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Office Messenger-Cox's Bazar, BANGLADESH

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: SB-1 (SC1/SC2), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-18

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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya refugee crisis response. The speed and scale of the influx of refugees has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency. In order to help efforts led by the Government of Bangladesh to respond to the unprecedented level of influx UN Women has developed a response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women and girls in the host communities affected by the refugee influx in Cox’s Bazar. The objective of the programme is to ensure protection, empowerment, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from humanitarian assistance, information, livelihoods and learning opportunities, for the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in the camps and host community, prevention and improved response to gender-based violence, and peace and social cohesion building between the refugees and host community. UN Women further works in Bangladeshi host communities in Cox’s Bazar to promote women’s socio-economic empowerment as a means for social cohesion, recovery and resilience building. UN Women is also conducting capacity strengthening and engagement initiatives with Camps-in-Charge and the police to be better equipped to address Rohingya women’s and girls’ needs, constrains and demands.  UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR to promote gender-responsive humanitarian action across the humanitarian coordination system and humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar. The Sub-office in Cox’s Bazar was established in January 2018 to reinforce management of programmes in Cox’s Bazar district.

Under the overall supervision of the Operations Analyst, the Messenger provides reliable messenger services. The Messenger demonstrates a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provide messenger services:

  • Collect and deliver mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions;
  • Sort, deliver and pick up mail from staff/ teams at regular intervals;
  • Obtain necessary signatures;
  • Maintain records as required;
  • Pack materials received for dispatch; label, insert material in envelopes and sort for outgoing mail.

2. Provide general office administration and logistical support:

  • Contribute to filing;
  • Photocopy, fax, and scan documents, as requested;
  • Set up for events in the office, as needed.

3. Provide office maintenance support:

  • Make minor repairs to office premises;
  • Maintain office furniture;
  • Repair small electronics, as necessary.

4. Provide canteen services:

  • Prepare and deliver refreshments;
  • Track and log kitchen supplies;
  •  Inform supervisor of inventory levels.

5.    Other duties as assigned:

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Documents are delivered on time and to the correct location;
  • Necessary signatures are acquired;
  • Deliveries tracked and logged.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies: 

  • Good coordination skills;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Good understanding of mandate UN Women;
  • Good communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:    

  • Secondary education desirable.


  • 1-2 years of work experience relevant experience.

Language Requirements:    

  • Fluency in Bangla is required;
  • Working knowledge of English is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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