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Media Officer Job in 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.

Media Officer

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

The Responsibilities:

  • Focal point for ICRC media relations in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti;
  • Monitoring public opinion, press and providing the delegation with updates;
  • Organising seminars and workshops for the media/press officers;
  • Writing articles for the ICRC news/press releases and website on various ICRC activities in the region;
  • Distribution of ICRC public information releases to a regularly updated list of local and foreign media contacts;
  • Responsible for production of the Regional bulletin;
  • Responsible for Audio Visual production within the delegation;
  • Contribute articles to ICRC publications
  • Maintaining list of media contacts for the department;
  • Responsible for organising press visits to the field;
  • Provide technical support to the National Societies public relations and Communication departments on media related issues and activities;
  • Assist in organising and coordinating campaigns;
  • Assist in the preparation of plans and budgets for public relations issues.
The Requirements:
  • University degree in Journalism or Communications;
  • 3 years experience in similar function or media environment;
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel);
  • Excellent writing and good presentation skills;
  • Qualified in journalism or communication;
  • Knowledge of French an added advantage.
The Profile:
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen (Male or Female);
  • Excellent presentation and media skills with good organisational and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently, in a team and network widely;
  • 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 below address or e-mail, on or before 21 December, 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.

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation,
Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi,
00200, Kenya


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