This temporary position is available for two months, with an estimated start date on 1 November 2017. This temporary job opening is limited to a local recruitment.• 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: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English• 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 Radio and Television Section of the United Nations Office Information Service at Geneva. This temporary position is available for two months, with an estimated start date on 1 November 2017. This temporary job opening is limited to a local recruitment. The Multimedia Producer reports to the Chief of Radio and Television Section of the United Nations Information Service, as well as to the Chief of the United Nations Webcast Unit, Television Section of the News & Content Branch, News and Media Division of the Department of Public Information at New York. The UN Webcast broadcasts daily on UN Web TV (webtv.un.org), live and on-demand video coverage of United Nations meetings and events held at UN Headquarters (UNHQ), as well as selected events held at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), The Hague based International Court of Justice (ICJ), and at major United Nations conferences held at otherlocations worldwide. The position concerns the live and on-demand video coverage of the public meetings and other events of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies both atthe United Nations Headquarters and at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Radio and Television Section, Information Service, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:Oversees the scheduling, production and distribution (through the UN Web TV) of daily live and on-demand Webcast coverage of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies public meetings and other events at UN Office at Geneva.Coordinates post-production and editing of video products in Media Asset Management Systems (MAMS) and Adobe Premiere and the publishing/uploading of videos to the UN Web TV website, UN Channel on Youtube and to relevant Social Media Accounts.Liaises with clients and event organizers (especially with OHCHR Human Rights Treaties Division, and other UN Departments, Offices and Agencies, Permanent Missions, etc.) to plan and produce the live and on-demand webcast coverage of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies public meetings and events.Produces creative video clips and infographics for news and promotional campaigns when necessary.Prepares statistical reports on global audience and usage.Trains new staff, consultants and interns in the use of webcast production software, including the UN Web TV video cloud platform and the MAMS video system. Manages the technical development of the UN Web TV website, including a Web video platform and Content Management System, the integration of UN Web TV website with the MAMS, mobile apps and other external systems. Is responsible for managing compatibility between video and metadata management systems.Oversees the configuration and set up of Webcast encoders for live streaming in multiple formats, including HLS for mobile devices.Performs other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM: Possesses working knowledge of Streaming Media technology; Demonstrates knowledge of webcast coverage of large scale events in multiple languages, including experience in live scheduling, pre-production and post- production webcast work. Has good knowledge on the use and operation of Media Asset Management Systems (MAMS); Demonstrates video editing skills. Possesses strong analytical skills in addressing issues and problems and ability to apply technical expertise to resolve issues, particularly with webcast encoders. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. COMMUNICATION: 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 informed.TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, information systems, or related field is required. A first level university degree in combinationwith additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, computer science, information systems or related area is required. Experience with Content Management Systems is required. Experience with streaming video technology and video editing is required. Experience with media asset management systems is desirable.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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