The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies.
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.
IFRC 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 IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
IFRC’s headquarter is in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. Job Purpose
As part of the global communications team, you will support the planning, repurposing, and development of global IFRC content in Spanish for the IFRC’s new corporate website which will launch in 2021.
You will ensure that high-quality content is showcased on ifrc.org, meaning that global messages, issues, emergencies, and resources are available and accessible to our significant Spanish-speaking audience.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Communications Officer is responsible for :
Planning, writing, and repurposing Spanish language content for ifrc.org
Working with the Global Communications Team to support day-to-day operations of IFRC.org
Working with the Global Communications Team to support other digital platforms and global campaigns (when required). This will include developing and supporting the development of compelling content to position the work and priorities of the IFRC and its National Societies among Spanish-speaking audiences.
Monitoring and analyzing web content performance across different timelines (monthly for management reports, daily for content management needs, as appropriate to measure campaign impact).
Taking the initiative to advise on adjustments to ensure targets are met and continued strategic growth.
With the support of the X Media Campaigning team and / or Regional Office, support Spanish-speaking National Societies with writing-for-web advice and training.
Playing an active and constructive role as a member of the Global Communications Team, contributing to daily and situational monitoring of humanitarian issues and news.
Being flexible in your work definition according to needs and priorities and improve team efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
Be a pro-active team member by anticipating needs and fostering a workplace culture that models proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance, and value for money.
Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in Geneva, regions, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and an open and cooperative relationship with external actors.
Be prepared to ensure business continuity over irregular hours where needed.
Support the communications efforts of the MENA Regional Office when capacity allows.
Duties applicable to all staff
1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
3. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
University degree in a related field e.g., / communications, journalism, marketing, IT.
Training in web content creation and / or management or related field
At least 3 years experience in web publishing and / or digital content creation.
Demonstrated success in first-class writing for the web and working with content management systems.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Native-level written Spanish skills.
Excellent written and spoken English skills.
Self-supporting in IT.
Demonstrated understanding and use of digital content and platforms for external communications and advocacy purposes.
Comfortable working and communicating in a diverse and international environment.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Ability to multitask and work under pressure.
Video editing and production.
Fluently spoken and written English. - Required.
Native-level spoken and written Spanish - Required.
Competencies and values
Collaboration and Teamwork.
Judgment and decision making.
National Society and customer relations.
Creativity and innovation.
Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date. In order to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following.
Important Note :
Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through a national contract in any country of the Americas Region with Legal Status Agreement-IFRC;
therefore, only nationals of the country (in the Americas Region) or foreigners holding a valid work permit will be considered.
The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans, and applicable national laws.
The closing date is midnight Geneva time.
Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.