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Communication & Liaison Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.

Communication & Liaison Officer

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position:

The Responsibilities:
  • Develop, build and maintain a network of interlocutors within the security and armed forces in Kenya and Tanzania, identify needs for training and integration and advise the department accordingly;
  • Conduct dissemination sessions on ICRC’s work and Humanitarian Principles to a variety of target publics;
  • Actively promote the Co-operation between ICRC and the security and armed forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in integration of International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and understanding of ICRC’s mandate;
  • Provide necessary support to the Armed and Security Forces Delegates in preparing for IHL and IHRL integration into doctrine, education, training and sanction mechanisms of the respective units;
  • Ensure timely reports for the projects undertaken, and contribute to all other institutional reports on matters relating to security and armed forces and National Societies;
  • Provide technical support to the Communication Departments of National Societies in implementation of Communication programmes.
The Requirements:
  • University degree in law, international relations, Political Science, Communication, or other relevant field;
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Power point, Ms word);
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Swahili. Knowledge of French is an advantage;
  • Three years professional experience in international relations, humanitarian affairs or similar fields;
  • A good understanding of National Societies, how they operate and ICRC’s Cooperation role.
The Profile:
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen (Male or Female);
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills with good organisational and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Good interpersonal, reporting and writing skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in the countries covered by the Regional Delegation.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the above address or e-mail, on or before 30th September 2011. 

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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