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OPCW eRecruitment
Public Affairs Officer (P-2)
Post Level :    P-2  Closing Date :  6 February 2019 (-44 days left)
Vacancy Ref :     E-ERD/PAB /PAO/F0249/P-2/80/11-18
Branch :     Public Affairs Branch
Division :    External Relations Division
Date :    10 December 2018
This fixed-term appointment is for duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules, as applicable. The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years. The Director-General retains the discretion 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. Several vacancies may be filled.
 Principal Functions  Requirements
Working under the supervision of the Senior Public Affairs Officer, and in accordance with the OPCW Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity and Gender Equality, the post holder is responsible for the following activities:

1. Contribute to the implementation of OPCW’s communications, media, and outreach strategies with the aim of raising the profile and relevance of the OPCW and explaining the importance of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
2. Identify priority issues, opportunities and major events that require OPCW’s public diplomacy engagement; Develop proposals (based on due diligence and appropriate analysis) for consideration by the Head of Branch and the Senior Public Affairs Officer.
3. Conceptualise, under the supervision of the Senior Public Affairs Officer, public diplomacy initiatives (in-person and digital) that promote an improved understanding of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and OPCW activities; Contribute to the creative direction, development, promotion and administrative aspects of OPCW’s outreach initiatives in multiple formats (e.g., print, online, audio, video, etc.) across all platforms and in coordination with outside vendors, TS staff members and interns.
4. Design, implement and measure timely outreach initiatives; Manage outsourced video projects and outreach initiatives in coordination with outside vendors, TS staff members and interns; Develop project plans, manage outside vendors, and provide oversight to ensure successful project completion.
5. Act as a focal point for OPCW’s audio-visual activities and provide guidance to TS staff members in line with industry standards and best practices.
6. Develop in coordination with the Digital Communications Officer audio-visual content for the OPCW website or other digital and public diplomacy products.
7. Produce high-quality audio-visual products (e.g., short explainer videos, dynamic content for social media campaigns, etc.) to support OPCW’s public diplomacy; Work with the Public Affairs Assistant in the implementation of audio-visual aspects of projects.
8. Act as focal point for particular activities as directed by the Head of the Public Affairs Branch or the Senior Public Affairs Officer.
9. Keep abreast of industry trends to ensure optimal ways for OPCW to communicate and engage with key audiences and stakeholders in person and online.
10. Any other duties as deemed appropriate for the post.

 Knowledge and Skills

Education (Qualifications):
· An advanced university degree in communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, graphic design, web development, or a related field.
· Or in lieu of an advanced university degree, a first level university degree in a related field in combination with qualifying experience (minimum 4 years) may be accepted.
· Or in lieu of the advanced or first university degree, a relevant combination of technical qualifications and extensive professional experience (minimum 8 years) in communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, graphic design, web development, or a related field may be accepted.

· Technical courses in photography, photo editing, and videography (shooting, production, and editing).
· Demonstrated professional competence and success in the delivery of multi-lingual content.
· Experience working for international organisations.
· Knowledge of the Chemical Weapons Convention and/or similar international treaties.

Skills and Abilities (key competencies):
· Experience with photo and video equipment and technology
· Expert use of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustator and InDesign
· Knowledge of video editing software (e.g., FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.)
· Good knowledge of audio-visual needs of television and web-based news outlets, and of social media sites
· Excellent writing, presentation and other communication skills
· Good organisation skills, accuracy, and the ability to work harmoniously within a diplomatic and multi-cultural environment
· Good command of web applications, design, audio-visual production, editing, and management software and tools

Other Valuable Skills:
· Project management, animation, motion graphics, graphic design, typography


· Minimum two years of professional experience in public affairs, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, graphic design, web development, or a related field, or four years of such experience with a first level degree, including experience operating video and still cameras, post-production editing systems and graphics software.

· Experience with producing or managing the out-sourcing of high quality public diplomacy or marketing products.
· Experience working for international organisations or non-governmental organisations.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and provident fund deductions) in US$ and a post adjustment. The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances. The figure quoted on the right, is based on the December 2018 rate of 34.4%.  
Annual Salary $46,472
Post Adjustment $15,986
Total Salary $62,458
Currency USD USD
Interested applicants who are unable to submit an application online at , due to technical problems, are requested to send an e- mail to explaining the problem.
Only applications received before the closing date will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.