United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Senior External Relations Assistant

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Description

This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants.

Interested internal candidates should apply through MSRP - Self-Service - Recruiting Activities - Careers (please search by JO number or by Location). Please update your personal profiles with all required information in order to be able to apply. Please consult the attached documents for further guidance on how to update the personal profile.

Interested external applicants are also invited to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website. https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html - Careers - Career opportunities - Other Opportunities - Vacancies and search by Job Opening number 24823.

Candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

Senior External Relations Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior External Relations Assistant normally functions under the direct supervision of External Relations Officer or another professional staff depending on staffing structure of the Office. The incumbent assists in the management of external relations activities of the Office. He/she plays a key role in organising the visits of foreign delegations, donors, press and media, providing regular briefings and drafting reports/materials for external partners. He/she may also receive advice and Operational Support from the External Relations/Public Information Units at the Country Office /HQ.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties - Draft briefing notes, press releases, bulletins, reports, newsletters and prepare any other public information material, as required - Draft and translate routine correspondence and texts.

- Assist with developing and implementing UNHCR's Social Media Strategy, conceptualize and pitch stories for UNHCR's global website.

- Ensure that public information materials including fact sheets, information brochures, briefing materials from the Branch Office, etc. are available.

- Organize visibility events (e.g. World Refugee Day) and liaise with partners and donors on implementation.

- May be required to assist in compilation of weekly, monthly, annual/quarterly thematic reports, situations reports etc.

- Review media daily and ensure the office is kept informed of local developments.

- Provide information on UNHCR's activities to external partners.

- Respond to non-complex media queries and incoming correspondence.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses International Relations,         Journalism Political Science Communication         Media Relevant Job Experience Desirable Previous experience in UN/UNHCR.

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.

Knowledge of another relevant UN language.

HQ and Field experience with UNHCR or with other humanitarian organizations Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation MS-Translation ER-Communications/media/digital/social media communicat. monitoring/Analysis/presentation MS-Interpretation (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements English is the working language at UNHCR Qatar and fluency in English and Arabic is essential This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Competencies as defined in Job Profile English is the working language at UNHCR Qatar and fluency in English and Arabic is essential Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Duration: Initially One Year Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date is 24 February 2021 Position # : 10031876
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