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About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 9 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 500 staff.

Job Description:

Communications

  • Develop an initial strategy for IRC Afghanistan’s mission communications, including core and sector-specific messaging.
  • In coordination with relevant HQ staff, develop a content calendar for the year to highlight IRC Afghanistan’s successes on IRC’s social media
  • Develop a draft budget outlining different scenarios, and the associated costs, for potential iterations of the communications strategy (basic outputs, medium-level outputs, and a large-scale strategy).
  • Develop factsheets (Dari/Pashto/English) suitable for external dissemination, and for sharing on IRC’s website, outlining the mission aims and sectors of intervention (Integrated Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, WASH and Emergency Response). Factsheets should outline intervention locations, intervention strategy, key activities, and ideally a human interest or success story.
  • Develop a core body of communications materials (Dari/Pashto/English) suitable for use with donors and other external stakeholders to demonstrate the history and impact of IRC’s mission in Afghanistan
  • As required, develop situation reports (sitreps) to demonstrate the progress and impact of IRC’s emergency interventions.
  • Collect and develop human interest and success stories related to IRC’s interventions in Afghanistan for use in donor reports, social media posts, and other communications materials.
  • Identify appropriate stories, or, as relevant, IRC staff and/or clients for inclusion in external communications by third parties (such as donors or journalists). As needed, accompany donor or press visits for this purpose.
  • Develop a photo library for use in communications material and project teams.
  • Develop project communications strategies, if required.
  • Support the design and layout of other visual materials required within the mission, such as IEC or safeguarding materials.
  • Build the capacity of the programme teams in topics related to effective communications, such as identifying appropriate success stories and informed consent for visual content collection.

Advocacy

  • In coordination with the SMT and global teams, elaborate IRC’s top-level advocacy messaging and ensure that it is contextualised to Afghanistan
  • Maintain a sound understanding of changes to the Afghan, regional and global political context, and adjust messaging as necessary
  • Maintain a sound understanding of changes to IRC’s operating environment, and adjust messaging as necessary
  • Regularly gather information from programmes and MEAL teams to ensure that messaging is supported by relevant, recent evidence from IRC’s work
  • Act in an advisory role to senior staff participating in external events, ensuring that they are well-briefed on IRC’s mission and relevant messages to be shared
  • Draft or edit, as required, advocacy documents such as press releases, reports, position papers and contributions to external advocacy actions
  • Identify strategic opportunities to advance IRC’s messaging, both on a regular and issue-specific basis
  • Ensure strong coordination of advocacy messages throughout communications content

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree with at least four (5) years of international work experience in relief or development programs, including playing a significant role in external communications production
  • Excellent written and spoken Dari, Pashto, and English is required
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing similar strategies within the Afghanistan context is required
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Afghanistan operating context and its opportunities and challenges
  • Familiarity with international standards for key program areas (Sphere standards, health, WASH, protection, and gender-based violence)
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian and cluster system, including advocacy and accountability mechanisms
  • Familiarity with graphic design software such as InDesign will be an advantage
  • The ability to support the development of visual (photo/video) content will be an advantage

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to potentially insecure implementation sites
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural                environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload
  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual

 

Submission Guideline:

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/23686?c=rescue

applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process.

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul, Street No.3 Qala e Fathullah District 10, Beside the Fatima Mosque.

Submission Email:

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