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National UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Nat. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000882-10559
Open

National UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer

National UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
MONUSCO
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the authority of the Chief Civil Affairs Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the management and development of the Community Alert Network (CAN) and contribute to the SAGE data base and Support and coordinate related field activities;
  • Generate analytical weekly and monthly reports on Protection of Civilians (POC) incidents and related protection responses, and advise the Civil Affairs management on early warning related issues
  • In coordination with MONUSCO Communication Information and Technology System (CITS), monitor Civil Affairs SAGE interface and formulate recommendations to the System developers and designers to improve and optimize the data base including the mission Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to generate specific maps to support the production of accurate visualized context.
  • Ensure that CAN stations are operational in close liaison with the Civil Affairs Field offices; identify hot spots and support the CAN extension plan.
  • Contribute to capacity building for CAN focal points on CAN reporting using SAGE data base interface in partnership with the Office of the DSRSG for SAGE
  • Contribute to overall mission monitoring and planning as required in line with Protection of civilian’s tools & activities;
  • Actively participate in SAGE task force, steering committee
  • Perform other duties as required, in line with DPKO/DFS policy directive on Civil Affairs;
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job trainingand translations.
  • Ensure the good functionality of the protection tools at field offices
  • Ensure the good functionality and monitor of the EWS at field offices Conflict related tasks.
  • Facilitate structured dialogue sessions between conflicting parties/communities to decrease intra/inter community tension and violence.
  • Support pre-dialogue consultations sessions with conflicting parties and relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of dialogues outcomes (peace agreements, parties’ commitments.
  • Support the vulgarization of dialogues processes and issues raised in dialogue sessions
  • Facilitatecapacity building workshops on early warning and to enable the gradual hand-over of PoC mechanisms to communities and authorities
  • Facilitate consultations between communities’ leaders and key actors to deeper the understanding of emerging conflicts and to reduce tension and reinforce social cohesion:
  • Support the organization of awareness-raising campaigns targeted leaders of local conflict resolution structures, chiefs and civil society leaders in the topics of peaceful coexistence.
  • Conduct quarterly conflict scans including actors mapping in selected areas to capture key conflicts dynamics.
  • Support the organization of capacity building sessions of community leaders and local conflict resolution mechanisms in conflict resolution and/or implementation of peace agreements.
  • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
  • 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.
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in on-going reflection activities;
  • 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.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

International law, Political or Social Sciences, Sociology or any related field. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree; Formal training in basic statistical analysis

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

2 years of related professional experience

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO. Fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory for this post.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft suite. Database Technology or Information Systems is an asset

  • Driving licence is required

Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de (saisir pays ou territoire du programme) et les résidents légaux de (saisir pays ou territoire du programme) ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. » Date limite pour postuler : xx-xx-201x * Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de la République Démocratique du Congo et les résidents légaux de la République Démocratique du Congo ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. » Date limite pour postuler : 19-09-2021 Les candidatures féminines et les personnes en situation de handicap sont vivement encouragées.
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR000972-8790
Open

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
French
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
  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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’ 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 to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 21-09-2021
Associate Civil Affairs Officer (Planning and Reporting) Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000884-10614
Open

Associate Civil Affairs Officer (Planning and Reporting)

Associate Civil Affairs Officer (Planning and Reporting)

International Specialist
Host entity
MONUSCO
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Bunia (COD)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022 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

Reporting to the Civil Affairs Team Leader/Coordinator or designate at the field office level, the UN Volunteer will undertake various tasks, including the following:

  • Maintaining contact with local government authorities, political leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society actors, as well as with representatives of local and international organisations and briefing them on the mandate and activities of MONUSCO and CAS mandate if so required.

  • Helping to track, report on and providing analysis on potential threats against civilians and of community conflicts including related political, security, social and economic developments, youth and gender-related issues or any other significant developments to identify trends within the area of responsibility (AOR), and in support of the Mission’s overall protection of civilians’ mandate.
  • Providing technical support and assistance to the CAS team particularly CLAs in strengthening early warning and existing protection mechanisms at the local level.
  • Participating in Joint Assessment Missions and Joint Protection Team in support of protection of civilians and stabilisation activities.
  • Fostering confidence-building, dialogue, understanding and cooperation between parties and assisting local authorities and relevant actors with conflict management and protection of civilians.
  • Engaging with and provide technical assistance and advice to civil society groups or institutions that promote a culture of peace and reconciliation, in support of the Mission’s protection priorities.
  • Collaborating and coordinating relevant activities with other UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, as well as other bodies and institutions, including local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating at the Provincial, Territorial or other levels of government as required.
  • Supporting the organisation of CAS mandated activities; Providing support to initiatives that build the capacity of local authorities and civil servants.
  • Providing properly edited accurate, timely and factual monthly, weekly and daily, reports on conflict management, protection of civilians and stabilization activities within the area of responsibility based on inputs received from the field bases and CAS FO HQ office. Reporting to adhere to the key aspects of the MONUSCO Civil Affairs mandate, guided by UNSC Resolutions 2559 to assist the protection of civilians and support the stabilisation and strengthening of State institutions in the DRC and key governance and security reforms with emphasis on conflict management and protection of civilians including early warning and interventions at the local and provincial levels.
  • With support from CAS HQ, maintaining a mechanism to track use of Result Based Budgeting (RBB) tools and maintenance of the RBB database; Establishing and maintaining a CAS partners/contacts database.
  • Producing briefs and other analytical reports as required on Protection of Civilians, political developments, peace processes, conflict and insecurity.
  • Working with designated information technology staff to manage Civil Affairs information and produce summary reports; Consolidating alerts and information received and incorporating into a database that produces trends and other summary information;
  • Participating in meetings on behalf of CAS with other UN Agencies, civil society organisations and other partners, both local and international;
  • When working with (including supervising the tasks of) national personnel, governmental or non-governmental counterparts, setting aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training where and when appropriate.
  • Undertaking other related tasks as directed by line management including the the Team leader/Coordinator, Head of Office or Designate and the Head of the Civil Affairs Section or designate.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree or advanced degree in conflict related studies, political economy and/or any relevant social science discipline;.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Two to three years of relevant experience in coordination and liaison with partners and stakeholders; community-level dialogue and reconciliation, protection of civilians, development of civil society, or support to state institutions/extension of state authority and key governance and security reforms is a strong plus.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details

University Degree or advanced degree in conflict related studies, political economy and/or any relevant social science discipline;

  • Two to three years of relevant experience in coordination and liaison with partners and stakeholders; community-level dialogue and reconciliation, protection of civilians, development of civil society, or support to state institutions/extension of state authority and key governance and security reforms is a strong plus.
  • Experience working in conflict situations in the area of conflict management: prevention, mitigation, resolution an asset.
  • Experience in a combination of good governance, democracy building, and/or civic education is highly regarded.
  • Knowledge management, archiving and documentation Mandatory.

  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment.

  • Proven report-writing in the official language of the Mission without the need of further grammatical editing. (for candidate with no fluency in French, please refer to paragraph 14);

  • Analytical skills in relation to political, security, social and economic dynamics

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • Sound security awareness.

  • If deployed in remote locations must the background and experience in the field and managing CAS sub offices in remote team sites.

Driving license
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 to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021