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Social Media Assistant

Azienda: UNESCO
Località: trieste
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Post Number : 1ITSC 0940TP

Grade : G-5

Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC)

Duty Station: Trieste

Job Family: Natural Sciences

Type of contract : Fixed Term Field

Duration of contract : 2 years, renewable

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 09-MAY-2023

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

Only candidates who are entitled to work in the E.U. may apply to this position
Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam and located in Trieste (Italy), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. For more than 50 years, ICTP has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world.

Within the Public Information Unit and under the direct supervision of the ICTP Public Information Officer (PIO), the incumbent will implement ICTP's social and digital media strategy by maintaining and ensuring the timeliness of ICTP's social media channels to expand ICTP's reach to its broad international audience and ensure maximum international distribution of its core messages. The incumbent will work closely with project teams, editors, developers and designers to coordinate content and make sure it caters to the needs of the target audience.

Essential responsibilities include:
Long Description

Create and/or curate all ICTP social media content, including text, images, and video. Curate videos on ICTP's YouTube channel

Schedule posting of all social media posts for all platforms

Work with consultants to create videos that showcase ICTP research and success stories for its website

In consultation with PIO, implement social media campaigns of varying scope on social channels, using a combination of text, graphics and/or video

Measure, test and create monthly reports on success of social strategies and campaigns using analytics tools

Propose, draft and maintain an overall plan for ICTP social and digital media that effectively targets audiences in a clear and consistent manner, following ICTP branding guidelines and in line with ICTP's communications strategy

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework .

Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational school.


At least five (5) years of experience in social media, digital communications or a related field


Experience in implementing social media strategies and campaigns;

Excellent skills in writing, editing, content production and information dissemination for online audiences;

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator or similar to produce high-quality multimedia social media content, including graphics, GIFs and data visualisations;

Knowledge of advanced tools for online publishing, including content management systems and social media publishing tools, such as HootSuite;

Knowledge in the use of the full MS Office (particularly PowerPoint, Excel) package;

Knowledge of web content management systems (Drupal, Mailchimp) is an asset.


Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English.


Experience in an international environment.

Experience in a scientific organisation or educational institute.

Knowledge of video editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro or similar.


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

Excellent knowledge of Italian

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits .

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ( last update here ) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Data pubblicazione - 09-05-2023

Fonte: Indeed