Consultant – Public Information at UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO

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Consultant for Public Information at UNESCO

Job Opening: Consultant, Public Information

Organization: UNESCO Liaison Office with the EU in Brussels

Parent Sector: Field Office

Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium

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Job Family: Public Information

Type of Contract: Non-Staff

Duration of Contract: 11 months

Recruitment is open to: External candidates

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 (Extended) (Midnight Paris Time)

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Overview of the Functions of the Post:

The Consultant for Public Information will provide communication expertise to raise visibility of the UNESCO-EU partnership. They will assist the Liaison Office in Brussels with outreach and advocacy functions towards European institutions and partners.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to timely communication on UNESCO activities relevant to the EU and the UNESCO-EU Partnership.
  • Maintain and update the office’s website and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and monitor monthly visibility activity results.
  • Prepare news articles, stories, and social media content about the UNESCO-EU partnership and activities.
  • Develop specific media content and promotional campaigns for UNESCO-led events in cooperation with project officers and communication lead partners.
  • Assist in enhancing the working relationship with the United Nations team in Brussels and liaise with relevant UNESCO divisions and field offices.


  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
  • Planning and organizing
  • Results focus
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, or political science.
  • Minimum of three years of working experience in public information, media relations, journalism, or international development cooperation, with at least one year in an international environment.
  • Previous experience in writing news and managing social media platforms.
  • Very good understanding of European institutions and their functioning.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and design software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and French (written and spoken).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish).

Contract duration and deliverables:

The contract duration is 11 months. The consultant will report monthly on visibility activities and the performance of the website and social media accounts.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should complete the online application and submit the required documents, including the UNESCO Employment History Form, Technical Proposal, and Financial Proposal, as a single PDF document.

Selection and recruitment process:

Candidates will be evaluated based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, which may include tests, assessments, and competency-based interviews. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

UNESCO promotes workforce diversity and encourages candidates from underrepresented Member States, minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.



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