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Communication Assistant At International Organization For Migration

Date Posted: 11/Oct/2013
Deadline: 22/Oct/2013
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  • Location Nigeria



Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) of IOM Nigeria, and under direct supervision of the National Project Officer with the guidance of the Programme Officer-Immigration Border Management (IBM), the successful candidate will provide specialized assistance in the production and delivery of information communications products for the multi-year European Union (EU) – funded IOM Project, “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria”.

Core functions / responsibilities

  1. Manage and update the content of the project website and other social networking accounts to be launched for this project. Research, compile and present basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services.
  2. Provide inputs for the appropriate medium of communication for the project activities
  3. Liaise with media practitioners identified for the purpose of coordinating media coverage of important events and providing information on the activities the EU/IOM migration project, in a positive, consistent and credible manner
  4. Coordinate implementation activities with IOM’s implementing project partner UNODC
  5. Assist the National Project Officer in organizing the meetings of the Project Management Committee (PMC) and Sector Policy Review Committee (SPRC)
  6. Develop appropriate information materials (electronic and paper pamphlets, brochures, etc.) Including semi-annual or monthly e-newsletter based on identified needs
  7. Disseminate the approved project information materials through the appropriate channels
  8. Assist the National Project Officer in the preparation of annual/interim reports for the project donor
  9. Coordinate with relevant units and consolidate quarterly regional reports.
  10. If necessary, participate in coordination meetings with government counterparts, NGOs and other stakeholders in close coordination with the supervisor.
  11. Undertake duty travel when necessary
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned Desirable Competencies:

Behavioural a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning: communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;


 a) Strong IT/computer skills;  b)  effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; c) works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives. 

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

a) Completed University degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, Social Science, Economics, Law, Humanitarian affairs or related field; b) five years experience in a communications, media engagement field that includes written submissions of standard befitting an international organization is c) Experience of supporting all aspects of project management and familiarity with international standards and EU regulations a plus. d) Knowledge of social and development issues as well as general migration related issues; e) Strong planning, coordination and IT skills.


Must have strong communication skills, including good oral and extremely good written English. Knowledge of French language an added advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address [email protected] on or before October 22, 2013.

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to The Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line VN2013_08(O)-NAT Communication Assistant -Abuja.

All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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