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Communication and Visibility Officer (SC-10/2)_AMN-21-CLT-1


Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Amman

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Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

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Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-JAN-2022


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism




The UNESCO Jordan Office works with the national authorities and people of Jordan to promote peace and sustainable development, through education, culture, sciences, communication and information. 

In culture, the Office supports the implementation of UNESCO’s convention to protect and safeguard cultural and natural heritage as an end in itself, as well as a means to contribute to local livelihoods opportunities and sustainable tourism development. It is within this framework that UNESCO Jordan is implementing the European Union financed "Support to Livelihoods through Cultural Heritage Development" project. Through the project, the Office is leveraging cultural heritage for sustainable development and the creation of employment opportunities in Jordan through the application of Cash for Work schemes for basic rehabilitation and conservation. The project engages Syrian refugees, vulnerable Jordanians and Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons in the preservation and development of cultural heritage sites for tourism purposes at 6 cultural sites in the North of Jordan.

The incumbent will work under the overall authority of the Head of the Office and under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer for Culture  as well as in close cooperation with the Culture Team, the Communication and Visibility Officer will lead the implementation of the communications and visibility plan of the EU-financed "Support to Livelihoods through Cultural Heritage Development" project.

Long Description

The incumbent will be based in Amman and will undertake field visits to the project sites as needed. The Communication and Visibility Officer duties and responsibilities include, but are not restricted to:

1.    Implement, update and monitor the project’s Communication and Visibility Plan by defining, among others, a set of indicators for each objective and communication tool chosen.
2.    Recommend, develop and/or review appropriate information and communication materials related to the EU-funded project for use in media and other advocacy and communication activities, as well as ensure quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials to promote visibility of the project.
3.    Draft and edit articles, press releases, human-interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media. 
4.    Oversee the preparation of background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, high-level visits and other special interest groups. The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, project summaries, project fact sheets and media kits), 
5.    Review videography contents (raw footage, drone images, subtitles) and liaise with the contractors during the production to ensure that the video contents convey the key project messages. 
6.    Create posts and content for the UNESCO Jordan social media accounts and website and oversee their updates in line with latest progress made in implementing the project. 
7.    Support rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media. Support the supervisor and project staff in networking with journalists and other media figures.
8.    Liaise with relevant staff at UNESCO HQ to amplify the impact of the project on the global page. 
9.    Contract and manage editors, proofreaders, graphic designers, videographers and printing houses for reports, lessons learnt and other publications.
10.    Contribute to the development of UNESCO Jordan communication strategy from the EU project perspective, noting that strategy is to be aligned with the UNESCO 5-year Country Strategy and Resource Mobilization Plan as well as relevant corporate policy and guidance documents.
11.    Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Long Description

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



•    Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or other related social science field;
      A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


Work experience
•    Over 10 years of relevant professional work experience in communications, print media, digital and social media, public relations or other relevant fields of work, whereby at least 2 years should be  working in the UN or other international development organization, or  at international level.    

Competencies and Skills

•    Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

•    Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
•    Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
•    Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
•    Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.), email/internet and programmes such as InDesign, Photoshop; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
•    Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
•    Sound security awareness;
•    Have affinity with or interest in cultural heritage, local community development, poverty reduction.


•    Fluency in spoken and written English is required.



Work experience
•    Previous experience working with UN agency or international non-governmental organisation is an asset.
•    Experience in communications, editing (including programmes such as InDesign, Photoshop,), writing, and drafting is an asset. 
•    Experience working on communication and visibility in thematic areas covered by UNESCO is an asset. 
•    Experience with resource mobilization is an asset.


•    Fluency in Arabic is desirable.


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Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


“UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.”

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