Job Title: Media Monitoring Officer
Location : Beijing
Type of contract: Fixed-term
Type of position: Resident
Activity rate: 100%
Length of assignment: 1 year, extendable
Estimated start date: ASAP
What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
The ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia covers China, DPRK, South Korea, and Mongolia. The delegation's main task is to promote awareness and implementation of international humanitarian law, the legal framework that seeks to minimize human suffering caused by war. The delegation also aims to familiarize governments, experts, national Red Cross societies and civil society with the ICRC's humanitarian work and emergency response around the world.
This is a role focusing on information monitoring, gathering and visualization. The role will be part of a team that develops insights for internal users from information that is publicly accessible in China. S/he or she will help the ICRC Regional Delegation to better understand its external environment and changes that may impact the organization's activities and its reputation. S/he will support ICRC colleagues develop their understanding of online communities on topics related to their areas of expertise. S/he reports to the Head of information analysis & research unit and support the unit provide relevant analysis which contribute to better informed decisions of the delegation.
Media Monitoring Officer supports delegation decision-making by monitoring and analyzing information from a variety of public sources in line with the delegation's priorities.
S/He monitors the e-reputation of the ICRC and National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society and provides support in time of crisis with regular and ad hoc reports.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Identifies and monitors a variety of public sources that are relevant for the ICRC on issues related to the ICRC main objectives.
- Monitors the visibility of the ICRC and National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in China and alerts on potential reputation issues.
- Reports efficiently and succinctly on the selected information by providing quantitative and qualitative analysis and a description of the dynamics observed in public sources.
- Monitors traditional and social Chinese media on issues of interest for the delegation.
- Helps develop the unit's capacity to monitor and reports on conversations relevant to the ICRC's environment in Chinese social media.
- Supports the Head of Unit to help the unit provide analysis and perspectives which contribute to better informed decisions of the delegation.
- Contributes to the writing of the regional delegation's summary, analysis and research on agreed domestic, regional and international political, social and humanitarian issues for the delegation
- Provides support to programs and activities of the delegation's COM and other departments with the guidance and supervision from the Head of Unit
- In times of crisis, adapts monitoring and reporting to support the delegation's priorities and challenges.
Desired profile and skills
- University degree or professional qualification in communication, information or social sciences
- Certified experience in online information searching, filtering and evaluating
- At least two-year work experience in communication, with previous experience in social media and mainstream media monitoring and analysis
- Knowledge of and experience with various professional social media and mainstream media monitoring tools
- Strong web-based research skills and data analysis & visualization skills mainly for social media monitoring
- Fluent in spoken and written Chinese and English; Good verbal and written communication skills
- Confirmed capacity to analyze political, social and humanitarian issues
- Good understanding of Chinese traditional media and social media landscape and genuine interest in current affairs
- Knowledge of the humanitarian and/or international relations field is an asset
What we offer:
- An opportunity to practise your profession in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
- Competitive remuneration package and generous social benefits
- Friendly and fair working environment
Anyone who is interested in this position please submit your cover letter and resume in both Chinese and English to email@example.com.
Deadline for applications is the 18 March 2018.