14 Aug 2014

Communication Assistant Kenya Job

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 Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

Communication Assistant

The Profile: 
ICRC is looking for young and energetic individuals who have good organisational,
interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate should have a sense of analysis and initiative, the ability to work independently and in a team.

The above position demands flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.


  • As a core member of the Communication Department, the primary role of this post is to ensure the production of high-volume, high-quality communication products for the Delegation;
  • Contributes proactively to the definition of the ICRC’s communication strategy and tools;
  • Consolidates a network of contacts with media representatives;
  • Monitors relevant media outlets and participates in the analysis of the overall humanitarian situation in Somalia;
  • Accordingly, contributes to the elaboration and implementation of communication strategies and plans of action;
  • Contributes to the Planning for Results (PfR) yearly exercise;
  • Contributes to the implementation of operational communication in Somalia;
  • Works closely with the Communication online/print editor;
  • Prepares written reporting on the activities independently, elaborates the weekly operational report (WOR) and various ICRC reports;
  • Contributes to the development and production of dissemination tools;
  • Executes administrative and office work related to the project.

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree (communication, arts, journalism, Marketing);
  • 3 years’ work experience in a similar field of activity;
  • Staff management skills;
  • Excellent knowledge pre-press production workflow and technology;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment;
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia;
  • Very good computer literacy.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in humanitarian work;
  • Flexibility and willingness to be based in various regions and travel inside Somalia, and ability to work in hardship areas;
  • Maturity in dealing with sensitive matters in a highly confidential manner.

Interested persons (with good command of Somali and English), with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, before 23rd August 2014.

(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, Somalia Delegation,
Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200,


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