Communication Field Officer
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence. It has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and sick, and civilians affected by situation of violence. With its HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC is based in around 88 countries and has a total of more than 12,000 collaborators. The ICRC is at the origin of both the International Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement and of international humanitarian law, notably the Geneva Conventions.
Minimum required knowledge & experience
• University degree, with 4 years work experience in a similar field.
• Fluent in written and spoken English & Hindi.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Very good analytical and writing skills.
• Confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment.
Under the direct supervision of the Communication Political Advisor, and under the coaching of the Communication Coordinator, the Communication Officer is working on the ICRC communication activities aimed at gaining a better understanding and greater influence among political spheres and power circles in India.
The Communication Officer helps in the implementation of the delegation's objectives to improve knowledge and acceptance of ICRC in India – in collaboration with ICRC staff working in other departments - awareness of and respect for IHL. He/She assists the sub-delegation to position itself clearly through a good communication with selected key stakeholders.
Organisation of events – support to dissemination efforts
• Organises dissemination sessions, workshops, seminars and bilateral meetings with various target populations in India, mainly at Delhi level.
• Helps the Communication team to produce dissemination tools such as leaflets, operational updates, visual aids, etc. which are adapted to relevant audiences in India.
• Supports the ICRC communication relations with the Indian Red Cross Society, through the relevant means and channels.
• Upon request, participates in dissemination sessions with various target publics in Delhi and in other parts of the Country.
Administration, Update of Contact Database and Network Building
• Enters data and maintains up to date the contacts database of the delegation.
• Liaises with other departments to centralise relevant contact information and information on meetings and interactions with interlocutors done by other departments.
• Performs any administrative tasks for the Communication department needs.
• Performs the physical and electronic filing of the Communication Department.
• Trough Research, using the network of contacts as instructed by the Political Advisor and trough own developed networks, expand the network of interlocutors and the ICRC’s knowledge about the interlocutors from the relevant stakeholder groups.
• Maintains contact and develops relation, as directed by the Political Advisor, with lobby groups relevant to stakeholder groups of interest to the Delegation.
Research analysis and drafting
• Conducts research on the various interlocutors, organisations or institutions the Delegation is conducting meetings with.
• Prepares background notes on interlocutors the Delegation will meet.
• Drafts minutes of meeting and all paperwork related to the meetings.
• Contributes to the elaboration of the strategy for the Influence project.
• Prepares internal briefing notes and reports (situation reports, WOR, Minutes, etc.).
• Participates in the writing / editing of communication tools for the Delegation, for internal and/or external use (website/intranet features, newsletters, press releases and others).
Follows issues with other Delegations relevant to the Influence strategy
• In relation with the Influence strategy, and as directed by the Political Advisor or the Communication Coordinator, maintains contact and follows up on Influence issues with other relevant delegations.
• Maintains a proper filing and organisation of the information received from other delegations, the information sent from Delhi.
• Contributes to the overall analysis and potential use of the information from other delegations for the proper advancement of the Influence strategy.
• Remains fully aware of the delegation's objectives and activities, and is able to explain the latter in simple terms to internal and external audiences.
• Understands very well the three components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, and is able to explain the latter in simple terms to internal and external audiences.
• Applies the security rules at all times
• Respects and observes the staff regulations of the ICRC in India
• The employee may be asked to perform duties and task not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments, and offices, when necessary.
• Deployment to other ICRC offices may also be requested in some cases.
Applications should specifically cover qualifications, and particulars of present and past assignments. Present emoluments should be specified.
Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in New Delhi
Please send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae to the HR Department:
firstname.lastname@example.org by August 26, 2012, with the mention "Application for the Post of Communication Field Officer_New Delhi".