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Special Tribnal for lebanon

P1 Assistant Project Management Officer

Vacancy Ref TVA-NL-OTR-PICS-P1-924
Deadline for Applications 30 May 2019 (11 days left)
Issuance Date 1 May 2019
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Public Information and Communications Section
Post Level P1

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered an initial fixed-term appointment until 31 December 2019, limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) are subject to terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of funds, which are available for this position for a maximum duration of two years.

The STL is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nation (UN) organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for salaries, benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected. The recruitment process may include a pre-selection procedure, written tests and interviews to assess levels of competency.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this particular profile as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies or unsolicited open applications.

The STL reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

*The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic version, if available, is not an official translation and is provided for information purposes only.


Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer and the Chief of the Public Information and Communications Section (PICS), the incumbent is responsible for the following:

• Provide substantive support to PICS’ Public Affairs Unit in the administration, management and implementation of project activities aimed to foster transparency and communication of the STL’s work. This includes producing internal planning documents, handling logistics, estimating budget requirements, conducting research, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, and other;

• Project activities including the preparation for and support during events at the seat of the Tribunal in Leidschendam, such as information campaigns linked to STL judicial milestones;

• Draft new and update existing public information material, such as the STL bulletin which aims to update the general public on the Tribunal’s judicial activities and other work on a regular basis;

• Assist with managing and implementing website content improvements, social media initiatives and the production of audio-visual material;

• Assist with facilitating the organization of conferences, seminars and group visits of students, legal professionals and others;

• Assist with PICS’ internal communications initiatives, including organizing lunch talks and monitoring the news;

• Maintain various administrative tasks to help organize and streamline the work of the Section and perform other duties to assist the Section in its work.
Knowledge and Skills

• Professionalism - Excellent understanding of different aspects of public information and communications, with additional familiarity with print and broadcast journalism. Knowledge of Lebanon and the broader Middle East. Ability to address a range of issues in the context of political developments and local conditions. Ability to conceptualize, design, and implement information campaigns under the guidance of the Associate Public Information Officer and Chief of PICS. Shows pride in work and achievements. Is motivated by professional, rather than personal concerns;

• Planning and organizing - Effective project management skills and ability to lead projects to completion; Able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously, and work under pressure. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments. Adjusts priorities as required. Results orientated.

• Communication – Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong written and verbal skills – including public speaking;

• Teamwork – 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; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings;

• Technological Awareness - Strong knowledge of web-based communications devices and an ability to keep abreast of new developments in the field of web-based communications and social media.
Qualifications
• Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communications, journalism, international relations, political sciences, sociology, law or related field. A first-level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in combination with at least two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

• Work Experience: In combination with a first-level university degree, at least two years of qualifying work experience in the field of public affairs of an institution or organization at an international level. Work experience is not required if the applicant holds an advanced university degree. Having work experience in the MENA region is highly desirable, as well as familiarity with judicial proceedings.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required, as well as proficiency in either Arabic or French. Working knowledge of the other official language is highly desirable.