Friday, February 26, 2010

UNMIT, National Public Information Officer (Maliana), Deadline March 12, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated    Mission in Timor-Leste

National Public Information Officer

POST TITLE: National Public Information Officer
SECTION: Communication and Public Information Office
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26 February 2010

Job Description

The Public Information Officer will be based in Maliana and be responsible for the CPIO Regional officer there, implementing the CPIO work plan in the district of Bobonaro. Coordinating regularly with Outreach Coordinator in Dili, and with other regionally based CPIO colleagues, the staff member will be responsible for sharing public information materials, gathering information and opinions from the community, and providing multimedia coverage of events of interest to send to CPIO Dili for use in UNMIT’s newsletter, web, radio and TV programs.
Staff member will be required to travel around the district to share information with local government, NGOs, UN Agencies and other civil society partners; to keep accurate records of distribution and dissemination of materials, including distribution by partners; and to summarise community feedback from areas to which they travel. As well as providing regular reporting to CPIO Dili, staff member will facilitate access to the district both for CPIO multimedia teams, and visiting journalists as required.
As an NPO level post, the staff member will be expected to actively contribute to the development stage of UN information campaigns, and take part in evaluating and assessing the effectiveness of these campaigns. Staff member will plan and organize community outreach meetings, films screenings and other special events to share information with the public and community leaders – including logistical aspects. Staff member will be responsible for managing the CPIO Maliana office including administrative tasks such as maintaining accurate and up to date contact lists, managing files and documents, and reporting; as well as any other requirements as directed by the CPIO Outreach Coordinator from Dili.


Communication - Excellent written and oral communication skills. Planning and Organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priorities and adjusts, as required. Allocates appropriate time and resources to complete work, allowing for contingencies; and, uses time efficiently, Ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure Creativity-Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;. Team Work- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national staff with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; Professionalism ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.

Qualifications And Requirements

Education - Masters Degree in Communications and Journalism and Public Relations or other related field is required with two years relevant work experience. Bachelor Degree with significant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Masters Degree. Extensive experience working with civil society and community groups. Public relations or other relevant experience. Excellent written and oral skills.
Languages - Fluency in English and Tetum is required; knowledge Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.


The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (VA N-TL-10-003); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to or
Deadline: Friday, 12 March 2010