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Communication Field Officer Job Vacancy

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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 endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. 

The ICRC Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution's humanitarian activities in Somalia and is seeking for an experienced and motivated person to fill the position of:
Communication Field Officer - Baidoa

The Communication field officer assists the delegation, the ICRC office and the communication coordinator in specific dissemination and information / communication projects and programs independently.

Main Responsibilities:
Toward target populations
  • Raise awareness of the ICRC, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) towards all ICRC's target populations,
  • Organize and conduct briefings, dissemination sessions, workshops, seminars and public relations events ,
  • Advise on the socio-political and economic environment, which can influence ICRC's operations,
  • Performs independent research and analysis on ICRC perception,
  • Distributes communication materials to interlocutors and target populations as required,
  • Supports communication activities of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS),
  • Participates in the preparing newsworthy information materials (press releases, newsletter, fact sheets, pictures),
  • Monitors the media, and collect and file press cuttings,
  • When requested by the Communication Coordinator, assists in organizing press briefings and field visits for journalists,
  • Supports the communication functions of ICRC's operational departments,
  • Ensures management of the communication of the office,
  • Conceptualizes and develop communication strategy towards target populations,
  • Identifies and contact key interlocutors when is required with a view to promoting ICRC's activities,
  • Updates the department's interlocutors list,
  • Keeps track on pending issues and inform the communication team and the Coordinator about them,
  • Keeps and update the communication filing system.
Minimum requirements:
  • University degree in communications or related field (knowledge of IHL is an asset),
  • 3-4 years professional experience in same or similar field of activity
  • Very good command of Somali and English, written and spoken,
  • Ability to translate English to Somali and Somali to English,
  • Good computer skills and good command of standard Microsoft Office tools,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills,
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills,
  • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative,
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment,
  • Good leadership and management skills,
  • Flexible, motivated and reliable self-starter personality, good sense of responsibility and organization, ability to travel in all parts of the country.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resource Department of Somalia Delegation on the above mentioned address/email address before 9th November 2015. 

Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your application letter.

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

E-mail address:

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

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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