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External Relations Associate G6 (Temporary Appointment)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location:
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-20

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¿ Support the work with potential and current public and private sector partners and UNHCR donors (including responding to queries, ensuring that profiles of potential donor are properly recorded, maintaining interest of potential donors, supporting in elaborating products for the private sector), in close collaboration with the Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Unit, especially for potential partners in the labour insertion strategy;
¿ Draft project proposals as well as interim and final reports for both public and private UNHCR Colombia donors;
¿ Support in the detailed organization and participate in UNHCR donor missions and briefings;
¿ Draft and/or support in the drafting of UNHCR external and internal communication materials, including Factsheets, project factsheets, weekly reports, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, press releases and other communication materials (both in English and in Spanish) in close collaboration Public Information and Information Management colleagues;
¿ Work closely with the Public Information Unit to assist in providing visibility for donors¿ contributions to UNHCR;
¿ Work closely with Information Management, Public Information and the Inter-Agency Group on Mixed Migration Flows to ensure accurate and attractive data presentation, including maps in external and internal communication materials;
¿ Support in consolidating and maintaining Excel databases that include the different budgets of UNHCR donors, donor visit calendar, reporting calendar, etc.;
¿ Consolidate information on UNHCR¿s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals;
¿ Stay abreast of the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations;
¿ Liaise with external partners and local organizations on behalf of UNHCR;
¿ Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Minimum 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Certificates and/or Licenses

¿ Political Sciences
¿ Social Sciences
¿ International Relations
¿ Journalism
¿ Communication

Relevant Job Experience

Desirable Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

¿ IT-Computer Literacy
¿ IT-Web Content Management
¿ MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
¿ MS-Translation
¿ ER-Communications/media/digital/social media communicat. monitoring/analysis/presentation
¿ MS-Interpretation

Competency Requirements

Core Competencies:
¿ Accountability
¿ Communication
¿ Organizational Awareness
¿ Teamwork & Collaboration
¿ Commitment to Continuous Learning
¿ Client & Result Orientation

Cross-Functional Competencies:
¿ Analytical Thinking
¿ Innovation and Creativity
¿ Political Awareness Excellent level of Spanish.
Excellent level of English (particularly written).
See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== With over 1.7 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 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.

The External Relations Associate is normally supervised by the External Relations Officer or another professional staff depending on the staffing structure of the Office. The incumbent receives regular guidance and advice from the supervisor. Advice and operational support may also be received from other senior staff and support units at the Country Office/HQ. 

External contacts are generally with a broad range of officials from national and international institutions, media or general public involving the exchange of a wide range of information. Applications will be accepted until October 20th, 2021 at 23:59 hours (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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