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National programme officer - Information, Communication and Documentation

Posté : 09-06-2019 Nom de l’employeur : PNUD Cameroun
Lieu : Yaoundé Vues : 1331
Type d'emploi : CDD Postulants : 0
Date expiration : 17-06-2019

JOB ADVERT: National programme officer - Information, Communication and Documentation

Job Description

Agency: Office High Comm for Human Rig

Title: National programme officer - Information, Communication and Documentation - CNUDHD (open to Cameroonians candidates)

Job ID: 23741

Practice Area - Job Family: Democratic Governance - INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

Vacancy End Date: 17/06/2019(Midnight New York, USA)

Duty Station: Yaounde, Cameroon

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 5 year(s) experience


  • Required: English, French
  • Desired: Spanish

Grade: NOC

Vacancy Type: FTA Local

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Africa

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


The United Nations Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa was created at the request of the countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations by its resolutions of December 5, 1998 (53/78) and December 1, 1999 (54/55).

The United Nations Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa contributes to the development of a culture of human rights and democracy and contributes to conflicts prevention and promotion of development in Central Africa. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Representative, the National programme officer - Information, Communication and Documentation will be responsible for the following duties:

Information and communication:

  • Supervise the preparation and issuance of press releases and media alerts;
  • Supervise the preparation and dissemination of issuance of the bi-monthly public information newsletter lead the production of press clippings information on human rights, democracy on the Centre’s activities in the sub-region and beyond to Centre's contacts and partners;
  • Organize human rights specific days and special events;
  • Prepare and issue a;
  • Lead the designing of outreach materials (fact sheet, newsletter, etc.);
  • Send regular messages to contacts.  

Documentation and information management:

  • Improve the documentation center’s services by updating a record database on the Centre’s contacts including Government, national human rights institutions, UN agencies, NGOs and the press;
  • Collect and analyze information and trends pertaining to the human rights situation ; 
  • Carry out monitoring, reporting and protection activities”  
  • Search, compile and develop working documents for capacity building activities such as training of trainers, workshops, seminars, meetings and special events organized or supported by the Centre;
  • Carry out research for internal and external users by searching collections, internal and external databases and using Internet;
  • Review and identify materials for the development and maintenance of the collections of the documentations Centre;
  • Lead the organization of the whole collection of the documentation Centre according to the established classification system for public access;
  • Lead the issuance of access card to the documentation centre to users and deal with requests for materials/publications;
  • Act as a repository and institutional memory for the office data;
  • Supervise fellows in documentation.

Update of the Centre’s website:

  • Supervise the feeding of the Centre’s website with press releases, texts and documents;
  • Liaise with the IT consultant for the creation of special pages and regular update;
  • Inform the Centre contacts on updates, invite them to visit the website; monitor the website's weekly countdown.  


  • Lead the Documentation, communications and advocacy cluster;
  • Develop background documents and budgets relating to activities led;
  • Contribute to the writing of monthly reports.


Professionalism - Advanced  knowledge  of  the  use  of information management to improve the awareness on human rights and democracy issues in the sub region; Familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases;

Demonstrate problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; Ability to work under pressure; Very good  knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to human rights and democracy and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system;

Planning and Organizing - Ability to establish priorities, to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan; Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given;

Communication - Ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner in English and French, including ability to draft a variety of reports, correspondences, and articulate ideas I a clear, concise style;

Technological Awareness - Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. Word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet, etc.

Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Advanced University degree, preferably in communication, journalism, public relations, Information management and documentation, social science, international relations or other related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: At least five years of progressively professional experience in journalism, communications, public relations, information management, research library or documentation Centre is highly desirable; Ability to publish documents and studies in the field of human rights and/or Democracy; Working knowledge/experience of the UN system.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English and French is essential; knowledge of Spanish is an asset.


All interested candidates are invited to apply online through the following link: https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=23741&hrs_jo_pst_seq=1&hrs_site_id=2

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