Head of Law and Policy Forum
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 Law and Policy Forum brings together ICRC's various training, publication, research and event capacities in humanitarian law and action, with a view to promote IHL and other relevant norms, and to influence key actors and decision-
makers on humanitarian issues of importance to the organisation. Through its different components (academic relations and research, the International Review of the Red Cross, the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, online and onsite legal training, the Visitors & Conference Centre and the Debate Cycle), the Law and Policy Forum acts as a channel between the ICRC and the outside world.
It engages directly with key external audiences, following a thematic approach and pursuing academic excellence.
Under the supervision of the Head of Unit and in close collaboration with the Unit’s Deputy Head of Unit, there are two key components to the position of Managing Editor.
The primary responsibility is to manage the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog. The secondary responsibility is to lead the digital strategic promotion of the Unit’s various activities.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog
identifying authors; assessing topic proposals; ensuring the regular publication of relevant quality posts
overall quality control; managing the blog’s workflow system; writing posts if interested
understanding SEO; setting qualitative and quantitative metrics; identifying ways to measure impact; assessing analytics
Digital promotion strategies
learning modules, academic workshops) and events (the Debate Cycle, other events) in close collaboration with involved Unit colleagues.
Supervise the work of the Communication
monthly Law & Policy Newsletter
People management responsibilities
Supervision of Communication Associate
Certifications / Education required
Professional Experience required
Desired profile and skills