Communication Field Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

Job Title: Communication Field Officer


  • Conducts, mainly independently, operational communication activities with the main stakeholders
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains contacts with key actors in civil society, (local) politics, state authorities, tribal and religious leaders and other key influencers
  • Monitors and analyses the perception of the ICRC by different stakeholders (crowdsourcing, social and traditional media)
  • Supports assistance, protection, cooperation and prevention work through communication activities in his assigned area
  • Contributes to the interaction with the local Nigerian Red Cross Branches (NRCS) and provides support in capacity-building to their particular Communication programmes
  • Maintains close interaction with the local media, promoting ICRC interest in the media
  • Supports the Communications Coordinator (ComCo) of the Delegation in the analysis of the communication needs with field perspectives and contributes to the development of the Delegation’s communications strategy


  • University degree in Communications or similar
  • A minimum of five years working experience in a similar field
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Good computer skills
  • Good knowledge of geographical area covered by the office (Adamawa and Borno states)
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Very good presentation skills
  • Capacity to summarize information
  • Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure
  • Capacity to treat information confidentially

Location: Yola

Closing Date
21st April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to:


  • Please clearly indicate “Communication Field Officer Yola" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
  • Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.


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