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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form


Job Title: Senior Liaison Assistant/ UNOPS (1 Position) Khartoum
Type of Contract: UNOPS Contractor
Section/Unit: Management
Grade Level: LICA5
Supervisor: Liaison Officer, P3
No. of Post: 1-Position
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: ASAP up to 31/12/2018
Closing Date: 21 June 2018

  Background:

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Under the supervision of the Liaison Officer, the Senior Liaison Assistant will assist with information-sharing and support coordination processes for the Refugee Consultation Forum (RCF) Secretariat, as well as provide assistance to inter-agency planning and reporting for refugee operations in Sudan.



  Duties and responsibilities:

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability 

  • Information provided to the external parties is correct and duly approved by the Liaison Officer and/or Executive Office.
  • All relevant correspondence, reports and documentation are prepared in time and as per requirements.

Responsibility 

  • Assist in inter-agency information-sharing through the Refugee Consultation Forum (RCF) Secretariat, including managing membership databases and distribution lists, corresponding with partners, and directing queries.
  • Support RCF meeting coordination by preparing PowerPoint presentations and information handouts, taking minutes, and organizing meetings and workshops as needed.  
  • Support inter-agency planning by gathering and consolidating inputs from various stakeholders, analysing and summarizing feedback, and reviewing budgets and logical frameworks.
  • Support inter-agency reporting by drafting and editing text, conducting research and liaising with partners.
  • Undertake other duties as required.  

Authority

  • Initiate upon request of the Liaison Officer the contact with the relevant external parties on various issues.
  • Coordinate with different units in the office that information presented externally is duly verified and cleared by Liaison Officer and/or Executive Office.
 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience relevant to the function, and completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in a related field; OR minimum 2 years of work experience with the completion of a university degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science or a related field.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Experience drafting reports.
  • Experience preparing presentations.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong technological awareness and adaptability to new technologies (software, online, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail and high quality standards for own work.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to build positive working relationships with different stakeholders.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES 

  • Knowledge of UNHCR operations and good political awareness.
  • University degree in a related field. 
  • Experience working with UN or a non-governmental organizations (NGO).
  • Experience managing membership and/or distribution lists (e.g. Mail Chimp)
  • Understanding of project management principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator.
  • Proficiency in social media and online communications.

REQUIRED MANAGERIAL & CROSS-FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management.

In order to be considered for this position , candidates are required to complete and submit the NEW UNHCR P11 Form.


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 



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