Job Opening

Posting Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: NEW DELHI
Posting Period: 20 October 2022 - 17 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Public Information-DGC-192164-J- (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, based in New Delhi. The incumbent will report to a Public Information Officer in the Social Media Section of the Strategic Communications Division in the Department of Global Communications in New York with an additional reporting line to the Director of the Information Centre in New Delhi. The position is available for six months with possibility of extension.

The Section is responsible for devising, implementing and managing the multilingual social media strategy of the Department, in line with its overall communications guidance, priorities and messaging and as guided by administrative policies on the institutional use of social media.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and depending on location, the Public Information Assistant will
be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides specialized assistance in the production, editing and promotion of platform optimized
social media assets in Hindi;
• Researches a broad scope of social media content for target audiences, for use across United
Nations social media platforms;
• Serves as a focal point on UN social media activities; liaises with colleague and external
partners on activities and events suitable for promotion on UN social media Hindi language
channels;
• Organizes and executes special events and social media activations;
• Undertakes proactive initiatives to build influencer support and nurture relationships;
develops mechanisms to gather data on the audience of UN social media campaigns and
outreach;
• Participates in planning and execution of live social media activations and events;
• Assists in the daily management of the United Nations social media presence in Hindi,
including drafting and editing content;
• Manages updates and further develops internal editorial tools; generates a variety of reports
on social media insights;
• Provides guidance and training to junior staff.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of policies, processes and procedures related to the
communication, production and dissemination of public information. Ability to research and
gather information from a variety of sources. 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.

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.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

Seven years of experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related area is required.

Experience providing specialized assistance in the production, editing and promotion of
platform-optimized social media assets in Hindi is required.

Experience assisting in the daily management of a global social media presence, including
drafting and editing content in Hindi is required.

Experience researching a broad scope of social media content for target audiences in an
international setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Hindi is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment
consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.
Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the
test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment
Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa,
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United
Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

• 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.

•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.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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