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International Atomic Energy Agency seeks Press and Public Information Officer (P3)

International Atomic Energy Agency 5<y Senior Level  Wien, Wien, Österreich 17 Sep 2017

Job Description

Press and Public Information Officer(P3)  (2017/0531 (020075))

Organization: OPIC-Media, Multimedia and Public Outreach Section
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Closing Date: 2017-10-10, 9:59:00 PM
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Regular
Probation Period: 1 Year
  

Organizational Setting

The Office for Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA’s global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.The Office of Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA’s global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.

The Media, Multimedia and Public Outreach Section has corporate responsibility for relations with the media and the public, as well as for producing audio and video materials to promote the IAEA’s activities.

Main Purpose

The Press and Public Information Officer develops and coordinates multifaceted communication campaigns with a special emphasis on issues and events which highlight the significant contribution of the IAEA in ensuring universal access to the benefits of nuclear energy in a safe and secure environment. The incumbent also helps, when required, meet the daily and often unexpected demands of the media, seeking internal guidance on inquiries and responding, arranging interviews and accompanying visiting journalists. In addition, he/she is OPIC’s main focal point for organizing in-house briefings requested by Member States, international organizations and NGOs.

Role

The Press and Public Information Officer is: (1) a project manager, planning and coordinating strategic communication projects and briefings; (2) a media expert, working with journalists and expanding relevant media contacts to raise awareness of IAEA’s contribution to peaceful use of nuclear technology; (3) a producer of written and other materials for dissemination through the internet, traditional media and social media.


Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Interact with journalists and expand media contacts to increase global awareness and media coverage of the IAEA’s activities, and of its role in increasing access to nuclear technology while improving the safety and security of nuclear facilities.
  • Devise and implement communication campaigns, working with external consultants or agencies if appropriate, to help raise the profile of events which highlight the significant contribution of the IAEA.
  • Coordinate and contribute material to a wide variety of multimedia packages, as well as web and print products for use in communication campaigns.

 

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

 

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Knowledge sharing and learning Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.
Persuasion and influencing Persuades and influences effectively by building support for ideas and initiatives through the effective presentation of facts and evidence. Identifies and anticipates partner and stakeholder needs to gain their commitment.
Partnership building Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

 

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Public Information and External Relations Creating Visibility for the Organization Extensive working knowledge of the news media and how best to meet its needs in order to most effectively deliver the IAEA message.
Public Information and External Relations Diplomacy and Understanding of Political Sensitivities Familiarity with the IAEA mandate, its main activities, its history and current role in global politics.
Public Information and External Relations External Cooperation Ability to coordinate and manage a major media and public outreach campaign and contribute creative input.
Public Information and External Relations Global Advocacy Ability to explain the work of the IAEA in a simple, concise and interesting way to a non-scientific and global audience.
Public Information and External Relations Outreach Ability to formulate, develop and deliver proposals for media outreach to highlight IAEA activities.
Public Information and External Relations Political Acumen Awareness of the background and sensitivity of international non-proliferation, safety, security and other nuclear issues in which the IAEA is engaged.
Public Information and External Relations Public Information and Communication Proven writing skills, including on complex technical issues.


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree – University degree in communication/journalism, international relations, political science or an appropriate scientific subject.
  • Minimum of five years practical working experience in journalism or media relations/public information, preferably in an international context.
  • Experience in reporting global and nuclear issues, preferably for multicultural audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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