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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Media and Public Information Assistant  

The UN agency for Migration – IOM Tunisia is looking for a Media and Public Information Assistant G5 according to the terms of reference stipulated below. Apply via Success Factor before 18/11/2022.  

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted 

Position Title: Media and Public Information Assistant  

Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia 

Classification: G5 

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term contract (12 months with the possibility of   extension)  

Estimated Start Date: ASAP 

Reference Code: VNTN2022-044 

Organizational Context and Scope: 

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 overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Tunisia and the direct supervision  of the Deputy Chief of Mission in Tunisia, the incumbent shall be responsible for carrying out  external communications, media relations, and public information functions. the successful  candidate will assume the functions and the following responsibilities

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

  1. Gather, prepare, and disseminate public information on IOM activities in Tunisia, and  assist in developing standard media messaging and lines to address key migration issues. 2. As requested, write, edit, and produce public information material for IOM’s newsletter,  press briefing notes, website, social media, and other media outlets.
  1. Assist with drafting, implementing, and monitoring Standards Operating Procedures  to be used between the projects, partners, and beneficiaries in the context of project  activities which entail communication and outreach. 
  2. Assist with effective implementation of outreach activities in Tunisia, including  updating the content of the mission’s website and social media pages.  
  3. Identify the target audiences and the best means and messaging to reach different  stakeholders and audiences.  
  4. Assist with conducting a media stakeholder analysis to identify relevant media partners,  including press, radio, and TV 
  5. Assist in creating messages and visuals elements for outreach activities in line with  strategies and close cooperation with IOM’s implementing partners 
  6. Closely monitor the implementation of the mission’s outreach campaigns, identify  constraints, and advise on possible implementation delays or hindrances to the full  achievement of the project’s goals. 
  7. Support with communication efforts to ensure current and potential IOM  beneficiaries are reached and benefit from IOM’s activities. 
  8. Support in liaising with media outlets. 
  9. Support IOM in all public information activities, including the draft of press briefing  notes (PBN) in coordination with the Deputy Chief of Mission and relevant project  staff and their further dissemination among national media. 
  10. Organize and participate in events, meetings, and training with key stakeholders to  coordinate and promote IOM activities. 
  11. Support in the preparation of external meetings and events (including talking points and  speeches/presentations). 
  12. Support to ensure that the mission’s planned outreach activities are in line with  IOM’s media and visibility guidelines. 
  13. Prepare regular internal updates on key activities and achievements by the mission to be  disseminated to all IOM Tunisia staff. 
  14. Perform any other tasks that the supervisor may assign. 

Required Competencies: 

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 level 1 

  • 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. 

Required Qualifications: 

Education & Experience & skills: 

  • University degree in Communication, Media, Journalism or in any related field. Minimum of 3 years of experience in developing and implementing communications  strategies, action plans and performance monitoring frameworks, preferably in  the field of migration 
  • Good knowledge of a range of applications and software, including social media  platforms, content, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in Arabic, English, and French. Ability to work independently in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment. Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, setting goals and timelines and working  on deadlines. 
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with government officials, media outlets,  and with a variety of people and organizations, both internally and externally. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural  and professional backgrounds 
  • Experience in capacity enhancement activities 
  • Experience in devising campaign, promotion, graphic, and visibility material 


Fluency in French, Arabic, and English (written and spoken) is required. 



  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for  appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security  clearances. Vaccination against COVID-19 is required. This will be verified as part of the  medical clearance process. 


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. 
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding  confirmation. 
  • The list of accredited institutions can be found at https://www.whed.net/home.php

Posting period: 

  • From10/11/2022 To 18/11/2022.

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