Job Opportunity for a Public Information Officer at the UN in Jordan 2020

Date limite : 17 avr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity for a Public Information Officer at the UN in Jordan 2020

The United Nations is looking for a Public Information Officer within the Department of Global Communications in Amman, Jordan for 2020. 

Responsibilities include:

  1. Takes the lead in communications strategy development, coordination, planning, and implementation of large, complex traditional and/or social communications campaigns.
  2. Coordinates, provides advice and expertise to the Regional Director and/or managers, senior officers and other public information staff on a range of communications and public affairs issues, methods, and approaches.
  3. Develops and coordinates strategic partnerships with key constituencies, including members of the United Nations communications groups in the region.
  4. Prepares, oversees and coordinates preparation of a diverse range of information communications products in support of major campaign initiatives, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  5. Identifies sources and seeks funding and other assistance for major campaigns.
  6. Prepares communications material for UN websites and social media accounts, newsletters, periodicals, reports and books, and edits draft materials prepared by junior officers.
  7. Evaluates results and impact of communications activities; reports on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the UN.
  8. Represents the United Nations in meetings and conferences; fulfills speaking engagements and makes presentations to groups on UN activities and advocate issues of concern; organizes media coverage and arranges for media contacts, briefings, interviews; organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, public events on major issues and events concerning the organization.
  9. Builds information networks and regional communities of practice.
  10. Assists in the day-to-day operation of the Regional Office to include participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the office.
  11. Coordinates and directs as appropriate and relevant a team of public information staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers across the region on specific projects.



  1. Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication, particularly in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region. 
  2. Ability to address a range of issues in the context of political developments, public attitudes and local conditions. Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns. 
  3. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. 
  4. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. 
  5. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. 
  6. 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.
  7. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 
  8. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


 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.


Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public information or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  1. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in communication, journalism, international relations, public information or related area is required.
  2. Experience developing and implementing strategic, multimedia communications campaigns for a diverse audience is required.
  3. Experience interacting and managing relations with the media is required.
  4. Experience in working with and/or managing the work of teams in multiple field offices is required.
  5. Experience managing resources, including personnel and budget, to support communications and advocacy activities, is desirable.
  6. A minimum of one-year of experience working in the political, social and economic context of the region of responsibility is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

More about the UN:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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