Humanitarian Affairs and Communication Advisor - Tenders Global

Humanitarian Affairs and Communication Advisor

International Committee of the Red Cross

General Role Description

  • Advises the Head of Mission (HoM) on key humanitarian issues. Liaises and coordinates with other ICRC departments to facilitate the Mission’s overall strategies and objectives.
  • Helps shape engagement with humanitarian, multilateral, political and regional fora; increasing the acceptance and understanding of the ICRC’s humanitarian work.
  • Designs, plans & implements outreach activities for humanitarian diplomacy, communication and partnership objectives.
  • Identifies, maintains and broadens a network of contacts at national level under supervision of HoM.
  • Identifies and leverages public positioning opportunities for ICRC in the UAE in line with the institutional and delegation strategies.
  • Coordinates and implements the Mission’s event management strategy in line with these opportunities.
  • Is responsible for events organized by and/or with the ICRC in the UAE, and ensures portfolios are kept up to date.
  • Contributes to representing the ICRC externally, building the necessary understanding, acceptance and support for the organization among key stakeholders.
  • Focal point for local media and communication outreach and objectives, in close coordination with the HoM and the broader ICRC Communication’s teams, with a view of strengthening ICRC image.
  • Focal point for relationships and program coordination with the National Society.


  • Minimum 10 years’ work experience in humanitarian action, political affairs, strategic communication and/or partnerships.
  • In-depth knowledge of and familiarity with the UAE, as well as the GCC and the wider Middle East.
  • Good understanding and ideally first-hand experience of current humanitarian issues and priorities
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Relevant existing professional and personal networks across the UAE.


  • University degree or equivalent experience in field(s) relevant to the role and / or wider work of the ICRC.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (spoken and written) .
  • Excellent digital literacy (MS Office, CRMs, Business Intelligence Tools, social media, etc.).


  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills
  • Experienced at connecting at all levels, explaining complex issues to others and presenting the ICRC, the Movement and its activities in an engaging and concise manner.
  • Deep commitment to an inclusive and respectful way of working and approach to humanitarian issues.
  • Strong monitoring, analytical and reporting skills both verbal and in writing.
  • Highly organized person. ▪ Good understanding of current humanitarian issues and priorities. Collaborative approach, characterized by intentional inclusion, thoughtful action and decisionmaking, empathy, discretion and tact.
  • Outgoing personality with outstanding communication skills both in English and Arabic. French is an asset.
  • Presentation skills.

How to apply

Please submit your introduction letter and CV no later than 30 June 2024 to [email protected] with subject line: Humanitarian Affairs and Comm Advisor.

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