UNESCO recruits Communication and Information Project Officer in Rabat

UNESCO is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communication and Information Project Officer at its Office in Rabat. The incumbent will work on the project “Promoting Freedom of Expression in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen”. This project, funded by the Finish Government, focuses on supporting freedom of expression and the role of free, independent and pluralistic media in advancing democratic transition and development in Arab States.

The Project Officer in Rabat will serve as a focal point for the overall project implementation, monitoring and reporting. The incumbent will coordinate, monitor and contribute to the implementation activities related to the project. He or she will also be responsible for facilitating regional exchanges among key stakeholders on specific topics relevant to the project; providing technical backstopping to field offices in the project countries; following the budgetary and financial situation of the project; ensuring project visibility at regional and international level; and other tasks related to publicity, networking, preparation of briefings that may be required to ensure the success of the project´s implementation.

The tasks of the Project Officer in Rabat will also include a specific assignment related to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region.  In the framework of this assignment, he or she will ensure effective planning and implementation of activities focusing on gender equality; monitor the implementation of a gender-sensitive approach throughout the project; take stock of the Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media that have been developed by UNESCO the International Federation of Journalists in order to ensure equality between men and women working in the media.

The Project Officer will be based in the UNESCO Office in Rabat (Cluster Office to Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia). However, the duty station may be subject to change to another location within the target countries during the project´s implementation.

The initial appointment is for one year, potentially renewable depending on performance and available resources.

Further information about the assignment and requirements is available in the vacancy announcement for the Project Officer in Rabat.

Candidates are invited to send their CV, together with a cover letter, before 15 April 2013, by email to projectrecruitmentci(at)unesco.org. More information on UNESCO’s recruitment process is available at: http://en.unesco.org/careers/. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.