Dec 212018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Dec 2018

Position Title : Communications Officer (Private Sector)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 December 2018

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic

Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,

Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Donor Relations Division (DRD), the direct supervision of the Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer, and in close coordination with the Media and Communications Division (MCD) the successful candidate will be responsible for effective and targeted communication/fundraising campaigns in support of the implementation of IOM’s Resource Mobilization Strategy (2019-2022) and IOM’s Private Sector Partnership Strategy 2016-2020.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of and coordinate global online fundraising campaigns in close coordination with MCD, relevant departments and concerned field offices, as well as USA for IOM.

  2. Facilitate the mainstreaming of fundraising initiatives into IOM communications campaigns.

  3. Monitor and report on the impact of fundraising campaigns.

  4. Provide technical support and training to field offices based on communication campaign best

practices and emerging trends.

  1. Build and maintain a loyalty programme that encourages sustained engagement and repeat donations to IOM.

  2. Produce communications materials including regular social media pieces, newsletters, blogs, photo albums, human interest stories, videos as well as brochures and fliers on IOM’s impact on the ground to support resource mobilization efforts.

  3. Contribute to the development of and coordinate system-wide submissions to IOM’s private sector webpage and global donation page.

  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned, including duty travel, as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, International Studies 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.


• Demonstrated experience with online fundraising and fundraising campaigns;

• Strong command of social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.;

• A record of producing high-impact communication materials;

• Experience in outreach and communication to companies, foundations, and individuals as well as private sector fora and platforms;

• Experience in corporate communication an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


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.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 December 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 10.12.2018 to 23.12.2018

Requisition: VN2018/271(P)-CommunicationsOfficer(PrivateSector)(P2)-Geneva,Switzerland (55752059) Released

Posting: Posting NC55752060 (55752060) Released

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