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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Senior Editorial Officer

    Job Overview:

    IRC is seeking a Senior Editorial Officer, under the direct supervision of the Protection Manager and will collaborate with the Julisha.Info teams in Nairobi and the Hagadera and Kakuma refugee camps. The Senior Editorial Officer will be responsible for development, management, and dissemination of quality, verified, relevant information on The position is integral within the Julisha team and will work closely with moderators in publishing content through digital and other diverse channels based on need and responding to clients’ information needs.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Publish relevant and appropriate content on
    • Ensure Julisha.Info content is accurate, complete, easy to understand and engaging.
    • Collaborate on, edit written and multimedia content built by Julisha team (Moderators, Service mapping officer)
    • Monitor traffic and other feedback emanating from Julisha.Info
    • Use the Zendesk Content Management System (CMS) and other tools to prepare content for publication.
    • Coordinate, update, and handle the Signpost style guide.
    • Ensure the Signpost photo database and calendar are up to date.
    • Support moderators with publishing posts on Facebook and other media
    • Contribute to drafting reports on Julisha content.
    • Work with Information Technology team to resolve technical issues across platforms.

    Staff Support

    • Provide technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching for the moderators and senior editorial officers.
    • Ensure ongoing training and targeted capacity building of signpost staff.
    • Review performance of moderators in the field and provide encouraging approaches to address issues identified.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Protection Manager.
    • Position directly supervises: Moderators.
    • Indirect Reporting: Protection Coordinator, Field Coordinator.
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Julisha team (Moderators, Service mapping officer), IRC Protection and Rule of Law team, IT/Helpdesk team


    Work Experience:

    • Approximately four to six years of meaningful experience in editing, sub-editing, copy editing.
    • Experience working with a humanitarian organization.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Experience with Navigating online systems to complete work.
    • Knowledge of social media strategies.
    • Knowledge of online content standard methodologies.
    • Knowledge and experience of running websites and social media platforms.


    • Bachelor’s degree in communication, Journalism, Media, Public information, or another relevant field

    Language Skills:

    • Advanced English language skills, oral and written.

    Preferred Experience & Skills:

    • Experience in content editing
    • Strong writing and proofreading skills
    • Passion for writing
    • Strong interpersonal and time-management skills; shown ability to prioritize and deliver on time
    • Great attention to detail
    • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work both independently and in a multifaceted, cross-functional team
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee on to apply

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