vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: CHIEF, Communication, Advocacy, Knowledge Management and IT Section, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Département / Bureau: Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophe
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 13 septembre 2021 - 20 septembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Information Management Systems-UNDRR-163382-J-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyzes action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with UN Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.

The temporary position is located at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Director of UNDRR Office in Geneva.


Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section will be responsible for the following duties:

•Responsible for the planning and implementation of the activities of the Section. Leads and directs a team; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; Undertakes programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Section, including preparation of work plans and budgets, recruitment and promoting capacity development of staff, evaluation of staff performance (PAS) through regular dialogue and feedback, and monitoring and reporting on budget/programme performance in the context of results-based management. Manages procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing bid documents and arranging contracts; supervises, coordinates and negotiates the services required.

•Conceptualizes, designs and executes overall UNDRR strategies in communication and marketing, including comprehensive social media outreach, knowledge management, and a digital strategy. Ensures strategic management and integration between the different strategies. Coordinates closely with the Regional offices and other branches and sections in UNDRR to plan and deliver on the corporate strategies. Assesses the overall effectiveness of the corporate strategies and makes changes in approach and technique as needed.
•Conceptualizes, develops strategy for and oversees the design and implementation of major online systems initiatives including the PreventionWeb, disaster risk reduction (DRR) information platform; manages/oversees multiple, concurrent and often disparate tasks for projects that often involve innovative applications, dissimilar systems, as well as databases and highly complex system integration and linkages.

•In collaboration with other agencies and partners of UNDRR, establishes DRR common data infrastructure by developing common standards, procedures and practices for data collection and exchange. Provides authoritative policy advice to senior managers on systems development in a changing business environment and the implications of various alternatives, on business applications and other related issues; identifies and plans for future needs; develops and disseminates best practices.

•Oversee the preparation, from research to publication, of press releases, editorials, newsletters, periodicals, reports and publications. Oversee the provision of materials (briefings, speeches, questions and answers) for use by senior officials, develops or overall sees development of high profile multi-media communications campaigns; set quality and production standards for information dissemination.

•Maintains close contacts with all part of the Organization to have accurate and up-to-date information at UNDRR activities and priorities; oversees the creation and updates of a timeline of upcoming events and activities related to UNDRR and DRR; provides information on UNDRR and DRR to other UN entities, as required;

•Oversees the implementation of the UN ICT strategy in collaboration with the established global, regional and local ICT authority. Ensures compliance with global, regional and local ICT policies, procedures and standards.

•Actively contributes to the Communications Community of Practice and to the reinforcement of the capacities of External Relations Officers across duty stations.

•Carries out other related duties as required.


- Ability to think strategically about corporate communication, marketing and branding.
- Ability to advise on high profile and sensitive communication challenges.
- Ability to assess world-wide communication environments, develop communication and digital strategies and manage large-scale advocacy campaigns
- Ability to provides seasoned advice on knowledge management and information systems in a diverse universe of information needs and functions.
- Intellectual leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with the Organization's broader
strategic, policy and operational objectives.
- Ability to advise senior management on information systems development and related
matters of significant importance to the Organization.
- Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity for relating knowledge management and
information systems to the business process.
- Ability to analyse and evaluate critical systems matters; make recommendations for
improving processes and approaches.
- 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
- Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
- Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
- Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
- Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
- Thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not
bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
-Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments;
-Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality
-Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
-Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
-Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where
-Serves as a role model that other people want to follow;
-Empowers others to translate vision into results;
-Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
-Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and
gain support;
-Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
-Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo;
-Shows the courage to take unpopular stands;
- Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and
ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates
knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
- Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority;
- Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;
accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches
task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
- Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff;
- Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative;
- Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance


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

Expérience professionnelle

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in communication, marketing, public information, information management, or related area, of which a minimum of three in international organizations or companies, is required.
Experience in developing global corporate strategies in communication, branding, advocacy and/or knowledge management is required.
Experience in conceptualizing and implementing global social media strategies for large-scale communication and advocacy campaigns and other communication purposes is required.
Experience communicating on disaster risk reduction, climate change or sustainable development is desirable.
Experience supervising teams in different locations is desirable.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required and knowledge of French is desirable; knowledge of other another UN official language is also desirable.

Méthode d'évaluation

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.

Notice spéciale

This position is temporarily available for the period of 8 months.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. 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. Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. 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. Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In line with the overall United Nations policy, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages a positive workplace culture which embraces inclusivity and leverages diversity within its workforce. Measures are applied to enable all staff members to contribute equally and fully to the work and development of the organization, including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies and standards of conduct

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