Communication Officer NGO Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


Job Title:    Communication Officer

Organisation: The
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Communication/Prevention


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


Job Summary:  The Communication Officer contributes to the
design, planning and implementation of Communication projects and activities in
coordination with the Management of the delegation and the
Communication/Prevention Manager. S/he contributes to representing the ICRC externally
and to build the necessary understanding, acceptance and support of the ICRC
among key stakeholders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

to define communication and possibly prevention objectives, strategies and
plans of action for the area or programme covered in line with the priorities
of the delegation’s communication and/or prevention strategy.

minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develop tools for
operational communication; community engagement; International Humanitarian Law
(IHL) promotion; building National Society communication capacity; public
communication, digital communication; information analysis/ environment
scanning; religious circles; public affairs and resource mobilisation.

the Management and the Communication/Prevention Manager in networking with
relevant stakeholders and represents ICRC with various audiences.

political, security, military and humanitarian developments, as well as other
issues related to the ICRC’s reputation/perception and capacity to operate in
the geographic area covered, contributing to analysis.

technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. archiving,
stock management, event organisation) when required.

communication-related training and coaching for staff.

Specific Functional

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and relevant Human Rights (HR) Law

collaboration with the Communication/Prevention Manager he/she will:

with relevant authorities for the promotion of IHL at the national level.

coordination with law schools to strengthen IHL teaching

in the organization of dissemination sessions, round tables, conferences and
other forums on IHL and HR.

scanning and media networking

the media – print, electronic and social media, and other sources to analyse
and advise management on relevant trends and developments, both local and
regional, that may have an impact on the humanitarian situation.

develop and maintain contacts with local, regional and international media who
can play a role in the promotion of the basic principles of humanity, IHL and
relevant Human Rights Law.

to the delegation’s public communication, such as news releases, features,
stories from the field, social media visibility etc.

and manage Red Cross communication materials

Red Cross communication materials – digital, electronic and print.

the ICRC publications and other communication tools.

Work with the
National Society (Uganda Red Cross Society) on the programmes supported by the

to the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the Communication –
Dissemination activities of the Uganda Red Cross Society.

implementation of activities and comply with the ICRC’s standard procedures.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Communications
Officer job opportunity should hold a Degree in International Relations,
Political Science, Communication, Social Sciences or specialisation in
International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights Law.

At least
five years of work experience in Public relations, Journalism, Communication or
as an Officer in an International Organisation dealing with similar tasks as
outlined above.

with an International Organisation is an asset.

proficiency especially in Word processors, Spreadsheets and PowerPoint.

planning, organizational, reporting and analytical skills

Sense of
responsibility and ability to take initiative and to work independently

communication skills and command of spoken and written English.

to represent the Institution with external stakeholders (Local /Regional authorities;
Religious leaders and Humanitarian actors etc).

for immediate deployment.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their electronic application,
CV and copies of academic and work certificates to
Attach your documents as a single file. No paper applications will be received.

Write the title of
the position you are applying for in the email subject.


Deadline: 8th January 2021


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