Post Number : CI/PA 013
Grade : P-2
Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 11-MAR-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Duration of contract: One (1) year, with the possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
The Communication and Information Sector’s mission is to promote freedom of expression, media development and media literate societies, and to build knowledge societies through fostering universal access to information, innovation for sustainable development and the preservation of documentary heritage. (The role of this vacant position does not include responsibility for UNESCO’s wider external communications, which is managed by the Division for Communications and Public Engagement.)
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the authority of the Director of Division for Partnerships and Operational Programme Monitoring, and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists and of the relevant Programme Specialist in charge, the Incumbent will work towards achievement of UNESCO’s objective to address challenges and opportunities on freedom of expression, particularly the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, in line with the 41 C/5 Major Programme V’s Main Line of Action l, Expected Result 1.
In particular, the Incumbent will work towards the achievement of the extra-budgetary projects “Strengthening the role of judicial actors on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists in Africa”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, “Fostering the Role of the Judiciary Systems in promoting Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists” funded by Open Society Foundations, and the Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists.
The post is located in the Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section of the Communication and Information Sector (CI/FEJ) at UNESCO Headquarters. The incumbent will work in a collaborative team environment and will be responsible to undertake the following:
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.
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 recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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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