Press and Public Information Officer / Photographer


  • Job Title: Press and Public Information Officer / Photographer 
  • Ref: LM001
  • Deadline for Applications: 02 August 2022 at 16:00 EAT
  • Duty Station: Mogadishu
  • Availability: 01/08/2022
  • Post Category: Officer
  • Group Classification: 2

Reporting Line:

The Press and Public Information Officer (PPIO) / Photographer will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Press and Public Information Officer and will report to him/her

Main Tasks and Responsibility:

  • To assist in the implementation of the Communication and Information Strategy and other communication strategies, guidelines and plans of the Mission;
  • To draft in English and in Somali stories, news, updates and press releases on Mission activities and mandate implementation, and to adapt the content to different channels used by the Mission;
  • To take photos and video clips for the Mission purposes and, if requested, for the EEAS and CPCC publications and to enhance the pictures for publication;
  • To monitor Somali (including Somaliland) and international media, including social media, for content which is relevant for the Mission and to draft and disseminate Mission’s press reviews;
  • To support the PPIO in updating the Mission’s website and social media channels;
  • To translate PPIO products from English to Somali and media contents from Somali to English;
  • To assist in drafting printed materials for the Mission;
  • To contribute to the graphic design products of the Mission (Flyers, brochures, factsheets, presentations etc.);
  • To contribute to the arrangements of events and visits of journalists and assist in media contacts, especially with Somali media;
  • To keep the PPIO mailing lists updated;
  • To carry out market research for PPIO related procurement processes;
  • To keep track of the stocks of the promotional items;
  • To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Successful completion of university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma in communication, journalism, political sciences, international affairs, law or any other relevant field;


  • After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exemplary writing and editing skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Internet;
  • Good drafting skills in English and in Somali;
  • Ability to prioritize and perform, with limited supervision, multiple tasks in an energetic environment with multiple priorities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work effectively under pressure, in difficult circumstances, as well as ability to communicate with personnel at all operational and strategic levels;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills in both written and spoken English and Somali language;
  • Sufficient knowledge of the EU and understanding of its role in Somalia;
  • Ability to take photos and shoot videos which can be used in public communication of the Mission;
  • Ability to design communication products with Adobe Suite, Canvas and similar;
  • Good knowledge of social media monitoring tools and publication planning programs;
  • Ability to translate swiftly articles and documents from English to Somali and media contents from Somali to English;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to work methodically, accurately and with attention to details as well as to tight deadlines;
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and discretion in dealing with strategic sensitivities, staff-related matters and financial issues.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous work experience with an international organisation;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite or other programs for photo editing, communication material production and video making;
  • Willingness to work long irregular hours when needed and still deal helpfully and courteously with all contacts;
  • Teamwork oriented;
  • Must be able to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in written and oral form;
  • Good experience in collecting and analysing using data for preparing reports.

Special Note:

  • Mandatory requirement to pass security clearances and medical checks.


  • Application Form and the detail Job Descriptions can be downloaded from this link
  • Send filled in application to electronically only;
  • Applications will be considered only when using the Application Form (AF), indicating which position(s) the candidate is applying for;
  • Please, fill in only one application form containing maximum 2 positions you apply for;
  • More than one application form will not be accepted from the same applicant, in case more than one is sent, the earliest will be taken into consideration;
  • Applications should be filled in English;
  • Only duly filled in English application forms will be accepted;
  • Should you need additional employment records, you can modify the application form accordingly;
  • All other forms of applications and/or after deadline submissions will be disregarded;
  • None of the documents submitted will be returned;
  • Due to the high number of applications received in each selection procedure, only shortlisted candidates invited for the interview phase will be contacted.