International Rescue Committee
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Arabic -Language Copywriter For Innovation

Job Description and Requirements

BACKGROUND: The IRC is implementing a community-led innovation initiative to develop bottom-up solutions to problems facing communities in Jordan. This project engages diverse communities and stakeholders in Jordan – including host communities, refugees, local governments, public and private sector actors and enterprising individuals – to devise and develop solutions that address their own lived realities and problems. Mahali centers around three ten-week design challenges, with each challenge mobilizing teams to develop solutions to problem areas that were voted as the most urgent by the refugee community: safely meeting basic needs, improving health service access, and supporting learning outcomes for vulnerable students. Teams are selected through a highly competitive process to participate in the design challenges. Using innovation and human-centered design methodology, the Mahali program aims to develop a wide range of concepts for scalable innovations that will improve the lives of refugees and vulnerable Jordanians within the thematic areas.


Mahali is currently developing an Arabic-language website, whose key objectives are to:

  1. Make Arabic-language design tools widely accessible
  2. Enable people to use the tools and take inspiration from the program to design for social change
  3. Showcase community-driven innovation as a concept and make it concrete


SCOPE OF WORK: This position will be responsible for writing the copy for Mahali’s website



  • Conduct thorough interviews to learn about the Mahali program and related resources, in order to provide appropriate context to the webpage content
  • Write copy for all parts of the website
  • Work with the Jordan-based Design Manager and the US-based developer to ensure high-quality finished product
  • Edit and proofread copy



  • Arabic marketing and copywriting skills and experience -  must share links to blog/website or other online content
  • Excellent written Arabic and English, able to communicate complex concepts simply, adjust language for different audiences, and write engaging content
  • Knowledge of online content strategy and creation
  • Familiarity with innovation, entrepreneurship, and/or design, particularly in the context of humanitarian work
  • A sense of humor and passion for creating something new


  • Copy for an Arabic-language website that showcases the outputs, tools, and processes for a community-driven innovation program.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Mahali Lab in East Amman or IRC office in Rabieh - option to work remotely