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UNV Research Associate Nat. Specialist UNDP Bangladesh
VMAM Code
BGDR000654-10634
Open

UNV Research Associate

UNV Research Associate

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Bangladesh
Location, Country
Dhaka (BGD)
Language skills
English
Bengali
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

Under the direct supervision of SPPS Project Manager the NUNV will work to support the SPPS project on key coordination, logistical, and deliverable objectives being carried out by various members of the SPPS team. The deliverables by the consultant are time-bound and related to specific tasks that need to be completed in support of priority objectives under which the project is working toward. The consultant will work closely with the other members of the technical team including Livelihood Specialist, Training Specialist, M&E Specialist and MIS Associate, and ensure programmatic supports as per requirements. He will have to support and participate in conducting in-depth research and analysis of primary and secondary data (either collect data/information through web search and/or visits key focal points of social protection programmes implementing ministries) and assist in preparing policy presentation and briefs. In collaboration with colleagues, the consultant will support critical research and policy development objectives under the policy exploration phase of developing a national social insurance scheme, researching the viability through piloting on universal old age and persons with disability allowance, and support critical economic and coronavirus social protection research. The consultant will be assigned for working with SPPS project of UNDP within the scope of Cabinet Division and GED.

Specific duties to include:

Working closely with the government counterpart in Cabinet Division and other social protection implementing ministries/divisions, provide data collection, research, and documentation support in the ongoing formulation process of NSSS Action Plan (Phase 2) and subsequent progress tracking of the implementation of the Action Plan:

  1. Support formulation of NSSS Action Plan and monitor its implementation progress
  • Assist in preparing a database of NSSS Action Plan items of each ministry/division
  • By coordinating with the implementing ministries/divisions, update the database with progress tracking information
  • Provide support in documentation of the NSSS Action Plan related information and data received from the line ministries
  1. Provide administrative and logistics support to the Cabinet Division’s Social Protection branch
  • Assist the social protection branch of Cabinet Division in organizing consultation meetings, and workshops on social security.
  • Assist in preparation of meetings/workshops’ notices, minutes, and other documents
  • Maintain and regularly update a database of social security focal points of implementing ministries/division
  • Assist in any other related matters as deemed required.
  1. Provide technical support in the development process of Cabinet Division’s digitized dashboard on social security:
  • Support the dashboard development process through coordination, data collection, data entry and other relevant tasks
  • Provide support through research, and documentation.
  1. Under the supervision of ICT Expert, assist in updating Cabinet Division’s website on Social Security
  • Provide support in updating the website with information on activities such as news, events, publications, e-library, and other related information
  • Designing visual imagery and sample pages including colors and fonts for the website.
  • Assist in developing the capacity of project staff in updating, accessing and usage of the website on social protection
  • Assist in any other related matters deemed required.
  1. Provide administrative and logistical support to SPPS Programme
  • Undertake logistical, administrative, and financial arrangements of meetings, workshops, and events organized by the project
  • Facilitate upload/update of project documents, reports, evaluation reports and other relevant documents to SharePoint
  • Maintenance of records, files, and documents; draft general correspondence and general reference documents; organize data and information for reporting
  • Make travel arrangements for the team members, including travel requisitions and claims for field missions
  • Provide support to Financial and Administrative Assistant.
  1. Assist in drafting and design of various knowledge products, infographics
  • Assist in drafting knowledge products such as infographics, booklets, templates etc. on the SPPS Programme and various aspects of social security
  • Assist in overall design of knowledge products including cover design, formatting, etc.
  • Coordinate overall publication process with all parties involved
  • Maintain and update inventory of all knowledge products.
  • By coordinating with the Communication Officer and other project staff, provide technical and editorial support for contents for social media
  1. Provide support in diagnosing and troubleshooting hardware and software issues faced by project staff
  • Monitor and maintain the Network, Routers, Printers, and other devices to prevent faults occurring
  • Assist with the installation of the software packages, basic maintenance of hardware and software
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all infrastructure equipment.

  1. Any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Manager time to time.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A minimum of Bachelor Degree is required. In exceptional cases, UNDP may consider a candidate who have the experience and skills meet the criteria.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social security policies along with the socio-economic context of the host country
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with stringent deadlines;
  • Solid overall computer literacy and experience in data collection, analysis, communication with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with project team including field level staff members;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills is required in both English and Bangla.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Bengali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other development programme/project experience, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Administration and administrative assistance
Area of expertise details
  • Programme coordination support on key priority research objectives.
  • Computer literacy is essential (particularly MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD).
  • Design of various knowledge products, infographics.
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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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. This is a National UN Volunteer Specialist assignment, therefore only nationals of (Bangladesh) and legal residents in (Bangladesh) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
UNV Project Assistant Nat. Youth UNDP Bangladesh
VMAM Code
BGDR000655-10637
Open

UNV Project Assistant

UNV Project Assistant

National Youth
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Bangladesh
Location, Country
Dhaka (BGD)
Language skills
English
Bengali
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

The Government of Bangladesh has formulated the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) with the objective of tackling poverty and vulnerability by contributing to human resource development which will have particular focus on child social protection. Therefore, the NSSS adopts the social protection programmes for families with children as the primary challenge. The SPPS Programme supports the government in implementation of the NSSS which recommends child social protection as the most important agenda of social protection reforms. Thus, the development of child social protection and nutritional upliftment has come to be most prominent engagement of SPPS Programme.

In view of the above, the SPPS Programme is looking for a young professional (with Bangla and English language proficiency) capable of working collaboratively, having research aptitude on social issues, and with technical expertise of child social protection and nutrition for a certain period to work directly in the SPPS Programme which operates in different ministries and offices.

As an effort to increase its internal capacity, SPPS Programme prefers a qualified young professional with the interest on social development policy, child social protection and nutrition (with Bachelor’s degree preferably with major in nutrition or child development) who will support Cabinet Division and GED in implementation of NSSS. Some of the salient expected deliverables are:

Specific duties to include:

  • Support the SPPS team in analysis of the government policy on child social protection in NSSS, Five Year Plans, SDGs and to point out prioritized policy areas for supports.
  • Assist in developing knowledge products on key emerging issues relating to child social protection and nutrition.
  • Review reports and strategy papers on social protection.
  • Assist in preparing policy presentation and briefs
  • Support and participate to conduct in-depth research and analyse primary and secondary data
  • Assist M&E and MIS personnel in collection, review and analysis of MIS data.
  • Support in analysing correlation between poverty reduction and improved nutrition for children
  • Assist in Administrative Works

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Sociology, law and justice or similar discipline.

Required experience
6 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum 6 months relevant working experiences including in child focused social protection, nutrition, research, development issues, data analysis and reporting;
  • Drafting policy papers, policy briefs, communication contents;
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with project team including field level staff members;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with stringent deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills is required in both English and Bangla. Bangla typing skills will be considered as an added value
  • Good IT knowledge with proven skills
  • Previous experience of working in the UN or other international organization will be an advantage.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Bengali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Development programme/project administration, Monitoring and evaluation
Area of expertise details
  • Computer literacy is essential (particularly MS Office Suite)
  • Knowledge of the local development context; local economic context (importance of SDG achievements, economic policies, etc.)
  • Research aptitude on diverse issues such as social development, poverty and inequality and food security.
  • Preparing policy presentation and briefs.
  • Assist proper logistic arrangement in the project board meeting.
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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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. This is a National UN Volunteer Youth assignment, therefore only nationals of (Bangladesh) and legal residents in (Bangladesh) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Project Coordination Assistant Nat. Specialist UNV China
VMAM Code
CHNR000189-10608
Open

Project Coordination Assistant

Project Coordination Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
China
Location, Country
Beijing (CHN)
Language skills
English
Chinese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 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 volunteers will be based in the Project Management Office, located in the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation office. Under the primary supervision of the National Programme Manager ( NPM ) and secondary supervision of the Country Coordinator of UNV in China, working closely with UNV China and the PMO staff, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

Assisting NPM with results oriented project management and implementation.

  • Assist in planning of the project implementation including the development of the annual work plans, terms of references and other project management documents as needed
  • Provide hands-on planning and support to the implementation of project activities
  • Ensure monitoring of timeliness and quality of project implementation
  • Prepare financial reports and disbursement plan within timely frawework
  • Prepare various reports to summarize the key progress/suggestions for adjustment by referring to outputs and activities
  • Draft quarterly and yearly progress reports to be submitted to UNV/UNDP and CICETE offices
  • Report to UNV on the project implementation regularly. Support any missions or events upon requests from UNV as project site visits, promotional articles, success stories and good practices, including content sharing and photos, and establish of UN Volunteers Alumni network.
  • Other related tasks assigned by NPM

Facilitating Monitoring and communication among key partners and participating volunteering involving organizations.

  • Maintain regular project reporting mechanism through daily communication and monthly project meetings arrangement between PMO, CICETE, UNV, and UNDP.
  • Develop and implement the M&E framework to ensure regular, mid-year and year end monitoring and evaluation by aligning with project outputs and results and make technical suggestions on adjustment
  • Ensure internal communication with other departments located in BVF and within Beijing Youth League for effectively planning and implementing project activities
  • Maintain regular communication between CICETE, UNV, UNDP and other key stakeholders on project financial management and respond promptly to requests for budget preparation, budget revision and project financial reporting

Facilitating the management of knowledge products and multilateral knowledge sharing and learning

  • Collect, analyse and compile relevant data, information in the areas and contribut to the international and cross-country learning and sharing initiatives
  • Coordinate among academia, UNV and local partners in the drafting of the Status of China volunteerism report and compile policy recommendations and conduct research on international partnerships and cooperation
  • Facilitate the organization of international conference/forum to support multilateral knowledge exchanges and experience sharing
  • Support the translation in both Chinese and English for key events, publication, daily communication with UNV HQ, Regional offices and Field Unit as well as other ad hoc translation work

Develop PMO advocacy strategy to promote the project results and youth engagement for overseas volunteering programme through new social media platform, websites etc

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor or higher degree in communications, social work, international relations, public Administration or any related field;
  • Good command of English and Chinese, written and oral;
  • Knowledge in managing development projects in financial, technical and administrative aspects is a great asset;
  • Demonstrates ability to effective maintain relationships with different stakeholders including government agencies, academia, international and national volunteer organizations;
  • Innovative forward thinking, sound coordination and organizational skills, teamwork.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably at the national or international level in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of development projects;
  • Previous experience with the UN system and government agencies, including solid knowledge of UN/UNDP programme and operations policies and procedures an asset. Working experience with government partners, civil society is highly preferred;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Area of expertise details
  • Familiar with programme management, previous experiences of international programme management would be highly preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills,
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal and external counterparts;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • good computer skills.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, 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