Monday, March 22, 2010

UNMIT, TV/Video Assistant, Deadline April 04, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS-UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
TV/Video Assistant

POST TITLE: TV/Video Assistant
SECTION: Communications and Public Information Office
REPORTING TO: Public Information Officer
DATE OF ISSUE: 22 March 2010

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Multimedia and the immediate supervision of the Video Producer, the incumbent will be responsible for the production of video products including public service announcements, features and stories for the television programme, ‘Ba Pas’, as well as to provide support for production of documentaries for local use;
Research, write, produce and broadcast television feature/documentary programs in Tetun on the activities of the United Nations and development partners. He/She will initiate contact and liaise with substantive departments of the United Nations System and other relevant sources on topical issues for television programming; Conduct interviews, gather materials; Undertake relevant research within and outside the UN, and field assignments to generate original materials and other actuality for programming; Contribute ideas to program planning and promotional efforts; Undertake travel assignments as and when required.

Professionalism Strong skills in Radio Broadcast Journalism; Good research and analytical skills; Ability to make effective on-air presentations; Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure; Critical thinking skills. Communications Demonstrated communication skills (spoken, written, public speaking and presentation); 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. Team work Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment, respect for diversity. Planning and organizing - Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and sometimes work under pressure. Technological awareness – Knowledge of and experience in video production equipment.

Education: Completion of secondary education; supplemental training and certifications in video/ television production, journalism, communications, public information, or a particular communications medium is an asset.
Experience: A minimum of Six (6) years of experience in television/ video production as a news writer/producer, camera operator, production assistant, or in communications or public relations. Hands-on practical experience in producing for television is essential.
Languages: Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (L-TL-10-009); curriculum Vitae; P11 form; 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: Monday, 04 April 2010