Program Director

(Virtual team) Middle East, Europe, East Coast USA Full-time



The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the work of a creative and talented team delivering campaigns, programmatic work and creative interventions to support Syria’s heroic civil society. They will support the Executive Director in ensuring the smooth running of the organisation and maintaining strong team culture. This role is part of the Senior Management team. 



You are a leader.
You are comfortable leading teams, processes and visions for work. You know how to get the best from those working alongside you and people want to work with you.

You build relationships.
You know that strong relationships and teamwork is the key to getting things done inside the team and with partners beyond.

You are a maker.
You are motivated by ideas and driven to make things happen. You spot opportunities for impact and are comfortable with both scrappy quick turnaround projects and large-scale ambitious interventions.

You take risks.
You know that sometimes what is needed hasn’t been done before so you’re willing to take risks to make things happen. You are results-focused and won’t allow process, dogma or jargon to get in the way. You are open to new paths to progress.

You are values driven.
You are motivated by a love for humanity. You want to work to support some of humanity’s heroes to get their voices into the world.

You love what you do.
You take great pride in your work and express that by pushing to take on new skills and opportunities that make you better at what you do. You are excited to come to work.



The Syria Campaign is a human rights organisation that combines the best elements of creative communication, digital mobilization, storytelling, and political analysis with the aim of supporting the demands of some of the most courageous frontline humanitarians and activists in the world.

Click here if you want to see more about the work we’ve done to date.


  • Track record of leading teams for impact in the advocacy, campaign or civil society space 
  • Experience of managing individuals
  • Experience of managing budgets and project teams to deliver specific projects 
  • Experience of inputting into organisational vision and strategy (both process and content) 
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure


  • Spoken and written Arabic
  • Experience working on Syria or other conflict or post-conflict contexts 
  • Experience securing and reporting back on grants
  • Experience being part of or working alongside national level civil society organisations




The Syria Campaign is committed to making sure everyone on the team is happy, productive and motivated. Here’s how we do that:

Salary is competitive and inline with international organisations.

The job is remote and can be done anywhere in European, Middle Eastern or East Coast US time zones. We have small offices in New York, Beirut and London and provide you with a space in a co-working office wherever you are based. We have full staff retreats twice a year to keep us connected.

We provide budget, time and support for your professional development.

We give 25 days of leave a year, discretionary break over Christmas and New Year and public holidays. We offer family friendly parental leave policies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please submit an application please hit apply below and include a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the job and how your background has prepared you for this role.

This role will remain open until we find our all-star new member. We are actively reviewing applications.