UNESCO recruits 01 Junior consultant (CI/EO)

UNESCO recruits 01 Junior consultant (CI/EO)


Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 13-DEC-2020
UNESCO Core Values:  Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (CI), the guidance of the Chief of the Executive Office and the direct supervision of the Associate Programme Specialists in the Executive Office, the Individual Specialist shall support the CI/EO team to:
Prepare substantive reports, briefings, memos, letters and speeches related to CI programmatic themes in the fields of freedom of expression, safety of journalists, access to information, media development, media and information literacy, innovation, digital transformation, and preservation of documentary heritage;
Prepare for, follow, take notes and report on CI-related items and discussions during the 210th, 211th and 212th sessions of the Executive Board; and the 41st General Conference of UNESCO in November 2021;
Support communication and outreach efforts, including by planning and developing communication materials in multiple formats for online and offline use. This includes updating existing communication materials; identifying and liaising with external service providers as necessary; Support fundraising efforts and planning, and provide support to the implementation of the CI Sector’s resource mobilization plan in consultation with relevant UNESCO services;
Improve communication and knowledge management for the CI Sector; Perform any other tasks as assigned by Chief, CI/EO.  Deliverables: The Individual Specialist shall submit a monthly progress report concerning work undertaken in performing the outlined duties.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher)  in communications, international affairs/relations/development, public policy or any other relevant field.

Work Experience At least 2 years of experience  in project planning, coordination and management, communications, events organization, and/or preparation of texts and publications (reports, briefings, speeches etc.)
Experience with UNESCO and/or the United Nations system and demonstrated understanding of their functioning and procedures will be considered an asset.
Skills/Competencies Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to exchange, develop and summarize concise information on complex issues;Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners;Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines, take ownership of assigned duties and tasks, and work independently towards their completion. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required;Ability to work under pressure;Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software such as Word and Excel.
Languages Excellent knowledge (written and oral) of English or French and good working knowledge of the other language.

Skills/Competencies Solid competencies and demonstrated experience in using communications and design software for the development of analogue and digital promotional and/or communications material, such as the Adobe suite package, InDesign, or similar.
Competencies in translation and editing.  Languages Knowledge of other official languages of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).

APPLICATION PROCESS Interested candidates should complete the on-line application (click on “Apply Now”) and complete and attach the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:A personal CV
A competitive fee for the assignment, which should be quoted in EUR (or USD and expressed on a monthly basis with maximum amount of EUR 2,400 per month)  Additional Information:
The selected candidate will be based at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. No travel will be supported.
Contract duration is for a period of 11 months (from January to December 2021)
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. POSTULER

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