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WHAT WE DO

The ICRC’s Communication Department works at various levels:

  • The Public Communication Division is responsible for building and maintaining a positive image and reputation for the ICRC among key stakeholders, by expertly managing public communication strategies in areas such as: public and media relations, digital communication, communication on the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, communication to programme beneficiaries, and communication on operations and crises. The division comprises three units (digital communication, public relations, production) and two teams focusing on special themes (pool management, learning and development).

 

  • The Corporate Communication Division provides cross-cutting expertise in the fields of environment-scanning, reputation research, internal communication and language services.

 

  • The Archives and Information Management Division strengthens the ICRC’s capacity to preserve, manage and share its wealth of information. It includes documentalists from the documentation centre (library) and the photo library. Click here to access to our career page Archives and Information Management.

 

  • The Information and Communication Technology Division manages information technology (IT) operations and supports the maintenance and use of related applications and infrastructure. Click here to access to our career page Information and Communication Technology

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Very good command of English and French. Knowledge of another ICRC working language used in the field (Spanish, Arabic or Russian) is a strong advantage.
  • At least two years’ professional experience in a communication-related role.
  • International experience with a humanitarian organization is an advantage.
  • University degree relevant to communication is a distinct asset, e.g. in journalism, mass media, public relations, film-making or photography.
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an asset.
  • Full proficiency with common IT tools, in particular multimedia tools.
     

WHAT WE OFFER

By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference. 

You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve the best possible impact, often with limited resources.

You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.

You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, in order to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.

THE PROFILES SOUGHT IN COMMUNICATION

Please note that all positions are not continually open

COMMUNICATION DELEGATE

Communication delegates are specialists who provide ICRC delegations with the expertise and means to analyse perceptions and communication needs, and propose, implement, update and evaluate communication strategies at the local, national and regional levels. Their objective is to ensure the necessary understanding of and support for the ICRC and its humanitarian action, as well as knowledge of and respect for international humanitarian law, thereby facilitating access to the victims of armed conflict and support by those who determine their fate.

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION DELEGATE

Communication delegates are specialists who provide ICRC delegations with the expertise and means to analyse perceptions and communication needs, and propose, implement, update and evaluate communication strategies at the local, national and regional levels. Their objective is to ensure the necessary understanding of and support for the ICRC and its humanitarian action, as well as knowledge of and respect for international humanitarian law, thereby facilitating access to the victims of armed conflict and support by those who determine their fate.