Social Media & Web Coordinator for UNESCO, Paris

Deadline: 5 October 2012
Open to: Candidates with advanced  university  degree in  the  fields  of  information  technology  and  management, communication, journalism or other related discipline.
Remuneration: $ 73 226

Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. The  annual  Education  for  All  Global  Monitoring  Report  is  the  world’s  foremost  publication  on  education.  It monitors progress towards the Education for All goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, identifies promising education policies, and analyzes a major theme.


The successful incumbent will develop and implement the GMR’s web and social media strategy, both in the technical production of the website and social media products, and in developing content to promote messages of the Report to policy makers and wider audiences.
Under the authority of the Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, he/she will:
•  Prepare and update content visualization and production of the website, including new web and multimedia  projects and draft of web pages and blogs.
•  Contribute to conceiving and running creative social media campaigns.
•  Promote  the  GMR’s  presence  in  social  networking  sites  including  Facebook,  Twitter  and  other  similar community sites.
•  Contribute to identifying and reaching out to new audiences through the website and social media to expand  the readership of the Report, its related outreach material and digital and audiovisual products.
•  Monitor  benchmarks  for  measuring  the  impact  of  web  and  social  media.  Analyze,  review,  and  report  on effectiveness of the use of the web and social media, including campaigns.
•  Keep up‐to‐date with trends in social media tools, technologies and applications.
•  Work  in  collaboration  with  UNESCO’s  internal  web  and  social  media  services  to  keep  up‐to‐date  with developments and improve outreach of the GMR.

Reqiured Qualifications

•  Advanced  university  degree  (master’s  or  equivalent)  in  the  fields  of  information  technology  and  management, communication, journalism or other related discipline.
•  2 to 4 years of work experience in web and social media. Additional experience in the preparation of social media campaign would be an advantage. At least 1 year at international level is preferable.
•  Advanced  knowledge  of  social media  and internet, including  Search  Engine Optimization  (SEO)  and  web analytic technologies, is required.
•  Ability to work with web Contents Management Systems. Solid knowledge of Web technologies and languages such as HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, etc.
•  Excellent writing and editorial skills.
•  Knowledge of the Education for All movement.
•  Ability to maintain effective working relations within a multi‐cultural environment and to work effectively in a team environment.
•  Ability to keep deadlines and work under pressure.
Excellent knowledge of English


UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt  from income  tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave,  family allowance, home  travel, education grant  for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

How to apply

To apply please send your application letter and CV (in UNESCO’s format) with résumé to Ms Martina Simeti, Education Sector, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07-SP, France, or by email to [email protected]

For further information please visit the official website. 

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