PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Public Information
  • Deadline:
    December 5, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Posting Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G6
Job Code Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: MOSUL
Posting Period: 21 November 2022 – 05 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Public Information-UNAMI-195715-R-Mosul (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Mosul. The Public Information Assistant reports to the Director of Public Information Office.

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director of the Public Information Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: –
– Supports the development and implementation of the Mission’s communication strategy.
– Provides general office support; responds to information requests and inquiries; processes; drafts and finalizes correspondence and other communications; sets up and maintain files/records, organizes meetings, monitors deadlines, etc.
– Assists in the production and delivery of communications products and services; evaluates the result and impact of these products, including providing feedback on the perception of the Mission at the local level.
– Coordinates administrative services, including preparing, monitoring and processing various requisitions, service contracts and payments, vouchers, coordinating special assignments and related travel authorizations, etc.
– Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic and translate information/news reports when needed – in English and Arabic; compiles and presents information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services tailored to meet the needs of the clients of the Mission.
– Assists in the electronic/digital dissemination of communication products, obtaining materials of interest to the work of the Mission.
– Provides multimedia coverage (photo/video/audio) for use on the Mission’s digital media platforms, including by taking photos and videos when necessary.
– Contributes to the daily Media Monitoring Reports published by the Public Information Office.
– Serves as an information focal point, helps to coordinate special events and media coverage
– Participates in the planning and coordination of major exhibits and special events as required; liaises with relevant agencies; drafts and edits reports, production schedules, press releases and related texts, and correspondence related to the planning and production of exhibits and special events.
– Coordinates media coverage of important events, liaises with news and publications agencies, public relations firms, etc. to provide advance notice of, and information on, upcoming meetings, briefings and special events and to ascertain coverage.
– Engages with and maintains regular contacts with the local media.
– Contributes to increasing visibility and social media presence on strategic platforms and to the implementation of digital and other media campaigns for events of importance to the Mission
– Assists in the promotion and maintenance of the Mission’s visibility in the mainstream media and social media platforms.
– Contributes to the development and implementation of a social media strategy under the guidance of the Head of Digital Media Unit
– Contributes to the creation of web and social media -interest stories, drafts and edits relevant content.
– Identifies and drafts material for inclusion in appropriate digital and social media platforms by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required; preparing new pages, incorporating graphics as needed, using appropriate authoring tools and necessary programming languages; preparing and updating index of documents; posting documents on the UN web and/or development servers and ensuring the appropriate directory location; checking and testing for multiple browser support, etc.
– Monitors social media products and media coverage of relevance to the work of the Mission.
– Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands the applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

Technical training and certification in journalism or broadcasting, communications, public information, or a particular communications medium is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in national and/or international broadcasting as a radio news writer/producer, communications or public relations is required

Experience in using social media is required.

Experience in drafting press statement, web stories, and various publication in English and Arabic is desirable.

Skills in media monitoring-related work is desirable.

Experience with field reporting is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of Kurdish is desirable.

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.

All non-Iraqi applicants need to have a valid work permit for Iraq and need to upload a copy of such a work permit.

Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant’s application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity 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.

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.