This position is located in the Advocacy Section (AS), Public Affairs and Policy Support Branch (PAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), (COMPANY NAME) Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, AS.
For more information on UNODC, please visit our website: wxx.xxxxx.xxx.
Within assigned authority the Public Information Officer will carry out the following specific tasks:
*Support and coordinate the production of social media content for the Office's accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr) in support of information programmes and campaigns to publicize the mandate; coordinate, monitor and report on social media account progress with all relevant partners and through analytics in order to take appropriate follow-up action and advise on outcomes.
*Support the implementation of information programmes and campaigns to publicize priority issues and/or major events, to include drafting information strategies, implementing actions, coordinating efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress, taking appropriate follow-up action, and analyzing the outcome.
*Support and coordinate the production of major and short video programmes/products, and video news releases to be distributed online and through other vehicles as appropriate.
*Substantially contribute to, coordinate and guide the production of communication products with an emphasis on digital material, including social media and video content in particular and press releases, as required; this to include proposing topics, undertaking research, determining appropriate medium and target audience, writing drafts, obtaining clearances and finalizing and editing texts.
*Act as focal point on specific issues, particularly relating to social media and involving NY headquarters, including monitoring and reporting on developments; responding to multimedia inquiries as required.
*Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned communication projects; monitor and analyze project development and implementation; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; identify and track follow-up actions.
*Provide support to and coordinate the intern programme and provide guidance to junior, General Service and other short-term consultancy staff as required.
*Perform other work-related duties as required.
*Professionalism: Has knowledge of a wide range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning, executing and monitoring effective multimedia campaigns and programmes (audiovisual, online and print). Is able to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Is able to identify public affairs issues, opportunities and risks in an international environment. Is able to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Has knowledge of relevant internal policies and business activities/issues. Is able to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Is able to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Has strong communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft and compile a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style and effectively disseminate information, build and maintain effective business relations. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; 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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communications, journalism, international relations, social sciences or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the international level in journalism, communications, press, media production or related fields is required. Substantial social media experience, particularly relating to developing digital content, is required.
Experience in project management and reporting is highly desirable. Experience preparing concepts and scripts, including for the production of video materials for social media and/or television, is desirable. Experience in conceptualizing campaigns on Drugs, Crime and Terrorism is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another (COMPANY NAME) official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 June 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The (COMPANY NAME) is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Vienna is classified an H and a family duty station.
(COMPANY NAME) Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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.
THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS