ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
United Nations
GENEVA
vor 1 Min.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva.The incumbent reports to the Head of the Perception Change Project (PCP).

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Develops and implements projects under the umbrella of the PCP, notably the outreach with academia and youth initiatives such as the Young Reporters at the UN and #KidsWannaKnow programs;
  • Identifies key contacts / entities and opportunities for strategic partnerships and manages regular communications with the network of 100+ PCP partners;
  • Liaises with colleagues in different organizations / units to encourage participation in joint projects and source content illustrating the impact of International Geneva;
  • Drafts and compiles communication materials, including project updates, articles and key messaging, in English and French;
  • Assists the Head of Project on the PCP and its sub-projects' financial and administrative management; Prepares proposals and follow up on projects' funding;
  • Liaises and communicates with key project stakeholders and with the Host Country; Ensures the timely submission of their agreed substantive deliverables and distribution of PCP publications;
  • Coordinates events with PCP partners; Plans and organizes Young Reporters at the UN and #KidsWannaKnow and specific outreach events, such as International Geneva stand at high-profile events, youth conferences or media speed-networking;
  • Maintains and supervises the updating of PCP projects' web platforms : creates pages using various systems (Drupal, HTML, Squarespace), uploads multimedia content, designs and optimizes taxonomy, ensures client service to users and quality control of external content;
  • Coordinates procurement : estimates the needs for projects, contacts providers, chooses the best option, assists with their contracts and prepares invoices, organizes delivery, control / monitoring
  • With the Head of the PCP's guidance, ensures monitoring and drafts reporting of the project;
  • Contributes to the roll out of public outreach and social media campaigns;
  • Takes photos and videos for the PCP, edits and organizes them, creates animations and other digital products.
  • Develops and maintains relations with media contacts;
  • Performs other related duties and acts as focal point for specific initiatives as assigned.
  • PROFESSIONALISM :

  • Familiarity with the UN editorial policies and practices; broad knowledge of international political, human rights, economic and social affairs;
  • astute political awareness and judgement; very good research and analytical skills. Ability to plan, execute and monitor public communication campaigns, e.

    g. campaign management, market research, message targeting, impact evaluation. Ability to research and analyze issues and topics related to currents events.

    Ability to draft and compile a variety of written communication products in a clear, concise style. Ability to interact with the public to build and maintain effective business connections.

  • Shows pride in work and in achievement; 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 : Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    COMMUNICATION :

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
  • CREATIVITY :

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
  • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs
  • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches
  • Education

    An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in international relations, political science, communication, public relations or related fields.

    A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the field of project or event management, partnership-building or communication is required

    Experience working in a large, multi-stakeholder project, and developing and maintaining partnerships with academia, business and public sector entities is required.

    Experience producing textual and multimedia content for multilingual websites and maintaining webpages in different content management systems is also required.

    Experience in the management and administration of a project is desirable.

    Experience in the United Nations common system is desirable.

    Experience in photo & video editing as well as design is desirable.

    Experience in drafting communication materials is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required.

    Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    The post is for an initial duration of one year. The extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and / or the availability of funds.

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.

    All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.

    The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.

    Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    The term sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.

    Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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