UNESCO recruits 01 Communication and resource mobilization officer (CULTURE)

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UNESCO recruits 01 Communication and resource mobilization officer (CULTURE)


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

Post Number : CLT/PA 065
Grade : P-3
Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Culture
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 03-SEP-2021
UNESCO Core Values:  Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Initial duration of contract is one year, with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy as vectors for sustainable development. Its mission is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist. The Entity fosters international cooperation by providing assistance to governments around the world to design, monitor, and evaluate policies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy. It also coordinates and monitors the Convention’s statutory obligations, notably by providing support for the sound decision-making of the Convention’s governing bodies through the collection, analysis and dissemination of all relevant information, statistics and best practices in the culture and creative sectors.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, the direct supervision of the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity (DCE) and the guidance of the Heads of the Statutory Meetings and Research Unit and of the Programmes and Stakeholder Outreach Unit, and in close cooperation with the Head of the Communications, Cities and Events Unit, the incumbent will manage tasks related to the overall communication and the advocacy for resource mobilization for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity. The communication should encompass a wide range of work of DCE, and particularly the International Fund for Cultural Diversity and other voluntary contributions funded projects, in order to create coherent and effective messaging customized to target audiences (e.g., donors, partners, general public, etc.). 
Within this context, the incumbent will:      Conceive and write communication content in English and/or French (web news, articles etc) on activities of DCE and results of DCE’s programmes to be posted to the online platform, produce communication materials for diffusion through social media and make proposals to improve the structure and usability of the webpages.
Implement the IFCD fundraising strategy (2021-2023) by producing various tools (e.g., customized letters, advocacy documents, testimonials) for the purpose of resource mobilization targeting different IFCD audiences. Develop the website for the Convention and communication materials and strategies, including audio-visual material (e.g., handouts, web pages and infographics).Conceive and implement the media outreach (including social media campaigns) in order to promote the importance of the diversity of cultural expressions by maintaining key messages as well as visual identities.Collaborate with DCE colleagues dealing with communication and knowledge management and other communications colleagues of UNESCO in order to enhance the visibility and knowledge management system of the 2005 Convention.Monitor information sources (news, articles, academic papers, infographics, maps and videos, etc).Design corporate brochures and leaflets and develop printed and digital materials (annual reports, newsletters, e-blasts and videos, etc).
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Communication (C)Accountability (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)Building partnerships (M)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS   Education Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent)  in the field of communication, humanities, culture, cultural industries and/or cultural policies or a related area.       
Work Experience A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible relevant experience  in the field of culture and/or communication related activities (web communication, website management, content management, web editing, media relations, writing and outreach).
A minimum of two years acquired in an international environment.Proven experience in resource mobilization from a variety of donors.
Skills/Competencies Excellent oral communication skills in English.
Strong writing and editing skills in English with proven ability to draft clearly and concisely in order to communicate information about the project, present knowledge generated through the project and package such information and knowledge into various attractive communication tools. Advanced IT skills, excellent command of Microsoft Office™ tools (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as InDesign, Final Cut.Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills.Good analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.      Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural environment.  Ability to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work.
Languages  Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and good knowledge of French language. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS   Education Relevant professional training in the field of the diversity of cultural expressions.     
Work Experience Proven experience in the production of diverse communication tools and outreach in the field of culture and development.
Proven competence related to the management of websites and social media communication (e.g., WordPress, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest).Knowledge of Content Management System (CMS)/Drupal.Experience in mobilizing a wide range of artists and cultural professionals through advocacy.Experience in resource mobilization from High-Net Worth Individuals (HNWI).
Skills/Competencies Good knowledge of UNESCO’s standard setting instruments and programmes in the field of culture.
Competence in advanced office software (database, etc.).   Languages Knowledge of another official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) of UNESCO.  

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
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