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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.


Senior Communication/PI Assistant (Beijing, China) (G5) (one year extendable)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 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.

The incumbent will be supervised by the Communication / PI Officer. S/he will have frequent contacts involving the exchange of a wide range of information with colleagues within UNHCR as well as media, international organizations, academic institutions and private individuals.

Responsibility:

  • Follow-up on Administrative and Logistical arrangements to organise press briefings and other events, such as workshop and conferences.
  • Contribute to the production of information material for public awareness campaigns and for the preparation of in-house bulletins, newsletters and information kits by contributing to articles, reports and other information gathered from various sources; liaise with printers concerning brochures and publications published by the office.
  • Draft routine correspondence and texts for the office’s website and maintain information databases.
  • Compile and distribute a daily news clipping service.
  • Distribute press statements and similar information to media, to other offices locally as well as to Headquarters.
  • Maintain up-to-date filing system and appointments diary.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Authority:

  • Respond to non-complex media queries and incoming correspondence.
  • Have access to UNHCR Communication / PI systems.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

  • Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training in International Relations, Journalism, Political Science or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • (In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

Desirable qualifications and competencies:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Closing date: 10 April 2020

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 Motivation Letter”, “your name CV” and “your name Personal History Form”. Please put “Senior Communication/PI Assistant G5 (Post No. 10003807)” in the email subject line.

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


Finance Assistant (Temporary Appointment, G4) (6 months)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites applications for the below post:
Functional Title: Finance Assistant
Contract/Grade: Temporary Appointment, G4
Duty Station: Hong Kong, China
Section/Unit: Admin/PSP
Entry on Duty: Immediate
Duration: Six Months (extendable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)
Application closing date: 9 April 2020

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.

Operational Context

The Finance Assistant is supervised by the Senior Administrative Associate 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.

The incumbent assists with improvement of timeliness, accuracy and integrity for recording and analyzing financial information. As a member to Administrative Team, the incumbent will also assist in the digital transformation of the working procedures in the field of Finance, HR, Administration and Procurement, and to provide adequately support to digital transformation of operations. So this TA holder may also need assist in handling some administrative, HR and Procurement issues except the financial duties.

Responsibilities

  • Assist newly arriving or departing international staff members on opening/closing bank account; process their entitlement upon assignment.
  • Compile and verify budget and accounting data by checking files, calculating expenditure and estimating projections.
  • Issue PO and non-PO vouchers including monthly salaries of UNHCR national and international staff, daily subsistence allowance to staff going on official missions, cost of air-tickets, requisitions of goods and services based on agreements with the suppliers, office running common cost, rental and salary advances, lease agreements of UNHCR offices, etc.
  • Process on-line bank transfers ensuring that bank accounts of staff and suppliers are complete.
  • Liaise with other functional units who work closely with Finance Unit on relevant issues.
  • Maintain efficient and timely archiving system of physical and electronic files to ensure that all documents are accounted for.
  • May be assigned as the custodian of the office petty-cash.
  • Draft routine correspondence.
  • Perform an other related tasks as required

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

  • Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of previous job experience relevant to the functions.
  • Good Computer skills.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

Desirable qualifications and competencies:

  • Knowledge of MSRP PeopleSoft application or similar software.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, regulations, procedures and processes.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.

Closing date: 9 April 2020

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” and “your name Motivation Letter”. Please put “Finance Assistant” in the email subject line.

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.


Digital Fundraising Associate, (Renewable Contract, LICA 6)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is recruiting a Digital Fundraising Associate, carrying an external title of “Digital Fundraising Manager”, to take up duties, arising from acquisition, supporter engagement and online community management. The incumbent’s role is also responsible to manage and maximize digital fundraising and engagement strategies making use of all possible opportunities that may arise through various promotional and program activities, and, whenever any digital initiative is planned, to integrate analyzed data trends into digital in order to meet the organization objectives.

Requirements and experience:

  • Completion of Tertiary Education with certificate / training in marketing, new media, e-commerce, or communications or other related discipline;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in digital marketing or digital media agency field with at least 3 years’ proven track records in digital fundraising/sales/acquisition and engagement as well as managing budget/meeting income targets;
  • Experience in assisting the implementation of Digital Transformation strategy for organization is an asset;
  • Vast knowledge of digital measure metrics, and experience in producing online performance reports;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications (both English and Chinese);
  • Strong ability to analyze data for decision making based on data and analysis insights;
  • Knowledge in using Photoshop, video editing software, and Microsoft Office 365 products;
  • Strong in project management skills; and
  • Experience within the not-for-profit sector, UN agencies or international institutions would be an asset.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Assistant PSP Officer (Hong Kong), the incumbent’s responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in designing, executing and overseeing budgets and resources of a long term competent and innovating strategy across the use of digital and new media tools, as well as an annual action plan for digital fundraising & engagement activities, ensuring that they are aligned with PSP strategy to meet the objectives of UNHCR;
  • Work closely with supervisor and agencies to ensure UNHCR maximizes the use of acquisition tools, such as direct response television (DRTV), lead generation, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer fundraising programs with hyper-personalized journey mapping and testing strategies for optimizing performance and analysing result by using Google Analytics 360, Power BI, Salesforces and other CRM systems and that these tools are integrated where appropriate with multi-channel promotional approach;
  • Design digital content, with both internal and external agencies, to engage audience creatively for enhancing the overall digital experience and optimizing long term income strategy;
  • Collaborate with fundraising communications team to synergize between PSP programs for pursuing supporter engagement and online community management objectives as well as building key performance indicators;
  • Collaborate closely with business intelligence team to hypothesize, validate and evaluate digital acquisition insights in order to maximize programs’ efficiency to reach the targets; and
  • Provide functional guidance to a small team to ensure all digital acquisition work is progressing to plan as well as defining objectives and reviewing performance, regularly.

Closing date: 02 April 2020

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” and “your name Motivation Letter”. Please put “Digital Fundraising Associate” in the email subject line.

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


Senior Digital Fundraising Assistant, (Renewable Contract, LICA 5)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is recruiting a Senior Digital Fundraising Assistant, carrying an external title of “Digital Fundraising Assistant Manager”, to take up duties, arising from acquisition, supporter engagement and online community management. The incumbent’s role is also responsible to identify and carry out digital fundraising and engagement making use of all possible opportunities that may arise through various promotional and program activities, and, whenever any digital initiative is planned, to integrate analyzed data trends into digital.

Requirements and experience:

  • Completion of Tertiary Education with training in marketing, new media, e-commerce, or communications or other related discipline;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience in digital marketing with at least 2 years’ proven track records in digital fundraising/sales/acquisition and engagement;
  • Proven experience in assisting development of digital fundraising and engagement strategies through Google Marketing Platform, social media and social influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, programmatic displays advertising, email marketing, digital video marketing, mobile marketing, etc.;
  • Proven experience in organization website and donation page content management system as well as social media content creation and community management;
  • Experience in managing internal stakeholders, external vendors, clients, and partners;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications (both English and Chinese);
  • Strong ability to analyze data for decision making based on data and analysis insights;
  • Knowledge in using Photoshop, video editing software, and Microsoft Office 365 products; and
  • Experience within the not-for-profit sector, UN agencies or international institutions would be an asset.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Digital Fundraising Associate, the incumbent’s responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in designing, coordinating and implementing a long term competent and innovative strategy, as well as annual action plan and PSP strategy for digital fundraising and engagement activities to meet the objectives of PSP;
  • Assist in devising digital strategies and fundraising plans to increase long term income via SEO/SEM, programmatic displays advertising, social influencers, mobile, direct response television (DRTV), social media, digital video marketing, audience segmentation, etc. while integrating online and offline channels for multi-channel promotion purposes;
  • Assist in rolling out digital acquisition, lead generation, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer fundraising programs with hyper-personalized journey mapping and testing strategies for optimizing performance and analysing result by using Google Analytics 360, Power BI, Salesforces and other CRM systems;
  • Assist in building digital culture by supporting and provide training to other teams in digital work and to offer relevant digital toolkits or initiatives to their work; and
  • Collaborate closely with fundraising communications team to synergize between various PSP programs for pursuing supporter engagement and online community management objectives as well as assist in building key performance indicators;

Closing date: 02 April 2020

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” and “your name Motivation Letter”. Please put “Senior Digital Fundraising Assistant” in the email subject line.

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