This position is located in the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), (UN-OHRLLS). The incumbent will report to the Director of UN-OHRLLS.
Under the general guidance of the High Representative and supervision of the Director, the Public Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required. Experience at the international level in the context of public information is desirable. Experience in working on least developed countries or landlocked developing countries or small island developing states is desirable. Experience in developing and maintaining websites is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.