Job Opening

Posting Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT( Multiple positions (4)), G4
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: JUBA
Posting Period: 17 September 2020 - 01 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Public Information-UNMISS-140428-R-Juba (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are in the Public Information Section, United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. The incumbents will work in the Radio Unit and will report to the Senior Radio Producer and the Chief of Radio.


•Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors, gather background and supporting material;
•Maintain journalistic and professional standards under deadlines and pressure; Consistently file stories according to assigned deadlines; Follow local, national, and international news and the activities of the UN in South Sudan and propose stories relevant to Radio Miraya listeners; Conduct, record, and edit interviews using digital audio equipment to a high standard;
•Produce and present news and current affairs programmes in English and Arabic; Plan prepare and present news and live programmes;
•Produce daily media monitoring reports, social media updates, television newscast summaries, special media reports, and other editorial products as directed by the Unit’s Head;
•Identify stories, research angles, choose contributors, investigate motives and actions, and check facts; Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors and gather background and supporting materials; Research, compile and present media reports for internal and external use covering national and international press;
•Maintain journalistic standards under deadlines and pressure;
•Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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; 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. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in the context of assignments given and cultural and political sensitivities. Willingness to work outside set hours and set duties when operational requirements demand.

•Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate verbally in an effective manner. 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.

•Technological awareness: Ability to operate a computer with MS applications, data bases and digital editing software. Ability to operate a digital recording device and a basic production booth.


High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education at college, university or specialized training institution in journalism and mass communication is an asset.

Work Experience

At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in journalism/broadcasting journalism/social media. Experience with the UN Radio is an added asset.


Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic and Juba Arabic. Knowledge of other languages spoken in South Sudan or other UN languages is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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.

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