Radio Producer, Juba, South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan


Posting Title: RADIO PRODUCER, P4


Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Duty Station: Juba

Posting Period: 20 January 2023 – 18 February 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Public Information-UNMISS-200031-R- (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Communications & Public Information Section, CPIS, within the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. Juba is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station. The Radio Producer reports to the Chief of Service, Public Information through Chief of Radio Unit.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Radio Producer will be responsible for the following duties: Supervises production staff and ensures coverage of activities related to the mission, as well as significant political, social and cultural events in the country, as appropriate; responsible for editorial policies and all aspects of production of radio programmes, including public service announcements, news stories, features and documentaries for local, regional and international use;

Devises an appropriate national, regional and international distribution system for the mission’s radio and digital multimedia products;

Develops and maintains positive, constructive, and harmonious working relations with the radio and digital/social media sector in the host country, including managing production and broadcast partnerships and capacity building programmes as appropriate.

Supervises editorial inputs for radio and station’s social media platforms and ensure coverage of activities related to the mission as well as significant political, social and cultural events in the mission area, as appropriate, and ensure that editorial focus is integrated with other components, programmes and products of the public information team; supervise all aspects of multimedia production including public service announcements, news stories, features and documentaries for local, regional and international use;

Generates/Provides raw audio material for (a) mission products, including for community outreach, (b) internal mission use such as training of mission personnel, (c) United Nations Headquarters, (d) local and international media as appropriate;

Ensures that the radio station integrates and utilizes digital media platforms and opportunities, including linking with key UNHQ digital platforms and tools;

Prepares periodic status reports on radio/digital multimedia strategy implementation;

Interprets mission mandate as it applies to radio/multimedia production and exercise editorial judgment over programmes;

Develops, writes, edits, and records original radio programmes, announcements, features and news segments, for broadcast, as required;

Manages and coordinates a team of other radio producers or public information staff and/or mentors and supervises the work of junior officers on specific projects.

Participates in the recruitment and supervision of staff; develops capacity building programmes for national staff and trains/mentors national staff on a continuous/daily basis.

Anticipates/Interprets departmental/sectional needs, solves technical challenges and develops solutions, as well as explains how the elements of a project converge.

Analyses, plans and prepares the unit/section budget, when directed;

Performs other duties, as assigned.


Professionalism: State-of-the-art knowledge in the field of radio, broadcast journalism and/or public information. Professional ability to record and edit audio; ability to copy edit. Shows ability to develop communications products for national and global audiences and to address a wide range of issues related to UN work and the Mission’s mandate. Demonstrates capacity to take the lead on major public information radio campaigns; substantial and diverse experience in all facets of communications and public information; knowledge of political trends, public attitudes, local conditions and developments, and ability to assess effectively, the climate for successfully achieving agreed objectives; understanding of the UN system; ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources; Ability to lead and direct others in the execution of radio programmes; ability to adapt and be innovative as new communications challenges arise; Demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all areas of work force; Ensures development and implementation of strategic audiovisual electronic-communication plans for section’s online Digital presence, implements section’s digital communications and social media strategies based on studying the work on the ground of the Mission and audience behavior and interests, to provide a consistent and compelling online presence for the Mission’s mandate implementations and key messages. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing the ideas and expertise of others; shows willingness to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect personal position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts responsibility for shortcomings of team.

Managing Performance: Makes sure that roles, responsibilities, and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Monitors progress and performance against expected outcomes, milestones, and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff.


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in journalism/communications, international relations, political science, broadcasting, or other related fields. A first level university degree with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience as a radio producer is required.

Proven history in broadcast journalism and overseeing the production of radio programming is required.

Experience in Radio Broadcasting Journalism in Africa is desirable.

Experience working in Radio Broadcasting Journalism with UN Entities, Agencies and Funds and Programs is desirable.

Experience working in UN Peacekeeping in Africa is desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English, both oral and written is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee


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