Media & Communications Generalist

Organization: Australian Red Cross
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

Media & Communications Generalist

We are seeking suitably skilled and experienced humanitarians to join our international aid worker register. We recruit to this register to enable a stand-by workforce to deploy at short notice in the event of a disaster or crisis, sending Australian Red Cross aid workers to support the humanitarian operations of the IFRC where they are most needed.

Media & Communications Generalists initiate, develop and execute internal and external communications strategies that serve to achieve positive visibility for Red Cross relief and recovery efforts and position Movement partners as lead responders to the disaster/crisis. This role entails a close working relationship with local RCRC communications counterparts and news media outlets; as well as international news media. The Media & Communications Generalists are often part of the first teams responding to disasters and crises; as such their ability to operate safely and independently in extremely challenging environments is pivotal to their success, and that of the broader team.

All delegates need to be able to operate effectively in what can be a frenetic and ambiguous environment and within a multi cultural team. Standard deployments are 1 – 3 months in duration.

To consider your suitability for working with the IFRC and as a Media & Communications Generalist, please review the professional profile attached below.

Before you apply, please ensure that:

1 You have an awareness of the nature of the work that IFRC do and a willingness to live and work in locations that are affected by disaster or crisis; 2 You are available to deploy internationally at short notice for 1-3 months stints; and 3 You are willing to accept an assignment without your family (partner, children or other dependants), and also accept that it may not be possible for your family or friends to visit you while you are on assignment.

Professional Profile and selection criteria:

Media + Comms Generalist Profile.pdf

Applications close 9am on 15 February 2017.

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