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National Project Officer for CI


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

As a specialized agency and knowledge-based organization, UNESCO depends on highly skilled, committed professionals. Given the ambitious and exciting challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our expertise and global presence in the fields of Education, the Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information, is more relevant than ever.  Geographically diverse and gender-balanced, UNESCO is committed to having a competent, motivated and dedicated workforce that acts with the highest integrity and is empowered to support UNESCO’s capacity to deliver on the sustainable development goals.



Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Jakarta

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 3

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-MAR-2021


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

Only candidates who are entitled to work in Indonesia may apply to this position.


The National Project Officer will be responsible to ensure the efficient and qualitative implementation of a UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) project funded be the European Union and entitled “Social Media 4 peace” in Indonesia and will contribute to the CI sector work in the country, by promoting freedom of expression in the country and raising the visibility of UNESCO’s mandate in that area. The project “Social Media 4 Peace” aims to strengthen resilience of fragile societies to potential harmful content spread online, in particular hate speech inciting to violence while enhancing freedom of expression and the promotion of peace through digital technologies, notably social media.

Under the overall supervision of the Director and Representative and the direct supervision of the Advisor for Communication and Information (CI) in the UNESCO Office in Jakarta, and in coordination with the UNESCO Coordinator of the project in Brussels and at Headquarters (namely the Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section within Communication and Information Sector), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:


  • Support the coordination and efficient qualitative implementation of the UNESCO Project "Social Media for Peace” in Indonesia.
  • Learn and efficiently use the UNESCO’s online systems for Contract management, budget planning, and reporting etc.
  • Ensure the involvement and ownership of relevant partners and stakeholders in the coordination and implementation of the national activities of the project, notably relevant CSOs and INGOs, representatives of social media platforms, representatives of national authorities, etc.
  • Support the office in liaising with the European Union Delegation in Indonesia about the progress of the project implementation and with international and local organizations to avoid duplications and ensure synergies and cooperation where needed.
  • Work closely with the partners selected to implement project activities, draft their TORs, prepare detailed budgets and contracts, monitor their contracts and progress, coordinate and follow-up to ensure the timely and qualitative delivery of the assignments as per agreed contract. Examine the accuracy of the documents and reports submitted by partners and process various claims of payments/payment requests from the contractors or implementation partners, in accordance with UNESCO rules and provisions as well as in accordance with the requirements of the EU.

  • Coordinate the organization of in-country activities including meetings and other events. Prepare minutes, reports, briefings, presentations, speaking points.
  • As delegated, speak and/or actively participate in national and international conferences, workshops or trainings related to the thematic of the project, as required by the Advisor for CI.
  • Ensure the visibility of the Project results and impact and respect of the EU visibility Guidelines. Prepare public information products such as news items, infographics, audiovisual materials for the UNESCO website and social media channels, in coordination with the Project coordinator in Brussels.
  • Compile project reports for the donor in coordination with the Project Coordinator in Brussels and provide targeted qualitative and quantitative inputs on the project implementation.
  • Continuously collect and share data and studies concerning social media usage, the dissemination of hate speech and /or disinformation and freedom of expression in Indonesia. Analyze them with a view of formulating guidance throughout the project implementation. 
  • Liaise with the 2 other Field Offices piloting the project, sharing outcomes of activities, lessons learnt and experience on a regular basis (once a month).
  • Undertake duty travels if necessary.
  • Work on any other activities that may be required to ensure the success of the Project implementation and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director or the Advisor for CI in Indonesia.



  • Advanced University degree (Masters or higher) in journalism, political sciences, management, or in related fields of social and human sciences.


  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project implementation and/or project management.

Knowledge, skills, and competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of the media and social media landscape in Indonesia and freedom of expression policy developments at national and global levels, in particular in relation to online freedom of expression and the curbing of potential harmful content (such as disinformation and hate speech).
  • Demonstrated experience in project development and management in an international environment in particular good communication, time-management, coordination, reporting and budget skills.
  • Strong IT skills especially in MS-Excel, MS-Word, PowerPoint, etc. Demonstrated experience in developing strategies for communicating using new technologies and social media channels in particular.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; capacity to write clear prose.
  • Ability to work with and in multicultural teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to be proactive and work independently.
  • Knowledge of UNESCO’s work and mandate.

Long Description


Excellent knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia is required. Knowledge of other minority languages of the country is an advantage.



  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of UNESCO

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for Indonesia will be eligible for consideration.



UNESCOs salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which, where applicable, may include 30 days annual leave, medical insurance, pension plan etc.


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.