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The Public Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the US, based in Washington, D.C. The Public Affairs Officer is primarily responsible for maintaining the Delegation’s relationships with civil society organizations in the US – including think tanks, NGOs, universities, minority groups, and religious groups – as well as expanding the Delegation’s network of alliances and contacts.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing strong relations with DC-based organizations, not limited to openly pro-Palestinian organizations.
  • Attending events, meetings, and activities organized by DC-based organizations.
  • Providing the Ambassador with informational resources and regular updates on relevant civil society organizations’ activities.
  • Advising the Ambassador with outreach strategies by recommending heads of organizations with whom to connect and identifying common interests, red lines, and meeting points.
  • Regularly updating a database with contacts of important organizations and actors.

Qualifications:

  • BA from an accredited institution.
  • 2-3 years of experience working with civil society organizations in the Washington, D.C., area, including NGOs.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Strong skills in communications, public relations, and writing.
  • A good understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is required.

How to Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and at least two references to jobs@plodelegation.us. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancy to be filled as soon as possible.

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The Media Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the US, based in Washington, D.C. The Media Affairs Officer’s responsibilities include developing a media strategy to respond to current coverage of the Palestinian issue, as well as developing an initiative for new media coverage and contacts.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a media strategy to highlight the Palestinian political platform and culture
  • Surveying local and international media to produce a daily brief of news relevant to the Delegation’s work or otherwise requiring its attention
  • Producing regular media statements and press releases to international and Palestinian media, the Palestinian-American community, and the US public at large
  • Fact checking press releases, official statements, fact sheets, and talking points;
  • Coordinating meetings and press conferences between the Ambassador and members of the Arab and foreign media in the US
  • Assisting the Ambassador in his visits around the country by setting up interviews and preparing talking points
  • Building and improving relationships with media outlets in order to expand the Delegation’s outreach and messaging
  • Maintaining the PLO Delegation website, and updating news and releases on the website
  • Enhancing the Delegation’s social media outreach by updating Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Keeping a log of the Ambassador’s media engagements along with links, files, and important details;

Qualifications:

  • BA in international affairs, journalism, communications, or a related field. Having a master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in media or Palestinian affairs.
  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Strong skills in communications, public relations, and writing.
  • A good understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is required.

How to Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and at least two references to jobs@plodelegation.us. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancy to be filled as soon as possible.

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The Congressional Affairs Officer will establish, maintain, and advance relationships between the PLO and the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government. The successful candidate will have experience working on the Hill, demonstrable knowledge of the legislative process, and familiarity with relevant committees and caucuses. This is not an entry-level position. Strong writing skills and broad knowledge of current Middle East events are required; previous work on Palestinian issues is highly valued.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to increase support for Palestinian positions in Congress;
  • Building relationships with Congressional offices and staffers;
  • Tracking draft legislation related to Palestinian issues as well as official statements and press releases issued by Members of Congress on such issues;
  • Providing information on a regular and relevant basis to Congressional offices on Palestinian issues, including weekly updates, fact sheets, and press releases;
  • Coordinating with the Media Officer at the General Delegation to provide congressional offices with media material on a regular basis;
  • Advising the Ambassador on engaging Members of Congress;
  • Preparing bios and talking points for the Ambassador prior to meetings with Members of Congress;
  • Drafting letters to Members of Congress and their staff regarding relevant issues, responses to their concerns, or responses to their public statements and votes;
  • Attending and reporting on briefings and hearings of Congressional Committees as they relate to Palestinian and Middle Eastern issues.

Qualifications:

  • BA from an accredited institution (preferably in the fields of political science, international relations, or public relations).
  • 2-3 years of experience in lobbying or with interest groups in the Washington, D.C., area, including NGOs.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Strong skills in communications, public relations, and writing.
  • A good understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is required.

To Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter discussing why you are interested in this position and how it fits into your career plan, and at least two references to jobs@plodelegation.us. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancy to be filled as soon as possible.

To view job posting, click here…

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