PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G6
Geneva - Switzerland
|Posting Title:||PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G6|
|Job Code Title:||PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Environment Programme|
|Posting Period:||23 July 2018 – 21 August 2018|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Public Information-UNEP-100694-R-Geneva (X)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This position is located in the UN Environment/Europe Office, at the Geneva duty station.
Under the overall direction of the Director and the direct supervision of the Information Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Europe Office and its out-posted offices in the area of communication.
– Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic; compile and present information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services for internal and external audiences.
– Provides specialized assistance in the production and delivery of information communications products and services, including reports measuring the impact of communication activities organized by the Europe Office to include assistance in drafting talking points and inputs to reports.
– Organizes and executes special events, coordinating with diverse partners and the media to highlight and publicize key events.
– Serves as a focal point on the reporting of programmatic activities implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme in Europe; compiles and/or produces information on a wide range of activities, liaising with relevant colleagues and offices; develops data collection mechanism to gather information on relevant audiences and/or clients.
– Assists in the electronic dissemination of programme outputs; prepares, maintains and updates on-line reporting systems, to include drafting and editing content; uploads and/or downloads supporting files and maintains file structure on a shared folder. Identifies and prepares new material for inclusion in appropriate reporting systems by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required; identifying, retrieving and downloading pertinent documentation and other information.
– Manages updates and further develops internal databases and reporting systems; generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases.
– Provides guidance and training to junior staff, contractors, and/or interns. Performs other related duties, as assigned.
– Professionalism: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures related to the communication, production and dissemination of public information; Ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources; 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.
– 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; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
– Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.
High school diploma or equivalent. MUST have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices away from Headquarters.
A minimum of seven years of experience in public information, communications, international broadcasting or related area is required. Experience drafting and editing talking points, inputs to reports or materials to promote the work of a large international organization is required. Experience preparing reports using extracted and analyzed data is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take-up the appointment. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment to him or her. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and will before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you dont receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your applications may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help” link.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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