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Spotlight Coordination Officer Int. Specialist UNICEF Mozambique
VMAM Code
MOZR000754-10185
Open

Spotlight Coordination Officer

Spotlight Coordination Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Mozambique
Location, Country
Maputo (MOZ)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Gender Programme Specialist, UNICEF Mozambique country Office, the UN Volunteer supporting the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative in Mozambique. The UNV contributes to the effective management and monitoring of the Spotlight Initiative in Mozambique by providing substantive inputs to programme monitoring, implementation, and evaluation. S/he works closely and coordinates with other UN partner agencies. S/he guides and facilitates the implementation of the Spotlight programme by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary; Key Task include.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management and coordination of the Spotlight Initiative programme for UNICEF:

  • Coordinate the overall Spotlight Initiative programme work plan development and implementation within UNICEF sections (Child protection, CAP and Education) inline with the programme document;
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports;
  • Provide technical assistance to and support staff and implementing partners in implementation of phase II Spotlight initiative
  • Ensure programme meets expectations as specified in programme document, and update senior management and Spotlight Technical and Coordination teams as required
  • Establish a systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with relevant UNICEF sections;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
  • Coordinates programmes/projects implementation establishing collaborative relationships with UN partner agencies, experts, government counterparts and other partners facilitating timely and efficient delivery of inputs.

Coordination with Other RUNOs and Government partners

  • Coordinates with other UN partner agencies and Spotlight staff, to ensure coherency and quality of the implementation of the programme.
  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation of the Spotlight Initiative programme, raise potential problems and suggest solutions.
  • Coordinate technical workshops and webinars; facilitate workshop sessions;
  • Analyze emerging needs and provide suggestions for technical follow up
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.

Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Spotlight Initiative programme:

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds;
  • Conducts field visits to monitor field level activities of the programme.
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of financial and narrative reports; to HQ and RCO in coordination with sections
  • Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:

  • Document the programme implementation process and products;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge and communications products internally and externally of the programme;
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Gender and Development, Social science, social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or another relevant technical field. A masters degree will be an added advantage

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of three to five years of professional experience in gender equality and Gender based violence programming; provision of technical assistance for service delivery, to government and/or civil society organizations in developing countries; sound knowledge of Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health, (ASRH), Violence against Children (VAC), Gender based Violence (GBV) including child marriage and other harmful practices.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Gender equality and the advancement of women
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, 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, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call 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 to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 10 August 2021
Associate Programme Management Officer Int. Specialist UNOCT United States of America
VMAM Code
USAR000154-10241
Open

Associate Programme Management Officer

Associate Programme Management Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNOCT
Country
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
5 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNOCT Gender Adviser or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Support Officer will:

  • Support planning and implementation of activities and processes for the organization and delivery of high-level events, expert meetings, technical missions, capacity building and other programmatic activities related to gender and CT/PCVE;
  • Prepare background and briefing papers and notes, as well as talking points in preparation for a variety of internal and external meetings; take notes and prepare meeting summaries and note for the files, as required;
  • Drafting correspondence, reports, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications and technical assistance tools on counter-terrorism matters;
  • Provide inputs to reports, studies, papers on gender and CT/PCVE;
  • Conduct research, analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources to undertake context specific and thematic gender analysis as required for the implementation of existing and/or the development of new programmes, projects and policies across UNOCT.
  • Develop and prepare communication and advocacy activities, including newsletters and press/public information duties, as well as the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g. factsheets, brochures, presentations) in close collaboration with the UNOCT Public Information Office/Communication Section;
  • Contribute to populating the internal UNOCT gender wiki page with resources on Gender and CT/PCVE and provide regular updates on relevant events and resources to the Gender Task Force
  • Support the development and design of tools and guidance for gender mainstreaming and gender responsive consultations within CT/PCVE programmes and projects;
  • Contribute to the development of specialized training programmes, assisting in the design and implementation of training content and activities;
  • Assess and identify capacity building needs of concerned internal and external stakeholders and assist other staff members and consultants on training workshops and other relevant initiatives; and prepare and participate in national expert workshops, sub-regional/regional workshops, as determined;
  • Liaise with relevant partners and stakeholders for timely implementation of the Gender Policy Action Plan and the Global Gender Programme;
  • Assist in the revision and updating of project documents;
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of an M&E tool, monitoring and analysis for the development of a report regarding the implementation of the gender marker, assigned programmes/projects, and identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposing corrective actions, liaising with relevant parties and identifying and tracking follow-up actions.

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

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
  • The functions of the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) will be result-oriented with expert advice and assistance, and will involve contextual analysis, facilitating workshops, and writing reports. Furthermore, the UNV will not be engaged for or nor made to perform functions with fiduciary, certifying, approving, supervisory, managerial, representational duties and responsibilities or those usually performed by regular staff members

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Gender studies, International security, Counter-terrorism or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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 database management; and 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 Gender Equality within CT/PCVE, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Gender equality and the advancement of women
Area of expertise details
  • A minimum of three years experience in policy development, development of thematic policy briefings, analytical report writing and training development.
  • Relevant experience in conducting research and/or as a practitioner with a minimum of two years in gender, international security and CT/PCVE related issues.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive normative, policy and programmatic research on a range of issues, including those of a complex nature.
  • Proficiency in drafting and ability to prepare well and under time pressure briefs, opinions, statements and other written materials. Knowledge of relevant institutional mandates, policies and guidelines.
  • Professional competence and mastery of gender and counter-terrorism analysis
  • Experience in the organization of events is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* 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 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 18-08-2021