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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Communication Officer Job at International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communication Officer

Jobs at:
International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC )

Deadline of this Job:
19th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The international Committee of the Red Cross HCRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Delegation has an immediate opening for the following position:
Title: Communication Officer
Duty Station: Kampala
Working hours: 48 hours a week
Main responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the ICRC Communication
Planning and Implementing Communication
  • Organize and carry out communication activities with the army, police, national authorities and academics such as specially tailored presentations and workshops, provision and production of reference materials on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (HR) Law (such as Power Points or leaflets).
  • Develop and maintain networks with influential members of the above mentioned target audiences.
  • Participate in external meetings, conferences and forum.
  • Strictly apply the financial and administrative procedures.

  • Monitoring and Reporting
  •  Ensure adequate reporting within ICRC on the activities in writing (e.g. contribution to periodical institutional reports such as BFR) or orally (e.g. during delegation meetings).
  • Liaise and ensure regular and smooth information flow and coordination of activities with Communication colleagues in Geneva and in other relevant delegations.
  • Draft minutes of meetings.

Other Duties
  • Actively participates in internal meetings and in the reflection of the delegation on general operational priorities.
  • Awareness of the delegations objectives and activities. Understanding the components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.
  • Applies the security rules at all times.
  • Respects and observes all staff regulations/procedures of the ICRC in Uganda.
  • Perform any other duties and tasks that may be assigned by supervisor.

Minimum required knowledge and experience
  • Degree in international law, international relations or Political science. Any academic specialization or Masters in International Humanitarian Law and/or Human Rights law or minimum 6 months on-the-job exposure to this body of law is an asset.
  • Minimum 2- 3 years’ work experience in International law, international relations or a similar area.
  • Experience with an International Organisation is an asset.
  • Fluent communication skills and command of spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of Swahili is required.
  • ConīŦrmed computer skills especially in word processors, spreadsheets and power point.
  •  Excellent planning, organizational, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to take initiative and to work independently. it
  • Excellent-planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to take initiative and to work Independently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to persuade.
  • Flexible and able to work within deadlines
  • Ability to represent the Institution with external stakeholders (Local /Regional authorities; Religious leaders and Humanitarian actors etc.)
  • Proficient reporting skills
  • Willing to travel and work in different areas of the country, periodically.
  • Good team player
Job application procedure
Interested candidates will have to send their handwritten application with a detailed CV indicating email and phone contacts, copies (not originals) of academic and work certificates, indicating a minimum of two professional referees.
Applications marked “Communication Officer" and addressed to the Administrator in a sealed envelope should be delivered by Thursday, 8th June 2017 at the following address: ICRC Kampala office on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kololo, Kampala.
  • Register your application with the receptionist (or Security guard, during out of office hours) and receive prefer once number for tracking your application.
  • Only applications that fulfill the criteria stated above will be considered. Applicants who are not contacted by 19th June 2017 should consider their application unsuccessful.
  • No payments are required or accepted for this process and any canvassing will lead to disqualification.