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Category Host entity Country
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

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Application deadline: 04-02-2021

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