Communications Coordinator

Spark, Turkey

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st February, 2018

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Coordinator who can manage all communications of the EU scholarship programme. And as such work closely with the local SPARK offices in the region.

This means that you are the first contact person for our donor in the MENA region. Together with our donor you will develop a communication strategy and plan, and implement this in collaboration with Turkey office and SPARK staff in local offices in the region. It will be your goal to set up both internal and external communications in this region, in order meet the demands of our donor, and in addition to increasing visibility of SPARK. You will closely work with our Regional Communications Coordinator MENA and Regional Programme Manager.

We expect our Communications Coordinator to be knowledgeable and experienced in communication strategies, event organizing, public relations and online media (social media and website). Your writing skills in English and Arabic need to be excellent and we expect you to be flexible and a team worker.


The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement communication plan scholarship programme EU
  • Coordinate all comms with EU for scholarship programme
  • Social media (promotion, increase interactivity, storytelling)
  • Website (edit, increase traffic, support registration)
  • Collection of stories (in order to use them for communication)
  • Develop network of journalists
  • Contact with SPARK staff (regional)
  • Reporting to Regional Programme Manager
  • Office management and other tasks as needed to support Gaziantep office


  • BA or MA degree (or other relevant education)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the relevant field
  • Turkish Nationals only (work permit in Turkey required)
  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills
  • Proven editing and writing skills
  • Journalistic skills: not afraid of picking up the phone and giving someone a call
  • Social media knowledge and skills are essential; in particular digital advocacy
  • Familiarity with Google Drive/Docs/Analytics/SEO/Adwords etc.
  • Experienced with WordPress and MailChimp
  • Experience with graphic design preferred
  • Experience with video making preferred
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently


  • Remuneration based on experience between 1.400 EUR – 1.800 EUR net per month;;
  • International working experience;
  • Dynamic and inspiring environment;
  • Opportunity to take initiative and realize your ideas and plans;
  • Full-time contract.


SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organization with 80 staff members, in more than 15 offices around the world. SPARK supports refugees in the Middle-East by providing them with scholarships in universities and higher education institutions in the region. SPARK also supports young entrepreneurs in fragile states, to start or grow their own businesses.


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