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Posted: 2 January 2022
Location: Garowe, puntland Somalia
Posted: 2 January 2022
Location: Garowe, puntland Somalia

Communication Officer

Posted: 2 January 2022
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16 January 2022 Communication Garowe, puntland Somalia Full Time NRC
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Communication Officer Somalia Puntland (national position)

Garowe, Somalia

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01/16/2022, 04:00 PM

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Generic Responsibilities;

  • Support the implementation of NRC Somalia’s Communications Strategy, based on the Country Advocacy Strategy, commitments to donors, and in line with NRC’s Global Communications Strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with NRC communication team at the country office to develop and communications action plans that reflects use of a variety of different communications tools (photos, case studies, short videos etc).
  • Liaise with NRC’s programmes teams to ensure NRC is meeting its commitments to donors and communicating appropriately with communities.
  • Undertake regular travel to NRC program locations to gather high quality content relating to NRC programs.
  • Support all programs teams with the development of visibility materials, ensuring these are developed in compliance with NRC and donor guidelines.
  • Draft creative products that portray the humanitarian situation and needs in a manner that is dignified and focuses on the strengths and capacity of people in Somalia, allowing them to tell their own story.
  • Work closely with communications colleagues at the country level to develop, coordinate and polish communications materials.
  • Work with the Communication Coordinator, regional and global communication colleagues to identify materials for use on NRC’s social media channels.

Specific Responsibilities;

  • Draw out the visibility requirement in each grant agreement and donor commitment, prepare a detailed action plan with timeline and execute in coordination with the Communication Coordinator.
  • Develop a monthly action plan detailing outputs and support required.
  • Visit NRC field sites to collect communications materials for internal and external use.
  • Work efficiently with programmes teams to develop visibility materials and other communications products that comply with NRC and donor guidelines.
  • Engage actively with NRC regional and global communications teams to generate ideas, polish materials and ensure

NRC Somalia’s communications are appropriate targeted

  • Any other tasks as required or directed by the Area Office.


  • University degree in Communications, Journalism/Graphic design or related fields
  • Minimum three years of INGO or equivalent experience working in a communications-related field
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with photography and videography, including video editing
  • Demonstrated skills using Adobe Premiere bro, Photoshop and other relevant programs
  • Knowledge and experience of donor communications requirements
  • Knowledge and experience drafting communications material in Somali and English
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and focus on results
  • Strong organisational and team working skills
  • Good ability to work independently
  • Sensitivity and high levels of self-awareness
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Good English language skills
  • Strong Somali writing skills
  • Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus
  • Proven presentation, training and facilitation skills

What We Offer:

Contract period: 1year, with possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe

Travel: frequent travel to NRC project locations

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.