Humanitarian Communications Manager NGO Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Communications Manager

Organization: International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Head of Delegation

About US:

The International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international
humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed
conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Tracing team, in
cooperation with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), provides services to people
separated by conflicts and other situations of violence in order to search for
their family members and re-establish contact between them, especially
unaccompanied children.

Job Summary:  The Humanitarian Communications Manager is the
focal point at delegation level for all matters related to communication and
where applicable, prevention activities. S/he is responsible for setting and
implementing priorities, objectives and strategies. S/he directs the
orientation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Delegation’s
communication and, where applicable, prevention activities, and supervises and
provides technical support to all staff involved in them. S/he contributes to
building and implementing an approach in which communication and, where
applicable, prevention activities are integrated into other ICRC programmes
(e.g. protection, assistance, and cooperation) .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Sets the strategic orientation of the delegation’s communication and
    prevention activities.
  • Oversees the implementation, M & E of programmes related to
    communication and prevention of violations of International Humanitarian
  • Contributes to the delegation’s analysis of political, security,
    military, humanitarian and other developments related to ICRC reputation
    management and capacity to operate. Develops networks relevant to specific
    humanitarian concerns, acceptance of the ICRC’s mission, strategic
    objectives and improving its access to people in need. Represents the ICRC
    to diverse audiences and acts as spokesperson for the delegation In charge
    of the internal and external communication tools.
  • International Humanitarian Law promotion and dissemination
  • Managing communication programs in Uganda
  • Networking and representation
  • Contributing to analysis and strategy around the humanitarian
    situation in the country Reporting
  • Cooperation and coordination
  • Finance, logistics and administrative management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in law, political science,
    international relations, journalism or communications. Any academic
    specialisation or masters in International Humanitarian Law.
  • At least five years of work experience in law, public relations,
    journalism, communication or as an officer in an International
    humanitarian organisation in a similar role.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Confirmed computer skills, especially in word processors,
    spreadsheets and Powerpoint.
  • Fluent communication skills and command of spoken and written
    English. Knowledge in French, will be an added value.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV
and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address and email below.
Applications may not exceed 2MBs.


Deadline: Friday 23rd August 2019

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