Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (TEMPORARY JOB OPENING), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Department/Office: INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIVE MECHANISM FOR MYANMAR
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 29 November 2019 - 12 December 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Public Information-IIMM-127621-J-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent will report to the Deputy Head and the Head of the Mechanism.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Public Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•In coordination with the Head of IIMM and other relevant staff, develop a clear, well-defined, action plan for the implementation of the adopted communications strategy, monitor its impact and continually assess the information needs and best approaches to communicate to the key audiences in Myanmar, the region and internationally.
•Create a workflow calendar to plan and track the implementation of the communications strategy, plan content production and dissemination to key audiences, initiate opportunities for and coordinate outreach events and campaigns.
•Coordinate production of content in English and Burmese as part of outreach campaigns, which can include: sourcing, writing, editing and posting features, updates and static content for the website in role of website administrator, press releases and opinion pieces, written and audio/video interviews with IIMM officials and adaptation of relevant content to audio messages shareable by WhatsApp and other services consumed by different groups from Myanmar in their languages.;
•Collect feedback and prepare regular reports and briefings for the IIMM leadership and evaluate outreach activities to identify gaps, opportunities and possible synergies with civil society.
•Tracks, researches and analyzes information on assigned topics/issues; gathers information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns.
•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.
•Organizes the clearance, production and distribution of information material; conducts photo and graphic research.
•Prepares, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initials drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in IIMM reports and other media.
•In consultation with others identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.
•Identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same.
•Organizes or participates in the organization of conferences, seminar, press briefings, interviews, etc.; prepares briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events.
•Responds to a variety of inquires and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence.
•Performs other duties as assigned

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to plan, execute and monitor public communication campaigns, e.g. campaign management, market research, message targeting, impact evaluation. Ability to research and analyze issues and topics related to current events. Ability to draft and compile a variety of written communication products such as press releases, web stories, and social media posts in a clear, concise style. Ability to produce multimedia stories, including dimensions of filming, editing and photography. 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
•PLANNING AND 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.
•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.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required.
Experience with media at the international level is desirable.
Experience working on communication on human rights or international criminal law issues
is desirable.
Experience working in social media is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat, for this position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local Myanmar language (Burmese, Rohingya, Rakhine, Shan, Kachine) is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and review of candidates' portfolio which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for 364 days. 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.

• 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.

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.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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