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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT29
Title: Communications Manager (Editorial)
Grade: P4
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 and potential partners in the AIDS response.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall supervision and guidance of Chief, Communications unit the incumbent is responsible for the Communications unit with the following responsibilities:
- Develop and implement editorial and communications strategies and work plans for UNAIDS at the global and regional levels.
- Implement and update UNAIDS branding and logo clearance processes.
- Lead, guide and motivate the Communications staff and consultants. Guide country officers for regional and country response in the area of editorial content and communications.
- Lead and manage on-going projects related to communications, including but not limited to the first line approval for editorial content, reports, documents from the field and throughout HQ, press materials and background materials, press releases, Q&As and key messages, review UNAIDS documents in preparation for logo and political clearance.
- Undertake the development and review of a wide range of materials such as brochures, documents, reports, key messages, talking points for national and international press events and interviews, press releases, statements, fact sheets, Q&As, newsletters, feature stories for UNAIDS website.
- Ensure that communications policies and branding are followed, adapting existing and developing related guidelines for use throughout UNAIDS.
- Advise Senior Management Team members and staff at all levels on editorial and communications related issues and work closely with Communications Managers to ensure maximized re-purposing and dissemination of content created.
- Within the delegated authority, to represent UNAIDS at communications related meetings and working groups.
- Undertake related assignments as required by the Chief, Communications.
Advanced university degree in communications, public relations, journalism, business administration or related field.
- Commitment to the AIDS response
- Integrity
- Respect for diversity

Core Competencies
- Working in teams
- Communicating with impact
- Applying expertise
- Delivering results
- Driving change and innovation
- Being accountable

Managerial Competencies
- Building relationships and networks
- Developing and empowering others
- Managing performance and resources
- Vision and strategic thinking
- Exercising sound judgement
A minimum of seven to ten years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public affairs at international levels, with some 6 years managing communications and media relations or editorial.
Experience in organizing and facilitating interagency working groups, task force and partners meetings at national and international level.

Advanced knowledge of English
Good knowledge of French or another UN official language.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67,483 USD at single rate
72,467 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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