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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, Uganda

Reports to: Communication/Prevention Manager

 

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:  

·        Contributes 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.

·        With 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.

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

·        Follows 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.

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

·        Supports communication-related training and coaching for staff.

Specific Functional Responsibilities:

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

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

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

·        Support coordination with law schools to strengthen IHL teaching

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

Environment scanning and media networking

·        Monitor 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.

·        Identify, 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.

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

·        Produce and manage Red Cross communication materials

·        Produce Red Cross communication materials - digital, electronic and print.

·        Manage the ICRC publications and other communication tools.

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

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

·        Ensure implementation of activities and comply with the ICRC's standard procedures.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The 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.

·        Experience with an International Organisation is an asset.

·        Computer proficiency especially in Word processors, Spreadsheets and PowerPoint.

·        Excellent planning, organizational, reporting and analytical skills

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

·        Excellent communication skills and command of spoken and written English.

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

·        Available 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 kam_hrrecruitment_services@icrc.org. 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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