Syrian Arab Republic: Senior Communication / PI Assistant- 2017/009

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

Availability of the Post Immediately

Organizational context

The incumbent will be supervised by the Head of Sub- Office and will liaise with the functional unit in Damascus (PI Unit) for the technical guidance, support and coordination. S/he 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 and private individuals.

Functional Statement


  • Media and local situation regarding UNHCR’s work is regularly monitored.


  • Follow-up on Administrative and Logistical arrangements to organize press briefings and other events, such as workshop and conferences.

  • Contribute to the production of information material 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.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Respond to non-complex media queries and incoming correspondence.

  • Have access to UNHCR Communication / PI systems.

Qualification Required:


  • Completion of the Secondary Education with relevant education/training

  • Communication and computer skills.

  • Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of previous relevant job experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English and Arabic is essential


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

  • Related experience handling Social Media platforms

  • Photography Skills

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Innovation and Creativity

  • Technological Awareness

  • Political Awareness

How to apply:

For Syrian and /or Syrian Palestinian only

Please apply in writing (P.11, CV and application/motivation letter), indicating vacancy announcement number.

Applications must be submitted by email only, to email address:

Attention Vacancy No: UNOPS/VN/ 2017/009 Senior Communication / PI Assistant- Sub- Office Homs, Syria

Please note: no hard copy (paper applications) will be accepted

Application will not be acknowledged. Only the successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of the competition, and will be invited for a written test and an interview.

Personal history (P.11 form) is attached or can be down loaded from:

P.11 form is mandatory and should be signed by applicant.