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This is a NO-B contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education. More about NO-B contracts.

**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : 6SSCI1000PA Grade : NO-B Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI) Duty Station: Juba Job Family: Communication and Information Type of contract : Project Appointment Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 21-FEB-2022 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism ***Only nationals of South Sudan are eligible to apply.*** ***Duration of contract: One (1) year, with the possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.*** **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- The National Project Officer will be responsible to ensure the efficient and qualitative implementation of a UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) UN PBF project, entitled “Support to a people-driven and gender responsive permanent constitution making process in South Sudan”, by promoting freedom of expression in the country and raising the visibility of UNESCO’s mandate in that area. The project aims to strengthen Media organizations deliver well informed, accurate and gender sensitive reporting on the constitution making process. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and Representative and the direct supervision of the assigned programme officer in the UNESCO Office in Juba, and in coordination with the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and Headquarters Communication and Information Sector, the incumbent will perform the following duties: Long Description ---------------- - Support the coordination and efficient qualitative implementation of the UNESCO Project “Support to a people-driven and gender responsive permanent constitution making process in South Sudan” in collaboration with the other UN agencies. - Learn and efficiently use UNESCO’s online systems for Contract Management, budget planning, and reporting etc. - Ensure the involvement and ownership of relevant partners and stakeholders in the coordination and implementation of the national activities of the project, notably relevant CSOs and INGOs, representatives of social Media Platforms, representatives of national authorities, etc. - Support the office in liaising with the UNCT in South Sudan about the progress of the project implementation and with international and local organizations and ensure synergies and cooperation where needed. - Work closely with the partners selected to implement project activities, draft their TORs, prepare detailed budgets and contracts, monitor their contracts and progress, coordinate, and follow-up to ensure the timely and qualitative delivery of the assignments as per agreed contract. Examine the accuracy of the documents and reports submitted by partners and process various claims of payments/payment requests from the contractors or implementation partners, in accordance with UNESCO rules and provisions as well as in accordance with the requirements of the UN PBF. - Coordinate the organization of in-country activities including meetings and other events. Prepare minutes, reports, briefings, presentations, speaking points. - As delegated, speak and/or actively participate in national meetings, workshops or trainings related to the thematic of the project, as required by the Head of Office. - Ensure the visibility of the Project results and impact and respect of the UNESCO visibility Guidelines. Prepare public information products such as news items, audiovisual materials for the UNESCO website and social media channels, in coordination with the Project partners. - Compile project reports for the donor in coordination with the UN PBF Coordinator in South Sudan and provide targeted qualitative and quantitative inputs on the project implementation. - Continuously collect and share data concerning social media usage, the dissemination of project information. - Liaise with the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and Headquarters Communication and Information sector and share outcomes of activities, lessons learnt and experience on a regular basis. - Undertake duty travels if necessary. - Work on any other activities that may be required to ensure the success of the Project implementation and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director in the Juba Office. Long Description ---------------- **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Communication (C) Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf). **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in journalism, political sciences, management, or in a related field of social and human sciences. ***Work Experience*** - Minimum four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in project implementation and/or project management. - Demonstrated experience in project development and management in an international environment. - Demonstrated experience in developing strategies for communicating using new technologies and social media channels. ***Skills/Competencies*** - Advanced knowledge of the media and social media landscape in South Sudan and freedom of expression and media developments at national and global levels, in relation to online freedom of expression and the curbing of potential harmful content (such as disinformation and hate speech). - Good time-management, coordination, reporting and budget skills. - Strong IT skills especially in MS-Excel, MS-Word, PowerPoint, etc. - Strong oral and written communication skills; capacity to write clear prose. - Ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment. - Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. - Ability to be proactive and work independently. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Professional experience within the United Nations System. ***Skills/Competencies*** - Knowledge of UNESCO’s work and mandate. ***Languages*** - Knowledge of other languages of the country. - Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian). **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** ----------------------------- UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc. For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our [Guide to Staff Benefits.](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/unesco-staff-compensation-booklet_en.pdf) **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [ UNESCO careers website.](https://careers.unesco.org/careersection/2/joblist.ftl) No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- *“UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.”* *“UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process”.*

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