International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Recruitment, Tuesday 29, May 2018


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Recruitment, Tuesday 29, May 2018 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was established in 1919 in Paris in the result of World War I. The war had demonstrated a requirement for close participation between Red Cross Societies, which, through their compassionate exercises in the interest of detainees of war and soldiers, had pulled in a great many volunteers and constructed a huge group of mastery. A crushed Europe couldn’t stand to lose such an asset.

It was Henry Davison, leader of the American Red Cross War Committee, who proposed framing an alliance of these National Societies. A worldwide therapeutic gathering started by Davison brought about the introduction of the League of Red Cross Societies, which was renamed in October 1983 to the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and after that in November 1991 to wind up the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


The Senior Communication Officer will:
Develop regular and quality communication materials related to the Nigeria operations (written and video).
Ensure the effective communication of the IFRC/NRCS operations in various media channels.
Assist in proposal writing and grant writing for future funding for IFRC/NRCS.
Support the National Society and the IFRC in communicating during emergencies.

The Senior Communication Officer is responsible for:
Supporting the cluster office with communication needs.
Supporting the National Society communications capacity on the ground and act as a spokesperson with international media when required.
Collect, analyse and transform data from the field into key messages and calls for different stakeholders and audiences.
Support the National Society in identifying key humanitarian issues to be addressed to the public, media and donors on the situation on the ground and the humanitarian response.
Work closely with the IFRC team to produce facts and figures, key messages, reactive lines and promote different IM products.
In collaboration with the National Society, work on advocacy messages to address the different issues linked to the current operation.
Provide context analysis and draft communication pack with key material (facts and figures, key messages, press releases etc)
News releases (as needed), videos, photographs with captions, and qualified spokespeople contacts are immediately developed and made available to media and key stakeholders. If security allows, facilitate media field trips to the operational areas
Maintain a social media presence throughout the operation utilizing IFRC communication tools
Support the appeal using people at the community level (Write stories and interviews, web stories, blogs, video footage and photos with extended captions, provide basic audio-visual material)
Share any communications material created through this appeal with IFRC for use on various communications channels including the IFRC Africa Region web page
Facilitate National Society and IFRC in pitching media stories and professionally handling media inquiries with broadcast, print and online media/social media.
Support the launch of the emergency appeal and other major milestones throughout the operation using people-centred at the community level.
Produce/assist in the production of advocacy messages in collaboration with National Societies to address the different issues linked to the current emergency operations (Health, Shelter, Cash Transfer, WASH, DM etc.);
Facilitate National Societies and IFRC in pitching media stories and professionally handling media enquiries with broadcast, print and online media/social media.

Relevant University degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or International policies
At least 5 years of experience working as journalist/press officer and/or Communications/Policy Officer
Experience in managing communications issues in complex and delicate situations
Experience in building media contacts
Experience in emergency response
RC/RC experience

Self-supporting in computers
Knowledge of social media and related trends
Knowledge of humanitarian affairs
Ability to negotiate with varying partners
Ability to multi task and work under pressure
Good analytical skills
Good knowledge of the operational context and area
Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas
Fluent in written and spoken English.
National Society relations

Communication – Teamwork
Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
Results focus and accountability


Work closely with the operation team to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of reporting related to the Nigeria complex operations.
Ensure the necessary monitoring and reporting to management and stakeholders on the operation’s activities
Collaborate with NS counterparts to strengthen the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting capacity of the NS through on-the-job training, workshops.
Ensure the organizing, analysing and consolidating monthly programs progress reports and in carrying out monitoring and evaluation activities that are intended to improve and promote the works of the Nigerian Red Cross.
Support production of project documents and contribute to proposal writing.


The Senior PMER Officer is responsible for:

Operations Reporting
Produce progress reports working with the NS counterparts and operations team.
Assist the head of operations to monitor programs activities and to ensure reporting of relevant and accurate information
Work closely with the operations and field teams, to identify existing monitoring and review mechanisms in the Nigerian RCS’s Plan of Action to ensure that reports incorporate accurate and relevant information.
Verify data from field and prepare progress reports for internal and external audiences, including consolidated monthly operational reports for ICRC, IFRC and other stakeholders
Assist with quality checks of activity reports from, field and NRCS reports
Assist the Nigerian RC in managing the internal reporting system Nigerian RC National Society’s Staffs capacity building on PMER
Develop training materials and provide appropriate training for NRCS staff to fulfil their PMER responsibilities.
Conduct PMER training for Nigerian RC
Assist in PMER capacity assessment at all levels of the operation. Facilitate Evaluation, Research Activities and Manage data
Assist in the design and carrying out of assessments, evaluation and reviews
Assist in the setting up and management of databases using user friendly database software (Excel, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info)
Assist with the set-up of appropriate internal and external reporting systems
Assist in the management of all evaluation internally and externally and support the use of
evaluation results within the National Society.
Contribute to Communication and Network activities
Collaborate with the National Society and the operation communications unit on information sharing
Liaise with other PMER counterparts for networking and sharing experiences. Contribute to resource mobilisation activities
Assist the proposal writing processes
Provided evidence used in the design of projects


Relevant university degree in Social Sciences, Programme Management, Project Proposal,
Report Writing, M&E Courses
Professional qualification in PMER

5 years related working experience in project management or in humanitarian organization
Proficiency in analytical report writing
Significant experience in monitoring large-scale projects, and familiarity with results-based
management concepts, reporting and research.
Experience in setting up and managing database for program data, designing and conducting
research and compiling research reports.
Experience of working with RC or National Societies

Self-supporting in computers
Computer literate (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing and PowerPoint)
Good facilitation and report writing skills
Strong leadership skills including strategic thinking and coordination.
Skilled in use of data analysis packages (Excel, SPSS, EPI Info, STATA, etc.)
Good data collection and analyse skills to draw conclusions
Skills in training and developing staff capacity
Fluent in written and spoken English.

National Society relations
Strategic orientation
Results focus and accountability
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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Discussion2 Comments

    • I want to be part of the organization , iam a Bsc technology from Benue state university