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Communication Officer
 Duty Station: El-Fashir
 Closing Date: 27 June 2022


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organisation striving to protect and assist the victims of war and internal violence, has been working in Sudan since 1978. The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Communication Officer in its sub-delegation in Elfashir.


Communication Officer contributes to designing, planning and implementing communication projects and activities in coordination with the management of the field sub-structure and Communication/Prevention Manager in Darfu Region, especially North and South Darfur. S/he contributes to representing the ICRC, building the necessary understanding, promoting international humanitarian law (IHL) and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributes to defining communication and, where relevant, prevention objectives, strategies and plans of action for Darfur region and program covered, in line with the field sub-structure's priorities and the delegation’s communication/prevention strategy.
  • With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develops tools for: operational communication, community engagement, promoting international humanitarian law (IHL), building National Red Cross/Red Crescent Society communication capacity, public and digital communication, information analysis/environment scanning, interaction with religious circles, public affairs and resource mobilization.
  • Supports the Head of Sub-Structure and Communication/Prevention Manager in networking with relevant stakeholders 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 Darfur region, contributing to their analysis.
  • Interprets and translates from and into the local language to support communication programs when required.
  • Provides technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. filing, stock management, event organization) when required.
  • Supports communication-related training and coaching for field-structure staff and/or other departments when needed.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations or journalism.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience in a field relevant to communication and/or prevention (preferably with the ICRC).
  • Experience in an ICRC operation an asset.
  • IHL knowledge an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of the political, social and media environment in Sudan.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Arabic
  • Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office); familiarity with digital communication tools.
  • Proficiency in IHL terminology, Communication, Interpretation, Writing and editing, Capacity building and Networking
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Leadership, Accountability, People management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Representing the ICRC, Beneficiary & Client focused.

What We Offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • The opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering plus an attractive social benefit


How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their complete files only in English (CV, motivation letter and certificate) on Sudanjob.net website before Monday, 27 June 2022 at 04 pm.
  • The recruitment office will not consider any applications which are not received directly on Sudanjob.net
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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