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Communications and Community Engagement Intern at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 190 member National Societies. We are guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of the present decade. We will continue ‘saving lives and changing minds’ by focusing our work in three key areas: 1) disaster response and recovery, 2) development and 3) promoting social inclusion and peace.

The communications and Community Engagement Intern will assist the communications and community engagement teams to implement effective risk communications efforts (in the context of COVID19); community engagement efforts; effective communications—including by leveraging events such as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

Job Duties & Responsibilities 1

Community Engagement/Risk Communication:

  • In the context of COVID19, support IFRC’s community mobilization efforts through the drafting of risk communications factsheets.
  • Assist in the drafting of risk communication video scripts.
  • Assist in the drafting of the CEA newsletter.

Communications and World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

  • Project management: Conduct an evaluation of the communications capacities of National Societies in the Africa region.
  • Administrative work: support the administrative tasks of the communications department.
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: act as a regional focal point for the organization of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, to be marked on 8 May 2021

Support the communications department in its research, fundraising, planning, monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities 2

None
Education

  • University level education (2 – 4 years) in community development – Required

Experience

None
Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Research
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Data analysis
  • Ability to work in a diverse cultural and social context
  • Self-supporting in computer skills
  • Fluently spoken and written English

Competencies and Values

  • Accountability-Commitment to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its values;
  • Diversity-Cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity;
  • Integrity-High standard of integrity and personal conduct;
  • Professionalism-Flexibility and Adaptability, Resilience and patience Collaboration:
  • Building trust;
  • Empowering others;
  • National Society relations;
  • Teamwork-Excellent team member, monitoring and supervision skills
  • Communication;
  • Innovation-Take initiative and forges direction;
  • Judgement Decision-making;
  • Managing performance-Analytical and practical Leadership:
  • Building alliances;
  • Influencing;
  • Inspiration-Ability to inspire, lead and motivate; Strategic orientation

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