Senior Media & Visibility Assistant

at International Organization for Migration
Published August 16, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Computer & IT  
Job Type Full Time  



Vacancy Number : SVN/IOMSO/021/2022


IOM has been implementing a range of humanitarian and development projects in all regions of Somalia. With over 2.9 million internal displaced individuals, evolving mixed migration flows in and out of Somalia, increasing access and donor interest in Somalia, programmatic scope for IOM is growing rapidly. In this context, IOM Somalia is developing and implementing a multitude of projects and is expanding its portfolio - from humanitarian response, transition and recovery to migration governance and development.


Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (PSU) and the direct supervision of the Communication and Graphic Design Officer, and in close coordination with the relevant programme managers, the Senior Visibility Assistant will provide assistance with aspects of communications, partner and donor visibility efforts and reporting.


Core Functions / Responsibilities:


Generate and/or facilitate the production of communication materials including briefing notes, talking points, text, images, videos, and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support IOM Somalia resource mobilization efforts.

Collect inputs, draft, and disseminate pertinent project information for the production of public-facing and donor-facing public information products relevant to the work of IOM Somalia, including external situation reports, newsletters, publications, presentations, key messaging etc. to reach donor, government, media and other relevant audiences.

Contribute to creating project communication plans and outcomes alongside programme teams, including developing, planning and executing digital media plans, scheduling content on social media and website and establishing clear timelines to meet donor requirements.

Draft press notes, success stories and social media content based on inputs received from the field to showcase project updates and impact to donor.

Prepare visibility packages for donors presenting the impact of ongoing IOM Somalia projects, including compiling success stories and advocacy material in written and audiovisual form, and sharing with relevant focal points to provide updates on active projects.

Act as focal point for project events and donor visibility requests from IOM offices, donors, and partners, ensuring content meets donor and IOM quality standards.

Support the Media and Communications Officer with the research of background information, preparing talking points, briefings or presentations to ensure adequate and timely responses to media and further external queries.

Track and analyses traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategies and activities.

Maintain an up-to-date and organized documentation of communication materials including publications, press releases, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of relevant professional experience; or


High School Degree/Certificate in the above field with six years of relevant professional experience.




Experience in producing public information products that meet quality standards, including publications and audio-visual content.

Experience developing and implementing communication plans, both offline and online.

Experience in the usage of design and communications software, particularly InDesign, and PowerPoint.

Familiar with producing public-facing and donor-facing visibility content.

Work experience in the region and particularly in emergency operations is an advantage.

Knowledge of multimedia production is an advantage.



Demonstrated ability to write clear, articulate correspondence and communicate well (written and oral) in English.

Digital literacy and demonstrated knowledge of information technology in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly graphic design software such as InDesign and illustrator.



Fluency in English & Swahili is required (oral and written). Working Knowledge of Somali is an added advantage

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: maintain 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 2


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.



Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.


Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


How to apply


Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) by email.

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