Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vacancy - Canadian Red Cross : Communication Officer

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is implementing a major community-based
reconstruction and rehabilitation program with the primary focus on shelter
construction project in Aceh Besar, Lamno, Calang and Nias for beneficiaries
affected by Tsunami of December 26, 2004 and earthquake of March 28, 2007.
We are also implementing Livelihood, Environmental Health and Disaster
Preparedness Management programs to help families and communities to improve
their live quality. We are looking for qualified and committed candidates
to fill the following position:

Communication Officer

Based: Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Main Duties

* Initiate story ideas for the Canadian Red Cross monthly internal
newsletter. Conduct interviews and collect photographs to support said
stories. Translate stories into both English and Indonesian. Work closely
with layout designer to create newsletter;

* Help to organize key Canadian Red Cross events, such as house
handover ceremonies;

* Oversee the administration of the Communications Unit;

* Help to document Canadian Red Cross programs, primarily through
photography. Travel to the field as required;

* Facilitate visits for journalists;

* Provide written translation of reports, correspondence and other
documents from English to Bahasa Indonesia and vice versa, as required by
delegates and staff;

* Scan local newspapers for articles relevant to Canadian Red Cross
programming and translate into English for delegates. This should be done
bi-weekly or more frequently if required;

* Assist Senior Communications Officer in developing communication
tools (Information, Education and Communication materials) in print and
audio visual media to support Canadian Red Cross programming;

* Assist in monitoring community information boards, Canadian Red
Cross logos and signage;

* Attend coordination meetings as required with Canadian Red Cross

* Meet language support needs as assigned.

Minimum required knowledge & experience

* Fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Acehnese (reading,
writing/reporting and speaking);

* Experience in language, documentation and communication functions,
including photography;

* Computer skills: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (MS Word and
MS Excel). Experience with Corel, Photo Shop is an asset;

* Experience with International NGOs is an asset;

* University education in communications, translation or related

Please Notice: Applications should be sent to recruitment. id@redcross. ca
quoting the Ref code as the subject of the e-mail and indicating the Job
title on the covering letter and the attachment should not exceed 200 Kb.
Only candidate meeting the Essential Qualifications will be considered.
Applications must be received by Friday, July 17, 2009. Canadian Red Cross
gives an equal-opportunity employment regardless of race, gender, religion,
or political affiliations.

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