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Communication – Public Information Nat. Specialist DSS Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001926-10195
Open

Communication – Public Information

Communication – Public Information

National Specialist
Host entity
DSS
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Communication officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV for public information officer will:

  • Draft articles, reports, and posts for UNDSS platforms;
  • Develop communication products (flyers, graphics, videos, podcasts and multimedia materials) using Adobe suite;
  • Assist with the outreach strategy
  • Collect, capture and collate information and data for reporting/communication;
  • Proofread documents, reviewing style, grammar and consistency;
  • Assist in organizing special events and meetings;
  • Maintain UNDSS on-line platforms;
  • Assist in improving business processes through data and information management and the use of Office.com;
  • Assist implementation the activities of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) Strategic Communication Working Group.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

​Master’s degree in journalism, communications, information management, graphism, or a related field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Twos experience in communications, information management, journalism or related area is required.
  • Experience in content management is required.
  • Experience data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar), is desirable.
  • Experience with Adobe suite is required.
  • Experience with Office.com advanced tools (PowerBi, Power Automate) is required.
  • Excellent written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing skills;
  • 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;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting
Area of expertise details

in journalism, communications, information management, graphism

Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Creativity, Professionalism, Technological Awareness
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: 11 August 2021
Data Associate Nat. Specialist UNDP Azerbaijan
VMAM Code
AZER000037-9959
Open

Data Associate

Data Associate

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Azerbaijan
Location, Country
Baku (AZE)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months 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

The UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the National Peace and Development Advisor and overall oversight of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, in the key functions listed below. He/She will also work closely with the Peace and Development Advisor in the South Caucasus, as part of the UNDP-UNV Tandem Teams Initiative[1].

Summary of key functions:

  • Data Capture, Management and Analysis
  • Data Visualization, Reporting and Application
  • Technical Support

Data Capture, Management and Analysis:

  • Identify key data gaps for informed crisis risk tracking in the country.
  • Propose a strategy and implementation plan for capturing required primary data
  • Develop a process for and understand primary data gathering (e.g. designing and conducting periodic perception surveys)
  • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into the Crisis Risk Dashboard as required by evolving needs including the development, implementation and management of new indicators and corresponding data that are associated with the crisis risk model;
  • Propose revisions and improvements to the overall design framework and data requirements for the risk tracking system, using as the key tool the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) – a purpose-designed platform developed by CRU for online information management and data visualization - and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards;

Data Visualization, Reporting and Application:

  • Produce and update information products such as maps, charts, and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline as well as support strategic and operational decision-making;
  • Explore ways of presenting crisis risk profiles and early warning more effectively through visual representations (charts, graphs, tables and diagrams) through the CRD;
  • Provide technical assistance in translating data and other program information into easy visual representations, in accordance with data visualization best practices;
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections for the CRD, where required.

Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Country Office / Country Team application of the CRD;
  • Provide maintenance and end-user technical support in issues relating to the CRD information management use, including trouble-shooting for data entry and access to the existing database;
  • Provide technical assistance in order to build capacity of staff on how to integrate data visualization approaches into their work as well as how to update and monitor existing dashboards.

[1] A UNDP-UNV initiative whereby international experts are working closely with NUNVs to support UNDP COs.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in in economics, data science, political science or intersection of the indicated fields with emphasis on data analysis.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in data science, information management, big data analysis, visualization, innovations and their role in political science, or other related areas;
  • Strong experience in conducting primary research, particularly in crisis contexts;
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
  • Knowledge in peacebuilding, conflict-related, media and political studies is an asset;
  • Experience in providing excellent client/customer services;
  • Experience managing information in international development or humanitarian context as well as relevant experience within the UN system is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the international development or humanitarian context;
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods;
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and languages.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting
Area of expertise details

Functional competencies:

  • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary data gathering and research;
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Possesses strong analytical and research capabilities, including the ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of UNDP’s mandate, systems and tools in the area of conflict prevention, crisis preparedness and response, and peacebuilding;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;
  • Designs management systems based on established best practice;
  • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems;
  • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation;
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct trainings, ensure knowledge management, identify and share best practices.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? 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? 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Azerbaijan and legal residents in Azerbaijan with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA. Application deadline: 26 August 2021