Project Assistant (Communication)

International Organization for Migration


Under the overall supervision of the Director, Coordinating Office for the Mediterranean and Chief of Mission for Italy and Malta, the direct supervision of the Integration Specialist and Coordinator and in close coordination with the Senior Public Information Associate, the incumbent will assist in the implementation of activities and in carrying out the communication activities envisaged within inclusion programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the communication activities carried out by IOM Rome’s Communication Unit, with a focus on the further implementation, development and updating of the website, the implementation of some IOM Rome’s Social Media tools or platforms, such as Linkedin and YouTube, and on other tasks as requested;
  2. Support the implementation of the Communication and Visibility plan;
  3. Support the dissemination of the Includ EU international video on pilot integration activities realized in target countries: Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Spain;
  4. Assist with the preparation of all relevant administrative and financial documentation related to the communication component of the projects (procurement/payment/ reimbursement/travel);
  5. Other duties and tasks as may be required by the Supervisor for the implementation of the project, as necessary.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• High School Diploma with 4 years of professional experience on communication and social media strategy in the field of migration and integration;
• University Degree in Political, Social Science, International Relations, Communication with 2 years of professional experience.


• Experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
• Experience in the implementation of social media campaigns and communication/social networks strategy on migration and integration.


• In-depth knowledge of the social networks and online communication tools;
• Knowledge of European donor programming for migration and integration of Third Country Nationals;
• Knowledge of financial/administrative rules and regulations within European donor programming.


• Fluency in Italian and English (oral and written) is required;
• Knowledge of French is considered as an asset.

Required 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 1

• 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for Italy will be eligible for consideration.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications on IOM Personal History Form via e-mail at [email protected]

The reference code SVN 2023 10 Project Assistant (Communication) must be clearly indicated in the e-mail subject otherwise the application will not be correctly routed.

Candidates who do not possess the above requested qualifications will not be taken into consideration.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, soon after the closing of the Vacancy.