Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Radio and Television Section, United Nations Information Service, (UNIS), Geneva, Strategic Communications Division of the Department of Global Communications.
The Public Information Assistant (Webcast) reports to the Chief, Radio and Television Section.
The UN Webcast broadcasts daily, live and on-demand video coverage of United Nations meetings and events at Headquarters and major United Nations conferences at other locations worldwide.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Assists with the live and on-demand streaming coverage on UN Web TV (webtv.un.org) and Social Media content, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter of United Nations meetings and events.
-Coordinates with Member States, UN Departments and other clients on webcast coverage requests and schedules events for live and on-demand streaming coverage on multiple platforms and devices.
-Accesses the recorded videos, through the Cloud video platform or through the Media Asset Management System (MAMS) to retrieve, edit, and publish webcast videos to the UN Web TV video platform; prepares appropriate metadata and tags for each video clip into the video Content Management System for publishing on UN Web TV as well as for scheduling live channels; creates promotional and other material, including infographics, and short promo or "explainer" videos.
-Provides technical expertise in the area of web streaming and web development, including for programming coding and maintenance of the UN Web TV website (webtv.un.org).
-Assists with technical installation, configuration and maintenance of streaming encoders hardware and software. Coordinates with technicians from other Sections to test and monitor video and audio signals.
-Compiles and presents information for use in promoting multimedia products/services for internal and external audiences, including information and statistics for usage of UN products and services.
-Assists in the electronic dissemination of promotional materials; researches diverse print and electronic information sources for topics and materials for use in promoting multimedia products and services.
-Prepares, maintains and updates web page to include drafting and editing content uploads/downloads audio materials, file transcoding and maintenance of file structure.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of policies, processes and procedures related to communication, production and dissemination of public information, including Streaming Media. Ability to research information from a variety of sources. 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.
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.
TECHNOLOGICAL ASWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
High School diploma or equivalent.Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in public communication, internet broadcasting, social media production, information systems or related area is required.
Experience with streaming media technology is required.
Experience in webcast video editing and publishing is required.
Experience in video Content Management Systems and platforms is desirable.
Experience in multimedia website development and maintenance is desirable.
Experience in setting up and managing streaming encoders is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in French and knowledge of English are required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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