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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Advanced university degree (minimum Master’s Degree) in communication, journalism and /or information management.


Organization: UNESCO Liaison


Salary : A competitive compensation and benefits package as per the UN salary scale




Application Dead line:2016-03-25



Overview of the Functions of the post

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office, Addis Ababa, the incumbent of this post will be responsible for the implementation of regular and extra-budgetary programme activities in communication and information (CI) in Ethiopia. The responsibilities under this post will include the identification of priority needs, planning, resources mobilization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting on progress and the status of the CI programme. The incumbent will be guided by the UNESCO’s Medium –Term Strategy (C/4s) and global development plans such as the plan of Action adopted by the world summit on the information society and the UN plan of action on the safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity in establishing partnerships with the relevant government agencies, the national commission for UNESCO, development partners, and other UN agencies, in the context of the UNDAF/one UN programme framework. Specific tasks for the post will be as follows.

  • Providing assistance in the development of strategies and projects for harnessing the potential of information and communication for development in Ethiopia
  • Assist in planning and implementing progamme activities included in C/5s by assisting in preparing new project options and proposals to be funded by contributions received for the international pogramme for the development of communication (IPDC) and the information for all programme (IFAP), in line with priorities and project quality criteria, and in implementing approved projects; assists in developing approaches to raising  extra budgetary funds, an assists in planning and implementing projects funded by these funds.
  • Assist in UNESCO’s involvement in the establishment of UN project management system including the preparation of common country Assessment (CCA), united nations development assistance frame work (UNDAF), Country programme document (CPDs) and country programme action plan (CPAPs) in the light of Media development indicators and other relevant standard setting instruments prepared by the sector.
  • Provide input, including data and statistics to the preparation of reports on the implementation of programmes and projects (funded within C/5s and by extra budgetary funds, including contributions received for IPDC and IFAP) and other briefings as may be required by Headquarters or the UNESCO office in Addis Ababa, using relevant tools.
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing outreach strategies aimed at programme expansion; supports the organization of consultations with national authorities; and assist in developing strategies and policies in the area of communication and information
  • Maintain a knowledge base on the programme; contributes to policy through identifying and analyzing available research; provides information and data for the preparation of background documents and reports; and facilitates exchange of information of best practices. Provides regular news and information on communication and information programmes in Ethiopia for both conventional and on-line publication through UNESCO’s websites.

Duration:- 2 years (renewable)

Annual salary:- A competitive compensation and benefits package as per the UN salary scale
Required skills or experiene



Advanced university degree (minimum Master’s Degree) in communication, journalism and /or information management.

Work Experience:-

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in the area of communication, journalism, information management at a national or sub-regional level. Experience in working with information technologies and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Skills /competencies:- 

  • Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and effectively implement programme activities
  • Very good ability to mobilize and interact with different partners (national authorities, Social pertners and private sector representatives, civil society organizations, NGOs etc)
  • Proven ability to work in a team and in multicultural environment
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in IT solutions


  •  Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Working knowledge in French will be an asset

Desirable Qualifications

Skills /competencies: Drive for results, persuading and influencing, coping with pressurand setbacks, adept diplomacy skills.

Interested applicants should send their application letter along with UNESCO CV (format available at to the following address (by email) quoting the vacancy reference :

NPO, CI Addis Ababa


Website: vacancies/

Closing date for receipt  of applications: 25 March 2016

Please note that only selected candidates will b contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with UNESCO.

Note that this post is for local recruitment only. Only Ethiopian residents are eligible to apply.






Domain:-Communication and information




Organisational unit:-UNESCO Liaison office, Addis Ababa 

Recruitment open to:-Internal and external candidates



Type of contract:-Fixed Term


Application method:-Via Email, using UNESCO CV to
















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