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VMAM Code TURR000446-7827

Junior Project Specialist of the Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs

International Youth
Istanbul (TUR)
01 April 2021
12 months
30 October 2020

Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader of the UNDP IRH Partnership Team and under the direct guidance of the Senior Specialist of the Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support of implementation of the Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs project according to Project document;

  • Support in preparation, administration and evaluation of the Challenge Fund call for proposals including communication with innovators);

  • Responsibility for visibility and communication of Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs project including visibility and communication strategy;

  • Administration of project website and social media;

  • Preparation of articles and other communication material;

  • Inputs for reporting, including donor reporting, evaluations;

  • Responsibility for Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs knowledge management (collecting sorting and analysing project data);

  • Contribute to the organization and coordination of meetings;

  • Integrates volunteerism and increases the number of UN Volunteer assignments within the Czech-UNDP Partnership in the region;

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Media and communication Studies, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or any related discipline.

  • Previous experience in communication and Media sector will be an asset;

  • Experience in outreach and communication to companies, foundations, and individuals as well as private sector fora and platforms will be an asset;

  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

  • Excellent drafting skills, experience in writing papers, briefings, articles and with own work published desirable;

  • Practical experience of how-to multi-task prioritize and work independently.

  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;

  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions

  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Czech(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
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 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, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

*Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then, go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply.

*Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then, go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply.

Candidates may apply to a maximum of three (3) special calls (assignments) per advertisement. You may specify your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile.

This assignment is funded by the Government of Czech Republic.

The selected candidate will be invited to an Assignment Preparation Training in February 2021.

Application deadline: 30 October 2020