Government Liaison Associate - Tenders Global

Government Liaison Associate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees




All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCRs core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


  • Assist in the establishment of close working relations with officials in various ministries especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Keep track of evolving issues concerning asylum seekers, stateless persons and refugees within the Area of Responsibility (AoR). 
  • Ensure that the office is kept informed of local and international developments which may have a political or operational impact on the offices relation with the Government, including latest developments with regard to the implementation of the GCR, UN reform etc.
  • Inform the supervisor and/or other senior managers on a continuing basis of relevant information on the outcome of discussions with government authorities on various issues.
  • Assist senior management in dealing with the challenges posed by the political context, developments with the Government and issues related to humanitarian and development processes.
  • Accompany the Representative/Deputy Representative/Head of Office and Headquarters visitors on missions and meetings.
  • Assist in preparation for different visits and missions to the Operation. 
  • Liaise with Government partners and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR, as required.
  • Draft correspondence and reports as required and assist in the drafting of briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, as required.
  • Manage budget, when requested, including tracking expenditures.
  • Initiate upon request of the supervisor the contact with the relevant external parties on various issues.
  • Coordinate with different units in the office that information presented to government authorities is duly verified and endorsed by the supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education & Professional Work Experience
  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Language Requirements: 

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.





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