This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in
the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each
office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member
subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General
Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at
the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative
Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa,
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at
Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; or
the United Nations Accounting or Statistical Assistant Examination at the United Nations Headquarters may be
accepted in lieu of the GGST.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Arabic Language Unit of the Radio Section, News and Content Branch of the News
and Media Division. The incumbent will directly report to the Chief of Arabic Language Unit. UN radio is primarily
an audio service provided by the United Nations to promote the universal ideals of the United Nations, including
peace, respect for human rights and development. It produces a range of audio, and increasingly, multi-media
content across eight languages available to media organizations around the world.
1. Prepare work related to radio programme production and transmission
Research a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic; research and compile printed sources of
information, as well as audio excerpt originating from meetings, press releases, official documents, press
conferences, studio interviews, field recordings and live coverage of events related to the work of the UN.
2. Assist in various phases of the production, distribution and broadcasting of recorded and live radio
Participate in the morning editorial meeting and the daily unit planning of broadcasts;
Request and arrange interviews for the producers to conduct;
Perform digital audio editing of inserts, cuts, clips and other recorded components of programmes.
3. Assist in the timely electronic/digital or internet dissemination/distribution of radio programmes
Prepare, maintain and update web page, to include drafting and editing of content; upload/download audio files;
Undertake proactive calls and direct mail initiatives to build client base and nurture relationships;
Manage, update and further develop internal databases; generate a variety of standard and non-standard
statistical reports from various databases on the usage or consumption of the units items, products and programs;
Provide guidance and training to interns/volunteers.
4. Assist in dissemination of UN radio content through social media
Updates, maintains and monitors a social media presence.
5. Perform other duties and assignment including some administrative tasks.
High school diploma or equivalent.
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related area is
Experience in the operation of digital recording equipment is required.
Experience with Internet research and database research is required.
Experience with social media and social media strategies is desirable.
Professionalism - Knowledge of multimedia production, including digital audio workstations and video editing;
knowledge of encoding audio files and disseminating programmes via electronic means; knowledge of policies,
processes and procedures related to the communication, production and dissemination of public information;
ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources; shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal
concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of
women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely
valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities
and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
necessary; uses time efficiently.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For the post advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.