Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Administration & Information Office, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. The incumbent reports to the Head, Administration & Information Office.
Within delegated authority the Public Information Officer is responsible for the following duties:
Ensures implementation of the CTED communications strategy, as adopted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee, including in terms of strategy objectives, target audience, message, coverage of key events and dates, and tools and activities, manages CTC/CTED website and all CTED social accounts.
Provides advice and, where appropriate, training to senior management and colleagues on public information, media, and advocacy.
Monitors, evaluates, and reports on progress, and makes recommendations on appropriate follow-up action and resources needed.
Analyzes current events, public opinion, and media.
Identifies issues and trends, advises management on appropriate action/responses, and may accompany senior management on official travel to increase the advocacy and visibility of the work of the Committee/CTED.
Undertakes activities to promote media coverage (e.g. press conferences, interviews, press seminars, and other activities) of priority issues and/or major events, to include development of a media strategy and action plan, initiating pro-active media outreach efforts, proposing and arranging press conferences/media coverage, disseminating materials and consulting with press on approach/story angle and other information requests, undertaking appropriate follow-up action and analyzing and reporting on the impact of coverage.
Produces or oversees production of communications products (e.g. press kits, press releases, feature articles, speeches, booklets, brochures, backgrounders, audio-visual materials, radio spot programmes, publications, multimedia projects etc.), including proposing topics, undertaking research, determining appropriate medium and target audience, preparing production plans, writing drafts, obtaining clearances and finalizing texts, editing copy, and coordinating design approval, printing procedures and distribution.
Prepares, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initial drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports, and books.
Initiates and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies.
Acts as focal point on specific issues, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc.
Participates in selecting the information transmitted to key constituencies.
Provides guidance to, and may supervise, more junior staff.
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