International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Jobs in Kenya

1. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Security Intern Opportunity in Kenya

Organizational Context
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.

The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.

The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups:
(i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership;
(ii) Programs and Operations; and
(iii) Management.

The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). globally.

Job Purpose
The Security Intern – Africa Regional Office will work with the Africa Region Security Coordinator to ensure that the IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirements (MSR) are fully implemented across the region.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyse the MSR compliance situation in Africa Region (49 countries), and prepare a situation report.
  • Evaluate and monitor individual office (field office, country office, and cluster support office) MSR situation, and prepare individual situation reports.
  • Work with heads of offices or their representatives and the Regional Security Coordinator on improving the individual and overall MSR situations.
  • Identify causes of non-compliance and related issues, and recommend measures to enhance compliance.
  • Analyze residential security requirements in all countries where the IFRC Africa Region has a formal presence, and prepare a report.
  • Work with the Regional Security Coordinator to develop regional or country residential security requirements.
  • Other task assigned by Regional Security Coordinator.

  • Successful completion of Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and manager versions).
  • Diploma or degree in security management, business management, project management or related fields.

  • Working experience in organizational security risk management.
  • Working experience in humanitarian aid or international development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key security risk management principles.
  • Volunteering or working experience in a RC/RC National Society or another voluntary organisation;

    Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Demonstrated success in monitoring and evaluation, project management, and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a database;
  • Advanced computer and software user (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access);
  • Sharing the RC/RC principles and values;
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and busy environment;
  • Good communicator and presenter.

    For more information and job application details, see; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Security Intern Opportunity in Kenya

    2. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Job Purpose

    Working closely with the communications manager, and leveraging sub-regional networks of communications co-workers, the communications officer will support the positioning the IFRC as a key humanitarian leader and actor.

    She/he will profile the achievements of National Societies; help build communications capacity of African National Societies and IFRC communications personnel in Africa region, and highlight proposed solutions to humanitarian challenges.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
    Write stories profiling the achievements of National Societies, with a focus on the impact on individual lives:
    In collaborations with the regional communications manager, strengthen sub-regional communications networks:

    Support emergency communication and work on the implementation of the emergency communication rapid deployment mechanism:
  • Update the existing roster
  • Update the existing mapping of qualifications and competencies existing in African National Societies in regards to communications
  • Update roster of photographers/videographers in each sub-region
  • Write stories and interviews during emergencies
  • Provide basic audio-visual material
  • Draft communication packs with key material (facts and figures, key messages, press releases etc)

    Manage content for the Africa region webpage:
  • Publish at least two to four articles per week
  • Proofread and edit stories from the sub-regional communications focal points
  • Manage content for the Africa region Twitter handle:
  • Propose Twitter posts to the communications manager daily, focussing on the inclusion of good quality videos, photos, graphics and short videos

    Manage the audio-visual database
  • Upload good quality visuals onto our database, following stipulated technical requirements
  • Repurpose existing materials for the purposes of production of promotional tools

    Compile quarterly Africa region newsletter, Africa Reportage
  • In collaboration with Africa region communications manager, and sub-regional communications focal points, identify editorial plan for each issue
  • Follow up with sub-regional communications focal points to ensure adherence to deadlines
  • Work with outsourced designer to layout each issue
  • Develop the newsletter into a web-based format, inclusive of link

    External relations: establish relationship with external consultants, freelancers, journalists, interns and graphic designer to complement in-house capabilities:
  • Maintain and update the media directory
  • Stay in touch with relevant regional media house
  • Pitch stories and secure interviews from key media outlets
  • Maintain a database of photographers

    Media monitoring:
  • Monitor news and provide a news digest on daily basis
  • Identify any issues that affect the organisation’s reputation

    Minimum five years’ experience in communications, advocacy and/or media relations, or journalism

  • Minimum five years’ experience working in the international humanitarian or development sector or a related field in a developing country
  • Previous working experience at the IFRC or a National Society, with experience of having worked in the field during an emergency and/or to profile development programming

    Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Broad understanding of Red Cross Red Crescent policies and activities
  • Strong knowledge of current affairs as they relate to humanitarian developments in Africa
  • Strong relationship management skills including ability to rapidly build and extend professional networks
  • Proven track record of planning and managing integrated communications programmes including digital communications and production
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

    Competencies and values
  • Accountability-Commitment to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its values;
  • Diversity-Cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity; Integrity-High standard of integrity and personal conduct;

    NB: Please include three (3) writing samples with your application.

    For more information and job application details, see; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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