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VMAM Code KENR001697-6325

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

International Youth
UNOCHA
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
22 June 2020
12 months
08 March 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Humanitarian Affairs Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the consolidation and standardization of EPR training materials such as Civil/Military guidelines; centrality of protection and humanitarian access; humanitarian coordination mechanisms; cash and other humanitarian response modalities; guidelines on Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) etc.
  • Follow developments in countries assigned by the supervisor and draft regular updates on issues of concern and preparedness and response requirements;
  • Provide support including through surge missions to country teams in assigned countries
  • Support the development of EPR Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) to ensure a set of quality and predictable EPR tools and services
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Law or a relevant area.

Demonstrated interested and/or (up to two years) of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in humanitari-an/emergency response, international development, public diplomacy, or other relevant pro-grammes.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

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.

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Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Prerequisites

This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea, therefore only Korean nationals are eligible. Candidates who have served as UN Youth Volunteer funded by Korea before are not eligible to apply. Former UN University Volunteers are eligible.

Candidates must be between 22 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service, i.e. born between 1 July 1991 and 1 July 1998.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend an Assignment Preparation Training in Bonn, Germany from 15 – 18 June 2020.

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 30 March and 24 April. Usually these interviews are competency-based.

How to apply

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: 8 March 2020