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) : 27-JAN-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the responsibility of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Chief of the Universal Access to Information, and Advisor for Communication and Information, the Individual Specialist will provide support in the implementation of the UNESCO’s Major Programme V Communication and Information, Main Line of Action 2: Building Knowledge Societies through ICTs, by enabling universal access to, and preservation of, information and knowledge, on the access to information for marginalized social groups, including a follow up to the International Year of Indigenous Languages and the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
The Individual Specialist will specifically undertake the following tasks:
A. Contribute to the programme implementation and partnerships
Contribute in planning and implementing UNESCO’s programme activities on linguistic diversity and multilingualism with a special focus on the promotion of application of the UNESCO’s Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace (2003) including contributions to the preparation of the substantive reports, briefings, memos, letters, speeches, meeting notes, presentations and other documents;
Assist with coordination of implementation of other linguistic diversity and multilingualism related projects such as the development of the Arabic Chapter of World Atlas of Languages;
Assistance in implementing other linguistic diversity and multilingualism related projects.
B. Provide support in implementation and coordination of communication and outreach
Provide support of communication and outreach efforts, including by planning and developing communication materials in multiple formats for online and offline use.
Ensure maintenance of the dedicated websites, including management of enquires, preparation of email responses, mailing lists and responses, databases, preparation of announcements, news items and other tasks;
Contribute to the organization of the online social media campaigns including the International Days (18 December);
Liaise with external and internal service providers and partners as necessary.
C. Ensure other administrative and financial tasks related to the programme implementation
Ensure accomplishment of logistic and administrative tasks related to the organization of meetings.
Contribute to the administrative and financial tasks including office assistance, receive, register, review and draft correspondence and documents, maintain mailing lists and other contact lists, respond to queries about the UNESCO’s work in the above-mentioned areas, preparation of documentation related to the upcoming events and project documentation.
Monthly reports on progress made.
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 .
Advance university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in linguistic diversity, heritage studies or social anthropology.
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.) with preference in linguistic diversity.
Experience with UNESCO and/or the United Nations system and demonstrated understanding of their functioning and procedures will be considered an asset.
Familiarity with international cooperation mechanisms such as the organization of the international year and international days.
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.
Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written), proven expertise writing concise studies documents for international organizations in English.
Advance university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in linguistic diversity and heritage studies or relevant field.
Familiarity with work done by UNESCO on the organization of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, regional language minority networks and partnerships.
Demonstrated ability to use conference equipment with computer literacy in graphic design, publication. design, multimedia products development, web design, web content, etc.
Knowledge of other official languages of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
Interested candidates should complete the on-line application and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:
A personal CV;
List of relevant publications, if any. Provide link or URL to view online;
Financial proposal – amount to be charged for the assignment which should be quoted in €, on monthly basis not more than 2900 EUR.
The selected candidate will work remotely.
No travel supported.
Contract duration is for a period of 11 months.
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.