COMMUNICATION OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening) (2 posts)
Application deadline 1 month ago: Thursday 13 Apr 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 135,787 USD and 177,802 USD.
Salary for a P-3 contract in GenevaThe international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 81.9% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.
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Org. Setting and Reporting The Communications Officer will be based in the Office of the Chief of the Division of Administration, UNOG, Geneva, and will report to the Director of Administration and to the Chief of Human Resources Management Services (HRMS) respectively.
Responsibilities The Communications Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Coordinates and manages all internal communications efforts of DOA/HRMS: - In cooperation with the Team Leads, develops the internal communication strategy aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of the priorities of DOA/HRMS; - In cooperation with the Team Leads, determines the structure of, and builds DOA/HRMS repository for templates, presentations, reference documents, established practices and policy interpretations; ensures the integrity of such repository over time; - Delivers the internal communications plan including a rolling 3-month communications calendar for DOA/HRMS and use to monitor delivery; - Produces, develops and reviews information products, such as Broadcast messages, iSeek articles, brochures, booklets, audio-visual presentations, backgrounders, etc. This includes drafting, research, obtaining clearances, liaising with other offices regarding design, printing and other production elements; - Researches and proposes ideas for promotional events and training that would increase visibility of HRMS. Supports communication with DOA/HRMS clients to maximize impact of promotional objectives. - Provides internal communications expertise, supports and advises the Chief of HRMS and Team Leads on cross HRMS initiatives such as outreach, career development, anti-racism strategy and other internal management reform areas; - Oversees the strategic development and continuous improvement of the internal communications channels - in particular, leads the improvement of the DOA/HRMS page on iSeek and oversees changes to the UNOG Broadcast system; - Prepares diverse range of innovative information communications products such as promotional videos, explainers, orientation packages for staff and etc; - Facilitates communication and information-sharing with other UN Secretariat entities and locations: - Serves as DOA/HRMS internal communication focal point on relevant fora, such as the iSeek Focal Point Group; - Plans and organizes various DOA/HRMS-led events, such as thematical international days, panel discussions and briefings etc. - Performs any other duties as assigned.
Competencies Professionalism: Ability to draft in concise and clear manner and to work with web-based media. Ability to act as web-editor, to create infographics and other designs and to create / draft and edit stories, articles, brochures and factsheets. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, information management, marketing, public administration or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in communications, journalism, information management, marketing, public administration or related area is required.
Experience in working with digital communication tools and web-based media is required.
Experience with internal communications is desirable.
Experience in project management is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language 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 temporarily available until 31 December 2023. 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.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to 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.
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