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Job Opportunity at The UN Refugee Agency – March 2023

 

Job Opportunity at The UN Refugee Agency - March 2023


About the company

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

We lead international action to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

We deliver life-saving assistance, help safeguard fundamental human rights, and develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place called home where they can build a better future. We also work to ensure that stateless people are granted a nationality.


About the job

External Relations Associate

Hardship Level 
B

Family Type 
Family 

Residential location (if applicable)

Grade 
GS6

Staff Member / Affiliate Type 
General Service

Reason 
Regular > Executive Decision

Remote work accepted
No

Target Start Date
2023-06-01-07:00

Job Posting End Date
March 19, 2023

Standard Job Description
External Relations Associate Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The External Relations Associate is normally supervised by the External Relations Officer or another professional staff depending on the staffing structure of the Office. The incumbent receives regular guidance and advice from the supervisor. Advice and operational support may also be received from other senior staff and support units at the Country Office/HQ. External contacts are generally with a broad range of officials from national and international institutions, media or general public involving the exchange of a wide range of information. 



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 And Responsibilities
  • – Provide background briefings to local and international media.
  • – Keep track of evolving issues concerning persons of concern to be able to suggest stories and topics for the media to cover. 
  • – Provide daily briefings on local developments to the Head of Office and ensure that briefing materials from other offices are available. 
  • – Accompany visits of foreign delegations and the media to refugee sites in the region, giving appropriate briefings, commentaries and prepare briefing material for visitors. 
  • – Establish contacts with local organisations to promote general interest and understanding of refugee issues – Ensure that the office is kept informed of local developments which may have a political or operational impact on the office’s activities. 
  • – May be required to compile information and SitReps received from the Field Offices and/or sections within the Office and consolidate into weekly/monthly/quarterly report. 
  • – Advise the Head of Office of local aspects of external relations policies. 
  • – Liaise with external partners and local organizations on behalf of UNHCR. 
  • – Produce reports and briefings for internal and external partners. 
  • – Perform other related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 
  • 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Political Sciences Social Sciences International Relations 
  • Journalism Communication (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) 

Relevant Job Experience 
Essential Not specified Desirable Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position. 

Functional Skills 
  • IT-Web Content Management CO-Drafting and Documentation 
  • TI-Interpretation 
  • IT-Computer Literacy (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) 

Language Requirements 
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: 
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. 

For National Professional jobs: 
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. 

For General Service jobs: 
Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. 

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. 


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.

Desired Candidate Profile

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Swahili
English

Operational context
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Nature of Position:
Living and Working Conditions:


Additional Qualifications
CO-Drafting and Documentation, IT-Computer Literacy, IT-Web Content Management, TI-Interpretation

Education
BA: Communication, BA: International Relations, BA: Journalism, BA: Social Science

Certifications
Communication – Other, International Relations – Other, Journalism – Other, Political Science – Other, Social Sciences – Other

Work Experience
External Relations

Competencies

Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Innovation & creativity, Organizational awareness, Political awareness, Teamwork & collaboration

UNHCR Salary Calculator 
https://icsc.un.org/Home/SalaryScales

Compendium 
Additional Information

Functional clearance 
This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

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