Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Community Engagement Officer Nat. Specialist UNDP Timor Leste
VMAM Code
TLSR000188-10612
Open

Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Timor Leste
Location, Country
Dili (TLS)
Language skills
English
Indonesian
Tetum
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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 PIID-ISSTC National Project Manager and UNDP Timor-Leste’s Programme Manager in Oe-cusse or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Community Engagement Officer will:

  • Engage and mobilize members of target communities for activities related to agricultural capacity building in the target border communities;
  • In consultation with the National Project Manager, provide operational support (including logistics, administration and financial) related to the capacity building and other relevant activities to ensure successful project output delivery
  • Assist in organizing and running the planned meetings and workshops with partners and stakeholders, including the meetings of border authorities, in line with the agreed vision and methodology, assuring and strengthening the sustainability of the project;
  • Ensure that all planned field activities are communicated with UNDP Oe-cusse office and RAEOA ZEESM authority; and they are well coordinated with the activities under the Support for the Institutional and Sustainable Development of Oé-Cusse Special Administrative Region and the Special Zone of Social Market Economy Project
  • Participate in and report on the monitoring of progress of capacity building activities in the project area;
  • In consultation with the RAEOA-ZEESM TL, Sucos, communities, local producers and other stakeholders promote cross-border economic collaboration;
  • Facilitate the discussions and assist in the preparation of the materials and methodology to be used in the capacity building activities in the target border communities;
  • Attend meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow-up actions related to the project implementation and monitoring;
  • Organize and conduct translation and interpretation of verbal discussions/trainings, as well as written documents as required;
  • In consultation with the Indonesian Embassy Extension Office in Oe-cusse and in coordination with the Government Liaison Officer of the Project, assist the set up and the organizing of the border authorities’ forum/platform;
  • Assist in the analysis and prepare monthly progress report of project implementation and help to evaluate against established project recommendations and plans of action;
  • Other tasks related to the project implementation of activities and methodology..
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Economic science, Development Studies, and other relevant field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience as field or community facilitator in a development project (i.e. Agriculture, Community Livelihood, or Local Economic Development)
  • Sound knowledge and experience of community facilitation and agriculture
  • 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 motorcycle;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in community development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Indonesian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Tetum(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other agriculture related experience, Community participation and development, Development programme/project administration
Area of expertise details

* Community Engagement and Development

* Community facilitation and Agriculture

* Capacity building

* Able to communicate clearly in Dawan (West Timor local language)

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Translation/Communication Specialist Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000463-10600
Open

Translation/Communication Specialist

Translation/Communication Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
20 October 2021
Duration
6 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

The Translation Specialist/Communication Associate works in close collaboration with the Strategic Planning Partnership and Communications (SPPC), programme, projects, and operations teams to provide high-quality translation services to the entire CO, as well as some communications support.

Under the direct supervision of the SPPC Coordinator, the position is responsible for the following:

A. Summary of Key Functions:

· Written translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office.

· Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic).

· General support for UNDP communications activities.

B. Written Translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office

· Translate a wide range and variety of documents (including, but not limited to, website content, press releases, newspapers, articles, excerpts from publications, official correspondence, official documents, applicable legislation etc.) from Arabic to English and English to Arabic to ensure a finished product ready for use and dissemination, as required.

· Resolve language and translation related issues (i.e. clarification on ambiguities, technical meaning, etc) in documents, rules, regulations, etc., through consultation with authors and relevant reference material.

· Assist in matters of terminology and style to ensure uniformity and quality of documents produced by the unit.

· Work with counterpart translators within the UNDP/UN family in Sudan from time to time and submit all translated documents for final translation, checking and proof-reading as necessary.

· Liaise with Arabic translation services in the UNDP HQ and the UN HQ offices for communication, as needed.

· Proof-read the Arabic translation work of other translators on UNDP CO related documents, as needed.

· Research specific subjects, including terminological research for incorporation into the Organization's terminology database.

C. Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) and assistance

· Interpretation - from Arabic to English and vice versa - at meetings with national interlocutors, federal and state governments, and other external partners in civil society and academia.

· Provide interpretation for key international non-Arabic CO staff.

· Other interpretation tasks as needed within project implementation.

· Attend meetings as part of a team, take notes - whether directly from statements delivered in English and Arabic or from the interpretation - and subsequently use the notes to produce draft summary records.

· Provide oral language support, interpreting and translation services for senior management at public events, as needed.

D. Planning and implementation of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on:

· Creating, promoting, and disseminating corporate advocacy materials, including for flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report.

· Supporting bespoke, multi-channel communications campaigns around key UNDP themes and activities.

· Ensuring strong understanding of UNDP’s work in the country through regular national, regional and global media contacts and the provision of newsworthy information to the media, the public, international partners and other audiences.

· Developing and implementing donor visibility campaigns and activities and supporting HQ-driven donor visibility efforts.

· Reporting on the effectiveness of communications activities and outreach, and proposing new innovations and approaches.

· Supporting “One UN” and UNDP-specific activities and programmes, including joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in languages, translation, marketing, communications, media or related field is desired.

Translator/interpreter diploma from a recognized university is desirable but not a requirement.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

· (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in translation/ text editing/interpretation; demonstrated proficiency in English/Arabic. Experience in communications, marketing, advocacy and/or media is desired. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is required.

· Experience in instant typing while hearing an audio (English/Arabic – Arabic/English).

· Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with fast learning ability. Effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner. Ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Translation and interpretation
Area of expertise details

Translation

Communication

Marketing and advocacy

Media

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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Software Developer Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000464-10601
Open

Software Developer

Software Developer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 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 Head of Exploration or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Visual Anthropology Officer will:

o Researching, designing, implementing, and managing exploration software programs.

o Writing and implementing efficient code

o Deploying and training team on software tools.

o Maintain, upkeep, manage, upgrade, and regulate information and data flows of websites and apps.

o Work closely with exploration team members to support the software and data analysis related tasks for exploration products.

o Preparing materials for data communication.

o Desk research, Data collection and information management tasks.

o Help in building Sudan Horizon Scanners software, methodology, community, and virtual space.

o Coordination and facilitation for workshops and training for different exploration products and activities.

o Create and deliver tailored training on software development and data analysis and visualization tools and languages such as SQL, Python, Tableau/PowerBI, and Apache Hadoop.

o Assist in the logistics and administrative aspects of projects assigned by supervisor

o Support other programme related 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

University degree in related fiels and certficates in software development is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

· Ability to liaise and communicate with a range of national and international partners;

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Being comfortable around ambiguity and have a grasp on topics entertaining complexity science and system thinking.

· Previous experience in coordination or program management is an asset.

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Proven record of working individually and in teams.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Lao People's Democratic Rep
VMAM Code
LAOR000609-10610
Open

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Location, Country
Vientiane (LAO)
Language skills
English
Laotian
Expected Starting Date
01 November 2021
Duration
6 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 Head of UXO Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of the M&E results framework to formulate the UXO Project Document 2022-26
  • The UN volunteer will work closely with UNDP CO staff, government counterparts, and technical advisors/consultants in UNDP to formulate the UXO Project Document.
  • The M&E results framework will need to be aligned with the results framework of new 10-year national UXO strategy - SPF III (2021-30), SDGs, UNPF 2022-26, UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2022-26, findings from the Capacity Needs Assessment of NRA, and recommendations and lessons learnt from the Mid-Term Evaluation and Final Evaluation of the current Project (2017-21).

  1. Support the development of Monitoring & Evaluation functions at UXO Sector level, through the capacity building support to the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA).
    • In 2022, with the support of UNDP, the NRA Office is planning to create and develop a new Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, to benefit all operators / operatiions of the UXO Sector. The UN Volunteer will support UNDP and national counterparts in developing the unit’s systems and procedures.

  1. Support the review of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) Operational plans and the operational records in the national database (Information Management System for Mine Action = IMSMA).
    • The UN volunteer will support this in-depth joint review of the UXO Lao Operational Work Plans (Survey & Clearance tasks). S/he will also support the review within UXO Lao Vientiane of the operational records in IMSMA of UNDP-funded operations, before UXO Lao Vientiane transfers the data to the NRA National Database. This will include the desk review of all supporting documents, in preparation of the field monitoring missions, and to report after the field monitoring missions.

  1. Support the joint field monitoring missions among UNDP / NRA / UXO Lao.
    • The UN volunteer will be required to undertake missions to project sites as required and approved by the UNDP Country Office. Regular field monitoring of UXO operators would assist the NRA & UXO Lao to:
      • Reinforce good working relationships and mutual understanding between UXO operators, provincial NRA offices and local authorities;
      • Support in the assessment of the compliance of UXO operators with the activities and approaches outlined in the project documents and operational work plans;
      • Collect valuable local context information and feedback about the effects of implementation of the NRA’s official policies and technical guidelines, and how NRA policies interact with those of other Government of Lao PDR sectors;
      • Support the assessment of the satisfaction of local authorities and individual landowners with the UXO sector’s contribution to rural development and community health and safety;
      • Gather information (task work plans and reports, photographs and testimony from UXO operator staff, local authorities and/or landowners) to produce case studies for use in internal and external reports and presentations.

The UNV will also support the preparation of improved plans and develop project proposals in the future, based on practical information gathered during field monitoring missions.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree with 4+ year of professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision, 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: 28 September 2021
Chargé·e de communication Nat. Specialist UNDP Tunisia
VMAM Code
TUNR000267-10664
Open

Chargé·e de communication

Chargé·e de communication

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Tunisia
Location, Country
Tunis (TUN)
Language skills
Arabic
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 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

Sous la supervision directe de la Conseillère Technique Principale du projet Entrepreneuriat pour le Développement, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes:  Identifier les opportunités pour maximiser la visibilité du projet E&D ; planifier, organiser et mettre en œuvre des événements de visibilité pour les étapes importantes du projet (c'est-à-dire les ateliers, les programmes de formations, la livraison de produits, etc.).  Planifier et développer du contenu et des messages pour les publics cibles pertinents, en arabe,en français, et éventuellement en anglais avec le soutien de l’équipe projet.  Appuyer l’élaboration des communiqués de presse, des discours, de blogset des citations pour les événements et les médias sociaux.  Assurer la gestion des réseaux sociaux pour le projet E&D et la diffusion des informations pertinentes sur les réseaux, en coordination avec la chargée de communication du bureau.  Cartographier/sélectionner les outils les plus efficaces (y compris les documents de plaidoyer et de presse, les histoires d'intérêt humain, le multimédia) et les canaux (y compris les médias, le Web et les médias sociaux, les bulletins d'information, les événements, les briefings, d'autres plateformes/forums) pour atteindre les publics cibles.  Identifier et assurer la liaison avec les principaux influenceurs des publics cibles en Tunisie, y compris les médias. Établir et maintenir une base de données des médias pour les médias du pays et assurer la liaison régulière avec les journalistes pour assurer une couverture positive et optimale du projet.  Conceptualiser, rédiger et/ou coordonner la production de matériel pour communiquer les résultats du projet en travaillant avec l'agence de publicité et de design professionnelle.  Assurer une cohérence dans la visibilité du projet et le développement d’outils de communication.  Coordonner avec les différents prestataires le développement des outils de communication et l’organisation d’évènement.  Appuyer la rédaction des Termes de références, en relation avec la communication, nécessaire à la mise en œuvre du projet E&D et des initiatives connexes.  Se déplacer dans les régions pour l'organisation d'événements et pour la couverture de visibilité.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Diplôme en communication, relations publiques, journalisme, ou alternativement, sciences sociales, sciences économiques, sciences politiques, études internationales.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

 Très bonne maitrise des outils informatiques (Word, Excel, Power Point, Email sous environnement Microsoft, logiciels d’inforgraphie).

 Très bonne connaissance des réseaux sociaux (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, etc) Compétences et valeurs :  Au moins 3 ans d'expérience professionnelle et des compétences démontrées dans l'élaboration de matériel de communication, le partage d'informations, les activités de communication, les relations avec les médias et le développement de messages.

 Expérience antérieure de la production de documents écrits en français et arabe attrayants et faciles à lire tels que des brochures, des rapports, des communiqués de presse.

 Expérience dans le domaine de l’entrepreneuriat est un atout.

Language skills
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details

Expertise en communication et expertise multimédia modérée à forte : capacité à adapter, développer, produire et diffuser des produits de communication multimédia

 Excellente connaissance de word, des tableurs et des logiciels de présentation. Compétences en informatique, informatique et multimédia (y compris l'utilisation d'Internet, du Web, de Power Point et de l'expérience avec des photographies et des vidéos).

 Excellentes compétences orales et écrites; excellentes capacités de rédaction, de formulation et de rapport

 Excellentes compétences interpersonnelles; culturellement et socialement sensible; capacité à travailler de manière inclusive et en collaboration avec un éventail de partenaires, y compris des membres de la communauté de base, des organisations religieuses et de jeunesse et des autorités à différents niveaux ; connaissance des outils et approches de communication pour le développement

 Excellentes capacités de coordination et de travail d’équipe, notamment à distance ;

 Excellente capacité à gérer efficacement des tâches multiples et variées, à identifier des priorités et à compléter les tâches en temps voulu et à à travailler de façon autonome et proactive ;

 Capacité à travailler et à s'adapter professionnellement et efficacement dans un environnement stimulant; capacité à travailler efficacement dans une équipe multiculturelle de personnel international et national ;

Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
EN * 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 Tunisia and legal residents in Tunisia with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 29-09-2021 * 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. Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Tunisie et les résidents légaux de Tunisie ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. Date limite pour postuler : 22-09-2021
Communications and CSOs Engagement Nat. Specialist UNDP Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000418-10682
Open

Communications and CSOs Engagement

Communications and CSOs Engagement

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Baghdad (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
7 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 UNDP CO and Tadamon focal points project manager, a UN volunteer performs the following tasks:

  1. Building the Crowdfunding Academy (CFA) Ecosystem
  • Screening and identifying relevant partners to become part of the ecosystem for the CFA – through the Crowdfunding Ecosystem Checklist prepared by Tadamon team; defining the roles of each partner
  • Screening, identifying and registering relevant NGOs/CSOs to benefit from the CFA
  • Ecosystem brainstorming and training on alternative finance mechanisms especially crowdfunding.
  • Drafting inputs for Digital Crowdfunding Academy as a base for all CFAs to be established in other countries
  • Support the materials on the CFA to go online and to UNDP social networks in the country; enabling visibility of the partners, vetted CSOs and projects
  • Helping to define main stakholders in the ecosystem - according to the Ecosystem Mapping Checklist
  • Connecting the Digital Crowdfunding Academy online with the local NGOs
  • Creating a call for applicants to screen and select NGO’s to participate in the Crowdfunding Academy
  • 20 NGOs will be chosen to participate in the process of Digital Crowdfunding Academy. NGOs will follow an online seminars and course Digital Crowdfunding Academy to create their own content for their fundraising (to create their own campaigns). Each NGO will create a campaign with content around their work

2. Training of Trainers for Crowdfunding Academy

  • support the identification of relevant experts for the workshops and those from alternative finance and CSO ecosystem in Iraq
  • Identifying a list of experts (story tellers, content manager, videographers, editors, graphic designers …) who can support CSOs in their campaign
  • Organizing a workshop to train the local experts on how to give the training
  • Contributing to CFA training guideline, manual, program and courses on Digital Crowdfunding Academy

3. Training for CSOs - Crowdfunding Academy

  • Overall support in organization of training
  • Technical support and coordination during the training process

4. Support of NGOs after the training

  • Supporting to the selected NGO’s crowdfunding promotion campaigns
  • Assistance and advising to NGOs in application for TADAMON grants
  • Coordination of publications and awareness raising campaign

5. Manage project communications

In consultation with the UNDP Iraq Communications team:

  • Developing compelling stories/content including blogs, social media posts, web stories, videos
  • Organising and participate in CSO training workshops focused on communications
  • Engaging with local media to boost visibility, as necessary
  • Developing resources/toolkits for NGOs to improve their communications
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in social sciences, communications or related area
Required experience
180 Months
Experience remark
  • Knowledge of crowdfunding mechanism and experience with crowdfunding campaigns
  • At least a one year of experience of work in NGO sector
  • At least two years experience in communications: story development/content production across a diverse range of channels
  • High motivation on developing CSOs and social projects
  • Coaching experience will be an asset
  • Excellent level of proficiency in English, and Arabic as native language.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Community participation and development, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of basic IT applications
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Iraq and legal residents in Iraq with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 29-09-2021