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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT28
Title: Social Media Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Date: 17 May 2013
Application Deadline: 15 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit:
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
Our mission is to effectively position UNAIDS and our issues with key audiences and to create, manage and share knowledge with partners in the AIDS response.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the Chief Communications, the incumbent will be expected to carry out the following tasks for the UNAIDS web and social media platforms:

- Lead, develop and implement a social media strategy for UNAIDS, that evolves with trends in social media.
- Initiate high level engagement in social media conversations on AIDS and related issues on behalf of UNAIDS in social media platforms.
- Manage and enhance the social media profile of UNAIDS corporate social media assets including facebook, twitter, flickr, youtube, google+ and other appropriate forums. This include consistent and timely UNAIDS postings and ensuring postings are accurate and on message.
- Connect, seek and foster relationships with super connector individuals, companies and organizations and manage their engagement in social media platforms to increase outreach of UNAIDS messages and goals.
- Design and implement social media campaigns for UNAIDS corporate priorities.
- Promote relationships with civil society and other partners for outreach of UNAIDS messages as well as in undertaking joint social media campaigns.
- Lead in generating innovative ideas for promoting UNAIDS messages and issues in online platforms.
- Manage and promote social media engagement of senior UNAIDS staff in HQ, regions and countries. Provide advice and support to communication officers in Regional Support Teams and Countries on social media issues.
- Write features, photo essays and other content for UNAIDS online assets. Publish web content online using the content management systems deployed by UNAIDS.
- Manage AIDSspace, include periodic redesigns, promotion of platform and provide content direction.
- Develop and manage crowdsourcing solutions for key UNAIDS activities.
- Conduct a variety of research, writing, and editing assignments in support of UNAIDS communication products.
- All other related duties as assigned.
Essential: University degree in social sciences, communication, public or business administration.
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
2. Integrity
3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies
1. Working in teams
2. Communicating with impact
3. Applying expertise
4. Delivering results
5. Driving change and innovation

6. Managerial competencies
1. Managing performance and resources
2. Exercising sound judgement
3. Building relationships and Networks

A minimum of three to six years of professional experiences in managing communication and social media projects, project coordination, preferably with experience at the international level. Knowledge of social media platforms and technical skills for engaging with them. Demonstrated knowledge of AIDS issues, of communication practices and producing information for web communities.

Experience with governmental/international institutions or the UN System. Campaign planning and design skills.
Advanced knowledge of English and good knowledge of French.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
56,091 USD at single rate
60,091 USD with primary dependants

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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