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Country: Somalia
Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 28 Mar 2022



About the Job

The communication Officer contributes to designing, planning and implementation of communication projects and activities. 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.

This is a resident/national position based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Defines communication and prevention objectives, strategies and action plans in line with the priorities under his/her area of responsibility

· Implements relevant activities and develops tools for: operational communication, community engagement, promoting international humanitarian law (IHL)

· Organizes field trips and conducts briefings, dissemination sessions, workshops, seminars and public relations events

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

· Represents the ICRC to various audiences, maintains contact and communicates with different interlocutors in the region

· Supports the Somali Red Crescent Society in communication activities and in building communication capacity

· Supports in communication related training and coaching for staff of field structures and other departments

· Translates documents from English/Somali to Somali /English in support of communication programs

· Provides written reports on the activities and contributes to the internal reporting system

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

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

· 3 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

· Ability and willingness to travel across 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 28th March 2022. Clearly indicate Communication Officer Hargeisa 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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