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Communications Officer


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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: International Medical Corps
Closing date: 30 Aug 2021

International Medical Corps UK provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self reliance.
International Medical Corps (IMC) and International Medical Corps UK (IMC UK) with headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, work collaborate to maximize resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities. International Medical Corps (IMC) is an US-registered independent affiliate organization of International Medical Corps UK (IMC UK), with which IMC UK shares the same name and charitable objectives and mission.


To support the Communications team in highlighting the work of International Medical Corps UK, creating and strengthening the organisation brand across external audiences, including Europe and the Middle East. The role will also undertake activities which meet visibility requirements as set by donors.


Under the guidance of the Director, Global Communications, manage and maintain visibility requirements across International Medical Corps UK programmes:

· Liaise with the field team to gather relevant information about and for communications activities

· Act as a trusted source of written materials for internal actors, including creating, editing and proofing documents, and advising on impact delivery measures, with a commitment to creating and ensuring high-quality, accurate materials

· Support visibility and brand-awareness initiatives, including the research and creation of public-facing documents, and identifying opportunities; attend meetings with potential partners when required

· Participate in organizational media-relations efforts, including identifying and maintaining a strong network of trusted journalists who can help deliver key International Medical Corps UK messaging; leverage media-relations database to expand contacts, maintain information on existing contacts and report on interactions with contacts

· Support internal communications initiatives, as directed by manager

· Help to conduct a needs assessment of marketing materials for the organisation; help create and distribute identified materials

· Act as an internal copywriter for production of marketing materials, collateral, internal templates and ad-hoc projects as directed

· Coordinate projects for donor recognition, including acknowledging national days and religious events, supporting visibility projects, etc.

· Build valuable relationships with International Medical Corps figures in country missions and across the Global Communications team, to create additional opportunities and raise efficiencies in performance

· Ensure that Communications files and documents are organised and accessible; help to maintain the department's OneCorps page

· Report on Communications team's efforts and activities

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Please note that the duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the strategic direction requirements of International Medical Corps UK.

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps UK's and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one's own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps UK's policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps UK is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


· Typically, a Bachelor's degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


· Typic ally, 3+ years of relevant experience in similar role

· A superior knowledge of the media environment and editorial procedures

· Advanced writing ability and an understanding of the techniques employed in content creation and distribution

· Tested project-management skills and the capability to prioritise tasks under tight deadlines

· Demonstrable understanding of the organisation's priorities and goals, and the ability to effectively analyse complex problems

· A wealth of innovative ideas and approaches through which to deliver brand-building activities

· Excellent understanding of and experience with International Medical Corps UK donor policies and regulations

· Knowledge of and sensitivity to the wide variety of cultures reflected in International Medical Corps activities

· Ability to travel internationally when required

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