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Social Media And Web Content Producer And Edit

Job Title: Non-Staff Consultant
OVERVIEW
Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Khartoum
Job Family: Public Information
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 14 Oct 2021
 
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
 
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Social Media is spreading rapidly in Sudan with users ranging from young to older. And yet, this important means of communicating directly to our communities from the citizen to the politician to the influencer is missing from the Khartoum Office's communications portfolio. This creates a serious deficit in our capacity to inform and engage with the communities we serve. Our communications efforts are futher comprimised by the lack of and failure to produce compelling stories about the incredible and important work we are doing in Sudan for the office website. The selected candidate will be responsible for telling our story to the people of Sudan.
Work Assignment 
Under the general authority of the Head of UNESCO Khartoum office, the contractor shall perform the following tasks, in addition to any other tasks assigned: 
•    Produce and edit social media content for use on UNESCO-Khartoum’s social media channels, namely Twitter and Facebook in English and Arabic, and the UNESCO-Khartoum’s office Website in English and Arabic; 
•    Follow trending topics within the community, as well as what is trending on the UN community’s social media accounts (relevant to Sudan) and engaging when appropriate with care and supervision; 
•    Draft narrative text/messaging for social through storytelling, images and video; 
•    Develop and implement various social media campaigns, interacting with UNESCO-Khartoum’s sector/programme focal points;
•    Produce high quality web content, web stories and support the team in ensuring web content on UNESCO-Khartoum’s English and Arabic website is refreshed and reflects the orientation for human interest news and feature stories that best tell our story to            the  Sudanese people; 
•    The Consultant will develop a close working relationship with colleagues working on the social media platforms of the other UN agencies, funds and programs, seeking opportunities for collaboration;
•    Participate in relevant strategic meetings for ongoing enhancement of UNESCO-Khartoum’s social media and web outreach;  
•    Produce reports based on the native analytics relevant UNESCO-Khartoum’s posts and campaigns on social media, and the website. 
•    Other duties as assigned within the framework of UNESCO-Khartoum’s social media and web platforms. 
•    Knowledge of and capacity to use social media video editing platforms such as Wibbitz, iMovie, Kapwing or similar platforms highly desired. 
•    Captioning of videos highly desired.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
LANGUAGES•    Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English and/or Arabic 
EDUCATION•    Completed Secondary, technical and/ or vocational education (Degree will be an advantage) 
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES•    Good communication including ability to draft correspondence and correct documents.
•    Good organizational and coordination skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.
•    Ability to operate fairly independently; to take initiative and work effectively in a team.
•    Flexibility, adaptability and readiness to work under pressure.
•    Client-oriented and problem solving attitude.
•    Excellent knowledge of office applications (i:e MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provide