Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field. A first-level
university degree with in combination two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is
required. Experience of working with the United Nations or an international organization, a demonstrated interest in peacemaking and conflict prevention, as well as
field experience, is highly desirable. Experience working in the Horn of Africa is desirable.
• Engage with online audiences, especially with the influential Somali Diaspora, and provide substantive support to UNSOM’s digital platforms, including its website,
Facebook, Twitter, blog, photo streams, Vimeo channel, etc.
• Evaluate results and impact of communications activities; report on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the Mission.
• Build information networks; plan and oversee maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on the United Nations; plan and develop outreach activities.
• Manage publications; produce materials for print/electronic/voice/visual media.
• Assist in the day-to-day operation of the unit, including participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the unit; interpreting and
disseminating policy; providing procedural advice; improving reporting systems;, handling operational and administrative queries; preparing budget submissions;
establishing and/or coordinating training programmes and monitoring and evaluating results.
• May coordinate and direct a team of public information staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers on specific projects.
• Performs other duties as assigned
Acting on the recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council decided on 2 May 2013 to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June for an initial period of 12 months, providing the United Nations “good offices” functions — and a range of strategic policy advice — in support of the Federal Government’s peace and reconciliation process.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM — which it intended to renew as appropriate — would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor support.