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Individual Consultant - ‘Youth Champion supporting the Social Media for Peace: Action to counter Online Disinformation and Hate Speech’

Assignment Title: Youth Champion Consultant; Project: Social Media 4 Peace; Parent Sector: Communication & Information Sector (CI); Type of contract: Consultancy; Duty Station: Home-based assignment (no need to go to the office); Estimated Start Date: 22.12.2021; Application extended deadline: 22.12.2021 (Midnight Paris Time) ; Duration of contract: 5 months

Only nationals (and resident) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) may apply for this position.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. As a specialized agency and knowledge-based organization, UNESCO depends on highly skilled, committed professionals. Given the ambitious and exciting challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our expertise and global presence in the fields of Education, the Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information, is more relevant than ever. Geographically diverse and gender-balanced, UNESCO is committed to having a competent, motivated and dedicated workforce that acts with the highest integrity and is empowered to support UNESCO’s capacity to deliver on the sustainable development goals.

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

The Youth Champion will be responsible to promote the activities of the EU-funded project “Social Media 4 Peace” through their own social media, by promoting freedom of expression in the country and raising the visibility of UNESCO’s mandate in that area. The project “Social Media 4 Peace” aims to strengthen resilience of fragile societies to potential harmful content spread online, in particular hate speech inciting to violence while enhancing freedom of expression and the promotion of peace through digital technologies, notably social media.

Under the overall supervision of the UNESCO Head of Antenna in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the direct supervision of the National Project Officer - Social Media 4 Peace, and in coordination with the UNESCO Coordinator of the project in Brussels and at HQ a (CI/FoE sector), we are looking for young professionals, students and activists who are interested in how to react to disinformation, misinformation that are connected to and/or stem from hate speech online.

 

Extended deadline for this position: 22 December 2022

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