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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 31 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Honduras
UNHCR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
English,Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

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 Representative, 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 inter-related 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

24 Months

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

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 31-Jan-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer 04 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Albania
UNHCR
Albania
Tirana (ALB)
English
Immediate
10 months
04 February 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNHCR Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer will:

  • Stay abreast of the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations.
  • Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide relevant information on UNHCR operations and financial requirements by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions and responding to donors’ requests for information on ad hoc basis.
  • Through a consultative process with headquarters, disseminate information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement programmes and projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern in the country operation.
  • Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Draft narrative and financial reports on contributions in compliance with specific donor requirements.
  • Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNHCR Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNHCR guidelines and specific donor requirements.
  • Participate on behalf of the Representative and other supervisors in inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Consolidate information on UNHCR’s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields.
24 Months

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point essential), exposure to graphic design software.
  • Fund-raising and programming/programme management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working with social media.
  • Working knowledge of additional UN languages is an advantage.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile.

Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

If you are registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profileGo to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 04-02-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

Associate RSD Officer 04 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Somalia
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Associate RSD Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Somalia
Gaalkacyo (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
04 February 2021

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

Strategic Direction and Coordination:

  • Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
  • Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of regional and global RSD standards and policies.

Response and Advice:

  • Review RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff. [1]
  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Assist in designing, implementing and revising, as required, operation-specific SOPs for all aspects of the RSD operation in accordance with applicable standards and policies.
  • Systematically apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective in the performance of assigned functions.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.

Advocacy, Information Management and Research:

  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and legal partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Promotion and Capacity Building:
  • Assess training needs of UNHCR staff engaged in RSD and related activities and provide on-going training and coaching on legal and procedural RSD issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of RSD training initiatives for Government authorities and legal partners.
  • Human resources:
  • Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmarks.
  • Support UNHCR staff engaged in RSD and related activities and exercise effective oversight.

[1] Note: RSD UN Volunteers are not authorized to endorse and co-sign RSD decisions.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
Law, political science, international relations or another related field.
12 Months
Minimum years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law: 2 years (with a postgraduate degree) or 4 years (with an undergraduate degree).

Essential requirement: Proven practical experience in Refugee Status Determination (RSD) case work (drafting and or review).

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working directly with procedures and principles related to RSD.
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) awareness and demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to work effectively under stress and in crisis situations
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 04 February 2021