Press Officer Assistant – International Organization for Migration (IOM)




Organization: International Organization for Migration
(IOM)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Press Officer, European
Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM)
VNE
Number:
VNE-7
About
US:
The International Organization for
Migration (IOM), established in 1951, is the leading international
intergovernmental organization dealing with migration.  IOM works to help ensure the orderly and
humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on
migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration
problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including
refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM, acting as implementing
partner for the European Commission, is seeking to recruit a number of local
staff for support functions assigned to the European Union Election Observation
Mission (EU EOM) in Uganda.
Job
Summary:
The Press
Officer Assistant will provide technical and administrative support to the
Press Officer. This will involve assisting with press relations, establish and
maintain contact with the local and international media, a basic daily media
digest of political and election related items for the EU EOM. The incumbent
will also support in the preparation of a written report on the media for the
Final Report. Also, the incumbent will carry out any other tasks as may be
required the Press Officer.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the IOM Press Officer Assistant employment opportunity should
preferably hold a Degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or
other related field
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience (preferably with International Organizations
or NGOs in the related field).
·        
Good
team player
·        
All candidates
should be non-partisan
·        
Excellent
command of both written and spoken English
·        
Fluency
in any other local language would be an asset.
·        
Excellent
analytical and drafting skills
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. familiar with MS Windows, Excel and Outlook.
·        
Willingness
and flexibility to work in an environment with an intensive workload
·        
Candidates
must be willing to work flexible hours and be able to perform under tight
deadlines.
NB: Candidates should be
available for hire immediately. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
How
to Apply:
All those interested in working with the
International Organisation for Migration (IOM) should send their resumes and
short application letters via E-mail only to: recruitmentuganda@iom.int. Please
clearly include the VNE Number in the subject line of the email. (Check top of
this advert)
Deadline:
24th December 2015
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