UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR*)*
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. 07/2020
Title of the Post
Senior Communication/PI Assistant
General Service, G5
Type of contract
RBAP, Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Issue
18 February 2020
Effective date of assignment
As soon as possible
03 March 2020
The incumbent will be supervised by the Senior Communication Officer. S/he will have frequent contacts involving the exchange of a wide range of information with colleagues within UNHCR as well as media, international organizations, academic institutions and private individuals.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
- Media and local situation regarding UNHCR's work is regularly monitored.
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
Follow-up on Administrative and Logistical arrangements to organise press briefings and other events, such as workshop and conferences.
Contribute to the production of information material for public awareness campaigns and for the preparation of in-house bulletins, newsletters and information kits by contributing to articles, reports and other information gathered from various sources; liaise with printers concerning brochures and publications published by the office.
Draft routine correspondence and texts for the office's website and maintain information databases.
Compile and distribute a daily news clipping service.
Distribute press statements and similar information to media, to other offices locally as well as to Headquarters.
Maintain up-to-date filing system and appointments diary.
Perform other duties as required.
Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
Respond to non-complex media queries and incoming correspondence.
Have access to UNHCR Communication / PI systems.
Essential Minimum Qualifications & Professional Work Experience:
Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training in International Relations, Journalism, Political Science or related field.
Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience. If the applicant holds a completed university degree (which is not required for this position), the number of years of university education may be considered equal to the same number of years of work experience in reviewing the number of years of experience required for the post, provided that the degree has been completed and is directly relevant to the position. The period of university level education shall count for no more than 50% of the required work experience and is only to be considered when comparing external candidates.
Communication and computer skills.
Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.
- Fluency in English and Thai essential.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Innovation and Creativity
Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to RBAPHR@UNHCR.ORG by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet can be downloaded from: https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11_UNHCR.docm and
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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