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Radio Producer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   07 Sep 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   20 Jun 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION:   El Fasher
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-PUB-UNAMID-425773-R-EL FASHER


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission).Within limits of delegated authority and under the supervision of the Director of Communications and Public Information Division (CPID) through the Chief of Radio, the Radio Producer will be responsible for the following duties: Supervise the radio unit programming staff and ensure coverage of activities related to the mission as well as significant political, social and cultural events in Darfur – the Mission’s Area of Responsibility- as appropriate; Responsible for all aspects of production of radio programmes, including public service announcements, news stories, features and documentaries for local, regional and international use; Assist Chief or Radio to devise an appropriate national, regional and international distribution system for mission’s radio products; Initiate and maintain editorial sessions for programming staff in the radio unit and ensure coverage of activities related to the mission as well as significant political, social and cultural events in the mission area, as appropriate, and ensure that editorial focus is integrated with other components, programmes and products of the CPID team; Provide raw audio material for (a) mission products, including for community outreach, (b) internal mission use such as training of mission personnel, (c) United Nations Headquarters, (d) local and international media as appropriate; Assist Chief of Radio in ensuring that the radio programme integrates and utilises new digital media platforms and opportunities, including linking with key UNHQ digital platforms and tools; Develop, write and record for broadcast original radio programmes, announcements, features and news segments, as required; May manage and coordinate a team of other radio producers or public information staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers on specific projects ; Participate in recruitment and supervision of programming staff; Assist Chief of Radio to develop capacity building programmes for national staff and train and mentor national staff on a continuous basis. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Competencies
Professionalism - State-of-the-art knowledge in the field of radio, broadcast journalism and/or public information. Professional ability to record and edit audio; ability to copy edit. Ability to develop communications products for local audiences and to address a wide range of issues related to UN’s work and the Mission’s mandate. Demonstrated capacity to initiate and contribute to major public information radio campaigns; substantial and diverse experience in all facets of communications and public information; knowledge of political trends, public attitudes, local conditions and developments, and ability to assess effectively, the climate for successfully achieving agreed objectives; understanding of the UN system; ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources; Ability to lead and direct others in the execution of radio programmes; ability to adapt and be innovative as new communications challenges arise; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all areas of the work force. Communication - Demonstrated highly developed communication (spoken, written, public speaking and presentation) skills, including ability to present and defend difficult positions to senior officials. Technological awareness - Fully conversant with rapidly evolving communication technologies; outstanding knowledge of the operating characteristics of a wide-range of radio equipment used in all aspects of production, principles and techniques of radio production and current trends and developments in radio, broadcasting and multimedia technologies; understanding of computer assisted systems for production, automation, recording, scheduling, music selection, library, etc.; knowledge of computerised audio editing, production and programme automation systems. Adept at research, and at planning, writing, producing and editing a program or series of programs. Leadership – Proven management and supervisory ability and technical leadership; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader. Planning and Organising- Demonstrated planning and organisational skills and ability to coordinate the work of others, meeting tight deadlines and handling multiple concurrent projects/activities.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Communication/Broadcasting and/or other related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 7 years of relevant work experience as a Radio Producer. Proven history of involvement and overseeing the production of radio programming. Practical UN field experience is highly desirable. Region-specific knowledge is desirable. Incumbent will be required to work in an environment with limited resources and thus creativity and ingenuity are desirable qualities.

Languages
Fluency in both spoken and written English and Arabic are required; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills
Open also to P-3 candidates.


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