfort, and interest in inputting, maintaining, and working with detailed documents;
  • Possess strong attention to detail;
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information;
  • Ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion, apply sound judgment, problem-solve, and work well independently and as a member of the team;
  • Excellent verbal and written (English) communication skills, with the proficiency to synthesize information;
  • Natural aptitude for working in a deadline driven, multi-tasking environment with superior organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple and competing demands;
  • Ability to improve current processes, or design new ones, to capture critical information and improve responsiveness to stakeholder needs;
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft's Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) or related software and experience with database management systems is desirable;
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment;
  • Demonstrated expertise in writing and analyzing proposal sections, including past performance, corporate capabilities, management plans, and budgets;
  • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, and negotiation.


 To Apply

Send your CV and a letter of interest to cv@silatech.com.

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