Communications Assistant

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Communications
  • Deadline:
    December 8, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Terms of Reference

This post will be working closely with the Snr. Communications Assistant at UNHCR National Office in Chile, covering the PI Unit activities within the country, mostly in Santiago and the north area.

Candidates with previous experience on developing social media and audio-visual content as well as knowledge and/or working experience with human rights will be given favourable consideration. Excellent written abilities and oral communication are a must.

Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments and operational needs are essential. 

Standard Job Description

Communications Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Communications Assistant will report to the Communications Officer and will have regular contacts within the office/unit involving exchange of information. S/he will also have limited external contacts on routine matters. 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 – Collect press-cuttings of articles in national, regional, international and periodicals that pertain to refugee related issues and to the work of the office. – Compile and maintain the mailing list for press releases, information bulletins, etc and ensure timely despatch of information to media and other interested parties. – Classify and maintain adequate stock of PI materials and promote sale of merchandise where appropriate. – Maintain up-to-date the catalogue of PI material and types monthly report regarding sales and stocks for submission to PI at Headquarters in accordance with established guidelines. – Provide clerical assistance with regard to PI events such as poster campaigns, exhibitions, and public awareness raising events. – Respond to routine telephone and written enquiries from a variety of sources such as the media, the public, NGOs and government officials etc. – Maintain PI files up-to-date. – Have access to UNHCR’s communication systems – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration; Journalism; Social Science; or other relevant field. (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Communication and computer skills. Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills. Desirable Completion of UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position. Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy CO-Drafting and Documentation MS-Translation TI-Interpretation (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) 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. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Required Languages

English,

Desired Languages

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Additional Qualifications

Skills

Education

Certifications

Business Administration – Other, Journalism – Other, Social Sciences – Other

Work Experience

 

Other information

1 year contract.

Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments and operational needs are essential.This position doesn’t require a functional clearance