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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