VA20P103V01 - Associate Project Officer, Communications
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Close on 31 Aug 2020
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Grade: Entry Professional
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Job Description


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Associate Project Officer - Communications position for the MIgration EU eXpertise+ (MIEUX+) initiative.

MIEUX+ strengthens the capacities of public authorities to better manage migration and mobility in all its dimensions through the provision of tailor-made peer-to-peer expertise assistance. As a global migration capacity-building programme, MIEUX+ provides peer-to-peer expertise to partner countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The overall objective of MIEUX+ is to contribute to safe, orderly and regular migration. The specific objective is to improve migration governance at national, regional and global levels. MIEUX+ is made up of four inter-twined hubs (Hub 1 – Expertise, Hub 2 - Action, Hub 3 - Knowledge, Innovation and Trends, and Hub 4 - Networks and Partnerships) mutually reinforcing and complementing each other.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Job Description:
The Associate Project Officer-Communications supports the implementation of project activities. S/he contributes to organisation of project activities and administration of project inputs according to the approved project documentation, work plans and budgets, and in line with ICMPD´s rules and business processes. The Associate Project Officer-Communications supports content creation and production of communication products for MIEUX’s website, newsletter and social media channels; monitors media coverage and conducts a press review; assists with, day-to-day dealings with communications-related suppliers. S/he contributes to the formulation and design of substantive project outputs and to the implementation of project communications activities.

The Associate Project Officer-Communications works under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager as well as the Knowledge and Communication Specialist and in close collaboration with other members of the project team. S/he collaborates with project assistant(s) for implementation of administrative activities.


The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation with 17 Member States and about 300 staff members. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, it takes a regional approach in its work to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes.

Priority regions include Africa, Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Its three-pillar approach to migration management – structurally linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development worldwide. The Vienna-based organisation has a mission in Brussels, a regional office in Malta and project offices in several countries. ICMPD receives funding from its Member States, the European Commission, the UN and other multilateral institutions, as well as bilateral donors. Founded in 1993, ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 200 partners including EU institutions and UN agencies.

Our Purpose

Migration is one of the most important political issues in current public debates - frequently connected with highly emotional, sometimes even extreme or populistic point of views. ICMPD strives to be an objective and fair-minded companion in migration discourses by bringing all important players around the same table.

ICMPD has vast experience in bridging the gap between theory and practice. According to these principles, ICMPD provides policy makers and politicians with the necessary groundwork needed to make decisions. Furthermore, ICMPD is present on the ground with its capacity building activities in various areas of migration management.