ASSOCIATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, (French Unit)

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This is a job posting from company – United Nations

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: New York, USA

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the French Language Unit, News Section I, News and Content Branch, News and Media Division, Department of Global Communications. The News Section produces daily news and feature stories, programmes, special series and creates audio content using live and recorded audio from meetings and events, and multimedia pieces for the UN News digital platform, incorporating audio and video elements, as well as social media content. Through these products UN News provides daily and weekly content in nine (9) languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Hindi, Russian, Kiswahili, and Portuguese). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Unit.

This position is temporarily available effective as soon as possible for three (3) months with possibility of extension. Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the French Language Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contributes to timely and accurate coverage of key United Nations developments at Headquarters and around the world, including through regular weekend duty shifts and evenings as needed.
  • Drafts/compiles a specific type or types (e.g., print, broadcast, etc.), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, etc.
  • Researches and drafts news and feature stories under the direction of senior editorial staff and provides assistance with interviews, and developing and generating news and multimedia feature materials, as well as producing audio and video content.
  • Works with photo and digital assets to illustrate multimedia content. Assists with social media for the UN News sites.
  • In consultation with others identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.
  • Monitors a wide range of UN developments and news sources, including official press releases, statements, news conferences, briefings and meetings of various bodies, conducting interviews, transcribing recordings and creating short multimedia pieces, for use as related content.
  • Draws on a wide variety of monitoring tools and keeps a close watch on analytics for the news website.
  • Helps to maintain and update content of the entire UN News website, including focus pages, interviews, photo stories and a wide variety of related digital content, as well as for related social media sites for the relevant UN News platform.
  • Responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Competencies

Professionalism: Skills in digital journalism for audio, video and online news production purposes, political awareness, judgment and knowledge of international current affairs. Possesses research and analytical skills. Ability to make on-air presentations. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in 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.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently to meet strict deadlines.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public relations or related area is required.

Experience in writing news to daily deadlines and multimedia broadcast journalism in the relevant language of the news team, including knowledge of digital content publishing is required.

Experience managing social media platforms and analytics is required.

Experience with on-air presentations is desirable.

Experience with distribution of multimedia content to target audience 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 effective as soon as possible for three (3) months with possibility of extension. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 July 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply:Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus,Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon,Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia,Libya,Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau,Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar,Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan,Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.


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