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Country: Tunisia
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 7 Apr 2022

Position Title: Public Information Officer

Duty Station: IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 07 April 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the direct supervision of Senior Programme Development & Donor Relations Officer, and in close coordination with relevant units including Media and Public Information Specialists at the Regional Office in Cairo and HQ, the Public Information Officer will be responsible in supporting IOM Libya Country Office (CO) with reporting and implementation of internal and external communication and media-related activities.

The Public Information Officer will support the Programme Development and Support Unit (PDSU) to deliver/proofread/present the CO’s communications material to the public audience, including media and donor community.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in reviewing and editing activity reports, media reports and documents prepared by various units of CO for internal and external distribution.

  2. Provide technical inputs to the CO’s management, media Focal Points and other staff in the CO on media, public information, event management, visibility, media and communication issues.

  3. Contribute to the update and implementation of the public information strategy for Libya CO to prominently position the organization as a lead humanitarian agency with donors, partners, media agencies and the Libyan public.

  4. Provide content and other information inputs in relation to the visibility of IOM and its work in Libya.

  5. Draft, edit and disseminate public information material and reports including press releases, videos, feature stories, infographics, factsheets, weekly and monthly newsletters, brochures within the CO, to other IOM COs HQ, and to external sources, including donors, United Nations (UN) agencies, government counterparts and other interested stakeholders.

  6. Liaise closely with the relevant units to regularly update CO’s documents, such as newsletters, periodic reports, information sheets, brochures, PowerPoint presentations and other written reports and materials on IOM programmes and events.

  7. Generate timely and engaging content and regularly update communication platforms including the Country Office website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

  8. Contribute to the inclusion of appropriate gender awareness in all communications of Libya CO.

  9. Ensure community engagement and beneficiary feedback is included in projects by supporting IOM’s Community Response Map as a monitoring and evaluation tool.

  10. Provide information and inputs to field and programme staff in the Sub-Offices on public information issues.

  11. Liaise with media, partners and government counterparts on the CO’s work, community activities, events and human interest and migration stories.

  12. Participate in key mission events and workshops and undertake duty travel to field offices, as needed, in order to acquire material, including photographs, videos and stories of work being undertaken by the field, that would promote IOM with donors and governments.

  13. Build internal public information and multimedia capacity.

  14. Monitor local and international media and news and bring to the management attention any publication concerning migration.

  15. Review and communicate specific information with local and international media in Arabic and English.

  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Media Communications, Journalism or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in technical writing, proof reading and editing, preferably in the international development, migration, human rights, labour rights, or public policy sector is required.


• Strong organizational and time management skills;

• Ability to work in a multi‐cultural environment and respect diversity;

• Teamwork oriented but with a capacity to work independently;

• Excellent writing and communication skills;• Proficiency in Arabic or French is desirable; and,

• Computer literate.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


This position is based in Tunis, Tunisia; with possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required 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 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 April 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 25.03.2022 to 07.04.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 96 Public Information Officer (P2) IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia (57493980) Released

Posting: Posting NC57493981 (57493981) Released

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