International Committee Of The Red Cross – Global Web Editor (Re-Advertisement).

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi coordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The Global English Web Editor with native level English will be responsible to curate, edit and generate timely and compelling content for ICRC’s English-language website (icrc.org).

The role will be based in Nairobi but working with colleagues across the globe to produce top-quality web content in support of our work.

The ideal candidate will be highly familiar with the digital media industry.

They will be an all-round communicator with sound news judgement, great writing skills, and a passion for storytelling. This role requires a sound understanding of publishing, search engine optimization (SEO) and analytics.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the creation and publishing of content for the ICRC’s English website in coordination with Head Quarter (HQ) web team in line with agreed content priorities and together with SEO experts;
  • Create high quality, engaging web content to ensure homepage relevance for both daily and longer-term editorial priorities. This includes monitoring daily trends and conversations (on social and media), identifying opportunities to create content, and drive ICRC messaging around key topics;
  • Coordinates with digital marketing officers and SEO specialists to identify and understand behavioral trends to ensure ICRC key contexts, themes and issues are optimized to increase website traffic;
  • Regularly support and communicate with digital counterparts in HQ and Regional Communication Centers, to share and provide feedback on global trends and content performance;
  • Coordinates with communications colleagues responsible for other website languages to ensure smooth translation of priority stories;
  • Provides guidance to non-communications colleagues on web content and strategies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or journalism, preferably with a digital background and specialization (managing website, social media platforms, video projects, etc.);
  • Minimum 6 years with expertise in writing and editing for the web;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in digital communication;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and knowledge in French is an asset;
  • Skilled computer user of web publishing (content management systems, including Drupal and/or WordPress) and design tools (Photoshop);
  • Sound understanding in search engine optimization, analytics, tools and metrics;
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO;
  • Certificate of good conduct.

APPLICATION

The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below on or before 26th November 2021 at 4:30 pm then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc), and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via the email address provided below:

– Application Link
– E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org

The reference Global Web Editor must be stated in the application to be valid.

If you do not fill out the required information as per the link provided or clearly state the position for which you are applying and attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must have the permanent right to work in Kenya.

ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

In processing your personal data for recruitment purposes, we follow the information notice as explained HERE.

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