Title of Post: External Relations Associate (Partnerships for Solutions), UNOPS Vacancy Notice: 19/HCR/KGL/VN/029 Post Number UNOPS 17
Duty Station: Kigali Category and Level: LICA6 Closing date of application: 2019-06-17 Duration of assignment: Upto December 2019
Organizational Context

Underthe direct supervision of the External Relations Officer, the role of the External Relations Associate within theteam will be to build partnerships for socio-economic integration solutions forrefugees in Rwanda, including liaison with One UN. The incumbent will have apivotal role in ensuring UNHCR builds a strong relationship with a network ofpartners in the donor, UN, NGO and private sector communities to achievesolutions for refugees in Rwanda that tie into national development programsand reduce dependency on humanitarian assistance.


Thisposition is currently funded through end 2019.


UNHCR Country Office establishesand manages external relations activities in the country to protect, assist andfind durable solutions for all persons of concern.


The Incumbentwill support the External Relations office with the following tasks:

  • Participatein meetings and discussions with sister UN agencies, government andnon-governmental organizations involved in the UNDAP to ensure timely,efficient and effective implementation of the UNDAP programme;

  • Contributeto enhancing UNHCR’s role as the Co-Lead agency for the Humanitarian Responseand Disaster Management Development Result Group by disseminating timely and upto date information;

  • Supportmonitoring and evaluation of the achievements at outcome, output and actionlevel and considering necessary actions to enhance the impacts of the One UNprogramme and ensure delivery of results that benefit People of Concern;

  • Collate inputsof relevant participating UN Agencies’ in the preparation of end of yearprogress reports towards annual targets and financial delivery, to ensurecompliance with relevant UNDAP TOR’s and in accordance with each annual programming cycle;

  • Preparingconsolidated Planning Documents (UNDAP Results Framework) drawing on theplanning work of the sister UN Agencies (who are members of the DRG) andseeking coherence, convergence, avoiding duplication and double reporting;

  • Collaborate in the UNDAP committees, working groups and ad hoc task forces to suggest updates and adjustments to add value to and make the UNDAP work for development outcomes that support PoCs;
  • Prepare  and submit well drafted funding proposals, interim reports and final reports in a timely manner;
  • Ensure efficient and relevant communication to support UNHCR’s work with development partners including government entities;
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and communicate a wide range of relevant information to individuals and groups in a professional and timely manner;
  • Support areas, potential projects and objectives including flagship projects to mainstream refugees and self-reliance for refugees into development efforts;
  • Perform other duties as required          .





  • The Incumbentwill assist the External Relations Officer in these functions:

    • Theoffice is an active participant in development networks and fora (donor, UN,etc.);

    • UNHCRis actively engaged in all One UN structures (programme, resource mobilization,communications, etc.);

    • UNHCR'smandate vis a vis development fora such as One UN is defined and communicate;

    • Gatherand disseminate information to external stakeholders about UNHCR activitiesincluding other UN agencies, ensuring that the information is accurate and wellpresented, to help promote UNHCR image and contribute to fund raising;

    • Afinal statement of achievements towards volunteers mobilized, activitiesparticipated in and capacities developed.

Minimum Qualification

  • Education:Completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in arelated field.

  • WorkExperience: 4 years job experience.

  • Previousexperience with results based management and budgeting in a UN agency.

Desirable Qualification and Competencies

  • Excellentanalytical and strong communication/negotiation skills;

  •  Ability to grow sustainable partnerships aswell as the ability to work with a variety of partners in diplomatic manner;

  • Goodknowledge of External Relations, Joint Resource Mobilization, and Fundraisingin the context of humanitarian-development bridge;

  • Excellentnetworking skills;

  • Excellentspoken and written English including presentations and interventions inmeetings and conferences;

  • Experiencein UNHCR external relations is a major asset;

  • Experiencewith UNHCR programming (e.g. Results Based Management and Results Framework);

  • Understandingand/or experience with One UN framework / Delivering As One;

  • Experienceworking on solutions for refugee situations e.g. development outcomes forrefugees.

Operational Context

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sitfor a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applicationswill be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomesapplications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, genderidentity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic andnational origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of therecruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training orany other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at any stage ofthis process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service (inspector@unhcr.org).

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