Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidatesType of contract : Fixed TermSalary : 75 221 USD (Annual Salary)
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information and the direct supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office in Rabat, and in close cooperation with staff in the CI Sector at Headquarters and in Field Offices, the incumbent will serve as UNESCO Advisor for Communication and Information (ACI) for countries covered by the UNESCO Office in Rabat -
Cluster Office to Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
The incumbent will work within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Climate Change Agreement and the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, to implement UNESCO’s Programme and Budget.
More specifically, the incumbent will :
participate in raising extrabudgetary funds, and plan and implement projects funded by these funds.
and provide advisory services for the development of strategies and policies in the area of communication and information to governments, civil society organizations and the private sector.
provide critique and commentary on documents prepared by others and exchangeinformation of best practices. Provide regular news and information on communication and information programmes in Member States for both conventional and on-
line publication through UNESCO's websites. Contribute to the development and implementation of a communication plan. Participate in the management team to share information, manage intersectoral programmes and activities and liaise with other teams to ensure coordination in the work across the countries covered by the Cluster Office.
Originate and contribute to resource mobilization initiatives for the region and individual countries by developing concept notes and project proposals based on a situational and stakeholder analysis as well as needs assessments.
Prepare a mapping of potential donors, interact with UN Agencies seeking or marketing joint programmes, with bilateral and multilateral partners, with the private sector, foundations and development banks.
Ensure follow-up, including reporting on the implementation of activities.
Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in the field of communication and information, of which preferably 2 years acquired at international level.
Proven experience in promoting issues related to free, pluralistic and independent media and building knowledge societies.
Skills and competencies
Good knowledge of UNESCO’s work in the field and familiarity with the activities of the Sector for Communication and Information.
Good project management skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners.
Capacity to represent the Organization competently and convincingly.
Proven fundraising and resource mobilization skills.
Excellent negotiation and networking skills.
Ability to build, maintain and enhance working relations with national / local authorities and relevant intergovernmental and non-
Good drafting skills in English and / or French.
Good IT, information and knowledge management skills.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and good working knowledge of the other language.
Skills and competencies
Knowledge of UNESCO’s programmes and approved priorities; familiarity with the work and general functioning of UNESCO and international organizations in the UN system.