International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Posting Start Date
Abuja Country Cluster Delegation, Nigeria
Duty Station Status
To be determined
The Communications Assistant reports to the Communications’ Coordinator and follows the technical direction and guidance of the Senior Communications and Learning Officer in the provision of quality administrative services for the IFRC delegation in Türkiye.
This position performs key tasks in the areas of Communication planning and project administration, with an emphasis on optimal performance, timely action, and proactive attitude.
The Communications Assistant, under the technical supervision of the Senior Communications Officer based in Abuja, will support the Abuja Country Cluster Delegation and the project and program managers of the IFRC cluster officer to develop quality communication materials and to work with the communications teams of the National Societies.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The communications Assistant will have the following responsibilities:
To strengthen the network of communications officers in the sub-region to engage them and to look for stories from National Societies with a view to profiling their operational successes and humanitarian needs.
To gather content (images and stories) from National Societies, and share them on the social media or share them with Africa region for profiling regionally and internationally
To support the Cluster office to handle/channel media queries during emergencies
To participate in the regional editorial network of the Africa regional office
To prepare a weekly summary of key humanitarian news in the sub-region
To support the Nigerian Red Cross communications work as required
University degree, or equivalent, in relevant discipline (Journalism, Digital Marketing, International relations, etc)
Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent)
Previous experience in media relations
Previous experience in content development
Previous experience in social media and digital marketing
Work experience with RC/RC
Work experience with other international non-governmental organization (INGO) or humanitarian and/or human rights organization
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
Good writing and editing skills
Good communication and inter-personal skills
Fluently spoken and written English
Good command of French (will be an asset)
Competencies, Values and Comments
Respect for diversity
Collaboration and teamwork
Judgement and decision making
National society and customer relations
Creativity and innovation
This is a national position, under the national contract.