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Senior Communications/PI Assistant G5 (Temporal Appointment)

Bogotá (Colombia)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-15

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Duties
¿ Regularly monitor media and local situation regarding UNHCR.
¿ 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 materials 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 related duties as required.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Years of Experience / Degree Level: 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training in Journalism, Social Communication or related field.

Desirable certificates and/or licenses: Microsoft Office Suite, ERP systems, Business and Analytics, CIPS or other relevant certificates.

Relevant Job Experience
Essential: Some work experience relevant to the position. Communication and computer skills. Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.

Desirable: Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
Minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function with Bachelors, equivalent or Higher.
Minimum 2 years of previous work experience relevant to the function with a High School Diploma. Functional Skills
CO-Digital content production
CO-Drafting, Documentation
CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
CO-Social Media Publishing/Monitoring/Marketing tools
IT-Web Content Management
IT-Web publishing
Communication and computer skills.
Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.

Competency Requirements:
- Core Competencies: Accountability, Communication, Organizational Awareness, Teamwork & Collaboration, Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation.
- Cross-Functional Competencies: Innovation and Creativity, Technological Awareness, Political Awareness. Fluency in Spanish and working knowledge of  English.
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== The incumbent will be supervised by the Communication / PI 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.

The Senior Communications Assistant is normally supervised by a Communication Officer or other position as decided by the senior management in the area of responsibility. The supervisor provides the incumbent with regular guidance. The incumbent 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.

With over 1.8 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants and more than 800,000 Colombian returnees from Venezuela, Colombia is the country most heavily affected by the Venezuelan displacement in the region. The over 946,624 Venezuelans who have not been able to regularize their migration status in Colombia, have limited access to basic services and lack opportunities for income generation.  The worldwide COVID-19 health emergency has further impacted the protection risks of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, displaced and confined populations, Colombian returnees and other persons of concern. More than 116,000 Venezuelans have returned to Venezuela through humanitarian corridors since the borders closed in mid-March last year, most of them due to loss of income, evictions, food insecurity and other protection risks related to the inability to respect quarantine conditions. However, re-entries into Colombia have been on the rise starting September 2020 through informal crossing points.

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. This vacancy will close on15th June at 23:59 (Geneva Time).
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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