04 May, 2022

Communication & Dissemination Officer

Vanuatu Red Cross Society


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full Time


Organisation Description: 

Purpose of the Society
Founded in 1982, VRCS is a major stakeholder in the humanitarian system. The Society is recognized by the Government as auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field in accordance with the provisions of the First Geneva Convention. The organization is also one member of the National Disaster Committee.
VRCS has identified Disaster Management and Disaster Preparedness as one of its main areas of intervention with a particular focus on community based disaster preparedness. It also implements a Health Program, whose main components are First Aid and Hygiene Promotion. The organization also encourages Youth participation and promotes the International Humanitarian Law.
VRCS has branches in 6 different provinces. It can also rely on a solid network of trained volunteers all over the country. Around 23 staff members are currently working at HQ in Efate, while around 14 are working in the other islands.


Job Desctiption:

Purpose of the job:
The Communication & Dissemination Officer role aims to raise the profile of the National Society and promote VRCS' work through improving National Society external communication channels and strengthening internal communications capacity. The role will lead a collective process to develop National Society Communication Strategy and Policy and build National Society capacity and develop resources in the field of communication and dissemination. The Communication and Dissemination Officer is also responsible for ensuring that National Society staff and volunteers have a good knowledge of the VRCS, the Movement, the 7 Fundamental Principles and International Humanitarian Law.


Selection Criteria:

Applicants are required to demonstrate the following:
Qualifications and profile required
• Tertiary qualification in journalism, communications or a related field
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
• Well organised
• Able to work well autonomously
• Good awareness of the media industry and ability to develop relationships with media outlets and representatives as well as other stakeholders
Knowledge & Skills required
• At least 4 years experience in communications, media, journalism or similar, preferably for a humanitarian or development-focused organisation
• Strong professional communication skills in English and Bislama (French would be advantageous)
• Excellent media writing skills and ability to develop high quality communications products
• Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Experience managing social media accounts of an organisation
• Knowledge of the Vanuatu context
• Knowledge of the Red Cross movement would be an asset
• Skills in photography and graphic design would be an asset




How to Apply

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Contact Phone:

(678) 27418


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Interested candidates may submit their applications, with letter of interest and CV, no later than 13 May, 2022 to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
VRCS HR Department, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Application by email: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.




How to apply - more information:

Interested candidates are invited to pick up a more detailed Job description of this position at Vanuatu Red Cross Office (located at Vanuatu Red Cross Headquarters), or send request by mail to: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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