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13 Nov 2020

Public Information Assistant

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are in the Public Information Section, United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. The incumbents will work in the Radio Unit and will report to the Senior Radio Producer and the Chief of Radio.


  • Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors, 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; Plan prepare and present news and live programmes;
  • Produce daily media monitoring reports, social media updates, television newscast summaries, special media reports, and other editorial products as directed by the Unit’s Head;
  • Identify stories, research angles, choose contributors, investigate motives and actions, and check facts; Gather news through talking to a variety of sources, interview contributors and gather background and supporting materials; Research, compile and present media reports for internal and external use covering national and international press;
  • Maintain journalistic standards under deadlines and pressure;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in the context of assignments given and cultural and political sensitivities. Willingness to work outside set hours and set duties when operational requirements demand.
  • Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate verbally in an effective manner. 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.
  • Technological awareness: Ability to operate a computer with MS applications, data bases and digital editing software. Ability to operate a digital recording device and a basic production booth.


High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education at college, university or specialized training institution in journalism and mass communication is an asset.

Work Experience

  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in journalism/broadcasting journalism/social media.
  • Experience with the UN Radio is an added asset.


Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic and Juba Arabic. Knowledge of other languages spoken in South Sudan or other UN languages is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Deadline: 23 November 2020


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