Job Vacancies Department of Public Information
Job Title Public Information Assistant, G6
Department/ Office DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Sunday, 13 February 2011
Job Opening number 11-PUB-DEPT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION-17394-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Spanish Language Unit of the Radio Section, Radio and Television Service, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information. The incumbent will directly report to the Chief of Unit.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Spanish Language Unit, Radio Section, Radio and Television Service, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic; researches and compiles printed sources of information, as well as audio excerpt originating from meetings, press releases, official documents, press conferences, studio interviews, field recordings and live coverage of events related to the work of the UN; assists in the production, live broadcasting and electronic dissemination of programmes; participates in the daily planning and execution of live broadcasts; performs digital audio editing of inserts and other recorded components of programmes; arranges for interviews, including two-way live interview situations; assists in the electronic dissemination of programmes; undertake proactive call and directs mails initiatives to build a client base and nurture relationships; prepares, maintains and updates web page, to include drafting and editing content; uploads/downloads audio files and maintains file structure; manages, updates and further develops internal databases; updates website; generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases; provides guidance and training to interns/volunteers; performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of multimedia production, including digital audio workstations;
- Knowledge of encoding audio files and disseminating programmes via electronic means;
- Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures related to the communication, production and dissemination of public information;
- Ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources;
- Shows pride in work and in achievements;
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
- Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
- Remains calm in stressful situations.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
- Places team agenda before personal agenda;
- Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING:
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
- Identifies priority activities and assignments; – Adjusts priorities as required;
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; – Uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent.
7 years of experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related multimedia field.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Competency-based inteview and/or technical assessment.
This position is for local recruitment. External applicants are considered only when no suitable internal candidate has been identified. Candidates are responsible for any expenses incurred in travelling to the location of this position.
Selection of an external candidate is subject to him/her passing the New York Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) which is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Headquarters at New York. To make arrangements to take this test, you may bring in person a copy of your completed Personal History Profile to the General Services and Related Categories Staffing Unit (GSRCSU), United Nations Secretariat, located at One United Nations Plaza (at corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street), Room DC1-200. GSRCSU receives applicants every Wednesday (except public holidays) between 10.00 am and 12.00 Noon. Persons wishing to take the ASAT are pre-screened and, if successful, scheduled to sit the ASAT at a later date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
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