UN Volunteers Uganda Jobs 2021 – Public Information officer

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Job Title: Public Information officer – UN Volunteers Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Job Location: Kampala



UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Profile:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commonly known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) or the United Nations Human Rights Office, is a department of the Secretariat of the United Nations that works to promote and protect human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. The office was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 1993[3] in the wake of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.



Job Profile:

The major role of a public information officer is writing and editing press releases, company brochures, public service announcements, speeches, articles, and social media posts. These materials can report on new product launches or company news, respond to inquiries, or make general announcements.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in reg ul a r ly updating the OHC H R i n Uganda  website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and with relevant content and quality photographs in a timely manner;
  • Assist in developing coordinated, innovative social media strategies and campaigns involving multiple UN Agencies and key partners.
  • Assist in conducting communications and information needs assessments for OHCHR, UN joint programming and initiatives, and make proposals to integrate public information and programme.
  • Sup p ort  t he developme nt /prod u ction of i n for m atio n  and   co mmu nicat i ons instruments and materials for awareness-raising campaigns , including   briefing materials and press releases in coord i nation w i th the supervisor.
  • Support OHCHR publication activi t ies ,  such   as drafting articles ,   content management , no r ms for  p ublishing design, maintenance of regular co n tact  wi th  pr i nters and other  s u ppliers  t o ensure qua li ty production .
  • Assist in promoti n and dissem i na t ing information and communica t io mate r ials fo r l aunching initiatives an d p ublica t ions.



Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor degree or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass communication

 24 Months

Interest and / or experience in human rights politica affairs, and communications is required. Experience working with the media is an added advantage Exper i ence in organising and coord i na t ing public events and/or in drafting commun i cations for press releases and web presence is desirable .  Previous experience as a volunteer and/or expe r ience of engagement with human rights events would be highly regarded .

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
 Human rights, Telecommunications systems, Public information and reporting

Knowledge of human rights issues and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions.

Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures.

Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues.

Ability to identify sources for data collection, analyze information and draft human rights reports.

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.

Develops clear goals that are consistent wi t agreed stra t egies; identifies priority activities and assignmen t s adjusts priorities as required allocates appropria t e amount of time and resources fo comp l eting work ;  foresees   risks and allows fo contingencies when plann i ng; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary ;   uses time efficiently.

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 informe


Accountability, Ethics and Values, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.



How To Apply for UN Volunteers Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 13th May 2021




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