Communication Field Officer (Man / Woman)

Communication Field Officer (Man / Woman)

The regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Central Africa of Yaoundé is seeking for its needs a candidate for the post below:

Communication Field Officer (Man / Woman)

Contributes to defining communication and, where relevant, prevention objectives, strategies and plans of action for the Bamenda sub-delegation, in line with the Yaounde delegation's communication/prevention strategy;
Contributes to the evaluation of communication objectives and results;
Establishes an analytical mapping of actors of influence for the North West region and ensures its regular update;
With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develops tools for: operational and public communication and promoting international humanitarian law (IHL);
Supports the Head of Sub-Structure and/or Communication or Communication/Prevention Manager in networking with relevant stakeholders, (local authorities, military, police and security services, media, other actors of influence) and represents the ICRC to various audiences;
Follows political, security, military and humanitarian developments, as well as other issues relevant to the ICRC's reputation/perception and capacity to operate in the geographic area covered, contributing to their analysis;
Interprets and translates from and into the local language to support communication programmes when required;
Provides technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. filing, stock management, event organization) when required;
Supports operational communication-related training and coaching for field-structure staff and/or other departments when needed;
Participates in the definition of action plans for operational communication for the North-West and ensures the establishment, appropriation and integration of operational communication in the operational set up of the sub-delegation;
Plans, organizes, follows administrative processes and conducts briefings on ICRC activities, its mandate and dissemination sessions on humanitarian principles (basic rules of IHL) with local or community authorities; arms bearers, beneficiary communities or any other target population or stakeholder identified as a priority at the operational or institutional level;
Creates and maintains a network of key journalists and other contacts in the local media; and ensures that relevant communication tools are made available on a regular basis;
Facilitates contacts between the media and the sub-delegation and operational departments, as well as media coverage of activities in the area covered by the sub-delegation;
Identifies public communication opportunities for the sites and organizes media outings to promote and position the ICRC's priority themes and activities;
Contributes to the enrichment of the photographic / audio-visual bank of the delegation;
Ensures active monitoring of information disseminated by the media in general and the local media in particular, on topics of interest to the ICRC;
Contributes to the weekly situational analysis (contribution for the BOR), as well as to punctual analyzes on important issues for the operations of the sub-delegation.

University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations or journalism;
Fluent spoken and written English and pidgin English; good written and spoken French;
Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office); familiarity with digital communication tools;
Minimum 3 years' work experience in a field relevant to communication;
Experience in an ICRC operation an asset;
IHL / Human Rights Law knowledge an asset;
Sound knowledge of the political, social and media environment in the country/region covered;
Understands and respects the seven principles of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent;
Understands and respects the ICRC Code of conduct;
Understands the respective roles of the Movement components;
Respects the strictest confidentiality in the performance of tasks in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Position based in BAMENDA
Please send your application, with a complete CV and a cover letter by email to:

Deadline: March 06, 2020 at 17:00
NB: The entire recruitment process at the ICRC is free of charge. Only the HR Department, ( is empowered to provide information or results on this process.

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