NRC: Information Officer- Jerusalem

Information Officer - Jerusalem
Norwegian Refugee Council
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs 

The Information Officer will be responsible for managing the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) program’s external communications in the West Bank (East Jerusalem & Area C). This work includes, but is not limited to: 
1.) Producing publications (i.e. factsheets, memos, briefs, success stories, etc.), photographs, and short video documentaries; 
2.) Increase global public awareness about ICLA Palestine’s Public Interest Cases (PICs); 
3.) Contributing to NRC’s online presence primarily via active social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube); 
4.) Coordinating field trips, symposiums / conferences, report launches, diplomatic briefings, international presence at court hearings, and other events.
Job description
•    Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
•    Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
•    Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
•    Ensure proper filing of documents
•    Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
•    Ensure proper brand-management of NRC/ICLA in line with NRCs rules and regulations
•    Simplify complex legal materials so that they are more appealing and digestible
•    Provide support for the ICLA programme’s advocacy activities
•    Develop and implement a communications strategy inline with NRC Palestine’s ICLA strategy, and specifically its West Bank objectives;
•    Systemize the formatting and content of ICLA’s current communications documents in coordination with the Regional Media Advisor;
•    Conduct field-based research to produce informative documents and short documentaries about ICLA’s West Bank Public Interest Cases (PICs);
•    Compile and manage an archive of photographs reflecting ICLA’s work in the West Bank and /or highlight the humanitarian situation in ICLA’s beneficiary communities in the West Bank;
•    Manage ICLA’s archive of publications;
•    Prepare talking points on West Bank PICs for NRC and ICLA staff, as well as partner organizations;
•    Prepare communications packets for ICLA events, briefings, and field visits;
•    Ensure that all ICLA communications materials are in compliance with donor visibility guidelines;
•    Attend inter-organizational coordination meetings, fulfil ad-hoc information requests, and carry out other tasks as requested by the Information Coordinator;
Qualifications
•    Impeccable written and spoken English;
•    University degree in Journalism, Communications, or other related fields;
•    Ability to produce high-quality photographs, videos, and documents in English;
•    Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and advanced video-editing software (i.e. Adobe Premiere);
•    Knowledge of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and Israeli Housing, Land and Property (HLP) policies as applicable to East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank;
•    In-depth understanding of the political context and cultural sensitivities;
•    Experience in the humanitarian sector is an advantage;
•    Ability to work in Jerusalem and the field (Area C);
Education field
•    Journalism / Communications
Education level
•    College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
•    Knowledge of spoken Arabic is an advantage;
•    Skills in graphic design, photography and videography;
•    Excellent research, analytical, and drafting skills;
•    Solid communications and interpersonal skills;
•    Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential;
•    Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
•    Ability to work as part of a team
We offer
•    ‘NRC  policy is to prefer equally qualified and competent internal candidates in recruitment processes.  The position will be paid in accordance with NRC’s national staff salary scale’.