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8 Aug 2014

Communication Online Editor / Production Officer Job Vacancy

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 Online Editor / Production Officer

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.

Responsibilities:

  • The Online Editor works under the supervision of the Communication Coordinator (based in Nairobi).
  • He/She is in charge of posting on the blog, Somalia Face Book page or/and ICRC country web page of the stories, video, audio and pictures identified by the delegation, communication team and communication coordinator and in coordinating the timely submission of content from either internal or external contributors.
  • The Online Editor is responsible to ensure that content uploaded is correctly edited.
  • He/She has the expertise to work with “WordPress” as the content management system (CMS) for the ICRC Somali blog or other online pages.
  • In addition the person will conduct quality follow-up of all print items for the Somalia delegation by the ICRC Nairobi Production Unit.
  • He/She executes administrative and office work related to the project

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree (communication, arts, journalism, Marketing);
  • 2 years’ work experience in a similar field of activity;
  • Knowledge in CMS and skills in using “WordPress” and Drupal is an asset;
  • Basic knowledge in print production;
  • Excellent knowledge of Website platform management and online communication;
  • Knowledge of basic design/layout principles, including branding;
  • 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 include: Copies of ID papers, detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected 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, Somalia Delegation,

Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200,
Kenya
E-mail: nai_hr@icrc.org

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