Communications and Reporting Officer – UNHCR

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Communications and Reporting Officer – UNHCR

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Communications and Reporting Officer – UNHCR

Main Duties

The position Under the supervision of the HQ-based Senior Education Officer (Emergencies) and in collaboration with the Chief of the Education Section, the HEA Communications and Reporting Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the production of advocacy and communications materials on the HEA project (including social media posts, blog posts, tweets, articles; updating the HEA website/ pages; and producing other materials as needed/ appropriate that provide information of key activities and present the findings of research and evaluations in an accessible format).
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for HEA-related communications that builds on lessons learnt during the implementation of the first phase of the HEA (2016-2019).
  • Support the development of materials (general and related to public advocacy and communication) for workshops with organisations selected to participate in the HEA.
  • Contribute to and edit donor reports in order to ensure a high standard of reporting
  • Support the Education Section in developing a communications strategy

The staff member will be expected to travel to project workshops and locations for up to a week at a time.

The Communications and Reporting Officer will produce the following deliverables over the course of the project:

  • Establish and/or update the communications strategy for the HEA project and for UNHCR’s education section
  • Establish and update the HEA website and Learning Series.
  • Produce relevant, accessible articles and posts on HEA-related activities. At least one output is expected per month

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

  • Advanced University Degree or equivalent in communication, journalism or public relations.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience of which at least 3 years’ experience should be working with humanitarian or development organisations;
  • Demonstrated work experience in external communications/ journalism with familiarity of social media tools.
  • Experience working for an advocacy or campaigning organization (e.g. international or national NGO, UN or other multilateral organization);
  • Demonstrated experience in working in international development, humanitarian issues, and children’s rights.
Closing date for applications 26 February 2020 before midnight.

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

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