Associate External Relations Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Associate External Relations Officer

Position Number/Level: 10036600/NOB
Duration: 1 year FTA(extendable)
Duty Station: UNHCR Kathmandu
Effective: 01/01/2022

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the (Snr) External Relations Officer or Representative who provides guidance on the applicable procedures. Advice may also be provided by relevant functional unit at HQ, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following functions and responsibilities:
  • Stay abreast of 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 the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide relevant information on UNHCR operations in financial requirements by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions and responding to donors’ requests for information on ad hoc basis.
  • Through a consecutive process with headquarters, disseminate information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement programmes and projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern in the country operation.
  • Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Draft narrative and financial reports on contributions in compliance with specific donor requirements.
  • Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNHCR Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNHCR guidelines and specific donor requirements.
  • Participate on behalf of the Representative and other supervisors in inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiative 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.
  • Consolidate information on UNHCR’s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
  • Propose events and initiatives (e.g. commercial, cultural, political and sports) to promote the work of UNHCR and take action as appropriate.
  • Support the management of media relations by, inter alia, responding to direct queries, publishing press releases, handling interview requests and organizing regular briefings and visits to country operations
  • Promote visibility of UNHCR’s work and advocate for support for the people of concern through providing inputs for social media and other web content.
  • Organize missions to the field and press briefings for external parties as required.
  • Implement all aspects of a communications strategy.
  • Represent UNHCR on behalf of senior management in fund raising and communication priorities in inter- agency initiatives and fora.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and competencies required:

  • Education and Professional Work Experience: For P2/NOB- 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1-year relevant experience with Doctorate degree.
  • Field of Education: Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communication or other relevant field.
    Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent knowledge of English(written/oral/comprehension).

Interested individuals are requested to send in their application marked “Application for the post of Associate External Relations Officer with complete P.11 (UN Personal History Form available at UN Website: (, addressed to HR Unit, UNHCR Representation in Nepal, P.O Box. 2374, Kathmandu, Nepal or by email at no later than 24:00 hrs on Thursday, 2 December 2021.

Source: Kantipur Daily, 24th November, 2021.