Senior External Relations Officer , P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
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Senior External Relations Officer , P5 (Temporary Job Opening)

U.N.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

岗位领域:行政人力 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P5

工作地点:Geneva 截止日期:08 October , 2017



Special Notice                


• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at:

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

Org. Setting and Reporting                

This temporary position is located in the Communications and Public Mobilisation Section, External Outreach Service of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the incumbent reports to the Chief of External Outreach Service.                


Within the OHCHR Communications Section and under the supervision of the Chief, External Outreach Service, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Supervise the work of and lead the Communications Section.
Responsible for developing and strengthening of OHCHR’s corporate image. 
Responsible for the development of OHCHR’s overall communications strategy and tools, and for building relations with OHCHR constituencies. 
Conceptualize, design and coordinate specific strategies and campaigns. 
Provide appropriate guidance and authoritative advice on communications and public information to senior management and to OHCHR field presences. 
Supervise the formulation, development and implementation of OHCHR’s internet communications strategy. 
Oversee the preparation, from research to publication, of OHCHR newsletters, periodicals and promotional materials. 
Manage the workload, administration and human resources of the Section.


PROFESSIONALISM: Thorough knowledge of and solid practical experience in integrated communications and digital marketing; proven ability to develop and strengthen an organisation’s brand ; knowledge of campaigning and social mobilisation techniques; OHCHR’s corporate image; strong analytical skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.  

COMMUNICATION : Excellent communication (spoken, written, public speaking and presentation) skills, including ability to draft/edit a variety of communication products and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to OHCHR’s position on human rights issues to the general public and targeted audiences. 

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Ability to organize, plan and oversee the implementation of comprehensive communication campaigns in support of defined objectives, to juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines. 

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with key constituencies.

LEADERSHIP: Strong managerial/leadership skills; demonstrated leadership in shaping communication messages and approaches; proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills; tact in negotiating skills. 

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Sound judgment and initiative; imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact; proven ability to establish priorities; ability to leverage opportunities to maximize the OHCHR’s visibility.


Advanced level of university degree in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant disciplines. A first level university degree in combination with two more years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.                

Work Experience                

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work related to communications, journalism or public relations out of which five years of managerial experience is required. At least 5 years of communications experience within the UN common system or international organizations is desirable. Experience in planning and developing integrated communication campaigns for a wide range of audiences is desirable. Field experience is desirable.                


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.                


Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an eliminatory assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.