Radio Production Assistant, G4
UNIFIL - Naqoura, Lebanon

Posting Title:Radio Production Assistant, G4
Job Code Title:Radio Production Assistant
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:31 May 2018 – 29 June 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Public Information-UNIFIL-97376-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Strategic Communication and Public Information Section / Division of Political and Civil Affairs, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Radio Producer or his/her designate.


– Assist the team on all aspects of production of radio programmes: develop, write and record for broadcast original radio material, news stories, programmes, announcements, feature and news segment for the mission radio. Work with the radio producer to provide raw audio material for mission products, UNHQ, local and international media as appropriate and mission archives. This will require writing and recording/voiceover in both Arabic and English languages.
– Conduct interviews, collect information and file reports, working at studio locations and in the field. Edit all recorded material in the radio studio. Organize and maintain all radio production and postproduction equipment.
– Be directly responsible for innovative ways of packaging and promoting radio and other communication content with competencies in motion graphics, video production and graphic design to promote multimedia content. 
– Perform independent and team research related to programme preparation, including at field locations.
– Assist the team in maintaining links with local radio stations, community groups, NGOs and relevant groups, in particular those requiring Arabic language skills.
– Monitor local media as needed for use in exploring engaging story ideas.
– Organize and maintain all radio projects and equipment, manage the radio archive. Explore new platforms to grow the number of listeners in Arabic and English.
– Perform other duties as required.


– Good computer skills, ability to type in English and Arabic. Good knowledge of internet-based and social media and excellent internet research capabilities, good knowledge of social media 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

Planning & Organizing:
-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
-Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
-Uses time efficiently


High School diploma or equivalent is required. Technical knowledge in radio production and digital computer sound/audio recording and editing is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in radio production, communications, broadcasting, digital media engagement, or related fields is required. Grounding in socio-political issues pertaining to UNIFIL’s area of operations and local dynamics is desirable.
Valid driving license is required as incumbent will be required to conduct interviews and cover major UNIFIL activities in the Area of Operations.


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) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language (French) is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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 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.

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


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