Vacancy at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria wishes to engage the services of an Executive Assistant in its Abuja Office on a fixed term basis.

Job Title: Associate Reporting Officer

Job ID: #1890469


  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria wishes to engage the services of an Associate Reporting Officer in its Maiduguri Office on a temporary basis.
  • Under the general guidance and support from the Head of Office, Associate Reporting Officer should be able to work under minimum supervision, be creative and innovative.
  • Guidance may also be given by the various specialized units in the office including the External Relations unit in UNHCR Abuja.


  • Keep abreast with all developments in the activity to prepare appropriate briefings and reports;
  • Assist the office in consolidating and analysing data on programme implementation and indicators (nutrition, health, watsan) in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports, i.e. Sitreps, activity-specific reports as may be required;
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of the co-ordination meetings that are held periodically in the country of assignment;
  • Meet and brief visitors on all UNHCR activities, where necessary together with appropriate specialist/ programme officers;
  • Draft press reports, booklets, etc.
  • Assist in presenting accurate and attractive data presentation on the maps;
  • Maintain working relationships with the Government, NGOs, and UN agencies to develop cooperation in inter-related activities;
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • University degree in Journalism, Law or related fields;
  • Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevant to the function, Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities;
  • Drafting skills;
  • Experience in dealing with the public;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English with working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language is essential.

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Closing Date
12th February, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application/letter of motivation, resume and fully completed UN Personal History Form (P11) and send via email ONLY to: quoting in the subject line the above vacancy notice number and title of the position.

Click Here to Download UN Personal History Form (P11)


  • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.
  • There is no need to send other certificates along with the application and P.11 at this stage.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged


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