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Refugee UNV Assistant to the Global Appeal and Reports Section

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Administrative support
    • Legal - Broad
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be refugees in the country of assignment. Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Associate Donor Relations Officer (Global Focus content management) in collaboration with the Chief of Section, the Refugee UNV Assistant to the Global Appeal and Reports Section will support in the following tasks:

  • Inclusion of refugee voices in the work of the Section/Service
    • Exploring creative ways to reflect refugee (or forcible displaced) voices in appeals, reports and other publications produced/co-produced by the section.
    • Drafting and developing good practices for the Section/service to follow in terms of engaging with refugees.

  • Design creative content
    • Conceptualizing infographics with data on budget, targets, indicators, results, etc.
    • Helping design the new results-based framework for presentation in the Global Appeal.
    • Presenting content in a structured and accessible manner for the print publications, microsites and presentations produced/co-produced by the Section.

  • Innovative thinking around Global Focus redesign
    • Familiarizing with the Global Focus website and the current platform it’s built on.
    • Participating in discussions on Global Focus reform, including any meetings within/outside the Section.
    • Contributing to the Global Focus redesign by proposing creative ideas in terms of design (in line with UNHCR brand guidelines), presenting the content in a meaningful way.

  • Keep abreast on the information related to the new results-based framework (COMPASS), different global platforms/UNHCR systems like refugee data, inter-agency portal, etc. and analyse/understand the impact of any new developments on the work of the Section.

  • Any other tasks related to appeals, Global Focus and reports.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Secondary education Educational additional comments


  • Completed Secondary Education


  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a relevant area, (e.g., international relations, social work, law, anthropology, development studies or any other relevant field);

Experience remark
  • Experience with designing documents, preferable with creative cloud apps like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Strong design, oral and written skills, as well as drafting, formulation, reporting skills

Desirable: ​

  • Experience working/engaging with the UN or other international development organization

Assignment Remarks:
Important, please, read before applying.

  1. This assignment is open only for the application of refugees; who are recognized as Refugees by the competent authorities responsible for granting of Refugee status in the Country of residence/refuge, or person has been recognized as a Refugee in accordance with UNHCR mandate and has right to reside legally in the country of refuge.
  2. Official document as a proof of refugee status is mandatory to submit. The applicant with abovementioned refugee status should submit the official document as a proof of refugee status before and/or during the interview. The applications without the respective document will not be considered for this assignment.
  3. Duty Station and Entitlements: The selected candidate’s contracting duty station & entitlements will be where the candidate is recognized with a refugee status in the country of current residency. There will be no re-location to Geneva.
  4. The candidate should be at least 22 years of age as a part of the requirement of Refugee UN Volunteer (RUNV) modality.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Other communications related experience Area of expertise details
  • Experience with research and analysis;
  • Attention to detail in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; and office technology equipment;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently with minimum supervision; and ability to work with tight deadlines.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required; Working knowledge of a second UN Language (French, Spanish or Arabic) is an advantage.


  • Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the protection of people of concern to UNHCR, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System; and

Driving license Competencies values Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26/09/2021
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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