Communications & Information Assistant

Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are over 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The IRC Jordan program was established in 2007 and is operating programs in Jordan and southern Syria with an annual budget of $36 million. The IRC currently implements health, women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and economic recovery and development programming in northern Jordan; the IRC is also currently providing humanitarian assistance in southern Syria in the sectors of protection, health and economic recovery and development through partnerships with Syrian NGOs and provision of life-saving relief items.
Job Overview/Summary: The Communications and Information Assistant will mainly support the Communications & Information Manager in developing communications and information materials, and support programs and other departments as needed with design and multimedia needs. The Communications and Information Assistant will also help ensure consistent IRC and donor branding.
Major Responsibilities:
Technical
Assist in the development and dissemination of briefing kits, factsheets, information materials and other communication materials needed for donors, wider IRC, visitors, etc;
Support programs and other departments as needed with design and multimedia needs;
Assist in ensuring IRC visibility in the organization’s events/conferences/workshops as well as those of donors when applicable, and provide media support when needed;
Support HQ and other IRC country programs with Arabic content revisions;
Assist in creating new communications and visibility materials for programs.
Coordination and liaison
Work with Jordan Advocacy Manager on supporting communications and content for advocacy work as needed.
Other
Perform other tasks consistent with the position’s roles and responsibilities as may be requested from time to time by supervisor.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-02-21
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Support Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

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Career Level: Entry Level

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