Deadline: 7 June 2016
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Public Information Officer in Bangui, Central African Republic. The duration of this post is 6 months.
OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Public Information Officer will perform the following functions-
- Manages reporting and analysis, by establishing and maintaining reporting system within the country.
- Provides advice and expertise to managers, senior officers and other public information staff on a range of public affairs issues, methods, and approaches.
- Develops strategic partnerships with key constituencies to elicit support for and maximize impact of humanitarian advocacy objectives.
- Prepares or oversees preparation of a diverse range of information communications products in support of priority humanitarian initiatives.
- Represents the institution in meetings and conferences, fulfills speaking engagements and makes presentations to groups on humanitarian activities and advocate issues of concern.
- Organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, media trips, public events on major issues and events concerning the organization.
- Builds information networks, plans and oversees maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on humanitarian issues and joint activities of the humanitarian community.
- Manages publications programme, produces materials for print/electronic/voice/visual and social media outreach.
- Leads day-to-day country or regional communications operations to include participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the unit, interpreting and disseminating policy, providing procedural advice, improving reporting systems, handling operational and administrative queries, preparing budget submissions, establishing and/or coordinating training programmes and monitoring and evaluating results.
- May coordinate and direct a team of public information staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers on specific projects.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field is required.
- First-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required.
- Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable.
- Experience with crisis communications is desirable.
- Fluency in both English and French is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OCHA.