Posting Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC
Posting Period: 18 March 2021 - 01 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-UNMIK-152065-J-Pristina (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Org. Setting and ReportingThe position is located in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. The incumbent will report directly to the Head of the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (OSCPA).
ResponsibilitiesWithin delegated authority and depending on location, the Public Information Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
• Produces or oversees production of short and long videos to showcase the work of the Mission and promote its priority areas, including proposing topics, undertaking research, determining appropriate medium; writes the content of video scripts; shoots and edits high quality, fast-paced short multimedia packages for use in digital platforms;
• Prepares production and distribution plans for multimedia content; plans for and oversees budget allocation and administrative processes for production requirements; plans for and oversees the distribution of video materials and public information campaign materials including on the Mission’s social media platforms;
• Ensures good management of film/video archives, and the proper safekeeping/preservation of historical visual materials; works closely with contractors and in-house IT services and Mission Support Division for problem-solving, as well as ongoing improvement efforts;
• Takes high quality photos, edits photos and produces photo stories, when required;
• Produces or oversees the production of graphic design requirements of the Office; produces infographics when required;
• Prepares, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initial drafts of reports, web stories and press releases, when required;
• Initiates and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies.
• Acts as focal point on specific issues, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, representing the office in meetings, acts as officer-in-charge in the absence of the Head of the section, etc.
CompetenciesProfessionalism: Excellent knowledge and diverse expertise in all areas of video production (filming, editing and storytelling), photography and graphic design; knowledge and diverse expertise in managing social media content; knowledge and expertise in managing audiovisual archives and safekeeping/preservation of historical visual materials; sound editorial judgement and political sensitivity to the nature of post-conflict environments and UN Peacekeeping. 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.
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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, multimedia production or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, multimedia production or related area is required.
Experience in video production is required.
A minimum of one year experience at UN Peacekeeping is desirable.
Experience in managing audiovisual archives is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice• This position is temporarily available until 30 September 2021. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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.
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