International Committee of the Red Cross




About the Job

The Public Relations Officer is the focal point for all public communication activities, in coordination with the management and the Communication Manager. She/he leads in defining the delegations messages and content-generation planning to enhance and manage the delegations profile in the media and through public channels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops the delegation’s public communication plan in coordination with the Communication Manager and ensures its implementation in the field sub-structures
  • Develops strategies for promoting the ICRC’s activities through the media and maintains regular contacts with editors and correspondents
  • Develops and contributes to communication campaigns and tools to raise awareness about humanitarian issues
  • Contributes to the ICRC’s annual planning process by outlining public communication objectives
  • Acts the organization`s spokesperson, when need arises
  • Organizes and manages media events and field trips when required or when feasible
  • Drafts news releases and updates press lines in coordination with the Communication Manager and the Regional Media advisor
  • Supports the delegation on internal communication and oversees production of the delegation’s public communication materials
  • Produces media content for the delegation and ensures its publication in the appropriate media
  • Works closely with the regional communication centres and relevant units at headquarters to generate content for global platforms
  • Regularly reviews the effectiveness and impact of ICRC public communication activities and oversees monitoring of key issues related to ICRC reputation
  • Builds the public communication capacity of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and ensures smooth coordination on public communication with all components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, especially during emergency and joint movement response
  • Frequently visits the field to gather material for multi-media content, showcasing the humanitarian situation, activities, and humanitarian issues in order to enhance the visibility, understanding and promotion of the ICRC and SRCS

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor`s degree in a relevant discipline such as political science, international relations, journalism, communication management or public relations
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in a field relevant to communication, with at least 2–3 years in media relations and content generation
  • Excellent public communication skills and sound knowledge of the media environment
  • Exceptional presentation, writing and reporting skills
  • High level of creativity and flexibility to new ideas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Audio Visual experience as a producer or journalist in news or documentaries
  • Experience and strong knowledge of, photo and video shooting and editing software (Final Cut ProX, Lightroom)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Somali
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other software; well versed with digital communication tools

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address [email protected]. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 4th March 2024. Clearly indicate the position title Public Relations Officer Nairobi in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to [email protected]*.***

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The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment.

Deadline: 1 Mar 2024

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