Posted on :
5 Mar, 2019
5 Mar, 2019
Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean. Further, over 25% of the Ivorian migrants returning from Libya are women with specific protection needs.
Job Title: Public Information Officer
To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). One of the actions of the “Joint Initiative” is implemented in Ghana and foresees different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants as well as victims of trafficking, capacity building for the authorities, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative aims to strengthen the technical and material capacities of authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over the policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants developed and/or strengthened in Ghana, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and in close coordination with the Project Manager for Returns, Protection and Direct Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of public information (PI) strategies to promote IOM Ghana and its activities and awareness-raising efforts, particularly for returns and reintegration projects including the EU-IOM Joint Initiative on Migrant Protection and Reintegration, Global Assistance to Irregular Migrants and the Assistance to Ghanaian Returnees and Potential Migrants projects.