Crisis Communication expert (m/f/d)

DRI , Tunisia

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th May, 2020

Job Description



Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI has supported the constitution-making process and its implementation in Tunisia since 2011 by working with the constitution-making and legislative assemblies, executive, judiciary, civil society , and legal community.

In Tunisia, Municipalities and local CSOs play a crucial role during crises. Creating awareness and enhancing knowledge about the challenges through effective crisis communication is crucial for preparing local populations for further emergency situations and for creating community-based response measures. In order to provide municipalities and civil society activists with timely and relevant support that enables them to respond to the current health crisis in an inclusive and citizen-centered manner, DRI will offer series of four webinars on crisis communication conducted by an Arabic-speaking expert for around 100 participants

The expected audience will include elected municipal councils and civil society activists from five Tunisian Governorates, namely Siliana, Gafsa, Sfax, Tozeur, and Sidi Bouzid.

This webinar will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn about the technologies, systems, good practices, and protocols that facilitate effective communication during an emergency. Attendees will also expand their knowledge on how to create and implement a crisis communication plan.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Consultation with DRI team to set up the content of the webinar modules that meet the needs of beneficiaries as fully as possible.
  • Familiarization with the Tunisian health context and, relevant documents and existing materials that will be provided by DRI.
  • Preparing, and conducting four webinars on crisis communication; An entire session will be dedicated to sensitise participants on building gender and inclusion considerations into their upcoming crisis communication plans.


  • Designing the webinar series and preparing training materials
  • Conducting four webinar sessions (2 hours each).
  • Final report

Your skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) and at least 7 years of work experience preferably in communication, media, higher education, or civil society
  • Strong knowledge of crisis communications, public health communications, and/or crisis response techniques
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas to non-specialist audiences
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English
  • Good understanding of COVID-19 and or other health emergencies
  • Strong understanding of the Tunisian context is considered an asset
  • Relevant experience in conducting webinars
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to Gender equality and minorities rights.
  • Data visualization skills and knowledge of relevant software to produce infographics is a plus


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