UNHCR Senior Liaison Associate Jobs in Uganda

UNHCR Senior Liaison Associate Jobs in Uganda

Organizational Context

Overall supervision shall be exercised by the Representative who will provide regular guidance and define operational objectives including, in particular, those in relation to liaison with the Government and related strategic communications; and by the Head of External Relations with regards to advocacy partnerships, discussions in public fora, PI and local media matters.

The incumbent will work within the Executive Office of the Representative, under the direct supervision of the Senior Adviser (External Relations & Strategic Partnership).


  • Assist the Representative to give, obtain and exchange information with officials from the National Government as well as national media organizations on matters of importance to the organization.
  • Analyse news and political activities and their implication to the refugee operation in Uganda; produce weekly reports. Report on local developments which may have a political or operational impact on UNHCR activities in Uganda, to the Representative and to the Head of External Relations.
  • Follow discussions in various public fora and advise the Office on necessary developments and actions.
  • Assist the Office to identify gaps in understanding UNHCR’s work, as well as appropriate topics and communications approaches to address the said gaps.
  • Liaise with Government / UNCT on conference participation and organisation; lead on logistics and administration of such events.
  • Draft letters, memos, meeting reports, note verbales, speeches, etc. as may be required by the Representative
  • Provide inputs for operational and other updates.
  • Support the Communications/ External Relations Team with UNHCR's national media relations and with the
    work of the UN's Communications Group; give media interviews in Luganda as follow up to the Representative's press briefings and following same lines; assist with drafting messages, press releases and reports.
  • Support the Office to establish contacts with local organizations and media institutions to promote general interest and understanding of refugee issues.
  • Translate media interviews into Luganda language.

    Required Competencies
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of Secondary education with courses/ training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field.
  • 11 years of relevant work experience.
  • Computer skills (in MS office).
  • Fluency in English and Luganda.

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities.
  • Working knowledge any other local language.
  • Good writing and documentation skills.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to develop rapport internally and externally in a multicultural environment.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Senior Liaison Associate Jobs in Uganda

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