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Country: Somalia
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 7 Feb 2022




About the Job

The Communication Officer 3 supports the orientation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the delegation’s communication and provides technical support to the field communication team. S/he supports in representing the ICRC externally and to building the necessary understanding, acceptance and support of the ICRC among key stakeholders in Somalia. Communication Officer 3 supervises the field communication officers based in Somalia offices.

This is a national/resident grade B3 position based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Contributes in defining communication objectives, strategies and plans of action for the sub-delegation’s area, in line with the delegation priorities and communication/prevention strategy

· Supports the development as well as implementation of strategies and corresponding plans of action to meet operational communication needs for each field structure and ensures their integration across programmes

· Assesses operational communication and community engagement gaps, needs and opportunities at field level

· Supervises and supports the implementation of operational communication and community engagement activities carried out by communication field officers

· Designs and rolls out a community engagement strategy and a plan of action in coordination and support of assistance and protection activities

· Collaborates with Risk Management Unit in efforts aiming to create, develop and anchor a feedback mechanism of communities and beneficiaries on ICRC services and to promote accountability to affected populations

· Advises and coaches volunteers and officials from the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) on operational communication activities

· Supports IHL dissemination activities and supports the implementation of strategies, programmes and action plans related to the dissemination of IHL in the office’s area of responsibility

· Assists in specific dissemination and information/communication projects and programs

· Contributes to the preparation and drafting of information materials (press releases, newsletters, fact sheets, AV materials)

· Supports communication-related training and coaching for field-structure staff and/or other departments when needed.

· Works to enhance ICRC acceptance and promote IHL by representing the ICRC to relevant audiences

· Identifies and monitors a variety of public sources that are relevant for the ICRC on issues related to the delegation's communication and operational objectives

· Ensures daily Somali media environment scanning and analysis and produces weekly monitoring reports

· Reports efficiently and concisely on the selected information by providing quantitative and qualitative analysis and a description of the dynamics observed in public sources

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

· Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Communication, Humanitarian action, English, International relations or Journalism

· 5 years’ work experience in public communication and/or field operational communication

· Sound knowledge of the political, Social and media environment of the region

· Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills

· Excellent command of Somali and English language

· Computer proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with digital communication tools

· Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in Somalia

We Offer

· A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organisation

· Training and development opportunities

A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply:

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 7th February 2022. Clearly indicate the position title Communication Officer 3 Mogadishu in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to *sokrecruitment@icrc.org.***

Click on the link for information on data protection: Personal data protection information**

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