Communications Officer at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) a worldwide humanitarian aid organization which was Founded 1919.

Communications Officer is needed at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

JOB TITLE: Communications Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC04042
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff

Organizational Context

  • The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Regional Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
  • The Africa Regional Business Group is organized through cluster offices covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country offices in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has in 2013 established a Country cluster Office in Nigeria. This Cluster Office is charged with the responsibility of supporting the National societies of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo in developing their long-term strategic direction and generating resources to support a framework designed to address the needs of individuals and communities across a range of service delivery areas particularly focused on health and disaster risk management
  • The CCST West Coast Cluster Office is currently supporting COVID 19 responses with 7 national societies under the CCST West Coast Cluster office. The role is to lead the overall planning, implementation, reporting and compliance for the CCST West Coast COVID-19 Operation. This will include coordination and technical support to 7 National Societies in the implementation of their Emergency Appeal operation as well as close coordination with external and movement partners.

Job Requirements

  • Relevant University degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or International Policies


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in communications, advocacy and/or media relations, or journalism. Minimum three years’ experience working in the international humanitarian or development sector or a related field in a developing country
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, outlook, windows. etc)
  • Proficiency in the usage of video editing and photo editing softwares
  • Experience in managing communications issues in complex and delicate situations
  • Experience in building media contacts, good presentation skills
  • Experience in emergency response and federation systems
  • RC/RC experience

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Knowledge of social media and related trends
  • Knowledge of humanitarian affairs
  • Ability to negotiate with varying partners
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of the operational context and area
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas

Competencies and Values:

  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and personal conduct
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Self-motivated, with good judgment and initiative
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sensitivity to diversity
  • Good level of attention to detail
  • Pleasant personality

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Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services
Deadline9th June, 2020 (Geneva time zone).
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