Public Information Assistant, Juba

Public Information Assistant, Juba Posting Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G4 Job Code Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Duty Station: Juba Posting Period: 10 January 2019 - 22 January 2019 Job Opening Number: 19-Public Information-UNMISS-109690-R- (M) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Organizational Setting and Reporting This position is located in Juba in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The incumbent will work in the Multimedia Unit which is part of the Public Information Section. He/She will report to the Head of Office and to the Head of the Outreach Unit. 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 Produce on-point promotional materials such as posters, fliers, banners, photo panels, PowerPoint slides, t-shirts, and cartoons to maximize visibility of UNMISS and its priorities Create and maintain networks of effective contacts with government officials, local non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, faith-based groups, women and youth organizations, academia, local media outlets and other relevant actors, and represent UNMISS in meetings, conferences and events to place the Mission as the important partner 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. Identify stories, research angles, choose contributors, investigate motives and actions, and check facts. 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. Update and further develop internal Public Information databases; update web site, to include drafting and editing contents; assist in design, development and maintenance of Internet applications; generate a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases. Research, compile and present basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products and services 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; Participate in the planning and coordination of major exhibits; liaises with relevant departments/agencies; draft and edit reports, production schedules, press releases and related texts, and correspondence related to planning and production of exhibits. Maintain journalistic standards under deadlines and pressure; Other duties as assigned by the supervisor Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in the context of assignments given and cultural and political sensitivities. Willingness to work outside set hours and set duties when operational requirements demand. Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate verbally in an effective manner. 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning and 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. Education High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education at college, university or specialized training institution in office management/business administration and communications skills is an asset. Work Experience At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in events management, administration/office management/or specialized experience in a Public Information environment, international broadcasting organization or a multi-lingual web site or equivalent. Solid experience in event management is highly desirable. A high level of computer skills, including full proficiency in PowerPoint and various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) are an asset. Strong and proven knowledge of graphic design software is desirable. A valid driver's license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 vehicles are preferred. Experience with UN/NGOs or other international organizations is an added asset. Languages Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. Knowledge of other languages spoken in South Sudan is an advantage. 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 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 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.

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