VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Programme Assistant (UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement – Level 4)


UNHCR Representation in Japan seeks a qualified professional for full-time Programme Assistant under a UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement, from 2 October 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 the Secondary Education with post-secondary certificate/training in Business Administration, Social Science, International Relations, Political Science or related field.

Minimum 2 years of previous relevant job experience.

Previous experience in UN/UNHCR and/or NGO is desirable.


Excellent proficiency in English and Japanese, both oral and written skills.

Other skills

  • Communication and computer skills (MS Words, Excel and PowerPoints)
  • Translation skills essential
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Good political awareness
  • Familiarity with security risk management, safety and security policies and planning desirable
  • Experience working in humanitarian operations is preferable
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR operations desirable.

Required application documents:
Applicants should submit the following documents in electronic format at the following email address: by the deadline, 23:59 Japan time, Monday 18 September 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.