Communication Field Officer II at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication Field Officer II

Requisition ID: ABJ202100220
Location: Jos, Plataeu

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Sub Delegation, the Communication Officer 2 contributes to designing, planning and implementing communication projects and activities in coordination with the management of the field sub-structure and/or Communication Coordinator.
  • The Communication Officer 2 contributes to representing the ICRC externally and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafts Communication strategies and Plan of Action for the Jos Area of Responsibility (AoR) in Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue States in line with Prevention / Communication Strategy.
  • With minimum supervision, organises and implements relevant activities: operational communication sessions, community engagement sessions, engage in public and digital communication, interaction with religious and traditional circles and civil society organisations, public affairs and resource mobilization.
  • Support in building the capacity of National Red Cross communication coordinators and volunteers to correctly represent and present the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement.
  • Support the Jos sub-delegation and Delegation’s drive to increase the visibility of the ICRC by generating audio-visual content for print and electronic use on ICRC publications and on-line media platforms.
  • Develops context specific tools for public communication with stake holders and provide support to operational departments on ensuring the content and design of their publications meets the ICRC visual identity.
  • Maintains existing contacts and develops new relationship with journalists in key print and electronic media in order to increase the visibility of the ICRC within the AoR through the various media avenues.
  • Supports the Head of Sub-Structure and/or in networking with relevant stakeholders and represents the ICRC to various audiences.
  • Monitors the political, security and humanitarian developments, as well as other issues relevant to the ICRC’s reputation / perception and capacity to operate in the geographic area covered and contributing to their analysis.
  • Carries out information analysis / environment scanning to identify and follow political, security, humanitarian developments that could impact ICRC operations and relevant to the ICRC’s reputation/perception and access within the AoR.
  • Manage and keep record of the SD’s publication stock and promotional items and ensures department have the relevant publications to support their activities.
  • Provide support to management by carrying out security checks in absence of networking adviser.

Education and Experience Required

  • University Degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Communication, Political Science, International Relations or Journalism.
  • 3 years work experience in a field relevant to communication
  • Fluent knowledge of written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Computer literacy (proficient in MS office) and familiarity with digital communication tools.
  • Experience in the humanitarian field an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of the political, social and media environment.
  • Desired profile and Skills
  • Creative and proactive attitude
  • Professional appearance
  • Team-player and collaborative
  • Open to new ideas.

Application Closing Date
4:30 pm, 5th November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV , Cover letter and NYSC Certificate to: ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org using “ABJ202100220 Communications Field Officer Jos” as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
  • In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:
    • Qualification(s)
    • Current location
    • Languages you speak
    • Years of relevant experience
  •  Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc. However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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