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Posted on 24 Mar, 2024
Closing on 14 Apr, 2024

Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. Please visit for more information

The ICRC is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of:

Generalist field officer (Communication and Cooperation officer)

Contract type: Fixed term (one year renewable)
Number of posts: 1 Post
Grade: B2
Duty station: Hodeidah


The Generalist Field Officer oversees two files, though in several ways related, files in the sub-delegation, namely Communication and Cooperation, with an overall distribution of 50% for each file.

Communication: S/he contributes to defining communication and, where relevant, prevention objectives, strategies, and plans of action for the geographic area covered, in line with the sub-delegation's priorities and the delegation’s communication/prevention strategy. S/he implements relevant activities and develops tools in relation to her/his responsibilities and supports the HoSD/AHoSD in networking, thus contributing to representing the ICRC externally and to build the necessary understanding, acceptance and support of the ICRC among key stakeholders and general public. S/he stays informed about the evolution of the general situation and other issues relevant to the ICRC's reputation/perception, contributing to their analysis.

Cooperation: S/he contributes to developing and implementing the delegation's objectives for cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in line with the ICRC’s Movement policies and in consultation with the local operating National Society (NS), the Yemeni Red Crescent Society (YRCS). S/he contributes to building positive relationships between the ICRC and other Movement components, in particular the YRCS.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities 


  • Helps to define communication and possibly prevention objectives, strategies, and plans of action for the area or programme covered in line with the priorities of the office, sub-delegation and/or the delegation's communication and/or prevention strategy.
  • With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develop tools for operational communication; community engagement; IHL promotion; building NS communication capacity; public communication, digital communication; information analysis/ environment scanning and public affairs.
  • Supports the HoSD/AHoSD and/or the country communication and prevention manager in networking with relevant stakeholders and represents ICRC with various audiences.
  • Follows political, security, military, and humanitarian developments, as well as other issues related to the ICRC's reputation/perception and capacity to operate in the geographic area covered, contributing to analysis.
  • Interprets and translates from and into local language in support of Communication programs when required.
  • Supports communication-related training and coaching for staff of the office and/or other departments when needed.
  • Contributes to their office’s improved understanding of its working environment through timely identification of trends/risks/threats and proactive outreach/feedback to management and the ComCo.
  • Contributes to the monitoring, analysis, and reporting on the environment, and especially on perceptions towards the ICRC and related issues (emblems, humanitarian principles, action and organizations, security, etc). This monitoring and analysis are done through a daily environment scanning, feedback from field teams, a monthly analysis as well as timely updates and alerts on recent developments.


  • Contributes to implementing the operational partnership between the ICRC and the NS by working closely with colleagues and the NS to develop joint procedures and partnership agreements; develops the partnership skills of the ICRC and Movement partners.
  • Identifies the NS’s strengths and weaknesses to better set strategy and objectives for capacity-building and clearly communicates them to colleagues (also communicates the NS’s specific auxiliary status to State authorities).
  • Takes trips to the field to prepare and attend joint assessments and/or contribute to NS capacity-building.
  • Maintains an open line of communication with NS technical staff on capacity-building needs and support.
  • Provides support to the NS on legal and statutory matters.
  • Contributes to maintaining a constant overview of the Movement’s activities, capacity, and affairs; contributes to organizing various Movement meetings; supports the Movement Cooperation Coordinator on issues related to coordination within the Movement.
  • Ensures that the NS provides operational and financial reports on a regular basis and according to established formats and procedures; provides training and regular coaching in financial management and reporting to NS staff.


a.    Reporting

  • Contributes to the Biweekly Operational Report
  • Drafts and prepares reports on activities implemented by branches as required.
  • Prepared other reports as requested by his/her direct manager and/or coordinator.
  • Report activities implemented by the branch volunteers and training taken. 

b.    Administration – Finance

  • Ensures necessary administrative work is implemented on time
  • Knows, applies, and complies with all the administrative procedures linked to his work (financial and HR such as appraisals, budget follow up, …etc)

c.    Staff training – Management 

  • Facilitate and organize trainings for colleagues and YRCS volunteers aligned to agreed plan of action and upon needs. 

d.    Interpretation – Translation

  • Interprets accurately from English to Arabic language and vice versa during field visits and otherwise, as required.
  • Translates documents from English to Arabic language and vice versa as required.
  • Adapts his behaviour to various interlocutors.

e.    Treatment of information

  • Registers and treats information (general and specific) accurately and with confidentially.
  • Maintains regular contacts with interlocutors.
  • Exchange information, as required.
  • Participates in internal meeting.

Certifications/Professional Experience Required

  • University degree.
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English. 
  • Computer proficiency. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in a field relevant to managing institutional partnerships or journalism (inside or outside the ICRC). 
  • Working experience in Movement partners or with other INGOs in communications is an asset.


  • Leadership               
  • Accountability               
  • People management               
  • Teamwork & Collaboration               
  • Representing the ICRC               
  • Beneficiary & Client focused    

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