United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description


Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional External Relations Officer) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.

  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.

  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in interrelated activities.

  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.

  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.

  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.

  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to Information Dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Please add any other information as necessary

Master degree or equivalent


24 Months
  • A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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