|Posting Title:||RESEARCH ASSISTANT, G5|
|Job Code Title:||RESEARCH ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon|
|Posting Period:||29 July 2020 – 12 August 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Social Affairs-UNIFIL-139038-R-Naqoura (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Media Monitoring Unit in the Strategic Communications and Public Information Section, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Head of Media Monitoring designate or his/her designate.
Researches, extracts and compiles basic information and technical data on specific programmes/projects and related topics and issues.
Sorts, consolidates, extracts and processes data and enter into relevant database.
Assists in monitoring developments/issues on subjects or areas assigned by collecting, selecting, analyzing and compiling materials from multiple sources, e.g., relevant databases, the library and the Internet.
Assembles original statistical material, adjusts reported data from different sources and load data into computerized database system.
Assists in the evaluation and examination of data sets for accuracy, clarity and validity.
Assists in the maintenance of relevant computerized databases.
Prepares a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or diagrams for information and review by senior officers.
Translate press statement and press releases as necessary, maintains a cooperative relationship with local media;
Screen news from a broad scope of information sources – printed and electronic – setting priorities in relation to UNIFIL’s mandate; analyze, translate and summarize the information in English for the preparation of draft reports and press summaries.
Assists in Arabic/English Editing for UNIFIL’s bilingual magazine Al Janoub.
Prepares abstracts/bibliographic descriptions for inclusion in documents, articles, books and publications.
Reviews, stores, classifies, and maintains relevant computerized databases.
Takes notes and drafts executive summaries of meetings.
Collects, organizes and disseminates relevant UN and media information.
Co-ordinates and sets up press briefings, press statements, pamphlets or other public awareness campaigns to educate public on any specific issue.
Perform other related duties that maybe assigned.
-Good computer skills, good knowledge of and internet research capabilities are required.
-Shows pride in work and in achievements.
-Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
-Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
-Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full
involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related areas is required.
Experience in UN field mission is desirable.
Experience in Arabic/English translation and editing document is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) are required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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