Communication Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published November 24, 2022
Location Bucharest, Romania
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  



The ICRC Mission in Bucharest is announcing a vacant full-time resident position of “Communication Officer” based in Bucharest.

The Communication Officer contributes to the designing, planning and implementation of communication projects and activities in coordination with the management of the Mission and Regional Delegation Communication/Prevention Manager. S/He contributes to representing the ICRC externally and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.

Main responsibilities:

Contributes to defining communication and, where relevant, prevention objectives, strategies and plans of action for the geographic area or programme covered, in line with the regional delegation’s communication strategy.
With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develops tools and content for: operational communication, community engagement, promoting international analysis/environment scanning, interaction with the media, think tanks, civil society, religious and community leaders, public affairs and resource mobilization.
Supports the Head of Mission and Communication/Prevention Manager in networking with relevant stakeholders and represents the ICRC to various audiences.
Maintains relationships with media to support positioning and strategic visibility, gathers content and editorial information related to the delegation. Maintains social media accounts as relevant.
Follows political, security, military and humanitarian developments, as well as other issues relevant to the ICRC´s reputation/perception and capacity to operate in the geographic area covered, contributing to the analyses.
Interprets and translates from and into the local language to support communication programmes when required.
Provides technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. stock management, event organization) when required.
Supports communication-related training and coaching for field-structure staff and/or other departments when needed.

Fluent English AND Romanian (spoken and written)
Familiarity with MS Office, online and social media communication tools (Drupal, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Slack, Asana)
Assets but not mandatory:

In-depth knowledge and understanding of politics and socio-economic trends in the region
Familiarity with video editing tools (Adobe Premier Pro / Final Cut Pro)


University degree or equivalent in a relevant field as strategic communications, political science, international relations or journalism


2-3 years of relevant previous experience

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