Multimedia and Archiving Officer - Re-advertised (Multiple Duty Stations Jerusalem, Amman, Gaza)

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Sunday 26 Jun 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a RLG-16 contract. This kind of contract is known as Relocation Grant. More about RLG-16 contracts.

Org. Setting and Reporting UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

The Multimedia and Archiving Officer is responsible to the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities The Multimedia and Archiving Officer is responsible for all audiovisual work of the Communications Division in coordination with the Fields Public Information Officers and provides audio and visual support to various UNRWA HQ departments to ensure synergy and streamlined work output. She/he will be also in charge of producing and streamlining the visual advocacy products, public information and donor visibility visual works in support of the Agency’s communication strategy. She/he will :

Acts as UNRWA headquarters’ focal point on audiovisual and photographic work; produces audiovisual products and oversees the implementation of video work including:

- Producing videos and short films and editing, when required, for the Agency’s campaigns or for documentation purposes; - Photographing UNRWA workshops, conferences, High-level visits and development projects in the field and creating selection of photos to be uploaded onto the UNRWA online database; - Writing the content and approach of video treatments; - Proposing programme formats, technical approaches and innovations; - Pitching story ideas related to UNRWA objectives;

Leads UNRWA’s photo archiving work through receiving, processing and archiving batches of photos from all field offices. Implementing standardized metadata for all photographs in the UNRWA archive according to the developed guidelines, workflow and archive structure. In addition to backing up the archive in close cooperation with the team in Gaza;

Coordinates audio-visual outputs and all related communication products with the Digital Communications Officer, FPIOs and other colleagues in the division as well as UNRWA HQ departments;

Advises and supports efforts to improve UNRWA’s multimedia content; coordinates and researches similar works at other UN Agencies and shares best practices for multimedia;

Is responsible for authorizing access for select UNRWA staff to access the online database and processing third party requests to use UNRWA photographs, including sending and verifying Permission Forms, in coordination with Department of Legal Affairs, when necessary.

Competencies UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

- Deciding and Initiating Action - Applying Technical Expertise - Relating and Networking - Planning and Organizing - Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

Education A first university degree from an accredited educational institution in photography or any other related field.

Work Experience At least 6 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in photography, photos montage, handling digital platforms, ability to edit and produce clips and videos. (Required)

A first university degree from an accredited educational institution in photography or any other related field. (Required)

Proven knowledge with inserting and updating photograph IPTC metadata. (Required)

Advanced abilities in recording and editing videos. (Required)

Are you currently residing in Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza or Amman. Please specify your current location (Required).

Languages Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

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

Special Notice Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment

Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

This job opening is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in any of the following locations Amman, Gaza, Jerusalem or West Bank, with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in those locations, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

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United Nations Considerations Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work 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.

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