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Assc Reporting Officer

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Associate Reporting Officer


General guidance and support are received from the Head of Office. Guidance may also be given by the various specialised units in the office. Guidance and support are received from the Head of Office. However, the incumbent should be able to work under minimum supervision, be creative and innovative.

Close contacts with all sections to gather and analyse information.
With EXTERNAL Parties: All implementing partners and UN agencies to gather, analyse and disseminate information about UNHCR activity information.


1. Keep abreast with all developments in the activity to prepare appropriate briefings and reports;
2. Assist the office in consolidating and analysing data on programme implementation and indicators (nutrition, health, watsan) in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports, i.e. Sitreps, activity-specific reports as may be required;
3. Assist in presenting accurate and attractive data presentation on the maps;
4. Maintain working relationships with the Government, NGOs, and UN agencies to develop cooperation in inter-related activities; 
5. Prepare and distribute minutes of the co-ordination meetings that are held periodically in the country of assignment;
6. Meet and brief visitors on all UNHCR activities, where necessary together with appropriate specialist/ programme officers;
7. Draft press reports, booklets, etc.
8. Perform other duties as required


University degree in Journalism, Law or related fields.
Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
English is the essential working language together with another relevant UN language.


Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities
Drafting skills
Experience in dealing with the public
Communication skills C002L2 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 2
C001L2 - Accountability Level 2
C006L2 - Organizational Awareness Level 2
C005L2 - Client & Result Orientation Level 2
C004L2 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 2
C003L2 - Communication Level 2
X007L2 - Political Awareness Level 2
X008L2 - Stakeholder Management Level 2
X006L2 - Policy Development & Research Level 2
X005L2 - Planning and Organizing Level 2
X004L2 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 2
X003L2 - Technological Awareness Level 2
X009L2 - Change Capability and Adaptability Level 2
X001L2 - Analytical Thinking Level 2
X002L2 - Innovation and Creativity Level 2 Experience in and familiarity with MSRP, FOCUS and RBM;
Training and capacity building of implementing and governmental partners;
Demonstrated drafting skills in English and Arabic;
Sensitive political context requires ability to work collaboratively with government counterparts
On-the-job coaching and mentoring of national staff;
Strong analytical skills in conducting research and developing policy and concept papers UNHCR has increasing partnerships with GCC humanitarian actors both at governmental and non-governmental levels. GCC entities are becoming much more demanding in terms of reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements.  Maintaining the good momentum reached with the GCC requires accurate and timely reports. The reporting officer plays a key role in liaising with UNHCR field offices and vetting the information provided by the field. Most of the reports submitted to GCC actors must be translated into Arabic. The reporting officer liaises with the translation company, the field offices, the program staff and provides the final reports for onward resubmission. GCC partners are keen to receive regular updates about needs in disaster areas in order to prepare their plans accordingly. The role of the reporting officer is key in this regard.

Current Situation
- An increasing number of partners in the GCC especially in KSA, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar.
- Several ongoing projects funded by NGOs and development funds in the region
- Regular government contributions to UNHCR appeals
- The majority of the projects funded by the GCC are for Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Iraq.
- Great potential for expanding partnerships with additional actors and increasing the funding levels from governmental and nongovernmental entities. The official working hours are 7 hours per day without a lunch break, Sunday through Thursday. Hot and dry desert environment with extreme daily temperature fluctuations; availability of international schools and credible health private health facilities and possibility of renting private accommodation; due to cultural and religious reasons a number of restrictions are in place specially to female with respect to Islamic dress code, driving and movement . Although the duty station has a low crime rate, one should be sensitive to the security environment. Sensitive political context could put certain nationalities at risk Although English is essential language, knowledge of another UN language, like Arabic would be essential and an asset; as the incumbent will need to deal with Government and NGO's and specially in capacity building activities where Arabic is the medium for training and engagement with partners.
Some basic Media skills will be essential

Please note that the closing date for all vacancies in the Add. 1 to March 2017 Compendium is Wednesday, 3 May 2017 (midnight Geneva time).

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-03

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