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24 Mar 2020

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

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JOB DETAILS:

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.

Communication

• 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.
Analysis
• 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

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      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






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