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Job Opportunities

UNHCR offers opportunities in a wide range of functional areas where you can achieve your professional goal to be a humanitarian. Join the organization and help make a difference at a time when more people than ever need our help.

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites applications for the below post with UNHCR Representation in China:

Senior Finance Assistant
Associate Communication/ PI Officer


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites applications for the below post.

 

Functional Title : Senior Finance Assistant

Position No. : 10029471

Contract/Grade : Fixed Term Appointment, G5

Duty Station : Beijing, China

Section/Unit : Admin/Programme

Entry on Duty : Immediate

Duration : One year (extendable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

 

Application closing date: 24 August 2018

 

  1. General Background

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to provide protection (including assistance) and seek durable solutions for millions of refugees around the world. In the People’s Republic of China, UNHCR registers and conducts refugee status determination for those seeking asylum, working to help refugees find solutions to their situations. UNHCR is involved with ensuring support for the protection of refugees, and works with Government authorities to build domestic capacity. In addition, it has a specific mandate for the prevention and addressing situations of statelessness.

 

  1. Organizational Context

 

The Senior Finance Assistant will be supervised by the Admin/Programme Officer who defines work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues. The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information.

 

  1. Responsibility
  • Maintain financial records for project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned. Record receipts and payments, assure accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintain continuing status of allotments against obligations;
  • Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts. Prepare special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons;
  • Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment;
  • Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments;
  • Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts;
  • Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

  1. Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required
  • Completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related fields;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft);
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

 

  1. Desirable qualifications and competencies
  • Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications;
  • Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures;
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position;
  • Working knowledge of another relevant UN language.

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Applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their (I) Letter of

Motivation, (ii) CV, and (iii) signed Personal History Form (available at <http://www.unhcr.org/hk/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2017/10/UNHCR_Personal_History_Form_October-2017.zip>) by email to [email protected] with subject “Senior Finance Assistant G5 (Post No. 10029471)” no later than 24 August 2018.

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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites applications for the below post.

Functional Title : Associate Communication/PI Officer
Position No. : 10029467
Contract/Grade : Fixed Term Appointment, NB
Duty Station : Beijing, China
Section/Unit : External Relations
Entry on Duty : Immediate
Duration : One year (extendable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Application closing date: 24 August 2018

1. General Background
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to provide protection (including assistance) and seek durable solutions for millions of refugees around the world. In the People’s Republic of China, UNHCR registers and conducts refugee status determination for those seeking asylum, working to help refugees find solutions to their situations. UNHCR is involved with ensuring support for the protection of refugees, and works with Government authorities to build domestic capacity. In addition, it has a specific mandate for the prevention and addressing situations of statelessness.

2. Organizational Context

The Associate Communication/PI Officer will work under the supervision and guidance of the Senior External Relations Officer. The incumbent will assist his/her supervisor to give, obtain and exchange information requiring discussion and explanation. S/he will also supervise one support staff.

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.

3. Responsibility
– Assist in developing and implementation of the communications strategies, campaigns, events and other initiatives in support of UNHCR’s strategic objectives
– Provide necessary output in researching, preparing, fact-checking, editing, and producing of the professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring through the Representative their timely dissemination via UNHCR’s communications channels
– Assist in organizing press events, handling interviews requests, and on behalf of the Representative or other senior staff providing responses to requests from media relating to UNHCR and its work in consultation with the supervisor
– Develop working relationships with Governments, NGOS, and UN agencies in order to raise interest and develop cooperation
– Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UNHCR and its work
– Actively maintain media relations for UNHCR and have access to information and UNHCR expertise
– Assist in preparation of communications budgets
– Perform other duties as required

4. Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required
– Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Journalism, International Relations, Communications, Political Science or similar relevant field
– Minimum of 3 years of relevant job experience at professional level in progressively responsible functions related to UNHCR and/or any other humanitarian agency on promotional activities of the agency
– General understanding of UN/UNHCR reforms and the priority agenda of the organization
– Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential)
– Excellent communication skills
– Excellent knowledge of English and another UN language
– Highly developed drafting ability in the UN working language of the duty station
– Very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential

5. Desirable qualifications and competencies
– Completion of UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position
– Very good IT affinity specific focus on preparation of website/pages
– Background in journalism and/or communications & advocacy
– Experience in engagement and outreach with social media
– Experience in humanitarian an asset
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Applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their (i) motivation letter, (ii) CV, (iii) fact sheet* and (iv) signed Personal History Form (available at <http://www.unhcr.org/hk/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2017/10/UNHCR_Personal_History_Form_October-2017.zip>) by email to [email protected] with subject “Associate Communication/PI Officer NB (Post No. 10029467)” no later than 24 August 2018.

* For Internal Applicants only
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Note:

1) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
2) Only those short-listed for interviews will be notified and invited for written test and interview.

 

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Only those short-listed for interviews will be notified and invited for written test and interview.