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✫✫ Job @ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant External Relations Officer, NOA

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bangladesh  invites qualified candidates to apply for the following vacancy: 
Internal External Vacancy Notice (IEVN/BGD/14/2015)
Title: Assistant External Relations Officer, NOA
Type of Contract : Fixed-term Contract
Position Number: 10023946
Duration: One year (Possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability )
Date of entry on Duty : 01 August 2015
Duty Station: Dhaka – Bangladesh 
Date of Issue:  14 June 2015 
Closure Date:   27 June 2015

Priority: Internal UNHCR staff members, UN agencies and external applicants
The incumbent is closely supervised on issues concerning external relations by the Representative who give regular guidance and advice to the incumbent. Advice and operational support may also be received from other senior staff and support units at the Country Office. 

External contacts are generally with a broad range of officials from national and international institutions, media or general public on matters of importance to the Organization.
  • UNHCR's media relations and advocacy work in geographic and thematic area are supported.
  • UNHCR's standing with its counterparts is maintained.
  • Assist Senior Management in dealing with the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations.
  • Assist in planning and organizing communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, the media, academia and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide accurate information by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions.
  • Assist Senior Management in disseminating information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement special projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern.
  • Participate when requested in the inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Assist in the drafting of situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Assist in planning and organizing advertisements, exhibitions, training seminars, conferences, meetings, social events and other activities to promote a better understanding of UNHCR’s activities and accomplishments by the general public and/or organized groups.
  • Support the management of media relations by, inter alia, drafting responses to direct queries, draft press releases and organizing regular briefings and visits to country operations.
  • Organize press briefings for external parties as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Organize the distribution of UNHCR publications and the provision of materials to various institutions and individuals.
  • Produce reports for donor agencies as required. 
  • University degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communication or other related fields.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Computer and IT skills (MS Office, website preparation etc.).
  • Highly developed drafting ability in working language of duty station.
  • Excellent knowledge of local institution, politics and culture.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language
Starting remuneration at NOA level
Submission of application:
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications with complete bio-data/C.V. with a latest passport size photo and a completed UN P.11 form (available at to the following address:
Human Resources Department
United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)
House no NE(N) 8, Road no 90, Gulshan 2, Dhaka-1212

Applications should be marked on the envelop as “Application for the post of  Assistant External Relations Officer , Position No10023946.
  • Only candidates meeting the qualifications should apply.
  • Men and Women are equally encouraged to apply.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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