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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.
UNV Education Cluster Coordinator Int. Specialist UNICEF Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000879-10494
Open

UNV Education Cluster Coordinator

UNV Education Cluster Coordinator

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
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

Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist (P3) based in the UNICEF Goma Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Supporting service delivery

  • Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities.
  • Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery.

  1. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Conduct needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the education sector).
  • Carry out analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
  • Ensure prioritization, grounded in response analysis.

  1. Planning and strategy development

  • Contribute to the design of education action plan where applicable, monitor the implementation objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities.
  • Strongly ensure application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines.
  • Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and Cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations.

  1. Advocacy

  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action.
  • Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of Cluster participants and the affected population.
  • Coordinate advocacy for resource mobilization to support the implementation of Cluster’s Education in Emergency (EiE) strategy and the operationalization of the action plans.

  1. Monitoring and reporting

Conduct monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Cluster strategy and results as well as recommending corrective action where necessary.

  1. Preparedness and response

Support contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.

  1. Accountability

Ensure accountability to affected education population.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in a subject area relevant to the Cluster work: education, social sciences, development, psychology, political science, international relations.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the Cluster.

Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other educational, teaching or training experience
Area of expertise details

Education,

Social sciences,

Development,

Psychology,

Political science,

International relations.

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: 20-09-2021
Project Management Assistant Nat. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000885-10607
Open

Project Management Assistant

Project Management Assistant

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

The Project Management Assistant will discharge the following duties:

  • Support the planning and development of CVR projects in close coordination with the CVR project officers within the team and the CVR Unit at DDR HQ in Goma

  • In close coordination with the CVR project officers:

    • Organize and maintain records of all CVR project management products, to include baselined documentation, progress reports, exception and issue reports, end stage and end of project reports, minutes of meetings, action points and other documentation.

    • Organize and maintain a database of all CVR projects, to include projected and actual cost, scope, duration, and direct beneficiaries; the latter disaggregated by category and gender.

    • Support the implementation of the communications, benefits, quality, and risk management approaches of CVR projects.

    • Produce a lessons report at the conclusion of each CVR project

  • Assist in generating inputs for the teams’ daily and weekly reports, DDR HQ quarterly performance reports and quarterly reports of the Secretary General

  • Perform any other project management related task assigned by the Team Leader.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A bachelor’s degree in the fields of management, public administration, social sciences, development, security studies or other relevant fields is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

3 years of relevant work experience in planning, development and implementation of projects is required.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), arms control, armed forces, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required and in other applications—programming, statistical analysis, design, and/or project management—is desirable.

Previous working experience with an international organization is an advantage.

Proficiency in spoken and written English and French is required.

Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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 : 20-09-2021 Les candidatures féminines et les personnes vivant avec handicap sont fortement encouragées.
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.
Driving license
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.
Driving license
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.
Women Protection Advisor (WPA) Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000849-10088
Open

Women Protection Advisor (WPA)

Women Protection Advisor (WPA)

International Specialist
Host entity
MONUSCO
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Bukavu (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

Under the direct supervision of the Unit coordinator, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supports the unit coordinator to ensure an adequate information management system for Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in the JHRO database.

  • Contributes to the review of CRSV information at a field level for R&I Unit and MARA coordinator.

  • Ensures a regular information exchange, close coordination and collaboration with the Child Protection Section.

  • Provides expertise and develops assessments on CRSV as part of protection plans in the framework of Protection of Civilians (through participation in the Early Warning Cell, SMGP-P, Protection Cluster and other platforms).

  • Supports and/or participates in the work of Joint Protection Teams, Joint Investigation Missions, Joint Assessment Missions, and Ad hoc Missions and ensures that CRSV is consequently and systematically integrated into reports and follow up/action plans.

  • Provides training to MONUSCO’s civilian, police and military components on the prevention of and response to CRSV. WPA is expected to closely coordinate and collaborate with each mission component in order to ensure mainstreaming of CRSV concerns in mission policies and activities, supporting the inclusion of prevention and response activities on CRSV in strategies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.

  • Strengthens and supports the work of JHRO in the provision of CRSV training for non-UN actors including for FARDC (Forces Armées de la RDC) and PNC (Police Nationale Congolaise);

  • Works within the existing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) coordination mechanism to contribute to the development and strengthening of the referral pathway for survivors in line with Standard Operating Procedures for the SGBV Prevention and Response (IASC, 2008);

  • Participates in all SGBV fora (Protection Cluster, FAI, AMS, PP, Data and Mapping, etc)

  • Supports the Government of DR Congo with the implementation of the National Strategy against Gender Based Violence (GBV) where needed and coordinates this support with relevant UN agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA and UNHCR.

  • Supports capacity building for local authorities on CRSV prevention awareness and on early warning and response to CRSV.

  • Provides expertise to and supports the development and implementation of programs addressing sexual violence, funded by the International Support and Stabilization Strategy (ISSSS).

  • Works as a focal point for planning and implementation of Quick Impact Projects (QIPs)related to CRSV.

  • Coordinates and shares sexual violence data with the ISSSS Monitoring & Evaluation Support Unit (EEST) where relevant and monitors the impact of ISSSS Sexual Violence interventions in the stabilization priority zones.

  • Performs any other duties and ad hoc task as may be required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Law, Humanitarian affairs, international relations, or related field; Master’s Degree will be an advantage

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

2 years of professional working experience

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights, Other rule of law or governance related experience
Area of expertise details

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory;

Excellent computer skills, mainly Microsoft Office

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, 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
UNV Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNICEF Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000881-10540
Open

UNV Communications Specialist

UNV Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Communication Specialist based in Goma and in close collaboration with all programme sections, the UN Volunteer Communications Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

General public communications activities:

  • Produce high-quality communication documents in French and English;
  • Research, draft and edit communication materials (articles, press releases, human interest stories, fact sheets and others) for both traditional and modern media for advocacy, social mobilization and resource mobilization activities; contribute to the qualitative aspects of production (e.g. translation, graphic design);
  • Work on the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
  • Help in the planning and organizing as well as generating public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals;
  • Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in the country; recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization; evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences; and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
  • Develop close collaboration with mass media through activities such as organizing visits to project sites, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage, and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate to generate and maintain public interest in children's issues and tell the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience;
  • Assist in identifying and obtaining feature stories and other material to facilitate advocacy and fund-raising activities;
  • Assist in the development of work plans that are consistent with UNICEF communications strategies, goals, objectives and activities; monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met, including performance planning, monitoring and appraisal; plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources;

Advocacy support:

  • Provide internal office support to programme staff on the production of quality advocacy, information and communication materials to strengthen programme visibility;
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of goodwill ambassadors, National Committee representatives and Executive Board members, including preparation of information materials (e.g. press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits) and necessary logistic arrangements;
  • Take responsibility where required to adapt and disseminate advocacy materials from the Country Office, NY HQ, Geneva HQ and the respective Regional Office to identified target audiences, arranging translation into local language(s) as necessary; identify the need for additional materials/activities, such as radio and television programmes, publications, photographs, websites, etc., to advocate and promote organizational goals within the country, and manage their production and distribution to the target audiences;
  • Develop partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives (i.e. media), and strengthen their capacity through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment and through experience-sharing.

Communication support:

  • Support the Communication team in its day-to-day activities, including but not limited to, contributing to outreach through organizing events and setting up activities (retreats, meetings and task forces);
  • As required, prepare background communication and advocacy materials for briefings and visits of media, goodwill ambassadors, donors, national committee representatives and other special interest groups;
  • Ensure quality, consistency, accuracy and ethics of all communication tools and materials (press releases, videos, social media posts, Human Interest Stories, SitRep, Blog articles, Reports, etc.);
  • Ensure language quality in English and French of all communication tools and materials.

Children’s engagement support

  • Accompany the Child Reporters and members of the Goma Children's Committee in their work of producing written and audio materials, and in organizing advocacy activities;

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.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or similar field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

minimum 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, print and broadcast media, interactive digital media, public information, or other relevant programmes; experience with peacebuilding or child-focused programming in conflict-affected countries is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details
  • Communication strategy implementation and monitoring;
  • Excellent writing abilities in French;
  • Media liaison.

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent writing skills in French and proven experience in writing for different target audiences;
  • Good level of written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, multi-task and work effectively under pressure and in a proactive manner;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment;
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with UNICEF’s partners (government, implementing partners, private sector, other UN agencies, etc) and excellent working relationships with colleagues across all UNICEF’s sections in the DRC;
  • Willingness to travel within Eastern DRC, often in uncomfortable conditions;
  • Experience of working in emergency settings is an asset.
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: 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