Job Openings at UNESCO 2019
Career Kenya: Job Openings at UNESCO 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Under the overall supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the immediate supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Office in Nairobi, and in close cooperation with staff (Directors, Chiefs of Section, Programme Specialists; Advisors for Communication and Information) in CI at Headquarters and in African Field Offices, the incumbent serves as UNESCO Regional Advisor for Communication and Information for Africa and is responsible for defining, in conjunction with senior management, work priorities and translating those into programmatic strategies, designs and activities for the African Region.

The incumbent lead-facilitates the African Field CI staff and multi-disciplinary/intersectoral teams in the achievement of priorities, policy development, locating and engaging resources, maintaining and pursuing strategic partnerships and promoting programmatic work in order to deliver a comprehensive strategy for communication and information. He/she plays a significant role in strategy direction, integration of regional and country CI and UNESCO goals in the Field, and leading resource optimization, execution, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects. He/she builds strong relationships with National Commissions and Member State ministries and other relevant stakeholders, advocating for freedom of expression and media development, and the building of inclusive knowledge societies.

The RA AFR will also be the UNESCO Regional Focal point for addressing Violence against journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Africa, in close cooperation with CI Advisors for communication and information in Africa, and Executive Secretary of the African Regional Committee for Memory of the World (ARCMOW)

The incumbent works within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategies (C/4s) and approved Programmes and Budgets (C/5s), as well as global development plans such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Aspiration 3 of Agenda 2063, the UN Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, and the World Summit of the Information Society outcomes.

1. Strategic Vision:

Provide intellectual leadership and guidance to CI programmes, projects, units / teams in the Field in order to develop, drive and ensure the delivery of a comprehensive CI strategy and relevant approaches, partnerships, policies, objectives and deliverables. Analyze, evaluate and contribute to the development of Sector-wide approaches and strategies for harnessing the potential of communication and information and ICTs for fostering inclusive knowledge societies, democracy, the rule of law and sustainable development, and for protecting and promoting human rights throughout the region.

Lead alignment of work with national and UN development frameworks, such as the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP). Define priorities and agenda, proactively mobilize funds and ensure diversification of resources. Identify and pursue improvements to systems, services, processes, networks and cooperation in the area of communication and information in the Field.


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