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Tunisia: Communication Assistant

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 21 Dec 2017

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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 Working for the ICRC means projecting a certain image of the organization. The ICRC expects all its staff to behave appropriately at all times, wherever they may be. All staff members must ensure that their attitude is in line with the principles of the organization, in both their professional and private lives. Please visit for more information. The ICRC Delegation in Libya – temporarily located in Tunis - seeks to fill the following position:

Communication Assistant, 100% The position is based in Tunis

Our successful candidate will have a proven track record in social media and journalism work that will enable them to independently execute office tasks and projects related to the Communication department. A background in (studies or experience) social media, journalism,humanitarian would be of added value. They will have an ability to establish and maintain a network of internal and external contacts that will ensure a smooth and effective running of the department requirements. An outgoing, social, solution-oriented personality is a definite must.

Main Responsibilities: General: • Provides full support and assistance on all matters to the Communication Coordinator • In charge of drafting and sending the media mapping by identifying and assessing Libyan media vectors oeprating from Tunis and other countries and consolidate the media mappings received from the field. • Analysis and summarization of media information

Communication and Events • In charge of the environmental scanning and the production of media reports on topics of interest for the ICRC oeprations including humanitarian, political and security development in Libya. • Will handle all aspects of the ICRC Libya Facebook and Twitter accounts including drafting messages, responding to inquiries • Maintains open communication channels with all other media officers • Assists in all aspects of event planning for the communication department

Translation, Training and Reporting • Documents any media related situation with accuracy and details • Assists with providing or securing required translation sevices to communicate effectively with English and Arabic speaking colleagues and interlocutors. • Follow up on trainings organized abroad for interlocutors

Travel Flexibility to travel sometimes at short notice

Selection Requirements and Experience: • University Degree in Media or any related field • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic. • Awareness of the political, social and cultural assigned environment • Ability to produce high quality work with accuracy and attention to details • Experience in translation of documents from Arabic to English and visa-versa • Proven analytical skills • Respects diversity and enjoys working in a multi-national, multi-ethnic environment • Good time management skills, even under pressure • Good computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

How to apply:

We offer a rewarding and enriching work opportunity in a humanitarian and international environment with initial training and on-boarding. Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application with 3 references before 21th December 2017, with the title in the email subject “Communication Assitant - LSU Tunis”. CVs not mentioning the position in the subject line, will not be considered. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.