Description of assignment title

Cultural Coordinator (community outreach)

Assignment country


Expected start date


Sustainable Development Goal

  1. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category

Refugee UN Volunteer

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities


Host entity

UNHCR Hungary




6 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments


Duty stations



Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in in a relevant area. Application to this assignment is exclusively open to individuals residing in Hungary (or residing in a European Union Member State and planning to relocate to Hungary prior to the signature of the contract), with stateless, refugee or similar protective status, including Temporary Protection Applications of Ukrainian nationals (with no other nationalities) is highly encouraged.
  • Links to the Ukrainian artist community who is currently residing in Hungary
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual, performing, and literary arts and artistic communities in Budapest
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian contemporary visual, performing, and literary art scene
  • Ability to produce visual and performing arts projects Desired experience, competencies and interpersonal skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Vocational Studies in Visual or Performing Arts or related fields • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
  • Have affinity with or interest in enabling access to services to vulnerable refugees with constant aim to assist in providing durable solutions, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Knowledge in dealing with disabled people, and people with mental illness
  • Experience in taking care of children, and engaging them in learning activities.
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills to work efficiently with different cultures and nationalities.
  • Flexibility to work over the weekends and beyond working hours
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills to work efficiently with different cultures and nationalities.

Area(s) of expertise

Communication, Community development

Driving license



Ukrainian, Level: Fluent, Required
English, Level: Basic, Required
Hungarian, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Secondary education

Competencies and values

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNHCR procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNHCR in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age;commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNHCR’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

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