Fresher Public Information Officer Career Jobs – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: NO-A
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Ref: SVN: 01/10/016
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.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will provide information and
inputs to the Mission on communication issues and priorities.
Actively contribute to the Mission’s day-to-day
communications plan and websites operation. Update, maintain, prepare, create,
edit, manage, and publish news and information, web content, and social media
Contribute towards the coordination of the
Mission’s PI activities with IOM Headquarters to optimize outreach.
Produce content for international audiences in
the form of human interest stories from the field, photographs, videos, clips,
and migration stories for IOM. Coordinate the collection of PI assets including
photos and stories from the field to be used in a comprehensive PI strategy for
the Mission.
Contribute to the inclusion of appropriate
gender awareness in IOM Uganda communications.
Draft copy, news, web pages, social media
updates, and other content targeted at the media, the public at large, and UN
Carry out PI training for IOM Uganda staff and
build internal PI capacity.
Travel to the field to collect photographs,
videos, and stories that highlight IOM Uganda’s presence and overall strategy.
Participate in key mission events and workshops as needed.
Offer support in preparing and editing news
releases, briefing notes, media talking points, and other informational
The incumbent will generate timely and engaging
social media content including text, photos, and other media for use across a
range of integrated online platforms.
The incumbent will write, edit, and disseminate
PI materials to the public, the media, educational institutions, UN agencies,
non-governmental agencies and donors.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Organization for Migration IOM Public Information Officer career placement
should hold a Bachelor’s Degree with two years of relevant experience OR
Master´s degree in journalism or a related field from an accredited academic
At least two years’ experience in public
information and media and communications;
Demonstrated high competency as a writer and
editor in English;
Knowledge of graphic design, web, social media,
and video production;
Familiarity with international organizations;
Demonstrated experience with photography, Adobe
creative suite, and Final Cut Pro.  
Languages: English (fluent). Working
knowledge of other UN languages.
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
Accountability-Follows all
relevant procedures, processes, and policies; Meets deadline, cost, and quality
requirements for outputs; Monitors own work to correct errors
Client Orientation – works
effectively well with client and stakeholders; Effectively interfaces with
government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive
migration issues and the work of IOM
Continuous Learning –
promotes continuous learning for self and others; Demonstrates interest in
improving relevant skills; Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant
to other functional areas
Communication – listens and
communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; Writes clearly and
effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience
Creativity and Initiative
actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services; Actively seeks new
ways of improving programs or services ; Proactively develops new ways to
resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Convinces
others to share resources
Planning and Organizing –
plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Identifies risks and makes contingency plans; Adjusts priorities and plans to
achieve goals; Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that
of team members
Professionalism –  displays mastery of subject matter;
Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational
context; Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
Teamwork – contributes to a
collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives,
concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Contributes to, and follows
team objectives; Seeks input and feedback from others
Technological Awareness
displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; Proactively identifies
and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
Technical Competencies:
Drives and fosters understanding of Media and
Communications concepts amongst key personnel in IOM;
Correctly and effectively applies knowledge of
traditional and social media;
Interfaces across units and departments within
IOM to extract relevant information.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated
resumes, evidence of previous works and three references electronically to
Please note that CFC/01/08/016 has been
cancelled and replaced with SVN/01/10/016 and all those that had responded to
it are advised to reapply.
Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject
line of the email and ensure to send your attachments as one document in PDF
and the title of your attachment should be your full names
If you receive a notification of non-delivery of
your email, please forward your application to
Deadline: 27th
October, 2016
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