Humanitarian Communications and Media Roster

Please Note

New registrations for the Humanitarian Communications and Media Roster will be formally closed as of January 30, 2015. Internews, on behalf of the CDAC Network, is finalizing a new management system for the roster. Approved roster members will receive a formal communication directly. All new applicants are encouraged to check this page again in June 2015.

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Do you know how to prioritize in the midst of chaos? Are you a team player? Have you worked in a crisis zone before? Do you have experience in the humanitarian sector and/or with the media? Are you a strategic thinker? Would you be able to deploy within 72 hours? Do you love technology and believe that communication has the ability to transform lives?

If you have answered yes most of these questions, then you have landed on the right page. Come and register with our roster. We are always recruiting for talented people!

Communicating with disaster affected communities is a growing field of humanitarian response that helps to meet the information and communication needs of people affected by crisis. It is based on the principle that information and communication are also critical forms of aid.

This global roster is the product of a partnership between Internews and the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. It is made possible thanks to a grant from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The CDAC Network promotes the coordinated provision of information and communication with crisis affected communities as key humanitarian deliverables. The goal of the Network is to ensure that communities are better able to withstand, and recover from, humanitarian emergencies by actively engaging in decisions about their own relief and recovery through the use of information and communication tools.

The roster, managed by Internews for the CDAC Network, serves the needs of a broad group of agencies who are members of the CDAC Network. This network is unique in terms of who it convenes: humanitarian and media development organizations and, increasingly, technology providers. Internews is one of the founding members of the CDAC Network and as such, it sees this roster as a means to scale up technical capacity for communicating with disaster affected communities by working with both local media and first responders. See the current members of the CDAC Network.

The deployment roster aims to ensure CDAC Network Members can access standing capacity to implement communications-related preparedness and emergency response activities. The roster recruits people who have a unique set of talents that transcend both the media and the humanitarian sectors. What these individuals bring to the table is the best of both worlds to benefit people in crisis.

We are looking for people who have multiple language skills, previous experience in complex emergencies, ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations, technical competency in media and/or communications, capacity to engage with local populations and media, and in-depth knowledge of the humanitarian response system. Besides having the required technical skills, roster candidates will also be evaluated on a set of core competencies that are intrinsic to working in the humanitarian sector.

To apply to be part of the Humanitarian Communication Roster, please select one or more positions (up to three maximum) that you think you are most suited for. You will then be taken to a more detailed job description with instructions on how to apply through our online recruitment system.

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