Junior Chock Responsive Social Protection Officer
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:
- Support the research agenda of the office, with a particular emphasis on linkages between social protection and climate change, including shock responsive social protection and climate risk finance
- Analyze information on social protection, disaster risk and other issues
- Support the implementation of conferences, trainings and panels, including through preparing content and reporting.
- Contribute to the development of strategies for engagement and identifying partnership opportunities.
- Develop advocacy and communication tools, including factsheets, power point presentations and support the preparation of donor proposals
- Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
A university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, International Affairs, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Climate Change, Geography, Human Security or a field relevant to international development assistance.
- At least one year professional experience (cumulative, including fulltime, part-time and internships), including experience with United Nations agencies.
- Work experience analyzing issues related to social protection is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
- Knowledge of social protection, climate change, international development, socio-economic and social policy
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing, including experience producing communications products;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
- Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with office technology equipment;
- Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
- Sound security awareness;
- Have affinity with or interest in social protection, climate change and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Working knowledge of Word, Excel and basic data analysis skills (e.g. Stata, EpiInfo, SPSS) required.
- French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
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 aim 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.
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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
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.