Who we are The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent international humanitarian organization. It runs a Regional Communication Centre (RCC) in Cairo that works in close cooperation its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and with 17 offices in the Middle East and Africa.
Tasks: The media analyst is part of a four-member team in Cairo and works closely with colleagues in ICRC delegations in the Middle East, some in Arabic-speaking Africa, and with the headquarters in Geneva. S/he identifies, collects, monitors, tracks, synthesizes and analyses public information and conversations primarily in relation to the humanitarian situation, the ICRC’s environment, the organization’s visibility, perception and reputation in both traditional and social Arab media; S/he identifies at an early stage humanitarian risks, issues and trends that might have an impact on the ICRC’s operations, acceptance and reputation; The media analyst carries out in-depth research into pan-Arabic sources of information, contributes to the data extraction ensuring accuracy and performing quality checks; Storytelling ability through visually clear and reader-friendly reports; S/he contributes to building and developing the capacity of colleagues in Arabic-speaking countries; S/he explores new data sources and analytical techniques.
Selection requirements: University degree in communication, political science, information science, marketing, economic or international relations; Four years or more of professional experience in a similar function, notably media monitoring or data analysis; Egyptian national or resident holding a work permit in Egypt; Experience with a humanitarian organization an asset; Excellent written and spoken Arabic skills; fluent in written and spoken English; French an asset; Very good communicator, excellent analytical and writing skills; Confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment in the Middle East and beyond; Knowledge of, and experience, with various professional social media monitoring tools; Very good computer skills; Data visualization skills (e. g. using Tableau) and experience in data analysis and statistical methods, including social network analysis (e. g Gephi) being assets. Interest in data science, statistics, media technology and a passion of bringing it to use for social sciences; Shows initiative, reliable, organized, autonomous; team-player and respectful towards others; Creative, solution and service-oriented; Analytical mindset with strong logic and problem-solving abilities; Excellent methodological skills; Strong interest in the humanitarian field and media analysis; Ability to adapt to varying workloads and to work under pressure with very short deadlines in a constrained technological environment.
Start of work: As soon as possible. Please submit your application (CV and letter of motivation) no later than 5 August 2017 by e-mail only to: [Click to show email]. Please indicate \