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Associate Programme Officer at UNHCR


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3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree, Master Degree


  • Organization: UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Budapest
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date:25 MAY 2023


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN body tasked with providing assistance and protection to refugees, members of forcibly displaced groups, and stateless individuals as well as helping them return home voluntarily, integrate locally, or be resettled in another nation. It was founded on December 14, 1950, to replace the older United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and has its main office in Geneva, Switzerland. UNHCR is charged with directing and coordinating global efforts to safeguard refugees and address their issues. It belongs to the United Nations Development Group, a group of businesses committed to sustainable growth. Two Nobel Peace Prizes—in 1954 and 1981—as well as the 1991 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation have been given to UNHCR.


The duties for Associate Programme Officer at UNHCR are :

  • Analysis, produce, and edit written content for different communications materials and target audiences, assuring their timely dissemination by leveraging a range of tactics and UNHCR-compliant tools and platforms.
  •  Proofread all transmissions materials before their publication.
  •  Deliver written communications support to the GMIS teams, including the Greening and Sustainability,
  • Journey, Fleet, and Global Infrastructure Teams.
    Offer editing guidance and provide input to GMIS colleagues to ensure the proposed content and transmission materials reach maximum impact.
  •  Liaise as necessary between GMIS, Internal Communications, and the Global Communications Service to provide our content is relevant and accurate for the targeted audiences.
  •  Fund the implementation of the DFAM/GMIS internal communication strategy in line with the Global
  • Internal Communications Strategy and UNHCR brand policies through the creation of compelling written content.
  •  Regularly feed ideas for communications initiatives and monitor news and popular trends to insert GMIS’s messaging into ongoing conversations and events, identifying key moments for proactive communications.
  •  Carry creativity to GMIS communications and boost their visibility on UNHCR internal channels or external channels, if applicable, while maintaining UNHCR/GMIS’s brand voice and tone.
  •  Diagnose briefs, strategic and creative direction and turn them into engaging and persuasive copy concepts.
  •  Partake in discussions on GMIS projects to develop a wide range of communications materials, such as intranet articles, newsletters, stories, reports, video scripts, infographics, announcements, and social media posts, among others.
  •  Supply similar support to other sections, especially in reporting and writing.

APPLY ALSO: Assistant Fleet Management Officer


The requirements for Associate Programme Officer at UNHCR are :

  • University degree or postgraduate diploma in communications, journalism, international relations, political science, public information, media, marketing, advertising, or appropriate domains.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  •  Proven track record of writing and adjusting content for different audiences and channels, including digital.
  •  Shares effectively and has strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  •  Creativity and strong research skills.
  •  Proven background as a writer, editor, copywriter, or related role.
  •  A minimum of 3 years of appropriate professional experience, mainly at international level.


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