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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is seeking a Chief of Unit, Production Services Position  in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Job Summery

  • Job Title: Chief of Unit, Production Services
  • Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Grade: Senior 
  • Occupational Groups: publishing, print technology, graphic design, communications, media
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-20

Job Descriptions

 

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is seeking a highly experienced Chief of Unit for its Production Services unit. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in overseeing the organization’s publishing, production, and administrative operations, ensuring efficient and state-of-the-art distribution and dissemination of information while adhering to the organization’s goals and publishing standards.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Publishing:

  • Develop and update policies and procedures to maintain high publishing standards and incorporate the latest advancements in the field.
  • Prepare user guidelines for digital publishing and ensure a consistent style across serial publications.
  • Conduct thorough quality checks on all publishing products before release.
  • Implement efficient systems for managing and archiving digital files to ensure easy access and preservation.
  • Lead the transition to digital-first publishing and introduce new digital tools and solutions.
  • Optimize the delivery of publishing products and implement assistive technologies for increased accessibility.
  • Stay at the forefront of electronic publishing through extensive research.

Production:

  • Monitor the application of ISO-14001-2015 standards and coordinate audits to maintain certification.
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the quality, reach, and volume of production.
  • Set benchmarks for inputs, processes, and outputs to ensure consistent quality and efficiency in production.
  • Prepare work statements for equipment acquisition and conduct technical evaluations to inform management decisions.
  • Develop maintenance schedules for production equipment to optimize longevity and performance.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of documents and publications by effective coordination within and outside the section.
  • Oversee production aspects, from productivity measures to vendor compliance and resource management.

Administrative:

  • Direct sub-units to ensure resource availability and effective execution of duties.
  • Assist the Chief of Publications and Conference Management Section (PCMS) in coordinating programs to enhance service delivery and facility usage.
  • Offer strategic counsel to the Chief of PCMS on all unit-related activities.
  • Provide technical advice to stakeholders on various publishing and multimedia avenues.
  • Educate staff on publishing standards and various production processes to maintain a skilled workforce.
  • Engage in resource forecasting for production services and contribute to budget preparation.
  • Serve as a reporting officer for performance evaluations within the unit.
  • Collect and analyze data to provide insights and enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation, and reporting.

 

Requirements:

 

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in publishing, print technology, graphic design, communications, media or multimedia studies, or a related field.
  • Successful completion of programs in data analytics, business analytics, or data science is an advantage.

Certifications:

  • Digital Publishing Professional (CDPP) certification is desirable.
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for demonstrated proficiency in Adobe suite applications is desirable.
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification is desirable.
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt or Black Belt) certification focusing on process improvement and quality control is desirable.
  • Certification in Accessibility to ensure content inclusivity is desirable.

Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in publishing production management, multimedia, or website production.
  • Experience managing digital asset management systems and archiving digital files for large organizations.
  • Experience in implementing and managing electronic and print distribution channels to enhance content accessibility and reach.
  • Experience with environmental management and sustainability practices within the publishing industry, particularly in aligning production processes with ISO 14001:2015 standards.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and coordinating multi-language publications in a global organization.
  • Practical experience developing and overseeing the implementation of training programs for publishing and production staff.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in either English or French is required.
  • Knowledge of at least one other official UN language is desirable.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please click the “Apply” button below to submit your application.

 

 

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