Oct 182018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018


for the Website of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Statutory Meetings

100% – Geneva

External Consultancy Contract

Please note that this will be an external contract and does not entail the ICRC employment conditions. If you are not an independent consultant, the contract will be managed by an external agency partner.

The website of the Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

( plays a fundamental role as a branding and communication tool in organizing a conference of the size and nature of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Therefore, over the next two years, the Conference organizers aim to make the website a useful and appealing medium to accompany the participants throughout the preparatory process and in keeping their interest and curiosity alive, as well as increasing their engagement and early preparation in the months leading up to the Meetings. In this regard, the main goals related to the website for the period 2018-2019 until the 33rd International Conference are:

  1. Design and manage a fully functional and user-friendly website

  2. Transform the website into the main communication tool before and during the International Conference

  3. Strengthen the website’s utility as a research tool

    She/he will be supervised for administrative purposes by the Head of Communication Policy and Support of ICRC. Substantive supervision on the tasks outlined in these Terms of Reference and the Job Description will be by the Joint Organizing Committee (JOC), and she/he will be a member of the JOC. She/he will work in close collaboration with the ICRC & IFRC communication teams, as well as the wider JOC.

    The Digital Officer is expected to start by mid-November 2018 until January 2020, under an ICRC consultancy contract.

Main responsibilities

  1. Manage the RCRC Conference website (, in accordance with the strategy and Movement communication guidelines. The website should reflect public communication priorities regarding the Statutory Meetings to effectively enable a consultative dialogue among Statutory Meeting participants.

  2. Implement other digital communication activities in accordance with the strategy and the priorities of the outreach and communication team.

    Her/his specific tasks are a combination of digital content management and technical duties, as follows:

  • Maintain, manage and update the content and the layout of the website, tailoring it for digital consumption by various audiences and ensuring a good user experience;

  • Create, edit, repurpose and deliver a wide variety of content in different languages (e.g. multimedia, infographics, charts, video footage, photography, audio, etc.);

  • Promote and enhance the website through search engine marketing channels.

  • Guarantee the stability of the website with the technical team (ICT) by acting as focal point for internal/external IT issues.

Desired profile and experience

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the digital field

  • Minimum two years of work experience in digital communication and website development

  • Proven experience drafting, editing and running analytics on digital content

  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress, SEO search and Google Analytics

  • Strong knowledge of digital visualization tools, graphic design programs, and video editing software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Final Cut, etc.)

  • Proficient and enthusiastic about social media and a user of multiple platforms

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the statutory meetings (French, Spanish, and Arabic) is strongly desirable

  • Strong coordination and networking skills and ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Self-starter, creative, initiative-driven

  • Flexible in terms of working hours

  • Able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and at odd hours

  • Work experience with a component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is highly desirable.

Desired starting date: Mid-November

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

How to apply:

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

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