UN Volunteer — Programme Officer with IOM in Haiti

Closing date

Full description of assignment: https://www.unv.org/calls/HTIR000179-7315

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

  • Support the Program Support Officer in developing new project proposals.

  • Assist with providing and coordinating inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions and external partners, such as donors, partner agencies, implementing partners, etc.

  • Initiate the development and implementation of the communication and advocacy strategy.

  • Serve as a focal point for internal and external communication flows. Maintain Communication with Headquarters, the Regional as well as outside partners for information sharing and dissemination.

  • Ensure that project information is regularly updated on the IOM site and ensure timely coordination of communications with donors and national stakeholder

  • Assist the programme and project managers in ensuring appropriate visibility of the project donors.

  • Based on the information gathered from Program Managers within the IOM Haiti mission, regularly update IOM Haiti social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

  • Produce/edit short video documentaries and write press notes with accompanying photographs of IOM Haiti activities.

  • Maintain and carry-out periodic updates to IOM Haiti project fact sheets.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned


Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • Master’s degree in International Law, Communications, Journalism, Political or Social Sciences, International Cooperation/Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Development studies, information and communication or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • 2 years working Experience in NGO, UN, IO or Diplomatic missions;
  • Thorough knowledge of the functions of intergovernmental organizations and familiarity with IOM and the UN system;
  • Experience in liaising with the national and international entities, specifically donors;
  • Familiarity with the issues of migration programmes;
  • Work experience in the region;

  • Experience in information management/public information, project/programme development; reporting and/or Monitoring and Evaluation;

  • Experience in producing materials targeting outside audiences and policy documents;

  • Familiarity with standard office applications and capacity in MS Publisher, Photoshop, website design and similar application desired;

  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience

  • Knowledge of social media;

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise: Public information and reporting, Social inclusion, Community participation and development

Area of expertise details:

Social inclusion Optional

Public information and reporting Mandatory

Other civil society or community development experience Optional

Area of Expertise Requirement

  • Ability to work with an emphasis on result, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness;

  • Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

How to apply

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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.