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Senior Communications Assistant 24 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Jordan
Amman (JOR)
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
24 April 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

UNHCR has a dedicated External Relations Unit in Amman of six staff, plus staff working in Za’atari and Azraq Camps. In order to continue to highlight and monitor refugee needs in Jordan, and in light of the increased communication with refugees across digital channels over the last year, the unit is seeking additional capacity to support with a number of areas.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior ER Associate, they may undertake the following tasks:

  • Lead on Arabic language media and social media monitoring particularly among refugee populations
  • Produce a morning media update which is shared with the UNHCR Jordan office
  • Assist in work related to Communicating with Communities and two-way communication with refugee populations across Jordan through social media platforms in order to ensure that refugees and other people of concern are aware of their rights as well as services and support offered by UNHCR
  • Assist in monitoring social media platforms and other two-way communication channels for trends, communication gaps and needs
  • Assist in creating multi-media content for UNHCR Jordan social media channels
  • Provide administerial support to the External Relations team, including translation from/to Arabic and English
  • Perform other related duties as required in support of the daily work of the External Relations team
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree – preferably in media, journalism, communications, design or related fields

24 Months
  • Drafting and editing skills are essential for content;
  • Language skills: written and spoken proficiency in English and Arabic;
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of refugees and the work of international organizations;
  • At least one-year work experience in the NGO/humanitarian sector in Jordan;
  • Good working knowledge of different social media platforms. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite products is also desired
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Jordan and legal residents in Jordan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 24-04-2021