Job Title: Ukraine & Crisis Communications Officer, UK – UNGO Jobs
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
IRC UK was established in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with policymakers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC UK has grown rapidly and now comprises approximately 170 staff.**
In Europe, the IRC also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Geneva and Stockholm. **
The Purpose of the Role
The Communications Officer will act as a key press contact and media liaison, generating effective media coverage, as well as contributing towards global communications efforts to raise the profile of the IRC’s humanitarian work in Ukraine, Poland and other expanding responses in Europe, as a vital part of IRC’s strategy to build its supporter and donor base, particularly within Europe.
The post holder will support the Policy and Advocacy teams and Global Crisis & Response team to help develop UK-specific messaging on humanitarian issues and debates. They will also have responsibility for media monitoring and preparing information about performance for internal dissemination and board reports.