Ethiopia: Consultant – Media and Awareness Raising

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Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

Call for Application – Consultancy Service

Position Title: Consultant – Media and Awareness Raising

Vacancy Code: CFA/0001/2018

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with travel (in country and out of the country)

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Two months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 30 January 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Context and Scope

Under the overall supervision of IOM’s Special Liaison Office’s Chief of Mission (CoM), and direct supervision of the Regional Mixed Migration Programme Phase VIII (RMMP VIII) Programme Coordinator, IOM is seeking to hire a media and awareness raising consultant to: 1) to conduct a background assessment of the portrayals of irregular migration in the Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Somalian, and Yemeni media including online publications, TV, Radio and social media and develop; and, 2) develop a public awareness strategy which will guide relevant activities and provide a basis for improved measuring of impact of awareness-raising interventions

This consultancy will be implemented within the framework of the IOM-implemented “RMMP project Horn/Gulf of Aden/Yemen: Improving Protection of Migrants Phase VIII”, funded by the US State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and supports project Outcome 4: Migrants and potential migrants, reached by the program, have improved ability to make informed decisions about migration, and specifically Output 4.1: Potential migrants reached under the programs have increased awareness on risks of irregular migration.

Objectives of the research

The objectives of the consultancy will be to:

  1. Institutionalize awareness raising activities in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and through a government led strategy;

  2. Develop a monitoring and evaluation system for awareness raising activities conducted under the programme.

To achieve these objectives the consultant will map and analyze existing public information and campaign material aimed to:

  • Educate young people and their influencers on the risks and dangers associated with irregular migration while presenting sound and legal alternative routes to fulfil their ambitions and dreams;

  • Explain the risks and dangers of illegal migration of unaccompanied children to their family members and other influencers highlighting the diverse types of exploitation that these children may face;

  • Highlighting the punishment of the act of human trafficking and smuggling according to the country law.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The consultant will be tasked to:

  1. Review and analyse public information and awareness raising materials developed under the RMMP in light of possible improvements and communication for development (C4D) methodologies;

  2. Conduct a media analysis on irregular migration in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Yemen;

  3. Where possible develop a national media and awareness raising strategy for relevant governments;

  4. Develop monitoring and evaluation tools.

Expected deliverables

  • An inception report defining clear methodology and timeline of the consultancy;

  • A media assessment report for relevant countries;

  • A draft awareness raising tool box for relevant governments;

  • An action plan to roll-out media and awareness raising strategy;

  • Monitoring and evaluation plan for developed strategies and activities;

  • Present awareness raising strategy to stakeholders in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and (Yemen)

  • Schedule of deliverables to be discussed at the final proposal submission stage.

Timeline

The duration of services performed under these Terms of Reference shall not exceed a maximum of two months from the signing of agreement (excluding the final presentations)

Desired qualifications

Education

Minimum of postgraduate degree in Communication, Media, and Journalism or in any related field or a combination of training and relevant working experience.

Experience and skills:

  • 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of developing and implementing communications strategies, action plans and performance monitoring frameworks, preferably in the field of migration;
  • Good knowledge of a range of applications and software including use of adobe suite, developing of social media content and use of Microsoft office, power point and excel;
  • Ability to work independently in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment;
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, setting goals and timelines and working on deadlines;
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with government officials and with a variety of people and organizations, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Experience in capacity enhancement activities;
  • Experience in devising campaign, promotion and visibility material.

Languages:

Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of local languages in the region is an advantage.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates/firms are invited to submit their applications and CV written in English with photocopies of educational/training certificates via our e-mail address RECADDIS@iom.int, by January 30, 2018 at the latest, referring the position title and vacancy code in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period*:* From 23.01.2018 to 30.01.2018

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