Vacancy notice for Communications Manager – Delhi

Last Date of sending application: 22 April 2019 

The ICRC Regional Delegation in New Delhi seeks to fill the position of Communications Manager.  The communications manager would be Consultant of the ICRC seconded to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS).

The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organisation with a network of more than 1100 branches & units throughout the country, providing relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promoting a range of long-term services in areas such as health care, disaster risk reduction, social inclusion, youth and volunteering.

Working under the direct supervision of the Joint Secretary, IRCS in close coordination with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the ICRC and guided by the new strategic development plan, the primary purpose of the Communications Manager would be to establish and implement relevant strategies and build and maintain the image of the Indian Red Cross Society, National Headquarters (IRCS NHQ) as well as that of the various state branches.S/he will have regular interaction with Movement partners; ICRC & IFRC. Will closely and regularly function with the communications department.

Your responsibilities and main tasks:

  •  Develop strategies, policies, plans and guiding documents to support IRCS communications activities with the support of the Communications and Resource Mobilisation (CRM) team to manage and enhance the IRCS image
  •  Define goals and deliverables of IRCS Communication Department
  •  Develop implementation plans for achieving communications objectives with appropriate tracking and development mechanisms
  •  Proactively manage and review changes in scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans for IRCS communications activities
  •  Proactively & continuously evaluate effectiveness of communications activities, and assess areas for interventions
  •  Produce timely updates, quarterly and monthly reports to be submitted to partners and senior management of IRCS
  •  Provide technical/editorial support, work with IRCS and branch leaders, local-government  agencies, community-based organisations and non-government organisations at different levels to create an enabling environment for IRCS Communications activities
  • Build and maintain relations with media
  • Plan, develop, manage budgets for IRCS communication programmes, projects and activities for effective implementation & identify potential crises with contingency plans and recommend subsequent budget changes
  • Liaise with Government at various levels, ICRC, International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and other Red Cross Movement partners, other organisations/agencies specifically with communication teams in partner organisations

Required Qualification & Experience:

  •     Graduate or post-graduate in any stream with flair for writing articles and stories
  •     Minimum 7-year experience in a communications role
  •     Experience of office & project management
  •     Experience in producing leaflets and posters from design to publishing
  •     Experience in organising events/meetings on a large scale
  •     Photography, graphic design and video graphical skills


Personal Profile:

  •     Ability to work with multiple stakeholders – external and internal
  •     Financial knowledge and experience
  •     Should possess excellent analytical skills
  •     Integrity and high standard of personal conduct
  •     Oral and written fluency in English and Hindi
  •     Should possess good skills in PR, public speaking, negotiation & networking
  •     Should have good contacts with journalist in English & Regional newspapers
  •     Sound knowledge of managing websites & social media channels – Twitter, Facebook etc.


ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our organisation. We offer rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment to all job applicants with no discrimination on the grounds of gender, race and disability.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their motivation letter, comprehensive CV, work certificates and salary expectations, on DEL_HR_SERVICES@ICRC.ORG

    Start Date of Contract: As soon as possible, after 20 May 2019
    End date of Contract: 31 December 2019
    Position open to Indian Nationals Only

Last Date of sending application: 22 April 2019           
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.