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Vacancy announcement: National Professional Officer (NPO) for Communication and Information (CI)

Post No.: 4WSCI 1000RP 

Grade: NO-A 

Position: National Professional Officer (NPO) for Communication and Information (CI) 

Employment type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) 

Gross Salary: WST 66,806/Year (Net Salary: WST 53,353/Year) and annual increment subject to satisfactory performance. 

Leave: 30 days/Year Annual Leave and other leave & holidays as per the Organization’s rules. 

Benefits: Pension, and dependent child and dependent spouse allowance as per the organization’s rules.

Medical Insurance based on contribution. 

PROFILE: If you are a Samoan National who is a committed professional and want to part of the Organization leading the Goal 16.10 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms, and hold technical expertise in media, communication and information, and experience in programme administration UNESCO would like to hear from you. 

PURPOSE OF THE POST: Responsible for programme and project work, research and knowledge management, networking, and supporting partnerships and resource mobilization. The incumbent will support programme management and priorities of the Cluster Office for the Pacific States, including, multisector and inter-agency programmatic activities and initiatives, monitoring and reporting for internal, UN and other external purposes in accordance with the Organizations regulations, rules and policies and the Office procedures. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit for the detailed Vacancy Notice with job description and please follow instructions given below: 

1. Applications must be submitted in the UNESCO CV Form (click on the Web-link to download the form); 

2. Application form must be accompanied with: (i) a letter of motivation (ii) three (03) letters of references or full contact details of three (03) referees, one of who must be the immediate the last supervisor (iii) a copy of the national passport, and (iv) birth certificate; 

3. Applicant must write “NPO 4WSCI1000RP_Your Name in Full…” in the Subject line of the email; 

4. The application form with the four other documents mentioned in 1.2 should be submitted to by 17:00 hours on Sunday - 31 March 2019 Samoa time

See detailed vacancy notes here.

Applications sent to any other email address, sent in hard copy, lacking in completeness or sent after the due time and date will be rejected. Only short‐listed applicants will be contacted. 

UNESCO promotes diversity and encourages qualified people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages within the limitation of the rules, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations to apply. Please note UNESCO is a no-smoking Organization. 


Vacancy notices for Project Appointment (PA) positions

UNESCO is looking for candidates for the following positions. 

  • Resource Mobilization Officer for Latin America & the Caribbean (P-4) – based in San Jose (Costa Rica). See detailed vacancy note here.
  • Resource Mobilization Officer for Asia & Pacific (P-4) – based in Bangkok (Thailand). See detailed vacancy note here
  • Resource Mobilization Officer for Arab States (P-4) - based in Amman (Jordan). See detailed vacancy note here.
  • Resource Mobilization Officer for East Africa (P-4) - based in Nairobi (Kenya). See detailed vacancy note here.
  • Chargé(e) de mobilisation des ressources pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (P-4) – based in Dakar (Senegal). See detailed vacancy note here.

Candidates wishing to apply for one of these posts are requested to send their applications by e-mail to bsprecruit(at), by 5 March 2019 (midnight, Paris time). The subject of the email must be clearly marked with the corresponding post title « Resource Mobilization Officer for… / Chargé(e) de mobilization des ressources pour…region” ». The candidates are to provide their CVs along with a cover letter. Please note that applications received after the closing date set in the vacancy notice will not be accepted.

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