Wordpress theme is required based on the existing design graphically .
the theme has to be developed on a very light front end framework , mobile first responsive design as well as it has to be developed through coding rather using graphic tool which they make the theme heavy. The admin is not required to be able to restructure the homepage.
Theme files will have to be created including the assets. Preferably uikit but bootstrap framework is also accepted.
You can base the custom theme on a light wordpress bootstrap theme if you wish or any other or you can include the framework directly in the assets, the choice is yours.
Communication is very important as well as good knowledge on wordpress and front end development on wordpress is very essential.
Following skills beside wordpress are essential
Html, css, javadscript.
Also must have above basic in php and can navigate around the language and wordpress API.
This is not a complex project if you know wordpress well. It is a typical news website with no customization is required to the core workflow.
Also it is important but can be ignored and that is understanding Arabic or at least right to left language similar to Arabic such as Persian.
Before the sopken language is the programming one.it will be a jackpot if we get both.