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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.
Evaluation Officer Int. Expert UNICEF Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000461-10529
Open

Evaluation Officer

Evaluation Officer

International Expert
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 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 Regional Adviser - Evaluation (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

The post provides support to the evaluation portfolio as it relates to EAPRO’s regional evaluation strategy and its associated Annual Workplan. The UNV Evaluation Officer will be tasked with the following:

  1. Support the RA-Ev (and / or MCES) on major evaluations and related evaluative work
  • Gather key background documents for use in the scoping and execution of evaluations
  • Support the process for the development of evaluation terms of reference, which includes managing and/or guide consultants in delineating the scope of the evaluation and engaging in consultations with evaluation stakeholders
  • Participate in procurement and recruitment of the evaluation team, which includes reviewing of proposals submitted by preparing tabulation of applicants background, skills and experience that will feed into the selection process;
  • Collect and present relevant information for all phases of the evaluation in a concise and digestible format for use by consultants
  • Examine interim products and drafts report; consolidate comments by all reviewers for transmission to the consultants
  • Support evaluation report editing and formatting for publication
  • Knowledge management (KM): help develop the electronic repository of evaluation-related publications (UNICEF uses SharePoint for its KM), reports and data sets for use in the evaluation and maintain until project finalization
  • Provide quality professional support to ongoing EAPRO Evaluation section activities, including background research and scoping for upcoming evaluations.

  1. Provide support in the management of ad-hoc evaluative work as stipulated in the Regional work plan:
  • To provide quality support to drafting concept notes, dissemination of reports, including contributing to scanning of recent articles and publications to keep abreast of new approaches in evaluation and partnership for evaluation
  • Gathering research evidence, and other inputs to support evaluations, including design and support to colleagues in online polling, surveying, and rapid data collection
  • Support methodology related work in the evaluation section of EAPRO
  • Promote the evaluation function in the region
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

  1. Provide support to systems development and maintenance of performance data and reporting for the evaluation function:
  • Further develop team performance monitoring systems and ensure these are updated on a regular basis against workplan objectives and targets
  • Support the evaluation function’s annual reporting requirements, and providing comments and analysis on country annual reports
  • Organize evaluation workshops as required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree in Statistics, Monitoring, and Evaluation, or Social Sciences.

Required experience
180 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 15 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level with experience of the UN or other international development organizations
  • Experience in fields such as monitoring, evaluation, systems development or performance assessment would be an advantage
  • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, other UN organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of humanitarian and development evaluations and evaluative initiatives
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; office technology equipment; experience (or an aptitude to learn) in IT applications for surveying is desirable; familiarity with database management is also desirable
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNICEF’s commitments for a better future for children, and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 22 September 2021
Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan Int. Specialist UNV Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000464-10657
Open

Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan

Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan

International Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Dari
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
4 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 Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Support Associate will:

Support to UN Volunteer mobilization and management

  • Ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments by UN Agencies;
  • Support identification of volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners;
  • Support briefings and debriefings for incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers, including personal support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;
  • Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
  • Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers;
  • Support the deployment and assignment management of all UN Volunteer modalities;
  • Support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the country in line with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant organizational units;
  • Participate in UN thematic forces, conflict and post-conflict needs assessments to identify opportunities for volunteer placement;
  • Support development and implementation of the UNV country programme’s annual work plan, including reporting on UNV support funds and budget;
  • Assist on the logistical and travel arrangements of arriving UN Volunteers and his/her recognized dependents;
  • Maintain up to date contact records of all serving UN Volunteers, including their recognized dependents;
  • In close coordination with the Communications Associate in the Regional Office, support in the preparation, dissemination and presentation of country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media.

Emergency Support

  • Ensure regular monitoring of well-being and duty of care of the UN Volunteers;
  • Analyse the situation in the country and suggest respective actions to the supervisor;
  • Act as an emergency contact point for information updates on the safety and whereabouts of the UN Volunteers under any emergency conditions;
  • In close coordination with relevant organizational units and in contact with the Host Entities, update the lists of emergency entitlements and other allowances for the UN Volunteers;
  • Consolidate and update the lists of the UN Volunteers and their whereabouts in case of emergency;
  • Support evacuation and relocation of UN Volunteers, if applicable;
  • Keep updated on the continuity plans of the Host Entities;
  • Collect and analyze information of re-purposing of the UN Volunteer assignments.

Administrative and logistical support

  • Maintain inventories of all UNV-supplied, non-expendable equipment, and ensure records of all items purchased for UNV-executed projects are submitted to UNV headquarters;
  • Maintain general office files and keep information and reference material in a manner that allows easy reference and retrieval.

  • Perform other duties as may be required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme management support services;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of volunteerism and previous experience in a volunteer organization is an advantage;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Dari(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge of volunteerism and previous experience in a volunteer organization is an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26 September 2021
Associate Policy Officer Nat. Specialist DSS Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000465-10668
Open

Associate Policy Officer

Associate Policy Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
DSS
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
3 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 Senior Policy Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Policy Officer will:

  • Assist in policy development with the aim to support security professionals deployed in the field in the implementation of UNSMS policy guidance;
  • Monitor and respond, in a timely manner, to policy queries from field security personnel;
  • Support the identification, development and management of strategic partnerships to improve safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel in the field;
  • Carry out research and analysis on policy issues to support the development of policies, programmes and activities while taking note of operational requirements and inputs from the field;
  • Provide support towards the development and management of intergovernmental dialogue;
  • Conduct research on a diverse range of assigned issues in security and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources; select relevant material, analyze information and present findings for internal review;
  • Assist in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, etc. on a wide range of security issues;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in security, political science, human rights, international affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security, political science, international relations, law, human rights or related area
  • Prior experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written skills, excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other security and protective services experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams