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Consultant - Media and Public Information Assistant

International Organization for Migration

Closing date: 26 Mar 2017

Position Title : Consultant - Media and Public Information Assistant

Duty Station : Niamey, Niger

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, 3 months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 March 2017


Reference Code: CON 2017/13


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration

and 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.




Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission the Media and Public Information Assistant

will be responsible for the implementation of internal and external communication and media

related activities required for all the IOM Niger projects. Moreover she/he will undertake

necessary action to plan, organize and proper development of public events, media campaigns

and act as liaison and focal point between local/international journalists and relevant IOM units.

In support to relevant project managers the media public information consultant will also be

responsible of ensuring compliance with donor specific requirements in terms of communication

and visibility.


Core Functions / Responsibilities:


Update IOM Niger public website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and act as Webmaster;

analyze streaming of IOM Niger web viewers’ trends by making best use of available search

mechanisms, such as Google’s Analytics.

Establish and maintain strong and regular liaison with the newspapers, TV and radio stations,

news agencies, in order to inform the public, promote IOM activities and coordinating the media

coverage of the events.

Monitor, evaluate, anticipate and respond proactively where it is deemed necessary, to all

relevant news, information and forum discussion, concerning the activities of IOM Niger.

Undertake ongoing Communication activities such as responding to inquiries, maintaining

calendar of events and communications mailing lists and evaluating the impact of key

communications tools.

Inform relevant project manager of specific donor visibility requirements and develop

standardized communication templates and tools for the mission.

Prepare and maintain up-to-date- in a timely manner- press briefing kits, project snapshots

and other written materials ensuring consistent visibility of IOM Niger and relevant donors in

coordination with Project Managers.

Assist with regard to the provision of information and updates of news agencies to keep them

regularly informed on IOM Niger activities so as to ensure appropriate media coverage; Assist in organizing press briefings and conferences as necessary.

Assist in organizing working meetings, events, conferences and media meetings with

concerned staff members.

Engage as needed with programme officers for successful publication of project materials

(brochures, reports, fact sheets, profiles, posters, briefing papers, photo essays) in line with

applicable donor guidelines.

Oversee and guide the development of a documentary on the migration challenges in Niger.

Ensure liaison and coordination with media and communication focal points in the Regional

Office and Headquarters.

Undertake duty travels as required and compile field monitoring reports highlighting

implementation challenges and solutions.

Liaise, promote and coordinate interagency collaboration and operational partnership in the

sub-offices’ areas of work.

Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender and ensure that women

children, and other vulnerable groups in the project are considered in all communication and

media products.

Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts by edit, draft and package project proposals,

reports, and related materials supportive of the strategic positioning and development of the

Democratic Governance programme;

Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Program Manager to achieve project



• Update IOM Niger public website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and act as Webmaster;

analyze streaming of IOM Niger web viewers’ trends by making best use of available search

mechanisms, such as Google’s Analytic

• Prepare press briefing kits, project snapshots and other written materials ensuring consistent

visibility of IOM Niger and relevant donors in coordination with Project Managers

• Ensure adherence and compliance with Donor Visibility requirements.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution in journalism or

international relations.


• At least two years of experience (or five years of experience for candidates with 1st level

university degree) in media/communication in humanitarian context.

• Experience in developing media and communication strategies, tools and products for


• Experience in liaising with national and international media outlets, and sound experience of

web traffic generation in social media.

• Sound understanding and/or previous experience related to migration in West Africa is an

added advantage.

• Strong computer skills

• Familiarity with the region is an asset

• Experience working in humanitarian organizations.

• Experience in working in remote environments


Fluency in English and French is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external


• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of

self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of


• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs,

perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs

of IOM.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment

system, by 26 March 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on

your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.


Posting period:


From 16.03.2017 to 26.03.2017

Job posted on 17 March 2017.

Please mention Ethical Jobs while applying for this position.