Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Gender and Protection Officer Nat. Specialist WHO Lebanon
VMAM Code
LBNR000474-10234
Open

Gender and Protection Officer

Gender and Protection Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Lebanon
Location, Country
Beirut (LBN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
French
Expected Starting Date
15 August 2021
Duration
until 31 December 2021 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 Head of the Technical Team or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender and Protection Officer will be responsible for:

  1. Coordination
  • Representing WHO at the protection working groups and humanitarian coordination forums, such as the protection working group, the sexual and gender-based violence task force, child protection working group, migrant working group, PSEA ICN, gender working group, and protection and isolation center sub-group.
  • Liaise with UN and international and local partner agencies to mainstream gender and protection through the COVID-19 response.
  • Serve as the liaison to protection and gender coordination forums on critical health issues, and provide regularly briefings and health related updates.
  • 2) Technical Support

  • Draft, and develop technical guidance to support gender and protection mainstreaming needs, including checklists, and briefs.
  • Review, edit, and input on WHO and health sector materials, SOPs, reports, and IEC materials to ensure that protection and gender considerations are integrated.
  • Provide capacity building to staff and partners on protection and gender areas, including on PSEA, children’s rights, legal documents, and gender equality.
  • 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. Public Health, International Development, Women’s and Gender Studies or area related to Humanities and Social Sciences.
Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the humanitarian and development arena or other relevant programmes; experience with gender and protection specifically is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to gender equality, and feminist and participatory approaches;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health, human rights, and gender studies volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, 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 assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in Lebanon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 10-08-2021
Communication for Development Officer Nat. Specialist UNICEF Lebanon
VMAM Code
LBNR000470-10193
Open

Communication for Development Officer

Communication for Development Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Lebanon
Location, Country
Beirut (LBN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
French
Expected Starting Date
01 September 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 Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Communication for Development Officer will:

Support the strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Conduct research, and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, communication, cultural, economic and political issues in the country. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of the Country Program of Cooperation;

  • Collect, synthesize, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results. Assess, select and/or recommend appropriate information and materials for C4D initiatives verifying accuracy and quality for dissemination;

  • Monitor and assess the impact of C4D strategies and activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to the implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate and/or consult with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to research, develop, and produce evidence-based strategies and test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure community engagement and participation, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change;
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support and background materials to carry out C4D strategies and activities and recommend operational strategies, approaches, plans, methods and procedures to ensure community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact. Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and multiple/social/digital media and tools to support maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up and monitor the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc);
  • Collect, assess and organize information for budget planning and management of program funds and prepare documentations and related materials for financial plan for C4D initiatives. Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organisations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness;
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate products to key audiences including partners and donors;
  • Support the organization, administration and implement capacity building initiatives, including partnerships with training and academic institutions, to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programs/projects. Develop training materials for training activities, and revise and update them as necessary.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related social science field is required.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in areas of social development program planning, communications and public advocacy or related areas at the international and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Communication for Development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, 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 assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in Lebanon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 11-08-2021