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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.
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.
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Malawi
VMAM Code
MWIR000125-10621
Open

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Malawi
Location, Country
Lilongwe (MWI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 January 2022
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • 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
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
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: 22 September 2021
Associate Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Malawi
VMAM Code
MWIR000126-10622
Open

Associate Programme Officer

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Malawi
Location, Country
Lilongwe (MWI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 January 2022
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • The needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning;
  • IP (Implementing Partners) agreements are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures;
  • Inputs are provided for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels and structures) as well as prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Participate in UN and other fora on programme and technical issues as delegated by programme senior management;
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines;
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
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: 22 September 2021
Associate Settlement Planning Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Malawi
VMAM Code
MWIR000122-10555
Open

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Malawi
Location, Country
Lilongwe (MWI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 October 2021
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Durable Solutions Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Settlement Planning Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assess and confirm the feasibility of setting up camps for refugees in accordance with international recognised criteria of accessibility, security, water resources and type of terrain. Assess potential expansion of existing site as needed. Produce drawings of camps including infrastructure based on field data collected by GPS.
  • Work in close coordination with relevant local Government Ministries and relevant Departments to ensure that technical factors related to natural resources, local law issues, protection of environment, land property issues and local communities land use are included in any assessment.
  • Develop site planning and its implementation modalities, including construction of communal infrastructures, taking into account overall needs of target groups, their cultural preferences and the concerns of the local communities.
  • Ensure that camp design takes into consideration protection concerns including those related to gender-based violence and potential discrimination of persons with specific needs.
  • Ensure that site designs take into consideration security concerns (especially those of women and children) and plan adequate location for all required infrastructure.
  • Assist development and implementation of UNHCR programs through analysis of budgetary implications of technical inputs. Provide cost estimations of technical activities, including development of bill of quantities for construction of infrastructure and other works.
  • Work in close collaboration with UNHCR partners in each site/camp to facilitate achievement of international standards.
  • Develop adequate tools for monitoring technical activities and provide regular monitoring and evaluation of implementation by UNHCR partners, including assessment of contracting procedures.
  • Provide technical guidance to UNHCR management and to partners, including establishment of adequate strategy for care and maintenance of the transit centres/camps and their associated infrastructure.
  • Provide regular technical reports, including specific progress reports on status of the implementation.
  • Assist UNHCR office with any other technical related issues as required by the Supervisor.
  • Ensure use of participatory and community-based approaches in the planning and implementation of projects, ensuring that humanitarian responses build on local capacity.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: A bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction, Urban Planning is required

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least 3 years of professional work experience in refugee programmes or similar humanitarian operations including planning sites for refugee settlement, camp infrastructure and related technical issues.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, excellent drafting, formulation and reporting skills are a requirement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill, culturally and socially sensitive; ability to collaboratively work a team of various background
  • Proficient in use of computer applications and knowledge of settlement planning tools e.g. AutoCAD & GIS.
  • 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
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details
  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNHCR; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNHCR procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNHCR in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNHCR mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

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: 23 September 2021
Communication for Development Officer Nat. Specialist UNICEF Malawi
VMAM Code
MWIR000123-10577
Open

Communication for Development Officer

Communication for Development Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Malawi
Location, Country
Lilongwe (MWI)
Language skills
English
Chichewa
Expected Starting Date
01 November 2021
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the C4D Specialist (Nutrition) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communication for Development Specialist will:

  • Support in designing, developing and disseminating materials on C4D activities, RCCE interventions in nutrition.
  • Support in planning, implementation, and monitoring of social behaviour change activities in nutrition to demonstrate impact, scale and sustainability of C4D interventions.
  • Support in strengthening community engagement in the roll out and implementation of the community behaviour tracking mechanism to promote uptake of optimal nutrition behaviours and improved household and community decision making.
  • Support in the production, translation, dissemination and knowledge management of C4D activities for internal and external platforms/ audiences.
  • Support in the development and design of culturally acceptable, user-friendly IEC/training packages for communities to strengthen community engagement and feedback
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area, e.g. communication or social/behavioral sciences.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national level in social behavior change programmes, documentation and knowledge management or other relevant programmes
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset as is experience working with any other international development organization
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chichewa(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • 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
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
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Field Assistant Nat. Specialist UNHCR Malawi
VMAM Code
MWIR000124-10578
Open

Field Assistant

Field Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Malawi
Location, Country
Lilongwe (MWI)
Language skills
English
Chichewa
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

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Officer (CRRF), the Field Assistant will undertake the following functions in Dzaleka refugee camp;

  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programmes, including the delivery of services by partners, distribution of all humanitarian assistance and monitoring of camp infrastructure.

  • Assist the camp office with administrative tasks as required, including, welcoming and directing visitors to the appropriate staff/units and assist authorized personnel while within the office premises and during field visits.

  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries as might be required.

  • Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.

  • Maintains regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested and guided by the supervisor.

  • In coordination with implementing and operational partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

  • Follow up, on regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in the camp and other areas where they have been accommodated and report to the supervisor accordingly.

  • Receive mails on behalf of UNHCR camp Office, distribute the mails to the concerned staff/units and ensure delivery of mails and other items to the Office in Lilongwe.

  • Liaise with all UNHCR staff, schedule and issue appointments slips for refugees and other persons of concern who may wish to see UNHCR staff.

  • Manage the interpreters’ roster and assign interpreters for staff during working hours.

  • Support in organizing UNHCR functions; and assist UNHCR staff in organising venues for workshops and events in Dzaleka refugee camp.
  • Submit requests for items (stationery and cleaning materials) required for office use in Dzaleka and maintain weekly/monthly stocks.

  • Ensure the office premises in Dzaleka camp are in good condition at all times, report any damages and needs for repairs to Admin in the office in Lilongwe.

  • Perform any other duties as might be required by the office.
Required degree level
Secondary education
Educational additional comments
  • Must possess, at least, a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Atleast 2 years of experience in a similar role

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chichewa(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal skills
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, 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: 23 Sepetember 2021