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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Communication Officer - BARDA
About the Job
The ICRC has been delivering its humanitarian mission related to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict for several decades, included more recently supporting population impacted by the resumption of the hostilities. Communication Officer 2 based in Barda contributes to designing, planning and implementing communication projects and activities in coordination with the management of the field sub-structure and/or Communication Manager based in Baku. S/he contributes to representing the ICRC externally and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders. With a particular focus on Community engagement (CE), s/he enhances this approach into the different plans and operations, and a continuous consultation of the local communities. This is a full-time position with the duty station in Barda.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributes to defining communication objectives, strategies and plans of action for the geographic area or programme covered, in line with the field sub-structure’s priorities and/or the delegation’s communication strategy.
- With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develops tools for: community engagement, operational communication, interaction with stakeholders, promoting International Humanitarian Law (IHL), public and digital communication, information analysis/environment scanning, building National Red Crescent Society communication capacity.
- Supports the Head of Sub-Structure and/or Communication Manager in networking with relevant stakeholders and represents the ICRC to various audiences.
- Integrates Community Engagement approach and activities into program plans and operations; ensures communities are consulted, feedback is regularly collected, and programs adapted accordingly; raises awareness internally on the importance of CE, and delivers CE training to staff
- Supports the collection of communication material, such as photos, videos, stories, interviews
- Follows and analyses political, security, military and humanitarian developments relevant to the ICRC’s reputation/perception and capacity to operate in the covered geographic area.
- Identifies trainings needs of the relevant departments in communication skills, operational communication and community engagement, and supports such training and coaching.
- Interprets and translates from and into the local language when required.
- Ensure availability in the Sud-delegation of the necessary dissemination materials and ensures their supply
- Provides technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. filing, stock management, event organization) when required.
Desired Profile and Skills
- University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations, journalism, or similar.
- At least 3 year’s work experience in a field relevant to communications; ICRC experience an asset
- Fluent in written and spoken English; Russian is an asset
- Excellent communication skills
- Very good analytical and writing skills
- Capacity to analyse the political and social environment
- Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office); familiarity with digital communication tools, IHL knowledge is an asset
- Good knowledge of the political, social and media environment in the sub-region
How to Apply
Qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply. You may apply by sending your CV (in English), a cover/motivation letter (in English), and scanned copies of relevant diplomas/certificates to the e-mail [email protected]. Within the cover letter, the application should be addressed to the Human Resources Officer, Barda Sub Delegation.
In the email text and on your cover/motivation letter, please indicate your current salary and your expected salary range.
Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.
Deadline for receiving applications: 1 August 2021. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.