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VAC-12321 Public Information and Media Assistant


  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Benghazi
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

Under the direct supervision of the Head of PDSU OIC and in close coordination with the Programme Support and Public Information Associate, the candidate will lead the overall media engagement, visibility and public information response in relation to IOM activities in the East of Libya, with particular focus to the Storm Daniel Emergency and Recovery Response.

Role objectives
Responsibilities and Accountabilities;

  1. Produce content for international audiences in the form of assisting to develop press notes and creating visual human-interest stories from the field with particular focus on Storm Daniel emergency response.

  1. Visit the field  in the East to collect photographs, video clips, beneficiaries’ stories and program descriptions that highlight IOM Libya’s presence and overall strategy for the Mission’s publications and communication channels;

  1. On a weekly basis capture and edit photos and videos about IOM activities, and produce at least one finalized story to be posted on the Mission’s social media platforms each week;

  1. On a monthly basis collect, edit, and produce a video story about IOM activities related to specific project or donor specific requirement;

  1. Provide general advice on content sharing and ways to engage public and followers with the organization’s different platforms for a growing audience;

  1. Supports digital campaigns in the East in support of IOM’s interventions and beneficiaries – in collaboration with other communication offices, if needed;

  1. Monitor social media channels, and flag any issues of concern to the PI team, including negative mentions and misreporting, and propose ways to respond appropriately;

  1. Be responsible for building a pool of photos and videos of IOM activities on a timely basis; make sure that IOM Libya at all times has access to latest high-quality photos about the field activities;

  1. Contribute to the inclusion of appropriate gender awareness in IOM Libya PI material;

  1. Support PI training for field staff in the East and the South on photography, story collection and videography, and build internal PI capacity;

  1. Work closely with IOM Libya operational colleagues to cover IOM activities with text and audio-visual material, including for visiting detention centres and other relevant locations;

  1. Review the media materials produced by the PI team for finalization.

  1. Identify relevant media/communications opportunities to promote IOM Libya’s work in Libya, with particular focus on the East and the Storm Daniel Response;

  1. Ensure consistent visibility of IOM Libya’s activities in the field and produced material;

  1. Ensure donor visibility in line with donor guidelines;

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned
Project reporting

Head of PDSU (Public Information/ PDSU)

Key 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 3

  • 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.
Team management


Further information


·Effective organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and plans, ability to work under pressure and cope with deadlines;

·Good written and spoken communications skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.
This vacancy is now closed.