Communications Support Officer at International Organization for Migration


Position Title: Communications Support Officer

Duty Station: N’Djamena, Chad

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 28 June 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

Context:

Under the global supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Project Support Officer (Communications and Policy), the successful candidate will support the implementation of community mobilization and public information activities in the Communications and Policy Unit, whose programmes are funded by various donors including the World Bank and the EU Trust Fund for Africa.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the implementation of community mobilization activities for a World Bank-fundedCOVID-19 vaccination project.
  2. Assist in developing and maintaining close relationships with local and community news/information channels such as national, private and community radio, TV stations, town criers, theatre troupes, and etc.
  3. Draft articles, publications, updates and information materials for IOM Chad’s social media platforms and website.
  4. Draft human-interest stories and press briefing notes highlighting IOM Chad’s achievements and impact in coordination with IOM’s regional office in Dakar.
  5. Provide logistical and administrative support for the implementation of communication campaigns and community mobilization activities.
  6. Support with editing reports and publications as instructed.
  7. Support production of audiovisual content including photos and videos, using IOM’s digital communication tools and templates.
  8. Contribute to building the capacity of IOM staff and partners on migration-related communications and media engagement.
  9. Support the layout and graphic design of communication materials, including reports, posters for social media and other campaigns.
  10. Undertake duty travel as required; and
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

 

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Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Media Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • At least two years of work experience in hardship duty stations, including on communications and social media management;
  • Experience in strategic communications development and management;
  • Experience with designing and implementing communication campaigns, as well as monitoring and evaluation of community dynamics;
  • Experience in writing human-interest stories, press reports, lines-to-take, and other public information materials;
  • Experience working with graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database.

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

 

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Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 June 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Posting period:

From 15.06.2022 to 28.06.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CFA 2022 33 Communications Support Officer (UG) N’Djamena, Chad (57630773) Released

Posting: Posting NC57630774 (57630774) Released

 

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