Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Lima
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18 – AUG – 2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
In the framework of the World Press Freedom Conference 2020, co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Netherlands, foreign ministers and other government representatives from more than 50 countries met at the initiative of the Netherlands to address the importance of the safety of journalists and media workers and the issue of impunity for crimes committed against them. As a result of the aforementioned meeting, 58 countries have signed the “Hague Commitment to increase the Safety of Journalists”. One of the signatory countries is Peru, which is of special relevance given the context that the country is facing regarding the safety of journalists. Therefore, UNESCO Peru is implementing a project that promotes the safety of journalists and freedom of expression, which will contribute to advise and monitor the implementation of the policies and lines of actions assumed by Peru in The Hague Committment.
Under the supervision of the Director of UNESCO Lima Office, and working closely with the Public Information, Culture, Education and Sciences Coordinators, the incumbent will coordinate and promote intersectoral and multi-actor mechanisms for the prevention and protection against impunity related to the safety of journalists. Such mechanisms will generate synergies among institutions and current initiatives to attend to the safety of journalists in Peru and will also promote freedom of expression as a consequence of a safer national environment for media workers. Likewise, synergies with other actors at national and regional level, as well as within the UN system in Peru, shall be fostered. The incumbent will also coordinate activities of the Communication and Information sector of UNESCO Lima office related to safety of journalists, freedom of expression, access to information and knowledge to counter disinformation, media and information literacy, among others.
Objectives: Coordinate, promote and implement mechanisms for the prevention and protection against impunity related to the safety of journalists and promote freedom of expression.
• Design, promote and implement an intersectoral mechanism lead by UNESCO Lima Office with the participation of key institutions and organizations, to advise and monitor the implementation of the Hague Committment policies in Peru.
• Carry out an exhaustive mapping of institutional actors and allies, active in the matters of safety of journalists and freedom of expression.
• Participate as a focal point in working groups of UNESCO and of the United Nations System in Peru on the topic of safety of journalists and freedom of expression.
• Coordinate with institutional allies, the media and with peers from other agencies of the United Nations System and with institutional counterparts and UNESCO partners in Peru and in the region.
• Monitor media, institutions and political organizations with regards to the Hague Committment and other international and national agreements and policies in matters of safety of journalists and freedom of expression.
• Draft concept notes, reports and analysis related to the role of UNESCO in the field of Communication and Information.
• Creative and effective response to other needs of the Communication and Information sector of the UNESCO Lima office.
• Support in the production of events for the UNESCO Lima Office
• Other pertinent activities that may arise.
• Bachelor’s degree or Master degree in political sciences, international relations, human rights, or related areas.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in policy analysis, institutional relations at national and international level and partnership-building.
• Working knowledge in at least one of the major areas of work of the Communication and Information Sector, including safety of journalists, freedom of expression, media and policies development, media and information literacy, and a demonstrated understanding of the current issues in the other areas.
• Experience and leadership in multi-stakeholder committees and groups to foster national or international human rights policies.
Skills and competencies:
• Knowledge of UNESCO’s mandate and priorities;
• Excellent interpersonal skills for teamwork and work in a multicultural setting and ability to interact effectively with different stakeholders inside and outside the Organization;
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and to build relationships and networks with diverse groups of organizations and individuals, including relevant institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector;
• Leadership capacity, a high sense of objectivity and professional integrity;
• Excellent ability to organize meetings, calls and documents that may require the input of multiple sources
• Excellent knowledge of Spanish (native).
• Excellent knowledge of English (advanced level: reading and writing, oral and written communication).
The contract will have a duration of sixteen (16) months, subject to budget availability and performance evaluation. The contracting does not contemplate expectations of renewal or conversion to another type of contract.
92,200.00 PEN Annual Net Salary
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.
1. Download and complete the application form here.
2. Attach the application form in a single PDF document that includes: a) History Form and b) Personal CV.
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.
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