Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017
Availability of the Post Immediately
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.
- 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.
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
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
Related experience handling Social Media platforms
Innovation and Creativity
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: SYRDAHRUNOPS@unhcr.org
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.
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