Program Assistant (Public Information)

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Overview of position:
Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace & security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include most notably, the persistent threat of violent extremist group Al Shabaab, particularly in rural areas, recurrent & unresolved clan, land & resource based conflicts, weak & nascent institutions & the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.
While the transition, recovery & development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict & violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace & security, particularly at community levels. Currently, several regions remain at risk of deteriorating into clan based conflict & falling under the occupation of violent extremist groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.
Since 2016, our client has been supporting the government to lead & for communities to drive transition & recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict & violent extremism. These programs, which are implemented through our clients Somalia’s Transition & Recovery Pillar (TRP) are intended to promote peace, security & stability in fragile & displacement affected areas of Somalia.
Under the overall supervision & management of the Senior Program Coordinator (TRP) / HoSO & the direct supervision of the Program Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation & Communications), the Program Assistant (Public Information) will be responsible to assist the coordination of photographic & videographic assignments as well as documentation of any visibility stories to be undertaken under the Community Stabilization portfolio.

Role objectives:
Assist the coordination of community stabilization information collection to maintain consistency & coherence across projects & follow up that information collection processes & the overall information management activities including encoding, storing & transfer of data & analysis is conducted.
Participate in the identification & implementation of photographic assignments within community stabilization portfolio in all areas of operations & provide written information describing the coverage.
Provide photographic coverage & documentation across all community stabilization activities implemented in Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Southwest & Jubbaland states & liaise with program teams, government officials & visibility service providers to support that all communications deployment go as planned.
Draft proposals, shoot, edit & assist in the design of specific print / web / digital photo montages for use of the community stabilization unit for external & internal uses.
Work with the mission’s communications & media unit to verify that imagery of the community stabilization unit specific publications & products are being treated & published.
Disseminate photos through mission communication platforms including the mission website & social media platforms.
Archive & perform digital postproduction & photo processing tasks.
Be responsible for photo equipment, issued by the mission, for inventory & maintenance purposes.
Undertake any other photography related assignments, but not limited to photo editing, photo research, maintenance, quality control & updating the missions’ photo archive.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting:
This role will work under the overall supervision & management of the Senior Program Coordinator (TRP) / HoSO & the direct supervision of the Program Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation & Communications).

Key competencies:
School diploma with 5 years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree in photography, communications, media, graphic design, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant professional experience.
At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of photography is required.
Experience in working with different technologies, especially latest digital camera equipment is required.
Experience in the field of photography in developing countries or post conflict situations is desirable.
Experience as photographer following a high level official or public figure is desirable.
Experience in graphic design & adapted software (Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Package, Lightroom).
Experience working for an international NGO or UN agency.
Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non governmental or governmental institutions / organizations in a multicultural setting.
Knowledge of working in conflict / volatile contexts on community stabilization in Somalia.
Knowledge of implementing M&E activities for community stabilization programming.
Excellent & demonstrable analytical, communication & writing skills.
Knowledge in the usage of Kobo collect for M&E data collection & office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) & knowledge of spreadsheet & data analysis.
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
Efficiency in Somali is an advantage.
Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences. Encourages diversity & inclusion.
Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected & fairly treated.
Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner. Is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Team management:
This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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