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Saturday, August 10, 2019

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

Vacancy title:
Humanitarian Communications [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO & Non Profit , Category: Social Services & Non Profit ]

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

Deadline of this Job:
23rd August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa
Date Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Job Title: Humanitarian Communications
Manager Reports to: Head of Delegation
Supervises: Communications Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Head Office
The Role
The Humanitarian Communications Manager is the focal point at delegation level for all matters related to communication and where applicable, prevention activities. S/he is responsible for setting and implementing priorities, objectives and strategies. S/he directs the orientation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Delegation's communication and, where applicable, prevention activities, and supervises and provides technical support to all staff involved in them. S/he contributes to building and implementing an approach in which communication and, where applicable, prevention activities are integrated into other ICRC programmes (e.g. protection, assistance, and cooperation) .

Key Responsibilities Generic Responsibilities
• Sets the strategic orientation of the delegation's communication and prevention activities.
• Oversees the implementation, M & E of programmes related to communication and prevention of violations of International Humanitarian Law.
• Contributes to the delegation's analysis of political, security, military, humanitarian and other developments related to ICRC reputation management and capacity to operate. Develops networks relevant to specific humanitarian concerns, acceptance of the ICRC's mission, strategic objectives and improving its access to people in need. Represents the ICRC to diverse audiences and acts as spokesperson for the delegation In charge of the internal and external communication tools.
Specific Responsibilities
• International Humanitarian Law promotion and dissemination
• Managing communication programs in Uganda
• Networking and representation
• Contributing to analysis and strategy around the humanitarian situation in the country Reporting
• Cooperation and coordination
• Finance, logistics and administrative management

Job Skills: Not Specified

Minimum required knowledge and experience:
• Degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism or communications. Any academic specialisation or masters in International Humanitarian Law.
• Minimum 5 years work experience in law, public relations, journalism, communication or as an officer in an International humanitarian organisation in a similar role.
• Strong managerial skills.
• Confirmed computer skills, especially in word processors, spreadsheets and Powerpoint.
• Fluent communication skills and command of spoken and written English. Knowledge in French, will be an added value.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree
Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Job application procedure
Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address and email below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
Closing date: Friday 23rd August 2019
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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