Job Description

  Parent Sector : UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Duty Station: Canada Job Family: Communication and Information Type of contract : Non Staff Level : Level 2 Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18-SEP-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 UIS Director and the direct supervision of the Communication Officer, incumbent will support the implementation of the UIS communication strategy with a specific focus on print and electronic publications and support the production and maintenance of selected data dissemination tools and social media.
  • Coordinate all activities related to the publication process; establish publication plan with input from teams; establish production plans, budgets and timelines; manage contractors such as editors, translators, graphic artists, printers, etc.; draft technical specifications, support the negotiation of fees and guide work of contractors; coordinate across programme teams to ensure deadlines are met; update electronic archive of UIS publications; manage stocks of printed copies.

  • Actively promote the UIS on social media by, developing content aimed at target audiences, establishing partnerships with other organizations and main influencers, tracking daily trends to identify opportunities and improve impact, prepare social media packages for internal and external use.

  • Update distribution lists for UIS publications and communications and send out periodic eAlerts to promote new UIS publications and statistical products.

  • Maintain UIS branding and quality control of institutional products; update and apply publishing guidelines as needed.

  • Support the production of e-Atlas series and other data dissemination tools in collaboration with the UIS Dissemination Unit and other programme teams. This includes draft, edit and update text; create interactive maps and charts; testing and bug reporting; coordinate translations; propose ideas for new features.

  • Edit and proofread publications, fact sheets, web articles, blogs and institutional reports. Prepare flyers and news articles to promote UIS products.

  • Perform any additional activities that may be required in support of the UIS’s mandate and to ensure the success of the team’s work programme.

Long Description Long Description 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) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education
  • Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational education in communication, media studies, journalism, public relations or another related field.

Work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in publishing or publication Coordination and/or communications is required.

  • Established track record in publications, communications and outreach. The incumbent must demonstrate a sufficient level of understanding regarding emerging communication and information technologies and their potential uses.

  • Demonstrated high quality writing, editing and proofreading skills.

  • Self-motivation and ability to take initiative while still working collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Ability to work under deadlines and multitask.

  • Knowledge of UNESCO and/or UN communications, outreach, knowledge dissemination and management practices are a plus.

Languages • Excellent knowledge (oral and written) of English or French and a good knowledge of the other language. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Education Work experience
  • Experience in the UN System, European Union or an international organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in International Cooperation programmes.

  • Experience in partnership building with UN Agencies, the private sector, civil society and NGOs.

  • Knowledge of web-communication Technologies is a strong asset.

  • Experience in digital product development, including content and requirements Analysis, and project definition documents, is desirable.

  • Knowledge of statistics will be an advantage

  • Knowledge of UNESCO’s programmes and approved priorities, familiarity with the work and general functioning of UNESCO, European Union and UN organizations.

  • Familiarity with UN System or administrative operation of UN agencies.

  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills both in English and French

  • Knowledge of UNESCO rules related to publishing, administrative procedures, systems and standard practices.

  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property Law.

  • Knowledge of Spanish is an asset

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNESCO's salaries are paid in local currency (Canadian Dollar). Salary: CAD 3 243.5/month net of taxes Other benefits include: 2.5 days annual leave for each completed month of service, 5% for medical insurance and 10% for pension plan are included into the monthly salary. 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. Footer 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.
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