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Public Information Officer - Libreville, Gabon

Publiée le 13.08.2021

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Poste proposé : Public Information Officer - Libreville, Gabon

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Strategic Communications and Public Information Unit of UNOCA, that has the responsibility to assist the Office to fulfill its missions and to contribute to the implementation of its mandate.

UNOCA covers the countries of the Economic Community of Central African States, namely; Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and Sao Tome and Principe.

Responsibilities

  • Within delegated authority, the Public Information Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
  • Ensure implementation of information programs to publicize priority issues and/or major events, 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/developments, public opinion and press, identify issues and trends, and advise management on appropriate action/responses.
  • Undertake activities to promote media coverage (e.g. press conferences, interviews, press seminars and other special activities) of priority issues and/or major events, to include development of a media strategy and action plan, initiating pro-active media outreach efforts, 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.
  • Produce or oversee production of a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.) of information communications products (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.
  • Prepare, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initial drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UNOCA newsletters, periodicals, magazines, reports and books.
  • Initiate and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies; respond to inquiries.
  • Act as focal point on specific issues, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc.
  • Participate in selecting the information transmitted to key constituencies.
  • Provide guidance to, and may supervise, more junior staff and interns.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned or as required.

 

Competencies

Professionalism:

Knowledge of the full range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective campaign strategies and programmes, e.g. campaign management, media operations, marketing and promotion, audience outreach, message targeting. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to identify public affairs issues, opportunities and risks in an international environment. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Knowledge of relevant internal policies and business activities/issues. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to manage global social media outreach in a professional setting.

 

Ability to implement social media campaigns. Ability to monitor and report on social media trends and impact. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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. 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & 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.

Technological Awareness:

Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Public Information Officer - Libreville, Gabon

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area.
  • Good knowledge of the socio-political and the media landscape of the Central Africa region is highly desirable as well as experience in planning, producing, and managing multilingual social media campaigns, contents, and events, including live activations.
  • Perfect mastery of infographics and know-how in using/practicing tools such as Publisher, InDesign and Illustrator are also required (layout of newsletters, magazines, leaflets and other public information materials).
  • In addition, being familiar with the technical aspects of multimedia production, such as taking pictures, realizing videos, and creating audio clips and short news video pieces or video capsules aimed at providing relevant and clear information on complex situation, is preferable.
  • Experience in identifying appropriate visual content (graphics, photos, and videos) related to UN News coverage, or the news service of a comparable international multilingual news organization is desirable.
  • Experience in compiling analytics and in drafting or editing media/communication products (news articles, news releases, statements, website contents or related area) at the international level is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Public Information Officer - Libreville, Gabon
Métier :
Marketing, communication
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Type de contrat :
CDI
Région :
Libreville
Ville : Libreville
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Langues exigées :
anglaiscourant
françaiscourant
Nombre de poste(s) : 20

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