Nabil Darwish

Regional Marketing & Communications Manager | Creative Director | Professional Arts / Commercial Arts Photographer

Jerusalem, Israel
A Marketing Communications / Branding Specialist, Certified Adobe Partner/Designer, and arts / commercial arts photographer, with over 14 years of professional experience working in the fields of Marketing Communications, Strategic Brand Management / Creative Design, and Project/Program Management. Earned a Masters of Science in Hospitality Management, a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, both specialising (from the UK), in Strategic Marketing Communications and Development.


Expertise:

- Strategic Marketing Communications / Development
- Project Management / Coordination
- Information Management / Design
- Events Management / Coordination
- Creative Design / Direction
- Strategic Brand Creation / Management
- Arts / Commercial Arts Photography
- Visual Storytelling

Work Experience

Silatech

Communications Manager

- Plan, develop & implement the Communications strategy for Silatech, utilizing public relations & traditional media, online platforms, social media, events, video & animation, & direct outreach in order to support the agreed upon Silatech strategy.
- Manage & control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.
- Consult with Business Units to obtain information on programs or services, understand objectives & audiences, & discuss style & length of content copy.
- Coordinate media & publicity strategies with partner organizations as needed.
- Ensure that the Silatech brand & reputation are strong within the regional youth development ecosystem, &, where appropriate, among the general youth population.
- Conceptualize the structure, design & content of the Silatech Website.
- Work collaboratively with the Communications team & business units to develop concepts for advertising campaigns; scripts for audio, video, & animation production; new content for current/new websites, blogs, & social media outlets. Overall responsibility for quality.
- Oversee articles, press releases, marketing copy, Web content, blog posts & other related informative, marketing & promotional material as needed, varying language & tone of messages based on program, medium, audience, & country.
- Develop training & support materials to build communications capacity for regional youth-focused organizations.
- Manage stakeholders relationship, & internal communications.
April 2017 - Doha, Qatar

UNRWA Microfinance Department

Regional Marketing & Communications Officer - Microfinance Department

Areas of Operational Management: West Bank / Gaza / Jordan / Syria

Job Description:

- Design/Develop/Implement Marketing Strategies/Policies
- Corporate ID/Brand Management/Implementation across all operational regions (Being digital / print)
- Marketing Communications Budgeting & Budget Planning
- Design/Implement and Enforce Social Networking Strategies and eMarketing Strategies
- Lead/Coordinate Market Research activities
- Digital/Print Marketing Communications Production Management
- Design/Implement organisationsl Print/Digital collateral
- Maintain / Develop organisational Photography Archive
- Direct / Implement organisational Photography work
March 2009 - October 2016 Israel

Alternative Business Solutions (ABS)

Commercial Manager / Creative Director

- Account/Client relations management
- Design/Implement and enforce Sales and Marketing communications Strategies
- Provide leadership, expertise and professional advice to the Company on sales matters to ensure that the Company’s business objectives are supported with the right sales & marketing strategy.
- Develop and gain agreement to Marketing/Sales strategies (Commercial), plans and budgets to support the implementation and realization of agreed corporate business strategies.
- Artistic / Creative Direction to Design/Production department including graphic design for publications, websites, branding and professional photography.
- Maximize growth of revenue in the assigned segment.
- Financial Budgeting planning and monitoring.
- Management and maintenance of photo bank
August 2007 - January 2009 Jerusalem, Israel

Hadara Technologies (Paltel Group)

Interpalnet Works Ltd. Commercial Manager – Jerusalem & Arab 48 Areas

Commercial Management of the Jerusalem/Arab 48 Zones
- Responsible for all Commercial, Marketing Communications activities of Interpalnet in all Zones
- Responsible for all Customer Care & Satisfaction
- Responsible for all Direct/In-Direct Sales Activities (being Residential or Corporate Sales)
- Creative Direction on all Marketing Communications concerned with Managed Zones
- Maximize growth of revenue in the assigned segment.
- Coordinate/Communicate with all organizational Unites, being Technical, Customer Care, Development, and executive, to ensure customer satisfaction, and to ensure all Company Aims/Objectives/Planning is met to the utmost of levels
August 2006 - July 2007 Jerusalem, Israel

United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affairs – UN OCHA OPt

Website and Database Specialist

Information Management Unit (IMU)
- OCHA oPt Website Development / Maintenance
- Databases Management / Design
- Information Management
- Responsible for In-house Graphic Design / Print Publication
September 2004 - May 2006 Jerusalem, Israel

Youth Development Department – YDD / Arab Studies Society

Programs Coordinator

Program Manager - Partnership Grant Program – Welfare Association Consortium – PMO / YDD / American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

Job Description:
- Managing all the projects activities and coordinate with donors, other networks, PA and NGOs
- Development of detailed project action plans
- Setting-up the financial and administrative policies and procedures
- Preparing terms of references and contracts for training and consultants, monitoring and evaluation of consultant services and outputs
- Budget monitoring
- Monitoring the project activities and providing performance reports
- Monitoring service agreements and procurements
- Communications & Public Relations, (in-house Webmaster / Graphic Design)
November 2003 - August 2004 Jerusalem, Israel

The Palestinian General Union Of Charitable Societies (PGUCS) / The Union Of The Charitable Societies (UCS)

Project Management Officer

Project Sample (PGUCS):
Sector Support Program – Capacity Building (SSP) - The Welfare Association Consortium for the Management of the Palestinian
NGO Project / World Bank.

Job Description (PGUCS):
- Managing all the projects activities and coordinate with donors, other networks, PA &NGOs
- Development of detailed project action plans
- Setting-up the financial and administrative policies and procedures
- Preparing terms of references and contracts for training and consultants, monitoring and evaluation of consultant services and outputs
- Budget monitoring
- Monitoring the project activities and providing performance reports
- Monitoring service agreements and procurements
- Communications

Project Sample (UCS): Partnership Project – Welfare – PMO / UCS / The Center of the Initiative for Europe (CIE) (a. Early Childhood Education Challenge: Palestinian and Italian / b. Engagement in Capacity Building,
Pedagogical Development and Community Involvement)

Job Description:
- UCS representative
- Co-ordinating the renovation programs and sub-grants’ progress and implementation
- Coordination for the UCS Capacity Building programs
- Co-ordinating with CIE in Italy and in Palestine and with Palestinian recipient NGOs/ CBOs and service institutions
- Reference Person of the Project Communication between the UCS – CIE, Welfare Association, and relevant parties
- Public Relations / communications assistant to the UCS P.R Officer
- Newsletter Design and Editing
January 2003 - November 2003 Jerusalem, Israel

Sabreen Association For Artistic Development

Communications Coordinator

Job Description:

- Project management, implementation and evaluation. Such projects can be identified in the areas of:
- Education
- Organisational development in the music / arts industry
- Training projects
- Industry assessment projects
- Project acquisition
- Trade Faire Venue management in the Music / Arts industry
- Business systems design, planning, & implementation
- Head of in-house graphic design
- web design & printed publications, & heading the creative marketing team
Jerusalem, Israel

Aelia Infocom Ltd. (aelia.com) – Communications & Inter- Networking

Head of Graphic Design, Marketing

Aelia Infocom Ltd. is a networking, web & database design company, that was one of the market leading companies for Dynamic Web Content Publishing (D.W.C.P)

Job Description:

- New account creation & sales management
- Account management, account list (Website / Database Design)
- Account marketing consultancy / Customer Service
- this is in relation to the design & advertising aspects for the managed accounts
- Head of design & production
- web design & printed publications, & heading the creative marketing team

NOTE: Aelia Infocom Ltd. has currently been overtaken by another company, and is now running under the name of Al-Qudsnet (http://www.alqudsnet.com).
January 2000 - April 2001 Jerusalem, Israel

The Higher Council Of The Arab Tourism Industry [HCAT] / German Technical Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft Fűr Technische Zusammenarbeit) [GTZ]

Marketing & Information Technology Coordinator

HCAT: Is the umbrella, non-governmental, organisation for the whole of the private sector of the Palestinian Tourism & Hospitality industry, holding within the various associations of the industry, such as: Arab Hotel Association, Arab Guides’ Union, Association of Travel Agents, Airlines Association, Association of Tour Operators, Tourist Transport Association, Restaurant Association, etc. GTZ: Is under the German Ministry of Development
Please note that the job is a joint position, as in the employment is by the GTZ and the coordination and consultancy is for the HCAT

Job Description:
- Project management & implementation for the Arab Hospitality & Tourism industry, such projects included
- The Modern Technology Project, (approx. budget 6.3 million USD).
- The design and implementation of a complete & centralized / unified web- gate/reservations system for all the country’s tourist areas/companies (i.e. E-Commerce)
- The installation of the CRS (central reservations system) software in each and every company/organisation in the industry & the training of the users
- Full Marketing and Advertising plan before and after the launch
- Tourism Area Development, (approx. budget 12 million USD).
- The development project is a unified cooperation project between the governing bodies / municipalities of each region in Palestine and various development organisations such as the UNDP, USAID, DAI, governments of Japan and the European Representative Offices. Such development mainly targeted infrastructure, (Roads, Sanitation, Water / Electricity / Telecommunications, etc.)
- Budget allocation & small tourism business project development
- Training Project
- Local and international trade fair management
- In-house database management and graphic design
October 1999 - September 2001 Eschborn, Germany

Education

Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies

MSc. / Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Specialized in Strategic Marketing Development
September 1998 - October 1999 Birmingham, United Kingdom

Coventry University

BA. Business Administration

Business Admin. - Marketing Communications.
September 1995 - August 1998 Coventry, United Kingdom

Henley College

BTEC National Diploma in Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology, Business System Design.
September 1993 - June 1995 Coventry, United Kingdom

St. George’s School

GCE (General Certificate of Education) / A Levels

GCE (General Certificate of Education) / A Levels
September 1981 - July 1993 Jerusalem, Israel

Languages

English (Fluent),
French (Beginner),
Arabic (Fluent),
Finnish (Beginner),

Skills

Branding Expert, Corel Associate, Corel Designer, Adobe Print Service Provider / Partner, Certified Adobe Designer, Marketing Communications, Professional Photographer,