Posting Title:PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title:PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station:Kuajok; JUBA;
Posting Period:05 October 2020 – 18 October 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Public Information-UNMISS-142344-R- (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The duty station for this post is Kuajok. The incumbent reports to Kuajok Head of Office and to the Head of Multimedia in Juba.

Responsibilities

•Plan and organize well-focused awareness-raising events by employing drama, dance, music, sports and other entertaining methods (e.g. peace concerts, football tournaments, quiz competitions, school debates on peace and reconciliation) to promote the goals and priorities of UNMISS and garner better understanding of the Mission among the people of South Sudan;
•Engage with local communities at the grassroots level and put a human face to UNMISS by organizing discussions, town-hall meetings and study meetings with a wide range of community leaders on issues relevant to the Mission;
•Research, compile and present media reports for internal and external use covering national and international press, television, radio and websites and other possible information sources that are accessible to the public;
•Manage, update and further develop internal Public Information database and multi-media archives; generate a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases;
•Keep abreast of development on priority issues related to Mission’s objective;
•Produce daily media monitoring reports, social media update, television newscast summaries, special media report and other editorial products as directed by the Unit’s Head;
•Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors and gather background and supporting materials;
•Research, compile and present media reports for internal and external use covering national and international press, television, radio and websites and other possible information sources that are accessible to the public;
•Coordinate media coverage of important events; liaise with news and publications agencies, public relations firms and UN photographers in order to provide advance notice of, and information on, upcoming meetings, briefings and special events and to ascertain coverage requirements;
•Maintain journalistic standards under deadlines and pressure;
•Work in the production and editing of video/film projects for website projects; track all production material; produce scripts, cue cards, etc. select and catalogue sound and visual materials for inclusion in productions and obtain requisite clearances and copyrights; direct studio recordings and/or evaluate audio quality of recordings for inclusion in programmes;
•Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

•Professionalism:Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in the context of assignments given and cultural and political sensitivities. 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.Willingness to work outside set hours and set duties when operational requirements demand. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

•Teamwork: Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective communication and work relationships with supervisors and 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 own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•Communication: 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. Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent. Technical/vocational training in videography or mass communication is an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in journalism and/or communications, international broadcasting organization or other media bodies or equivalent.

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of other languages spoken in South Sudan is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

 

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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