This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!
24 Mar 2020

Communication & Humanitarian Affairs Program Manager at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Welcome to Jobweb Uganda. This website helps you to achieve your career dream by linking you to vacancies from Top Companies in Uganda. Job Seekers are also exposed to best articles for career growth and development. Click here to subscribe for job alerts We strongly advise graduates not to pay money before getting a Job. Report fraudulent jobs to [email protected]


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organization, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Delegation has an immediate opening for the following position:

Title: Communication & Humanitarian Affairs Program Manager
Duty Station Kampala
Reports to Head of Delegation
Working hours: 48 hours a week

Purpose of the post:

The Communication & Humanitarian Affairs Program Manager is the focal point at delegation level for all matters related to Communication and Promotion of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL). S/he is responsible for setting priorities and strategies as well as for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the corresponding programs and activities. In addition, s/he enables the delegation to understand and shape the wider humanitarian environment, designs and delivers effective diplomatic strategies and contributes to the delegation’s engagement with regional /continental fora. S/he contributes to building an approach in which communication, promotion of IHL and humanitarian affairs activities are integrated into other ICRC programmes. S/he contributes to the delegation’s context analysis and networking.

Generic Accountabilities And Responsibilities:

• Sets the strategic orientations of the delegation’s Communication, Promotion of the IHL and Humanitarian diplomacy activities; formulates related priorities, objectives and budget.
• Oversees the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of such programmes, which include: operational communication; community engagement; promotion, integration and implementation of IHL and relevant International Human Rights Law rules with public forces; public communication;
• support to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) communication and law promotion capacity.
• Contributes to the delegation’s analysis of political, security, military, humanitarian and other developments as well as issues related to ICRC reputation/perception management and capacity to operate.
• Develops networks relevant to specific humanitarian concerns, acceptance of the ICRC’s mission, strategic objectives and activities and improving its access to people in need.
• Acts as the delegation’s spokesperson
• Supervises the development and production of internal and external communication tools and publications, including for digital platforms.
• Provides communication-related training and coaching to staff.
• Ensures that all activities are properly documented and assesses their effectiveness.

Specific Functional Responsibilities:

IHL Promotion/dissemination

• In coordination with ICRC regional experts, coordinates with military and police forces, key universities and relevant ministries to strengthen the adoption, implementation, teaching and dissemination of relevant IHRL rules.
• Establishes guidelines, defines methodologies and working tools to ensure the smooth implementation of the programs.
• Prepares, conducts, assesses and follows up dissemination activities. with the public forces on IHL, IHRL and ICRC activities.


• Ensures the development provision of communication tools (newsletters, operational updates, leaflets, presentations etc.) in an adapted manner to specific target audiences.
• Establishes guidelines, defines methodologies and working tools to ensure the smooth implementation of the programs.
• Ensures adequacy and coherence of ICRC’s public positions.
• Contributes to and the delegation’s analysis of humanitarian, security. political and economic issues in Uganda and monitors the evolution of the humanitarian situation.

Networking and representation

• Establishes and develops a network of contacts with the relevant authorities such us public forces, ministries, media, academic circles, civil society and other humanitarian actors.
• Engages in dialogue with relevant stakeholders and audiences to foster the image of the ICRC’s NIJHA character, increasing the understanding of ICRC’s work and activities in Uganda.
• Coordinates with the URCS on communication and dissemination activities.

Management of resources

• Manages finances, logistics, HR and administrative aspects of communication, promotion of IHL and humanitarian affairs programs, implements the necessary control mechanisms.

Minimum Required Knowledge And Experience;

• An honours degree from a recognized university in law, political acutance, international relations, journalism or communications. Academic: specialization or Master’s degree in International Humanitarian law (IHL) or International Human Rights Law (IHRL) is an asset.
• Minimum 5 years work experience in law, public relations, journalism, communication, academia or as an officer in an international humanitarian organization in a similar role.
• Sound experience in program management.
• Sound experience in training, l
• Strong decision-making, problem-solving and people management skills.
• Fluent communication skills and command of spoken and written
• English. Knowledge in French, will be an added value.

Job Education: honours degree
Job Experience: 5 years
Work Hours: 8

Sharing is Caring! Click on the Icons Below and Share

      Method of Application

Interested candidates will have to submit their application CV and copies of only academic certificates to: [email protected] by Friday 03 April 2020 Attach all your documents as a single file/document

Closing Date: 3 April 2020


Apply for this Job