Mali: Humanitarian Liaison Officer


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Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information. Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.


The main task of the Humanitarian Liaison Officer (HLO) is to highlight the community's perspectives within the wider humanitarian system and, in return, make sure that the project staff are up to date with the latest developments and verified information from the humanitarian and health response. In doing so, the HLO will be in regular contact with officials from the UN, national and international NGOs and the national and local government. The HLO will participate in relevant coordination meetings and will work to build the profile of the project and identify areas of collaboration with humanitarian and health partners.

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Extensive experience working in complex relief operations in challenging environments, preferably in humanitarian and/or health crisis contexts;
Very good knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector;
A thorough understanding of the work of humanitarian and development agencies, including working within the UN cluster system;
Proven interpersonal and networking skills to liaise authoritatively with figures from the aid and donor communities and host governments;
Experience in Communication with Communities (CwC) and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) projects, with a strong focus on ensuring feedback from the communities is taken into account within the humanitarian system;
A good understanding of technical language and jargon used in humanitarian agencies - and demonstrated experience of turning this into engaging content with "human speak" for people who are not familiar with it;
A good understanding and experience of accountability platforms and tools - experience working with communities to gather their concerns and issues, turning these into engaging content;
Strong communication and diplomatic skills;
A self-starter and proactive problem-solver who enjoys communication and collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment;
Proven ability to develop and monitor workplans and training plans;
Fluent in written and spoken French;
Fluent in written and spoken English.

Application instructions

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