Job opportunity: Communication Officer - Dar es Salaam (Re-Advertised)

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Mar 2016
Communication Officer - Dar es Salaam (Re-Advertised)
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 Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution's humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC's delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.
The ICRC office in Dar es Salaam is seeking for an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of; Communication Officer in Dar es Salaam
The Communication Officer implements communication projects under supervision.
S/He assists the delegation in identifying the communication goals with regard to key target groups, participates in setting strategies and formulating action plan accordingly.
  • Implements communication projects;
  • Contributes to define communication and prevention objectives for the area or portfolio covered;
  • Contributes to implement relevant activities and to develop supporting tools;
  • Supports the Head of Dar Office in networking with relevant leaders and organisations in Tanzania.
  • Follows political, security, military and humanitarian developments, as well as other related issues
  • Jointly with TRCS, provides coaching for NS field disseminators;
  • Makes presentations to various target groups in the country on the role and mandate of the ICRC.
    • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations, journalism.
    • Fluent spoken and written Swahili and English.
    • Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office).
    • Minimum 2 year’s work experience in a field relevant to communication.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in an ICRC operation an asset.
    • IHL basic knowledge is an asset.
    • Good knowledge of the political, social & media environment in the country/region of assignment.
How to apply:
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resource Office on the e-mail below, before 30th March, 2016. Please include a detailed; Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. E-mail: [email protected]