VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Public Information Assistant (UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement – Level 3)


UNHCR Representation in Japan seeks a qualified professional for full-time Public Information Assistant under a UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement, from 01 August to 31 December 2017.

The Terms of Reference (TOR), required skills and required application documents are as follows:
Terms of Reference

Required skills and knowledge:

Education & Work Experience

Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in International Relations, Social Science, Journalism, Web design and development or related field.

Minimum 3 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a service-oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.

Experience in desktop publishing and web creation skills, ability to work with Illustrator, Photoshop and other Adobe software, work experience as reporter and/or editor is an asset.

Other skills
Good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational backgrounds.

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Japanese.

Required application documents:
Applicants should submit the following documents in electronic format at the following email address: by the deadline, 23:59 Japan time, Sunday 30 July 2017.

  •  A completed United Nations Personal History form (P-11), preferably in PDF
    (the P-11 form can be downloaded at
  •  A Japanese CV, in any format
  • Cover letter

Please note that applications will not be acknowledged. UNHCR will be conducting an interview and/or test at the UNHCR office in Tokyo; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and informed of the procedure.