United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Public Information Assistant Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Public Information Assistant Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Communications & Public Information Service within the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. The job is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The Public Information Assistants reports to the Chief of Service, Public Information through Public Information Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Public Information Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides specialized assistance in the production and delivery of information communications products and services.

• Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic, compile and present
information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services
for external audiences.

• Assist in various phases of the production and distribution of recorded radio programming
and products: participate in the morning editorial meeting and the daily unit planning of

• Organizes and executes special events, coordinating with diverse partners and the media to highlight and publicize key events.

• 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.

• Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors and gather background and supporting material.

• Maintain journalistic and professional standards under deadlines and pressure.

• Consistently file stories according to assigned deadlines.

• Follow local, national and international news and the activities of the UN in South Sudan and propose stories relevant to Radio Miraya listeners.

• Conduct, record and edit interviews using digital audio equipment to a high standard.

• Produce and present news and current affairs programmes in English and Arabic.

• Plans prepare and present news and live programmes.

• Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures related to communication, production and dissemination of public information. Ability to research 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.


  • 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.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

    Job - Specific Qualification

  • Technical training and certification in journalism or broadcasting, communications, public information, or a particular communications medium is desired.

    Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related area is required.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Public Information Assistant Jobs in South Sudan

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