Vacancy Announcement/Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator – for “Empowering the Next Generation of Syrian Women Journalists”

Stichting Female Journalists Network (SFJN)

Opportunity closing date: 15 January 2023

Location: Remote

Starting date: as soon as possible


The Stichting Female Journalists Network (SFJN) is a nonprofit foundation specialized in feminist media that works with Syrian journalists and media institutions on gender-sensitive reporting. It advocates for the rights of women media workers and human rights defenders. Our foundation consists of individuals who are committed to social justice. We approach discrimination, injustice, and inequality in the MENA region with a special focus on Syrian media through advocacy, capacity building, policy analysis, research, safety, and protection mechanisms. Our team consists of critical thinkers, activists, advocates, and problem solvers with an intersectional feminist outlook, strong analytical, social, and communication skills from a range of backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. Above all, we are a foundation that dares to dream, with a vision to change the image of women in the media and foster a media discourse that is feminist and critical to achieve gender justice and social change.


We see a bridge that connects the media with the women and feminist movement in the MENA region; the bridge also connects the media with its workers. We see that the realities of both groups have been enhanced no matter their culture, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, race, socio-economic status or any other form of diversity. We see the voices of women journalists amplified, they have been placed in leading positions in their institutions and the media is raising awareness about gender equality and women’s issues in particular. We see that the bridge connecting the media, its workers, the women and feminist movement has created a multi-layered, multi-faceted society, free of stereotypes, exclusionary politics, discriminatory laws, patriarchal culture. We see a society that is critical and feminist, fair to all its citizens, committed to a positive social change in thinking and behaviour with respect to matters surrounding social justice and equality. We see a media sector that is united, that does not adhere to frontiers, that surpasses borders, moves beyond categories and rejects identity politics. It is characterized by solidarity, an intersectional feminist outlook, accessible to all. Its discourse is comprehensive, it dismantles gender inequalities and biased representations, it strengthens critical thinking, it amplifies voices and emphasizes multiple experiences. It is sensitive towards raising awareness on social justice and human rights. This is the image we see at SFJN, this is our vision, a vision to which all media outlets are committed.

Under the supervision of SFJN’s General Program Manager, the project coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Gender Radar Program Coordinator, Protection Program Coordinator, Untold Stories focal point, Trainers, Mentors, and members of SFJN’s team and network.

As part of SFJN, the project coordinator:

  • Aligns with our mission and values which stand from an intersectional feminist perspective.
  • Has extensive knowledge and experience in the Syrian context and is able to translate the impact of SFJN’s work into clear communication messages tailored to the target groups.
  • Has an eye for reputation management and is experienced in non-violent communication.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Main role: support the coordination and management of activities planned for the project and the communication with the partner organization “Untold Stories”, trainers, participants and media partners.

  • Provide support and create balance in the time and scope of executing project related activities under the direct supervision of the General Program Manager
  • Assistance in the development of project plans and activities, monitoring their evaluation, ensuring their commitment and evaluating their performance
  • Implement the activities of the project and the drafting of internal and external reports in Both Arabic and English as needed in accordance with the criteria adopted by the SFJN and from the donors.
  • Prepare summaries of various activities, as needed, under the guidance of the direct manager and document and save and archive relevant information, documents and data in accordance with the specific needs of the project and in accordance with the organization’s digital security policies.
  • Facilitate and/or organize and/or hold regular meetings/activities with specific individuals and entities to support and develop positive relationships, lead meetings and formulate periodic reports on them.
  • Coordination with partners, media and other stakeholders to explain and promote the project under the guidance of the direct manager.
  • Compliance with the professional standards provided for in the relevant regulations, protocols and laws.
  • Maintaining and protecting the confidentiality and privacy of beneficiaries in any case and through all documents and data.



  • Bachelor Degree in Media, Business administration, Gender Studies or any related field
  • 1-3 years of work experience in Coordination or Project Management position
  • 1-3 years work experience with coordination, project management in NGO/CSO sector


  • Strong written and oral communication skills both in English and Arabic.
  • Knowledge of coordinating, facilitating or organizing training programs or focus group discussions.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Understanding of the Syrian context is a must.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to champion SFJNs’ values.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations/rules.


Application Process

Please send an email     to the following email address: with the subject line ‘Project Coordinator’ by 15 January, 2023 with the following:

  1. A thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position at this point in your career
  2. CV


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please review qualifications and competencies carefully.


Please note:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 20.01.2023
  • Position will remain open until filled. If advert remains on our website past January 15 th 2023 you are welcome to apply at that time (no repeat submissions please). If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.


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