Vacancy at UNHCR Malta for a Communications Associate, on a temporary appointment for 6 months. Closing date: 7 APRIL
Boat arrivals from Libya, an unpredictable international political environment and more focus on integration of refugees in local communities are likely to be the main challenges for the UNHCR Malta Office in 2020 and in the near future. UNHCR Malta works closely with the Maltese authorities, stakeholders and refugee led organisations in monitoring access to protection and advocating for the social inclusion of refugees in Malta.
The Public Information (PI) Unit has worked on a number of public campaigns, including high-end publications and different collaborations to highlight the contribution and resilience of refugees in Malta. The PI Unit is looking forward to engaging further, together with the Protection and Durable Solutions (DS) units, with local communities on the social inclusion of refugees.
The role of the Communications Associate within the team is to provide support to his/her supervisor, Representative and UNHCR Malta Office.
The incumbent will have an important role in: i. content production, including research, planning and production of content for the UNHCR Malta website and social media platforms; ii. assisting in the organisation of World Refugee Day activities and other events; iii. developing and implementing public campaigns; iv. providing comments and press statements to the media and taking part in public talks and lectures; v. managing statistics related to asylum-seekers and refugees in Malta; vi. contributing to the development of a PI strategy for UNHCR Malta; vii. working with the protection and durable solutions units in a multifunctional manner.
Knowledge of both English and Maltese is a requirement.
Please note that this vacancy is for a 6-month temporary appointment.