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UNESCO recruits expert on media in conflict and post-conflict situations

01-10-2009 (Paris)
UNESCO recruits expert on media in conflict and post-conflict situations
A post of programme specialist is open for recruitment at the Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace of UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector. The post is initially planned for the limited duration, from 1 January until 1 September 2010. The major responsibility of the incumbent will consist in implementing projects related to media assistance in conflict and post-conflict areas.
Working under the overall supervision of the Director of the Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace Division, the incumbent will have to implement strategies and programmes according to the Organization’s normative work on assistance to media in tension areas and violent conflicts. Enhancing partnership coordination at the international, regional and national levels is another responsibility of this post.

Candidates to the post must have advanced university degree in communication, information or political sciences, and 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in implementing communication and information programmes, among which at least 4 years acquired in conflict or post-conflict countries.

More detailed information on duties and responsibilities, and qualifications required is available in the post description (PDF).

Candidates to this post should send the completed UNESCO Curriculum Vitae (RTF), together with a letter of motivation, by email to: aldfed@unesco.org or by normal mail to:
    Communication and Information Sector – Executive Office
    1, rue Miollis
    75732 Paris Cedex 15
before 24 October 2009, quoting the post reference: ALD/FED.
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