ICRC Global Web Editor Jobs in Kenya

ICRC Global Web Editor Jobs in Kenya


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

  • It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

  • The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi coordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

    Overall Responsibility

  • The Global English Web Editor with native level English will be responsible to curate, edit and generate timely and compelling content for ICRC’s English-language website (icrc.org).

  • The role will be based in Nairobi but working with colleagues across the globe to produce top-quality web content in support of our work.

  • The ideal candidate will be highly familiar with the digital media industry.

  • They will be an all-round communicator with sound news judgement, great writing skills, and a passion for storytelling. This role requires a sound understanding of publishing, search engine optimization (SEO) and analytics.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation and publishing of content for the ICRC’s English website in coordination with Head Quarter (HQ) web team in line with agreed content priorities and together with SEO experts;

  • Create high quality, engaging web content to ensure homepage relevance for both daily and longer-term editorial priorities. This includes monitoring daily trends and conversations (on social and media), identifying opportunities to create content, and drive ICRC messaging around key topics;

  • Coordinates with digital marketing officers and SEO
    specialists to identify and understand behavioral trends to ensure ICRC key contexts, themes and issues are optimized to increase website traffic;

  • Regularly support and communicate with digital counterparts in HQ and Regional Communication Centers, to share and provide feedback on global trends and content performance;

  • Coordinates with communications colleagues responsible for other website languages to ensure smooth translation of priority stories;

  • Provides guidance to non-communications colleagues on web content and strategies.

    Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or journalism, preferably with a digital background and specialization (managing website, social media platforms, video projects, etc.);

  • Minimum 6 years with expertise in writing and editing for the web;

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in digital communication;

  • Excellent writing skills in English and knowledge in French is an asset;

  • Skilled computer user of web publishing (content management systems, including Drupal and/or WordPress) and design tools (Photoshop);

  • Sound understanding in search engine optimization, analytics, tools and metrics;

  • In-depth knowledge of SEO;

  • Certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICRC Global Web Editor Jobs in Kenya


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