Libya: Assistant Public Information Officer (NO-A Post Open to Libyan Nationals ONLY)

Country: Libya
Closing date: 15 May 2014


Under the supervision of Chief of UNSMIL Public Information and Communication Section (PICS), and within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Tracks, monitors, researches and analyzes information related to the UN in General and UNSMIL in specific

• Drafts/compiles a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.), of information communications products for target audiences, to include in press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, etc.

• Organizes the clearance, production and distribution of information material; conducts photo and graphic research.

• Prepares, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initials drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports and books.

• In consultation with others identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.

• Identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same.

• Organizes or participates in the organization of conferences, seminar, press briefings, interviews, etc.; prepares briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events.

• Assist UNSMIL and UNCT counterparts in carrying out events with the media and promotion of various components of the mission and its mandate

• Responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence.• Performs other duties as assigned


Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given and to respond appropriately when difficulties or conflicts arise, tact and discretion in dealing with high ranking officials and with extremely confidential matters.

Communication: Good communication skills with ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; 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.

Teamwork: Sound interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing: Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan with minimal supervision, work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines often in difficult and demanding conditions.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Proficiency in computer software applications (MS Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus Notes).


Education: Advanced degree (Master degree or equivalent) in communications, journalism or public relations. Relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in communications, journalism or related area, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications, journalism, public information, or media.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is essential.

How to apply:

Please note that, due to the nature of this position, it is open to applicants who are Libyan nationals only. To express your interest in the position, please send a CV or Resume to the following email address: accompanied by a cover note detailing why you think you are a suitable candidate and your motivation to work for the United Nations in Libya.

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