Communication Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Mogadishu, Somalia

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th September, 2021

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role:

The position is area focus and the post-holder will be a member of the DRC Somalia/Somaliland team and focus on communications; media advocacy, knowledge generation, management and promoting shared learning among actors. He/she will also support development of content and communication material. He/she will capture and consolidate project activities and success stories to be shared with relevant actors.


  • Help in development and implementation of DRC Somalia Communications strategy to showcase project interventions along with knowledge generations, sharing and dissemination.
  • Design dynamic and engaging visuals for social media platforms, publications, events material and signage, infographics, data visualizations, icons, brochures, flyers, report covers, layout and dashboards.
  • Play a role on engaging with the national and local level media channels to highlight and advocate project objectives through talk shows, special reports, packages, and news items.
  • Inform, educate, and persuade journalists, media community and opinion makers through workshops, formal and informal meetings to help advocate project objectives to relevant stakeholders.
  • Capture the events and project activities and present them at various communication platforms to raise awareness along with showcasing the project impact.
  • Ensure documentation and consolidation of human-interest stories, which can be communicated externally.
  • Create and develop IEC materials with the support from the communication department.
  • Provide up to date content for DRC social media platforms.
  • Research, prepare, fact-check, edit and produce professional media and communications materials for target audiences and ensure their timely dissemination via DRC communications channels, ensuring highest quality standards.
  • Develop graphic content, including video and audio including but not limited to infographics, social media visuals, video scripts and storylines.
  • Ensure adequate communication coverage, through a variety of tools (written, video/audio, social, media) of project activities and products, deliverables, objectives and results to key donors, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.
  • Draft human impact stories working in conjunction with Comedications, Team Leader and keeping sensitive to needs of both internal and external audiences.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Line Manager.

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least 2 years' experience working in communications and/or advocacy with international NGO
  • University Degree or Diploma in communication, journalism or similar or equivalent professional qualification
  • Good Graphic design skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop and In Design)
  • Excellent oral and written skills and demonstrated ability to write and develop strong communication and advocacy materials
  • Professional communication skills, including social media and other media skills, plus strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential), and familiarity with working in multimedia contexts


  • Fluency in Somali language
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Arabic speaking person is an added advantage.


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