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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(s):

Assistant Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Hong Kong), NOA, Temporary Appointment (6 months) 

Protection Intern (3 months, with possibility of extension) 


Assistant Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Hong Kong), NOA, Temporary Appointment (6 months)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is recruiting an Assistant Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Hong Kong), hereinafter referred to as “PSP”, to act as the key pivot for the growth and development of Acquisition of donors and supporters in the private sector for UNHCR in Hong Kong and Macao.

Leading the Acquisition Team, this senior position reports to the Head of PSP (Hong Kong and Macao) and works closely with the Global and Regional Private Sector Partnerships Units.

Requirements and experience:

  • Chinese national/Hong Kong Permanent Resident with a University degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or a related field;
  • Must possess minimum two years of professional experience in Private Sector Fundraising, in particular individual giving, in a managerial capacity;
  • Expertise and up-to-date knowledge in existing private sector fundraising techniques such as direct marketing or direct response fundraising, telemarketing, monthly donor programme such as face-to-face, mass appeals, digital fundraising and emergency fundraising;
  • Experience in Public/External Relations or Media;
  • Proven project management skills for integrated fundraising and communications campaigns;
  • Proven ability to analyse data and meet fundraising targets;
  • Proven skills in writing, translation and communications;
  • An effective team leader;
  • Good computer skills are an asset for overseeing the development of reports and/ or carrying out reporting and analysis needs;
  • Excellent commend of writing and spoken Chinese and English;
  • Familiarity with the UN in general and a good knowledge of refugee issues would be an asset.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Private Sector Partnerships Programme in Hong Kong, with a focus on donor acquisition;
  • Effectively manage the Acquisition Team to increase the funds raised in Hong Kong for UNHCR through a variety of new audiences and channels;
  • Oversee all individual giving programs including face-to-face fundraising using both outsourcing and in-house methods, Digital, DRTV, Telemarketing and printed media;
  • Coordinate the efforts of cross departmental integrated fundraising projects;
  • Work with Assistant PSP Officer (Leadership Giving) to explore and identify individual giving opportunities arising from major/LG donors;
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, updating and enhancement of all fundraising communication messages and materials for print and internet-based online outlets in order to maximize brand awareness of UNHCR and to build a positive image conducive to donor acquisition;
  • Manage and/or oversee the Acquisition Team’s budget, expenditure, and human resources;
  • Effectively monitor key performance indicators, using results to drive the acquisition strategy and developing areas with greatest potential;
  • Drive the evolution of the acquisition programme in Hong Kong by looking for opportunities to appropriately grow, diversify and utilize new technology;
  • Take an active role in the wider fundraising strategy, planning and implementation alongside other senior fundraising staff;
  • Work with PSP Officer in delivering accurate and timely reports to the relevant internal recipients inside UNHCR (country, regional and HQ level);
  • Keep abreast of development of UNHCR’s work both in the country and globally and communicate relevant information to the prospective audiences;
  • Oversee all fundraising communications and donor acquisition activities during emergency fundraising situations and maintain accurate emergency response procedures;
  • Support the team in ensuring emergency fundraising can be carried out as fast and effectively as possible including the smooth running of all administration processes related to donor acquisition;
  • Oversee the PSP supplier arrangements and contracts for new donor acquisition and fundraising communications;
  • Provide guidance and support to directly supervised staff and all other staff within the Acquisition Team in the delivery of targets across all acquisition channels; and
  • Perform any other related duties that may be required.

Closing date: 9 December 2019

Applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their

by email only to [email protected]. Please ensure that they are sent with the titles “your name Personal History Form”, “your name Motivation Letter” and “your name CV”. Please put “UNHCR –Assistant PSP Officer (Hong Kong)” in the email subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview and written test.


Protection Intern (3 months, with possibility of extension)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is recruiting a Protection Intern to assist the supervisor in Protection works in UNHCR Hong Kong SAR.

Requirements and experience:

  • Recent graduate or current student who has completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
  • Academic background in a development related field
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Cantonese
  • Ability to work in a small team, sometimes with limited supervision
  • Reliability in keeping deadlines and delivering a high quality of work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Responsibilities:

The intern will work directly with the UNHCR office, under guidance and supervision of the Senior Protection Associate, the incumbent’s responsibilities will include:

  • Communication with persons of concern
  • Referrals to relevant stakeholders
  • Face to face engagements with persons of concern
  • Communication with government, NGOs and legal partners
  • Keeping abreast of media developments relating to refugees in Hong Kong
  • Monitoring incoming communications
  • Translating incoming communications from Cantonese to English
  • Assisting in the preparation of resettlement cases
  • Attending meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Making appointments, keeping minutes, and documenting key events
  • Undertaking project work as required
  • Undertaking other duties as required by the supervisor

Financial Considerations:

This position attracts a Food and Transportation Allowance in line with the internal regulations for internships.

Closing date: 16 December 2019

Applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their

by email only to [email protected]. Please ensure that they are sent with the titles “your name Personal History Form”, “your name Internship Application Form” and “your name Cover Letter”. Please put “UNHCR –Protection Intern” in the email subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview.