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Musawah (www.musawah.org) is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family that advances human rights for women living in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives. 

We act to grow the movement, build knowledge, and advocate for change in discriminatory laws and practices in Muslim contexts. Musawah was launched in February 2009 at a Global Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that was attended by over 250 women and men from some 50 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific. In 2020, we launched our Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws to amplify our voices and accelerate action towards equality and justice.

Communications Programme Officer

Musawah is currently seeking a Communications Programme Officer (CPO) to develop and implement strategies to enhance Musawah’s voice, with the aim of growing the movement, engaging Advocates, and building new constituencies. 

The CPO will work closely with the Musawah Programmes team in the areas of Knowledge Building, Capacity Building and Outreach, International Advocacy, and other members of the Secretariat. S/he will report directly to the Programme Manager.

Closing date of applications: 14 February 2021

Responsibilities

Overall

  • Collaborate with the Secretariat team to create an annual communications plan and budget; develop strategies for all of Musawah’s programmatic areas, to broaden reach, raise public awareness, mobilise activism and inspire philanthropic support.
  • Identify significant media and national-level public policy issues that can be leveraged to support and promote Musawah’s work, and to create and implement media strategies to capitalise on them.
  • Conceptualise, write and edit vehicles for Musawah’s key messages and content dissemination (in English, with fluency in Arabic and/or French a plus); ensure consistency of messaging across all media, including publications, online resources and blog, digital posts, etc. 
  • Write and edit media relations materials for all distribution channels and oversee organisational response to media inquiries about Musawah.
  • Contribute to the development and production of Musawah’s constituent engagement content (e.g. Mailchimp announcements, Musawah’s quarterly newsletter Vision, social media campaigns, etc).
  • Develop key strategic partnerships with media, content creators, and online and offline audiences to advance Musawah’s objectives, vision and goals. 
  • Monitor and track Musawah’s media mentions, publication dissemination reach, and national advocacy partnerships.
  • Develop quarterly impact reports to support Musawah’s reporting and engagement needs.

Contributions to the Secretariat and movement

  • Work closely with other Musawah programme officers and regularly participate in Secretariat and other meetings (virtual and in-person) to ensure programmatic strategic direction and coherence.
  • Represent Musawah at various national, regional and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the needs of the Secretariat and assist other Secretariat members in preparation for events and activities.

Fundraising

  • Develop funding proposals for communications activities, with support from the Secretariat.
  • Prepare narrative reports to meet reporting obligations to funders.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The CPO should be able to meet most of the following: 

  • 5 – 7 years communications experience includes a blend of advocacy, media relations and constituency building;
  • B.A required; advanced degree in Media, Communications, or Journalism preferred;
  • Exceptional interpersonal communications skills, and strong written, oral and presentation skills;
  • Experience administering social media and website properties in a professional environment;
  • Experience working with a global and/or remote team;
  • A team player with strong ability to work collaboratively; 
  • Passionate about Musawah’s vision, mission and objectives, and knowledge of issues related to women, gender and Islam;
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an advantage;
  • Strong sensitivity and commitment to diversity related to beliefs, perspectives, cultures, geography, sexuality;
  • Ability to travel internationally.
Location, Salary and Benefits

Musawah offers a competitive salary and benefits that are appropriate for such a position in the non-profit sector, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will ideally work from the Secretariat office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pending COVID-19 measures). Remote work is also an option; you must have full working rights in the country in which you are applying.

How to Apply

Please send us a current CV/résumé, contact information for at least two references, and a cover letter. 

Send your application to: musawah (at) musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Communications Programme Officer’ in the subject line of the email.

The application closing date is 14 February 2021. We thank all those who apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Digital Engagement Officer

Musawah is currently seeking a Digital Engagement Officer (DEO) to organise and mobilise our supporters using digital tools and online communities. In this position, you will create digital content and implement effective digital strategies to grow the movement, engage Advocates, and build new constituencies. The DEO also manages Musawah’s website (www.musawah.org), and assists in online publishing, and digital engagement, online advocacy, email marketing and social media efforts.

The DEO will work closely with the Musawah Programmes team in the areas of Knowledge Building, Capacity Building and Outreach, International Advocacy, and other members of the Secretariat. S/he will report directly to the Programme Manager.

Closing date of applications: 14 February 2021

Responsibilities

Overall

  • Collaborate with the Secretariat team to create an annual communications (including digital media) plan and budget.
  • Identify significant media and national-level public policy issues that can be leveraged to support and promote Musawah’s work, and to create and implement media strategies to capitalise on them.
  • Develop digital strategies for all of Musawah’s programmatic areas to broaden reach, raise public awareness, and mobilise activism.
  • Develop and test tailored communication materials that reach a variety of audiences.
  • Coordinate with Musawah advocates to build and amplify strategic digital moments through our networks and the wider women’s rights movement. 
  • Develop quarterly impact reports to support Musawah’s reporting and engagement needs.

Social media

  • Develop Musawah’s social media strategy, messaging, and campaigns to grow its online presence. 
  • Work with the Programmes team to create and deploy social media content that advances our advocacy.
  • Generate a variety of online content by selecting the key messages that will resonate with specific audiences.
  • Create impactful communications materials (including graphics, gifs, and short videos) for Musawah’s social media platforms, and ensure effective dissemination to reach target audiences.
  • Monitor social media inboxes to engage with audiences online and route inquiries to appropriate team members.
  • Track and analyze digital metrics to measure success and identify key lessons learned, and share those learnings and recommendations to help strengthen future work.

Website, newsletter and email campaigns 

  • Manage content of Musawah’s website (www.musawah.org) and promote key pieces of content.
  • Manage the website back-end and monitor website traffic and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Lead the production of Musawah’s constituent engagement content (e.g. Mailchimp announcements and Musawah’s quarterly newsletter Vision).

Work in a global team

  • Participate in Secretariat and other meetings (virtual and in-person).
  • Represent Musawah at various national, regional and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the needs of the Secretariat and assist other Secretariat members in any relevant work.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You are able to tell simple, powerful stories that synthesise complex issues and inspire people to take action online, and come up with innovative online ideas to engage people and shift narratives. While you have a keen interest in developing big-picture strategy, you also enjoy the nitty-gritty of implementation, using various digital tools to be able to communicate how and where people can effect change.

The Digital Engagement Officer should be able to meet most of the following: 

    • 3-5 years in digital campaigning or organising;
    • Degree in Media, Communications, or Journalism preferred;
    • Fluency in English is required with strong writing skills; fluency in Arabic and/or French is an advantage;
    • Proven ability to create, prepare and execute creative and effective digital communication strategies;
    • Experience administering social media and website management systems with ability to improve user experience and page conversion;
    • Experience in graphic design;
    • Experience with and/or willingness to learn Google Suite, social media platforms and online advocacy tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin,HootSuite, etc.); website management (WordPress); customer relationship management and email marketing (Airtable and Mailchimp a plus); Zoom video conferencing; and other digital tools as needed;
    • A team player with strong ability to work collaboratively, and in global teams; 
    • Passionate belief in the vision, mission and objectives of Musawah, and knowledge of issues related to women, gender and Islam.
Location, Salary and Benefits

Musawah offers a competitive salary and benefits that are appropriate for such a position in the non-profit sector, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will ideally work from the Secretariat office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pending COVID-19 measures). Remote work is also an option; you must have full working rights in the country in which you are applying.

How to Apply

Please send us a current CV/résumé, contact information for at least two references, and a cover letter. 

Send your application to: musawah (at) musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Digital Engagement Officer’ in the subject line of the email.

The application closing date is 14 February 2021. We thank all those who apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Call for Proposals — Video Producer

Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, invites experienced video producers to submit their expression of interest for the production of a 2-5 minute video in Arabic, with subtitles in English. 

Video producers should submit a short proposal containing:

  • a portfolio of their video animation production work (if possible, including links), 
  • individual/team resume,
  • an estimated budget for producing the video as outlined in the following Terms of Reference, and/or 
  • a quotation for production, video editing, music and voiceover recording, subtitling, etc.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 January 2021, via email to musawah (at) musawah.org with the subject line “Video Producer Proposal”. 

Content Focus:

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the deep-seated inequalities that have existed in many countries, which are rooted in discriminatory provisions contained within Muslim family laws. These have increased women’s vulnerabilities to the gendered impact of the pandemic, as seen in the sky-rocketing rates of domestic violence and the mounting unpaid care work that is borne by women. This is happening mainly because of the absence of relevant laws that guarantee equality and justice, as well as social norms that stereotype gender roles and force women to withstand violence for the sake of the family. The video would explore the link between discriminatory provisions in Muslim family laws and the issues of unpaid domestic care work and violence in the home.

Objectives: 

  1. To build interest around Muslim family law reform with Arabic-speaking audiences;
  2. To shed light on deeply rooted inequalities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the systemic links between stereotypical gender roles and Muslim family laws;
  3. To inspire social and legal change based on equality and justice in the family.

Necessary skills: 

  • Experience in producing either polished edited videos with graphics and music, or animated videos such as whiteboard video, 2D vector animation, stop-motion videos, etc
  • Experience in video scripting and creating storyboards 
  • Excellent command of the Arabic language (and ability to correspond in English)
  • Gender-sensitive lens — knowledge and experience of women’s rights, movement building, and structural and political issues in the MENA region is an advantage.

Main tasks: 

  • Produce a 2-5 minute video in Arabic, with subtitles in English. Production work will include developing the script and storyboard with Musawah, and producing and editing the videos according to feedback from and collaboration with Musawah. 
  • Include English subtitles.
  • Communicate regularly with Musawah to share progress of the work, check details of the script, clarify queries and obtain further information.
  • Submit to Musawah the final video, along with script, subtitles, and other raw files needed for editing in the future.

General Internships

Musawah will consider general applications for interns who are interested in working on communications and outreach advocacy projects related to Muslim women’s rights, feminist Islamic knowledge building, and family law reforms around the world.

Desired qualifications:

  • Fluency in English is essential. Competency in Arabic and/or French would be highly desirable.
  • Suitable for: Undergraduates or graduate students, or individuals with interests in gender, women’s rights, law, development or public policy; who also have skills in digital engagement, design, and/or research.
  • Experience with developing social media content and preparing analytics reports is a plus.
  • Proficiency in photo and/or video editing, including Canva, is especially welcome. 

Rolling basis:

Internship generally are unpaid (although we will try to provide a stipend) and occur in four cycles each year, beginning in January, April, June, and September. While we will consider applications for the next cycle on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply at least one month in advance of your desired starting month.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications, and a recent CV to musawah (at) musawah.org. Please include ‘Musawah Internship’ in the subject line of the email, unless you are applying to a specific posting. 

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