International Medical Corps Communications Officer Job Vacancy 2020
Career Employment Kenya: International Medical Corps Communications Officer Job Vacancy 2020
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International Medical Corps

Somalia Mission

Job Title: Communications Officer

Supervisor: Programs Director

Deadline for application: 24th August 2020

About International Medical Corps: International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Over the past 29 years, International Medical Corps (IMC) has made significant contributions to saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and reducing the economic and social impact of disasters in Somalia through targeted assistance for Health, Nutrition, Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with support from several donors including USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

IMC currently operates in 4 regions of Somalia (Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Bay & Mudug South) operating both secondary and primary health care services including Hospitals, Health Centers, Primary Health Units, Mobile Health & Nutrition Teams and community aspects.

IMC Somalia mission is supporting current Somalia MOH national response in the facility management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases in line with ministry and WHO guidelines.

Job Purpose: The Communications Officer will be responsible for the planning and creation of all communication materials, manage the organization’s brand strategy as well as lead in the documentation of program activities for International Medical Corps in Somalia.

The Communications Officer will also work closely with the Headquarters communication team to create content for upload on the website and contribute to the organizational communication goals and objectives.

These tasks require the ability to work closely with different teams at field level, national level and the Headquarters. Creativity in design and production as well as being able to play a leading role in all communication related activities will be essential.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage and ensure consistent branding and visibility in all platforms including print and digital collateral materials to integrate with and support organization’s goals and activities that includes designing communication materials such as brochures, cape statements, maps, banners, posters, etc. while adhering to organization’s policies.
  • Lead in story, photo, and video assets development that support overall visibility and fundraising efforts tied to organizational goals and strategy including planning, scripting, actual collection of photos and videos on site and editing them.
  • Support the development, editorial, design and production of high-quality, effective print, electronic, web and video communications, including the organization’s annual and survey reports, donor reports, brochures, photobooks, cape statements, newsletters, etc.
  • Lead in development of the Somalia mission’s regular sitreps to give a snapshot of the contextual picture in the areas of operation to inform various stakeholders and donors of the emerging issues.
  • Liaise with headquarters communication team to create content to be used on the web and on the various social media platforms as well as assist in driving program promotional campaigns. Acting as the link between the global communications team and the country team by sharing information about all mission’s campaigns and updating both ends on new developments.
  • Provide technical assistance and editorial support to field teams in the production of a wide range of regular reporting requirements, including ‘Success Stories’ highlighting program activities and achievement.
  • Build the capacity of field teams on basic communication skills such as writing and photography and videography to enhance their reporting skills.
  • Documenting program activities, events, program interventions outcomes and impact.
  • Support in production of Social Behavior Change and Communication (SBCC) content such as videos, posters and messaging.
  • Develop a communication plan implemented alongside programs and especially SBCC.
  • Produce internal communication newsletter every quarter and a photobook every year highlighting program impacts during the period.
  • Produce high quality videos to promote our work online (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Lead and advise in all media engagement activities.
  • Liaise with IT to develop a learning portal/database where content can be accessed online.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication or equivalent required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in using Adobe Master Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point
  • Strong photography and audio visual production skills.
  • Creative, self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in communications office.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team, including international teams.
  • Ability to work quickly and produce quality work under pressure
  • Must be willing to work and travel within the different parts of Somalia for extended periods of time with limited facilities and often under harsh conditions.

How to Apply:

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send their cover letter and CV to the following email addresses: indicating the name of the job as COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER in the email subject clearly.

Deadline for applications is 24th August 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview.

Code of Conduct: It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to IMC Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values

Equal Opportunities: International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

International Medical Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not ask for money or any kind of favors in exchange for employment. Should you encounter any fraud and or unethical behavior that you need to report, kindly use the email addresses provided down below.


1. File a report online at EthicsPoint –

2. Contact for further instruction

3. Reports may also be made to or

Job Summary:
Job Title

Communications Officer – International Medical Corps

Job Category

Communications and Media

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International Medical Corps (IMC)

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Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi County


Communications and Media, NGO and UN