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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.
The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of;
Media Officer – Open to Kenyan Nationals Only
Function Description:
  • Monitoring public opinion, press and providing the delegation with updates;
  • Organizing seminars and workshops for the media/press officers;
  • Writing articles for the ICRC news/press officers and website on various ICRC activities in the region;
  • Distribution of ICRC publication 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 organizing press visits to the field;
  • Assist in organising and coordinating campaigns;
  • Assist in the preparation of plans and budgets.
  • University degree in Journalism or Communications;
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Power point, MS Word, Excel);
  • Excellent writing and good presentation skills;
  • Qualified in journalism or communication;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Knowledge of French is an advantage;
  • Good interpersonal, reporting and analytical skills;
  • Excellent presentation and media skills with good organisational and analytical skills;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in countries covered by the Regional Delegation.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to; Human Resource Office on the address or e-mail below, before 12th October 2016.

Please include; Application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

(Indicate the position title on the subject line).

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, 


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