Regional Communication Officer

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Last update: Dec 8, 2022 Last update: Dec 8, 2022


Deadline: Dec 18, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Denmark Denmark
Organization: Danish Red Cross
Sectors: Media and Communications Media and Communications
Job type: Permanent position
Danish, English Danish, English
Work experience: From 3 years
Date posted: Dec 8, 2022


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For more than a century, the Danish Red Cross (DRC) has played a prominent role in promoting humanitarian principles and action to save human lives. DRC is firmly anchored in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and a key partner to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Through this global network of staff and volunteers we assist and support people in need, irrespective of their political affiliation, religion, ethnicity, gender, or legal status, and promote the well-being and aspirations of people experiencing vulnerability and marginalisation throughout the world.

DRC’s focus is on people and communities in need of assistance, who find themselves in situations of vulnerability, or who are marginalised and excluded. The people and communities we work with and for are the point of departure for all of our actions, and as such, our work starts by going the first mile. Our aim is to always be present and ready to act on humanitarian needs and challenges in fragile contexts and to drive change so that people can fundamentally and positively transform their lives.

The DRC communication supports the goals for DRC’s international humanitarian work before, during and after disaster hits. It helps us to be perceived as a movement for humanity and unity. Our communication supports our income-generating activities by ensuring responsiveness to our messages, high brand value and appealing content. We also communicate to secure influence and strengthen conditions for vulnerable groups.

The Regional Communication Officer will in line with the DRC communication strategy deliver localized content for DRC social media platforms and external media and secure engagement and visibility of DRC operations across the region. Current countries of engagement include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Ukraine, work related travel to all of which will be required. The Regional Communication Officer has a daily reporting line to the Head of Region (HoR) and a technical reference line to the Communication Department at HQ. The Regional Communication Officer will work closely with the International Communications partner and the Engagement team in the Communications department.

Your responsibilities

The Regional Communication Officer has the following key responsibilities:

  • Advise the Head of Region, Country Managers (CM) and DRC Regional Team on communication, including online and social media efforts, and develop and coordinate the sophistication and impact of our messaging
  • Support DRC on press relations and production of content to DRC social media and Danish engagement, e.g., public briefing notes on particular issues of national or regional significance to DRC
  • Support DRC fundraising and other campaign activities in the Region and globally with relevant written and visual content
  • Support DRC Business Development initiatives in the region, through communication outputs as relevant
  • Work through DRC Country Teams and other partners in the programme countries, advise the Host National Society (HNS) on building appropriate communications capacity, as and when relevant

We are looking for someone with the following competences

  • A relevant academic degree in a communications-related discipline, Bachelor or Master’s level.
  • A strategic understanding of communication
  • Knowledge and experience of content marketing, press relations and all aspects of content production
  • Understanding of communications perspective within the humanitarian sector, the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, and DRC would be an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken Danish AND English is a requirement

Furthermore, you are/have: 

  • Able to travel within the region, including to fragile and insecure locations, up to 25% of work time
  • Results-orientated but at the same time innovative and flexible in regard to assignments and working hours
  • Understanding that process and ownership are key to achieving results in culturally and politically sensitive environments
  • Self-reliant, able to work confidently and with flexibility in a frequently changing contexts, with few ‘ground rules’
  • Excellent diplomacy, communication, coordination, negotiation, networking and facilitation skills
  • Prior context knowledge and work experience from the region is an asset

We offer:

  • The opportunity to be an essential part of Danish Red Cross large global humanitarian action, contribute to impact, efficiency and localization for our operation in Europe and Asia
  • A workplace that prioritizes staff welfare, and where trust, inclusive and collaborative working environment is nurtured
  • 37 working hours per week and salary between 41,300 - 47,750 DKK including pension and allowances depending on experience and background.

Further information

  • The application should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 18 December 2022
  • Interviews will take place on a running basis with an ambition to offer the position to a suitable candidate before Christmas
  • Start of contract: As soon as possible
  • For further information please see the job description
  • For further inquiry about the position please contact Head of Region, Bjarne Andreasen,