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Recovery and Peacebuilding Associate

International Youth
Baku (AZE)
14 June 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the RCO, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide regular update to the RCO and UNCT on relevant and recent guidance on recovery and peacebuilding prepared at a global, regional and national level.
  • Provide ongoing technical and analytical support to the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT on inclusive development policies and sustainable approaches to recovery, peacebuilding and reconstruction, including their gender dimensions.
  • Support evidence-based decision-making for UN engagement in the conflict-affected districts through conducting and analysing socio-economic and administrative statistics data, sociological survey/focus group data, and/or analytical narratives-based data, as appropriate;
  • Develop graphs, reports, maps, and presentations of data and analytical notes on recovery plans for distribution inside the UN.
  • Contribute to strengthening the UNCT partnerships on inclusive development, sustaining peace and recovery with CSOs, academia, private sector, development partners and the Government.
  • Provide technical support to the UNCT in the resource mobilization for inclusive development, peace and recovery.
  • Work in coordination with the UNCT Communications team for highlighting “leave no one behind” dimensions of peace and recovery and raise awareness about the significance of vulnerable groups including people with disabilities’ and women in peace-building and decision-making.
  • Develop relevant knowledge products on inclusive development, sustainable peace and recovery.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in development-related disciplines, like public policy/administration, economics, law, international relations/conflict resolution, sociology or other social science fields.

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in conflict resolution, reconciliation, peacebuilding, social cohesion, community mobilization
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Ability to undertake research, analytical reviews and report writing;
  • Experience in coordinating and organizing events;
  • Experience in rapporteuring will be an added advantage;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience

Learning Expectations

Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aims to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.

Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:

  • Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem-solving, team-building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.
  • Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.
  • Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.

Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.


Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

This assignment is funded by the Government of Sweden, therefore only Swedish nationals are eligible to apply. Moreover, candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the assignment.

Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. You may apply to a maximum of three assignments per advertisement and indicate your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Selection process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entity between 29 March and 16 April. Usually these interviews are competency-based.

Assignment Preparation Training

Prior to deployment, the selected candidate will be required to attend a mandatory preparation training from 7 to 11 June 2021 organized by Sida.

COVID-19: In case of travel restrictions, assignments may start remotely or start dates may be postponed.