Migration and Health Awareness Raising and Communications Junior Consultant March, 2020

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I. Position Information

Position title

Migration and Health Awareness Raising and Communications Junior Consultant

Duty station

Kigali, Rwanda



Type of Appointment

3 Months with possible extension



Estimated Start Date

20 April 2020

II. Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Migration and Health Officer in close coordination with the Migration and Health Unit and the EVD Project Officer, the candidate will support and assist in the daily implementation of the activities under the MHD projects and portfolio with particular focus on the production of awareness-raising and communication material.

III. Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.Support production of relevant communication, social media, awareness-raising and visibility materials on the MHD activities according to the donor and IOM rules;

2.Support the production, purchasing and distribution of eventual Awareness Raising and communication material on COVID19, EVD, and other diseases;

3. Assist MHD in the implementation of the projects according to the work plans, facilitating the timely achievement of project activities and results as specified in the project documents.

4. Assist in the preparation of narrative reports as well as flow monitoring reports in accordance with donor’s requirements, IOM regulations, and established procedures and deadlines.

5. Participate, as needed, in regular meetings on COVID19, EVD and other related subjects at a country level and assist in the organization of coordination meetings with projects’ partners and stakeholders.

6. Assist with logistic and administrative organization of MHD capacity building activities (i.e. training), awareness-raising sessions and population mobility mapping meetings, as specified in the projects’ workplans.

7. Undertake duty travels within Rwanda related to projects activities as required.

8. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Communication, International Relations, Development, Law, Political or Social Sciences, Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 1 year of relevant professional experience;


  • Familiarity with migration-related topics and IOM work;
  • Mature individual, able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs);
  • Information management and communication skills;
  • Organizational and administrative skills;
  • Previous working experience with UN or other relevant international organizations, NGO, government institutions would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of national and regional issues in the thematic area is a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and in the creation of eye-catching visual material/reports; and
  • Experience in working in Rwanda and within the One UN system in the country would be a distinct advantage.

V. Languages

Required (specify the required knowledge)


English (Fluent)

French and Kinyarwanda

VI. 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 the 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.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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 applicants should respond to this Call for Applications with a cover letter, complete the consultant information form and a detailed CV showing respondents’ ability to carry out the assignment.

Please submit all applications on [email protected]  not later than April 06, 2020

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period: From 31.03.2020 to 06.04.2020

 Competencies should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.



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