No Experience UN Assistant Communication/PI Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028911
Vacancy Notice: 015/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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 Assistant Communication/PI Officer  is closely supervised on issues
concerning external relations and public information by the (Senior) PI Officer
who gives regular guidance and advice to the incumbent. Advice and operational
support may also be received from other senior staff and support units at the
country Office. External contacts are generally with a broad range of officials
from national and international institutions, media or general public on
matters of importance to the Organization
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist in establishment of close working
    relationships with television, radio and news agencies to promote and
    ensure the dissemination of UNHCR aims, activities and principles.
  • Provide support in the development of
    working relationships with the Government, NGOs and UN Agencies in order
    to raise interest and develop cooperation in inter related activities.
  • Organize UNHCR public awareness campaign
    in the duty station.
  • Draft bulletins and updates on UNHCR
    operations in the duty station.
  • Brief national and international media of
    developments in UNHCR operations in the duty stations and accompany
    visiting media to the refugee camps where applicable.
  • Assist in planning and organizing
    advertisements, exhibitions, training seminars, conferences, meetings,
    social events and other activities to promote a better understanding of
    UNHCR activities and accomplishments by the general public and organized
  • Assist in preparation of communication
  • Perform any other duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR media relations and advocacy work in
    geographic and thematic area are supported.
  • UNHCR standing with its counterparts is
  • Organize the distribution of UNHCR
    publications and the provision of materials to various institutions and
    individuals to respond to the interest of the public on issues related to
    refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Produce reports for donor agencies as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Communication/PI Officer job opportunity should hold a
    University Degree or equivalent in International Relations,
    Communications, Political Science, Journalism or related field plus
    minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters)
    or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language. very good knowledge of local language
    and local institutions is essential.
  • Highly developed drafting ability in the
    UN working language of the duty station.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
    specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 23rd March 2018
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