External & Internal Vacancy Announcement
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is looking for a dynamic, flexible and proactive person to take up the position as Senior External Relations Associate for its Regional Office for Northern Europe based in Stockholm, Sweden. The Regional Office is engaged with maintaining close contact with Governments interlocutors, civil society, non-governmental organisations and refugees in the five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and in the three Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, on matters relating to UNHCR´s work and mandate in providing international protection and seeking durable solutions to the situation of the world´s refugees, internally displaced and stateless persons.
The role of the Senior External Relations Associate is to lead the work on external relations under the direct supervision of the Regional Representative. The work involves maintaining close contact and liaison with Government counterparts in the countries covered by the Regional Office, especially with regard to UNHCR´s worldwide activities. All countries provide important levels of financial assistance to UNHCR as well as political support for upholding the mandate of UNHCR. Officials from the countries regularly meet with UNHCR and the Regional Office also provides our governmental interlocutors with updated information on UNHCR´s activities and facilitates missions by senior UNHCR staff to capitals. The work also involves coordinating, attending and preparing meetings and events of relevance to UNHCR´s work.
The position requires advanced level of English drafting skills and the ability to prioritize tasks as well as to organize work independently. The Senior External Relations Associate supervises an External Relations Assistant and also works in close cooperation with the 20+ colleagues working in the Regional Office responsible for Management, Communications, PI and Protection matters. Able to quickly adapt to changing situations and working in teams are therefore important attributes for the candidate.
The position is in the Local Staff category at the G-7 level.
UNHCR offers work in an interesting international office environment with a wide variety of tasks conducted both independently and together with other members of the Office team.
Main areas of responsibility:
Qualifications and Professional experience:
Send your application to: UNHCR, Sveavägen 166, 113 46 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Mark your application “SNR ER ASSOC”. Applications must be submitted in English with a personal motivation letter, a CV, copies of certificates and a P11 form available at www.unhcr-northerneurope.org. Applications by e-mail are not accepted
IMPORTANT: Work permit in Sweden required at the time of application and recruitment.
For more information: Please contact [email protected]
Closing date: 25 November 2019