Media Officer – Senegal
(Deadline: 31 October 2023)
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Seefar Foundation is seeking a Media Officer based in Dakar, Senegal for a project that will deliver changes in knowledge, intentions and behaviors among people preparing to migrate irregularly to Europe.

As Media Officer your main tasks will be to manage the project’s social media pages, as well as liaise with local media outlets to promote the projects’ messaging. You will provide support for the development of online engagement strategies, creative products, PR and media strategies, copywriting, and branding efforts. You will also respond to messages received via What’s App and help potential beneficiaries fill out the necessary form to receive a consultation with a migration expert. Your attention to detail, creative talent, and ability to deliver will be highly valued. To be successful in this role you must be empathetic and influential. You must also have strong written and interpersonal skills. 

To apply you must have at least 3 years of experience working in communications and have demonstrable interest in working with vulnerable communities.  Fluency in French is required, as is a working proficiency in written and spoken English. Wolof is preferable but not essential.

Position terms

This is a full time, 10 month position. Although most of the work can be carried out remotely, you will need to participate in some in-person tasks (speaking to the press, attending and reporting on events organised by the project, etc). Additional ad hoc travel may also be required. 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are able to receive EUR payments from overseas prior to applying for this role. 

Selection Criteria

We are looking for someone with:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in communications;
  • Based in Dakar, Senegal
  • Strong experience working on developing media content, particularly social media content;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • Digital campaign and marketing experience (creating, implementing, and extracting the campaign’s metrics in order to be able to optimise the results);
  • Effective prioritisation and organisational skills, with an ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision;
  • Outstanding attention to detail;
  • Interpersonal skills and an ability to coordinate with teams and local  media outlets;
  • Preferably thematic expertise in migration and trafficking issues;
  • Fluency in French is required, as is a working proficiency in written and spoken English. Wolof is preferable but not essential.
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups, and a thorough understanding of confidentiality;
  • Access to a stable Internet connection and to a computer. 

Job Description

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role.

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

  • Implementing online engagement strategies, PR, and media strategies;
  • Developing creative communications content to be published;
  • Overseeing and developing content for online platforms;
  • Running campaigns on social media platforms using Ads Manager for META (like dynamic ads and carousel ads);
  • Testing social media content for successful scale-up of most impactful adverts;
  • Leading on digital analytics and adapting content based on digital insights;
  • Liaising with local media outlets and speaking to the press.
  • Attending and documenting events (interviewing participants, photography, etc);
  • Suggesting and trialling new ideas to catch the targeted audience’s attention;
  • Respond to beneficiaries who contact the project’s What’s App number, and assist them in filling out a form for a consultation with a Migration Expert. 
  • Contributing to donor reporting;
  • Coordinating with the HQ project management team throughout the implementation of the project;
  • Regularly reporting on the process of your work to your supervisor;
  • Other communications-related tasks as required.

Direct: Global Management

  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.

Working with Seefar Foundation

Our mission is to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit 

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

To Apply for this Role

Please apply on or before 31 October 2023 by clicking the Apply button below. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    1. At least 3 years of experience working in communications;
    2. Based in Dakar, Senegal
    3. Fluency in French is required, as is a working proficiency in written and spoken English. Wolof is preferable but not essential.
    4. Access to the Internet and to a computer.

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