Deadline: 3 June 2020
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Public Information Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The mission of OHCHR is to work for the protection of all human rights for all people, to help empower people to realize their rights and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
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The Public Information Officer will perform the following functions:
- Monitor and maintain the Human Rights Council website preparing new material for inclusion and review, and carries out updates.
- Ensure implementation of information programs to publicize the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, to include drafting information strategies, coordinating efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress, taking appropriate follow-up action, and analyzing the outcome.
- Monitor and analyze current events, public opinion and press, identifies issues and trends, and advises management on appropriate action/responses.
- Undertake activities to promote media coverage (e.g. press conferences, interviews, press seminars and other special activities) of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, to include development of a media strategy and action plan, initiating pro-active media outreach efforts through use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, proposing and arranging press conferences/media coverage, disseminating materials and consulting with press on approach/story angle and other information requests, undertaking appropriate follow-up action and analyzing and reporting on the impact of coverage through preparation of media monitoring reports.
- Produce or oversee production of a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.) of information communications products on the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms (e.g. press kits, press releases, feature articles, speeches, booklets, brochures, backgrounders, audio-visual materials, radio spot program, etc.), to include proposing topics, undertaking research, determining appropriate medium and target audience, preparing production plans, writing drafts, obtaining clearances and finalizing texts, editing copy, and coordinating design approval, printing procedures and distribution.
- Initiate and sustain professional relationships with key constituencies.
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Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent degree) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field.
- First-Level University Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 year’s of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required.
- Experience managing social media campaigns in the context of intergovernmental human rights mechanisms is desirable.
- Fluency in one of the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required.
- Knowledge of another UN official language is also desirable.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit OHCHR.
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