PSP Senior Campaigns Assistant

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees




General Background 

The Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) sits within UNHCR’s Division of External Relations (DER) and is responsible for mobilizing resources for refugees from the private sector. UNHCR has developed its Private Sector Fundraising Strategy 2018-2025 which had the ambition of growing PSP into a service capable of generating $1 Billion. This ambition was achieved in 2022 and now the organization is developing its new engagement strategy that will move its private sector fundraising towards $2 billion annually.

To mobilize funds, PSP identifies priority fundraising markets and regions, focuses on mobilizing funds from both Individual Giving (IG) and Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH), and runs various campaigns to complement IG and PPH fundraising. PSP Africa is present in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, brokering philanthropic partnerships in all key regions of Sub-Saharan Africa including East, Horn of Africa, and Great Lakes (EHAGL), West and Central Africa (WCA), and Southern Africa. PSP Africa is looking for PSP Senior Campaigns Assistant to support with fundraising communications and campaigns activities across Africa.

The PSP Senior Campaigns Assistant will support the planning, coordination, production, and evaluation of fundraising campaigns and appeals throughout the year. They will report to the Campaigns Officer and work alongside colleagues across Africa to ensure support for IG/ PPH campaigns including on digital and multichannel platforms. 

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in fundraising and communication, to become a steady and reliable member to the PSP Africa fundraising team. This position will be responsible for supporting coordination of meetings and project flow of the campaigns team and support in the production of communication assets including content and materials to support PSP Africa’s fundraising and engagement activities. The position will also be key to increase UNHCR brand awareness and positioning across Africa by supporting the management of assigned social media channels and websites. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate competencies and work experience in project management and coordination, communication, and content development.

The position, based in Nairobi, offers a unique opportunity to work within the PSP Africa team dedicated to raise funds and establish partnerships for UNHCR with the private sector in Africa. 

Purpose and Scope of Assignment 

  • The PSP Senior Campaigns Assistant is supervised by the Campaigns Officer. 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, faith-based organizations and leaders, corporate and individual donors/ partners, among other relevant campaign stakeholders when required.

Under the supervision of the Campaigns Officer, the PSP Senior Campaigns Assistant will be responsible for the following support functions: 

  • Project management: Support the project management of campaigns including conceptualizing and design, content gathering missions, content production timelines, and maintaining an overview of use of content across all relevant channels. 
  • Procurement: Support procurement and tender processes for external contractors and agencies, necessary for content production, events management, and public relations (PR).
  • Content production and optimization: Support with video editing and graphic design in the creation of campaign assets. 
  • Content distribution: Assist in the management of PSP Africa content including videos, images, and multimedia assets, and uploading relevant content to Refugee Media.
  • Social media management: Assist in developing weekly social media content calendars and managing assigned social media accounts. 
  • Partner support: Assist in developing social media packages and talking points for celebrity supporters and private sector partners who are speaking on-line and in-person on behalf of UNHCR. 
  • Drafting: Assist in the content development of assets including drafting (in English) of landing page text, donor emails, SMS, social media captions, press releases, campaign concept notes, etc.
  • Meeting management: Support the coordination of meetings, minute-taking, and sharing/following-up on key action points. 
  • Latest trends: Stay abreast of current trends and techniques in social media and digital/traditional communication.
  • AOB: Perform communication, campaign, and content production support as requested, in addition to other tasks as required by supervisor.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Helping ensure smooth functioning of campaign initiatives from inception to implementation by:

  • Supporting on timely procurement of contractors and agencies.
  • Helping produce draft assets including videos and designed content.
  • Ensuring the use of produced content is optimized as per agreed distribution plan. 

Qualifications and Experience

Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

  •  Minimum a high school diploma is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either communication, marketing, business, development, or related field is 


Work Experience 

  •  2 years of relevant work experience with a high school diploma.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience with an undergraduate degree. 


  • Fluency in English – speaking and understanding is required.





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