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Associate External Relations Officer (VA.NO.37/2018)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 20 กันยายน 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 37/2018  

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

Associate External Relations Officer

Post Level:

Equivalent to P-2

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

06 September 2018


Post No.:


Report To:

Representative in Thailand


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

20 September 2018



Office of the Representative


Duty Station:

Bangkok, Thailand

Contractual Status:

International Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)




Availability of the Position         01 January 2019 – 31 December 2019

(with possible extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of fund)



Scope of Assignment


  • Stay abreast of key developments and challenges in Thailand, the region, and globally, relating to refugees, asylum seekers, internal displacement, statelessness, and humanitarian operations.
  • Liaise closely with all Units in Thailand to keep up-to-date on programmes and activities, and challenges and progress posed by the political, economic, and social context in order to gather and collate accurate information relating to the Operation.
  • Develop and consolidate information for external and internal documents such as Fact Sheets, Global Appeal, Mid-Year and Annual Reports, Thailand’s Country Operation Plan, donor reports, and external updates.
  • Assist in responses to donors such as narrative reporting, and visibility requirements.
  • Act as focal point for donor visibility, and brand compliance across the Operation.
  • Compile, draft, edit, and fact-check information and products submitted by Units for external dissemination.
  • In support of the Representative, act as focal point for activities relating to the United Nations Country Team in Thailand, and other inter-agency initiatives.
  • Conduct outreach activities on behalf of the Office such as presentations at schools and universities.
  • Liaise with Private Sector Partnerships colleagues on issues relating to public information.
  • Work closely with UNHCR regional PI/communications staff in South East Asia, and focal points in HQ on communications initiatives and messaging.
  • Act as a spokesperson for UNHCR, handling interview requests, and providing responses to requests from media relating to UNHCR and its work.
  • Draft talking points and messages for the Office, and for sharing with communicators at regional and global level.
  • Draft press releases, press lines, and ‘if-asked’ guidance notes, social media outputs, website content; working closely with colleagues across the operation, region and at HQ.
  • Produce and encourage colleagues across the operation to produce strategic and general interest news and human interest stories for dissemination to external audiences.
  • Maintain an up to date database of journalists and media organizations
  • Perform other duties as required.



Qualifications and Required Competencies


  • Degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Refugee law, Journalism or other related fields
  • At least four years years’ previous job experience with relevant experience to the function and one year working in an international capacity.
  • Experience in (UNHCR) humanitarian operations in the field would be considered positively.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy: advanced computer knowledge and experience in the use of other software packages will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of using multi-media materials to reach different audiences.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Thai is not essential but would be considered positively.
  • Strong inter-personal and team skills



Please submit your Motivation Letter, P.11 form, Curriculum Vitae and a copy of official ID card/national passport indicating the vacancy announcement number and position title to:


Only candidates under positive consideration will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.


UNHCR/P.11 and supplementary forms can be downloaded from: and