Title of Post Assistant External Relations Officer
Post Number 10031954
Effective date of
assignment 1 January 2020
Location Tbilisi, Georgia
Category/grade National Officer, NOA
Type of contract Fixed-term appointment
Date of Issue 10 September 2019
Closing Date 01 October 2019
The Assistant External Relations Officer is closely supervised on issues concerning external relations and public information by the Representative who gives 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.
The Assistant External Relations Officer will support the Representative with the interagency engagement related to the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and will assist in coordination on the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) to help promote refugees’ economic inclusion through effective partnerships with relevant government line ministries, development actors, private sector, UN agencies, international organisations and NGOs, research institutions and universities. S/he will ensure effective support of coordination activities of UN agencies and NGO partners.
The incumbent will also support the Representative in the continuous advocacy for accelerated and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals to promote the inclusion of refugees, the internally displaced and stateless people in National Development Frameworks. For this s/he will establish, maintain and strengthen partnerships with a diverse range of actors (including governmental and non-governmental counterparts, with national and local authorities, state institutions, local civil society, UN Country Team and other relevant actors) to innovate, create and mobilize solutions for forced displacement and statelessness as well as to ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange. The incumbent will also assist in promoting GCR, UNHCR's policies and linkages within multilateral processes as elaborated by the UNSDCF within a broad range of humanitarian and development partners at the country level. S/he will extend support in the dialogue with donors and embassies in regard to pledges and other contributions towards Global Refugee Forum (GRF) as well as other UNHCR global forums and ensure UNHCR’s approach to partnership and inter-agency processes are consistent, strategic and coherent
Given that the operational focus in Georgia is to increasingly move toward an advocacy operation, the incumbent is required to have strong analytical skills; knowledge about the country and in particular
political and socio-economic development context, including issues related to (internal) displacement is an asset. Good knowledge of social protection (including cash-based interventions), community based protection and integration programmes are highly desirable. The incumbent should have good drafting and communication skills. S/he is expected to keep abreast of institutional developments as well as political and socio-economic developments in the country and provide regular updates to the Representative.
In view of achieving the above-mentioned results and in addition to the listed requirements of the post, the incumbent will provide support in preparing and holding the briefings for internal and external partners, engaging with sectors and Inter-Agency (IA) Coordination activities as well as making recommendations on IA issues, liaising with external partners and local organizations on behalf of UNHCR.
The incumbent will directly supervise two national staff responsible for the reporting and public information activities.
Apart from the essential minimum qualifications and experience listed below, the ideal candidate should have:
Taking into consideration the specific nature of the post the following types of experience will be considered as asset:
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
Candidates must be Georgian nationals.
Internal staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL). If you have questions regarding eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, updated factsheet (for internals), signed Personal History Form (for externals) by e-mail clearly stating the position title, VN/09/2019 - LASTNAME in the subject line to: GEOTBHR@unhcr.org by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet is attached.
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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