UN Senior External Relations Assistant Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10023578
Reports to: Associate
External Relations Officer
Vacancy Notice: 017/2016
Duty Station: Kampala,
Post Grade: GL5
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Senior
External Relations Assistant will offer technical support in the management of
external relations activities of the Office. The incumbent 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 will also receive advice and operational support from the
External Relations/Public Information Units at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will draft briefing notes, press releases,
bulletins, reports, newsletters and prepare any other public information
material, as required
Facilitate and accompany visits of foreign
delegations, partner NGOs, donors and the media to refugee camps
Offer support in developing and implementing
UNHCR’s social media strategy – conceptualize and pitch stories for UNHCR’s
global website.
Draft and translate routine correspondence and
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, refugees and local communities on
May be required to assist in compilation of
weekly, monthly, annual/quarterly thematic reports, situations reports etc.
Regularly review media daily and ensure the
office is kept informed of local developments.
Carry out any other related duties, as required
by the Associate External Relations Officer.
Key Performance Indicators:
Missions from donors, the press and media are
supported with field visits and accurate briefing materials
External partners are informed regularly on all
aspects and the status of UNHCR operations.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Senior External Relations Assistant  career opportunity should have completed
Secondary Education with post-secondary certificate/training in International
Relations, Journalism, Political Science, Communication, Media or related Field.
At least five years of previous relevant job
Excellent communication and computer skills.
Excellent drafting skills as well as translation
and interpreting skills.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of
another relevant UN language or local language.
Knowledge of UNHCR IT systems and standards is
How to Apply:
All interested female candidates who meet the above criteria should
submit their applications, under confidential cover, quoting the Post No
addressed to: The Senior Administrative/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation
in Uganda via E-mail quoting the vacancy notice and position number to:
Deadline: 25th August, 2016
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