Senior Communications Assistant

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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Description

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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.

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.
  • Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

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.

Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Source: https://unhcr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Almaty-Kazakhstan/Senior-Communications-Assistant_JR2439727

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