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Communication Assistant

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Dakar

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : SB-3 / 1

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20-SEP-2020

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO ARE ENTITLED TO WORK IN SENEGAL CAN APPLY

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar and under the direct supervision of the Regional Adviser for Communication and Information, as well as under the guidance of the Project Coordinator of the Communication and Information Section of the UNESCO Office in Dakar, the incumbent of the post, hired within the framework of the project "Empowering Young People in Africa through Media and Communication", will be responsible for:

 

  • Contributing to the creation and updating of the project's information platform on the UNESCO Headquarters website;
  • Collecting on a regular basis from the UNESCO regional and national offices involved in the project, all editorial content (press releases, articles, images, videos) and other resources (various documents) produced by these offices in the framework of the project;
  • Producing editorial contents on the said project to be published on the website of the UNESCO Office in Dakar and its social networks;
  • Ensuring the updating of information related to the project on the different UNESCO sites of the targeted countries and their social networks;
  • Carrying out any other tasks that may be necessary.
Long Description
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Degree (Bachelor, BTS or equivalent) in Communication, Media, Information Science, Journalism, or Political Science. 

 

Professional experience 

  • At least one year of relevant professional experience (at the international level is an asset) in journalism, communication strategy development and implementation, or public relations

 

Aptitudes

  • Excellent writing skills ;
  • Good computer and social networking skills;
  • Good knowledge of communication and public information tools;

 

Languages

  • Very good knowledge of French and English. 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Professional experience

  • Good knowledge of migration issues and the media sector in West and Central Africa ;
  • Experience in the implementation of communication strategies targeting youth and media professionals; 
  • Experience working with the United Nations System or an international organization is an advantage;

 

Aptitudes

  • Knowledge of UNESCO's actions, particularly in the field of communication and information.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

The benefits include, among others, 2.5 days of annual leave per month of service, an organization contribution of 5% and 10% of the monthly salary, paid as a supplement respectively, for health insurance and pension upon presentation by the person concerned of proof of membership in a private pension and/or insurance plan.

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.

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