Assistant External Relations Officer

Posted By: UNHCR


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Communication & PR

Rights and Entitlement/Governance

Job Description


  • Assist in planning and organizing communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, the media, academia and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide accurate information by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions.
  • Assist Senior Management in disseminating information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement special projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern.
  • Participate when requested in the inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Assist in the drafting of situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Assist in planning and organizing advertisements, exhibitions, training seminars, conferences, meetings, social events and other activities to promote a better understanding of UNHCR’s activities and accomplishments by the general public and/or organized groups.
  • Support the management of media relations by, inter alia, drafting responses to direct queries, draft press releases and organizing regular briefings and visits to country operations.
  • Organize press briefings for external parties as required.
  • Organize the distribution of UNHCR publications and the provision of materials to various institutions and individuals.
  • Produce reports for donor agencies as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communication or other related fields plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of local institution, politics and culture.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Hindi.


  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Computer Literacy, Web Content Management, Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language.

Interested applicants are requested to submit an application with personal history form (P 11) by email or by post indicating Position: Assistant External Relations Officer to PERSONNEL SECTION, UNHCR, B2/16, VASANT VIHAR, NEW DELHI 110 057, or ( not later than 5 October 2022. P-11 form can be downloaded from our website Prospective candidates who have been shortlisted, will have to sit for a written test and/or an interview as part of the selection process.

Eligibility Criteria

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Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:UNHCR
  • About Organization:Our primary purpose at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. Together with partners and communities, we work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. We also strive to secure lasting solutions.