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Project Coordination Assistant Nat. Specialist UNV China
VMAM Code
CHNR000189-10608
Open

Project Coordination Assistant

Project Coordination Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
China
Location, Country
Beijing (CHN)
Language skills
English
Chinese
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

The UN volunteers will be based in the Project Management Office, located in the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation office. Under the primary supervision of the National Programme Manager ( NPM ) and secondary supervision of the Country Coordinator of UNV in China, working closely with UNV China and the PMO staff, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

Assisting NPM with results oriented project management and implementation.

  • Assist in planning of the project implementation including the development of the annual work plans, terms of references and other project management documents as needed
  • Provide hands-on planning and support to the implementation of project activities
  • Ensure monitoring of timeliness and quality of project implementation
  • Prepare financial reports and disbursement plan within timely frawework
  • Prepare various reports to summarize the key progress/suggestions for adjustment by referring to outputs and activities
  • Draft quarterly and yearly progress reports to be submitted to UNV/UNDP and CICETE offices
  • Report to UNV on the project implementation regularly. Support any missions or events upon requests from UNV as project site visits, promotional articles, success stories and good practices, including content sharing and photos, and establish of UN Volunteers Alumni network.
  • Other related tasks assigned by NPM

Facilitating Monitoring and communication among key partners and participating volunteering involving organizations.

  • Maintain regular project reporting mechanism through daily communication and monthly project meetings arrangement between PMO, CICETE, UNV, and UNDP.
  • Develop and implement the M&E framework to ensure regular, mid-year and year end monitoring and evaluation by aligning with project outputs and results and make technical suggestions on adjustment
  • Ensure internal communication with other departments located in BVF and within Beijing Youth League for effectively planning and implementing project activities
  • Maintain regular communication between CICETE, UNV, UNDP and other key stakeholders on project financial management and respond promptly to requests for budget preparation, budget revision and project financial reporting

Facilitating the management of knowledge products and multilateral knowledge sharing and learning

  • Collect, analyse and compile relevant data, information in the areas and contribut to the international and cross-country learning and sharing initiatives
  • Coordinate among academia, UNV and local partners in the drafting of the Status of China volunteerism report and compile policy recommendations and conduct research on international partnerships and cooperation
  • Facilitate the organization of international conference/forum to support multilateral knowledge exchanges and experience sharing
  • Support the translation in both Chinese and English for key events, publication, daily communication with UNV HQ, Regional offices and Field Unit as well as other ad hoc translation work

Develop PMO advocacy strategy to promote the project results and youth engagement for overseas volunteering programme through new social media platform, websites etc

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor or higher degree in communications, social work, international relations, public Administration or any related field;
  • Good command of English and Chinese, written and oral;
  • Knowledge in managing development projects in financial, technical and administrative aspects is a great asset;
  • Demonstrates ability to effective maintain relationships with different stakeholders including government agencies, academia, international and national volunteer organizations;
  • Innovative forward thinking, sound coordination and organizational skills, teamwork.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience, preferably at the national or international level in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of development projects;
  • Previous experience with the UN system and government agencies, including solid knowledge of UN/UNDP programme and operations policies and procedures an asset. Working experience with government partners, civil society is highly preferred;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Area of expertise details
  • Familiar with programme management, previous experiences of international programme management would be highly preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills,
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal and external counterparts;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • good computer skills.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Child Protection Officer Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001895-9575
Open

Child Protection Officer

Child Protection Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Kiswahili
Expected Starting Date
14 June 2021
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 the Child Protection Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support programme planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting for the overall Child Protection programme with focus on the Violence Against Children (VAC) output area in particular

  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection programmes particularly related to programmes aimed at ending Violence Against Children (VAC), including addressing harmful practices and online abuse and exploitation.
  • Contribute to formulate, design and prepare project proposals, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Support monitoring of programmes/projects through field visits (including remote monitoring in line with COVID 19 safeguarding measures) and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, potential problems and child protection risks. Make recommendations accordingly to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution. Document best practices and lessons learned.

  • Collaborate with Government, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and UNICEF zonal offices on planning and implementation of activities, especially in relation to the dissemination of the Violence against Children survey results and National Prevention and Response Plan. Ensure organizational priorities are fully considered and integrated in development planning and agenda setting.

  • Monitor and verify the optimal and appropriate use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) in compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of funds advanced to implementing partners.

  • Support monitoring, data collection and reporting against the Child Protection Section annual workplan and the office Annual Management Plan indicators. This will also entail mobilizing funding in support of planned activities, promoting visibility and advocacy for the protection and well-being of children in humanitarian context
  • Support strengthening monitoring, data collection and reporting of the implementation of the ‘National Prevention and Response Plan on Violence against Children 2019 – 2023’ (NPRP on VAC) and provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners with regards to the implementation of the NPRP on VAC and any related activities.
  • Work with the Child Protection Specialist in strengthening the Technical Working Group on the National Parenting Progamme for effective coordination, implementation of the national parenting programme, and for leveraging of resources.
  • Provide technical and operational support to the National Technical Working Group to develop the National Parenting Programme, including the development of Programme Guidelines, a National Parenting Manual, a Facilitator’s Manual and a Roadmap to scale out parenting programme in the country, and any other programme related documents and activities as needs be.
  • Support work to address online protection of children, including implementation of the National Plan of Action which is being finalized as well as other remaining activities and initiatives under a multi year project on child online protection which is coming to an end in the end of 2021.
  • Support with the coordination, monitoring and reporting on programme results for the section and develop harmonized tools for data collection, consolidation, manipulation and visualization. Collect and consolidate data for donor proposals and reports and both internal and external reporting exercises.
  • Support other programme activities related to child protection and integrated initiatives as required by the supervisor

  • Contribute to integrating cross-cutting issues into the child protection programme, i.e. gender, communication for development, adolescents, livelihoods opportunities, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), advocacy as well as enhancing cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration.

Support the implementation of child protection components of the ‘Nutrition Improvement in Children through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) II’ project, including the provision of technical and operational support during the planning and rollout of trainings and sensitization efforts to promote positive parenting for violence prevention and alternative family based care and to strengthen the capacity of community-based child protection mechanisms to respond to violence.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A University Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Law or any other relevant technical field is required; a Master’s degree is an added advantage

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social work, child protection, gender-based violence (GBV), early childhood development, adolescent programming, community development and/or humanitarian work, planning and management of programmes in relevant area, monitoring and evaluation, or any other related field ;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in contributing to and promoting early childhood development and the importance of positive parenting and enabling environments, especially in relation to child protection and child rights;
  • Good analytical skills and understanding and experience in collecting and analysing data, generating visual tools, drafting policies and guidelines;
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral) in English;
  • Demonstrated track record in report writing and documentation;
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds;
  • Experience in grant management is an advantage;

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Social work, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform
Area of expertise details

Social Work, Psychology, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Law

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, 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. Application deadline: 20 September 2021
Communication for Development Officer - Polio Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001945-10412
Open

Communication for Development Officer - Polio

Communication for Development Officer - Polio

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Lodwar (KEN)
Language skills
English
Kiswahili
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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 21 September 2021
Project Management Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001954-10488
Open

Project Management Assistant

Project Management Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
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 the Head, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the Head of Nairobi Convention in tasks related to the implementation of the Nairobi Convention Programme of Work.
  • Assist in the preparing terms of reference for consultancies assignments and other contracts, for implementation of the Nairobi Convention Programme of Work.
  • Support preparation of the Nairobi Convention annual work plans and support their implementation, monitoring, and reporting in synergy with work plans of partners active in the Western Indian Ocean region.
  • Participating in the identification of priority areas for development of project proposals for fund raising amongst targeted donors, including GEF, GCF, and other development partners supporting implementation of the Nairobi Convention.
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to the preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics, and preparing mission reports.
  • Undertaking any duties assigned to him/her by the project for the smooth and efficient implementation of programmes and projects.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Masters) in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area is required. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in coastal and marine management in combination with additional 3 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

2 years’ experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance, experience on transboundary management of coastal and marine resources will be an added advantage.

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

Coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 17 September 2021
Communication for Development Officer Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001949-10490
Open

Communication for Development Officer

Communication for Development Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Kisumu (KEN)
Language skills
English
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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist (Health) and Communication for Development Manager , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Participates in and contributes to the county level community engagement and participation planning, communication strategy development, social and community mapping; Assist C4D specialist in coordination county level assessments and studies related to C4D. Under the guidance of the Chief of field Office and in close collaboration with field programme section staff, establish C4D Rolling Work Plan, identify and articulate C4D specialist technical support needs to complement county level GoK/UNICEF programme implementation and provision of required support.

  1. Participate and assist in the planning, coordination and execution of development of context specific SBCC materials, assists in formative research, material development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials, its monitoring at the county/community level to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.

  1. Works closely with and provides technical support to County, Sub County, and GoK/UNICEF programme partners in implementation of community engagement and participation. Plan, coordinate and participate in C4D/community level capacity building training and workshops. Assists in organizing and generates community engagement for community participation.

  1. Conducts mapping of C4D partners/stakeholders at the county and community levels, establishes network and coordination among stakeholders, key partners and community groups that contribute to meaningful community engagement and participation.

  1. Contributes and assist community level program monitoring tool development, conduct regular supportive supervision for community engagement and participation, support ensuring of program uptake is on the right truck; Produce and share all monitoring report for action and provide feedback on the way forward/recommendations.

  1. Contributes and compiles county level program report writing and preparation. Reviews the allocation and disbursement of programme fund, ensures monitoring of funds and its timely liquidation. Drafts articles, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials as appropriate. Establishes/maintain all C4D/program related documentation.

  1. Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager/C4D Specialist and Chief of Field Office
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in Environmental/Public Health, Health Communication, Social Sciences, or any other relevant field of discipline.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • : At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with UNICEF work.
  • Previous experience supporting the health sector in communication for development related areas
  • Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF and Communication for Development Programming
  • Previous work experience in counties covered by Kisumu Zonal Office is considered an asset
  • Ability to provide quality technical support, with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with government counterpart at national, county and subcounty level
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 17 September 2021
Project Support Officer Nat. Specialist UNDP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001951-10489
Open

Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Officer will:

  • Assist the programme team in matters concerning the design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of Peace Building, Prevention of Violent Extremism and cross border related interventions.
  • Assist in ensuring a close working relationship with Implementing partners.
  • Assist in organizing of activities of the programme at national and County levels.
  • Coordinating the necessary backup support to cluster coordinators and field monitors for proper execution of activities.
  • Maintaining up to date database and reports on peace building and small arms control.
  • Furnish the Programme team on the administrative updates of the programme implementation.
  • Support preparation and implementation of the programme Workplan focusing on achievement of results.
  • Proper control of supporting documents for request and payment of programme activities.
  • Provision of technical and logistical support to missions, meetings and workshops of the programme.
  • Act upon and follow up on pipeline assignment with partner agencies particularly in timely submission of documents.
  • Preparing proposals for funding in support of peace building, PVE and cross border initiatives.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, development studies, international relations and other relevant fields. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least two years of professional work experience on programme implementation
  • Working in the UN is an added 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;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 17 September 2021
Gender and Disability Inclusion Assistant Nat. University UNICEF Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001952-10553
Open

Gender and Disability Inclusion Assistant

Gender and Disability Inclusion Assistant

National University
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
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. Candidates must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole period of the volunteer assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Deputy Representative, the National UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the coordination mechanisms between UNICEF sections implementing disability inclusion interventions (disability inclusive education, WASH facilities, social protection and child protection project interventions). This includes planning of monitoring meetings to track progress being achieved as per the programme document;
  • Organise the secretariate of the Gender and Disability Inclusion Working Group once established;
  • Document success stories achieved in different sectors on gender transformative agenda and disability inclusion;
  • Support the Gender Consultant in her overall responsibilities of building evidence on the implementation of Gender Programmatic Review Recommendations
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Sociology or Anthropology

Experience remark

Any relevant experience in gender or persons with disability related issues is an asset

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Gender equality and the advancement of women
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Planning and Organizing, 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 20 September 2021
Regional Family Liaison Officer Int. Specialist WFP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001957-10620
Open

Regional Family Liaison Officer

Regional Family Liaison Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
WFP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

The Regional Family Liaison Officer will have a dual reporting line: administratively, RBFLO reports to Regional Staff Counsellor; and technically, RBFLO reports to Global Family Liaison Officer. The position will be based in Nairobi and have a regional remit. Travel is required to remote and difficult locations.

The RFLO will drive various programmes and interventions. These would expand in scope in line with the findings of surveys and focus groups. They would include but not be limited to:

  • Identifying needs, advocating and implementing creative solutions to support families to fulfil the WFP goals of inclusivity and to ensure dependants and families feel supported wherever they are located.
  • Facilitating social support through local WFP FLOCK groups to help alleviate the acute stress and isolation common during relocation or when families have to live at distance from the WFP staff member. (supporting the global Facebook group and database and the creation of local social media groups where appropriate).
  • Identifying local resources for families (mental health professionals, specialized services for children with special needs, schools, shelters, social organizations for spouses, training opportunities - language, employment networks).
  • Outreach and creation of external partnerships that can further improve support to WFP staff and their families.
  • Working across functions to maximize support to families and advocate for their needs (HR, security, admin) and acting as a liaison within the Region for family issues.
  • Contributing to developing family pages for the local pages of the WFP Wellbeing Platform/App and other communication platforms.
  • Participating in developing specific projects and programmes and raising awareness on topics such as domestic abuse/ parenting.
  • Participating in the Regional and targeted Country Wellness Committees and advocating for family activities
  • Counselling services for dependents or with staff on family specific issues

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Social Work or demonstrably equivalent studies from a recognized institution.

Additional training or certification in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, resilience, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, mediation, trauma, project management, communication etc. will be an advantage

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience relevant to the field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with families is essential.
  • International experience is an added value.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentations).
  • Ability to identify needs and suggest and/or develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients at all levels of WFP as well as external entities.
  • 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
  • Must be an excellent team player and value working with a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team.
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
General human medicine (with clinical experience)
Area of expertise details

Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Social Work

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, 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. Application deadline: 22 September 2021
Youth and Education Officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001958-10638
Open

Youth and Education Officer

Youth and Education Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief, Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will work on:

  1. Coordinator of the UNEP sports program:
  • International Olympic Committee(OIC) partnership: With colleagues in UNEP and IOC, work to ensure the 2021 / 2022 workplan is delivered and seek out new opportunities to build out this collaboration and define the next workplan.
  • Sport Report: Project manage the delivery of a new annual report with a range of partners that will seek to outline how sport can act on the climate / nature crisis.
  • Sport for Nature: Project lead the creation of a new Sports for Nature Alliance with the International Olympic Committee and other partners, which would raise the profile of sport on this agenda in the build-up to Paris 2024, and beyond.
  • Other sports initiatives: With others, consider new relationships on a case-by-case basis to take forward that would support the objectives of the new 5 year UNEP Medium Term Strategy (which focuses on climate, nature and pollution) with sport as a medium for action / awareness on this agenda.
  • Raising the profile of this agenda internally / externally: Raise the profile of UNEPs work with sport inside UNEP, with other UN partners and at key external moments during the course of the year, including a new Ambassador work plan.

  1. Develop substantive paperwork on other agendas as / when required:
  • Fundraising: Consider how funding for this work could be taken forward with other key partners;
  • New opportunities and initiatives: Provide substantive ideas on other analogous opportunities, such as sport / video gaming, with other members of the team at key spike moments during the year.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree in communications, international relations, political science or sports related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum five years of work experience in communication or related fields.
  • UN experience will be an asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Creativity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
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
Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001960-10647
Open

Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer

Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Enterprise Risk Management Officer or her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV should have the following qualifications/requirements:

  • Coordinate audit, evaluation, review and stakeholder reporting responses across divisions, including the management of response systems and quarterly reviews for various internal and external auditing bodies.
  • Remediation and response planning for Internal Controls, including the issuance of the annual Statement of Internal Control (SIC).
  • Project support for the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management Framework, including period risk assessments, which involve the identification, description, analysis and estimation of corporate risks and the design of a tailored UNEP Risk Universe and Dashboard.
  • Assist in the coordination and monitoring of Risk Treatment and Response plans defined for high priority corporate risks.
  • Assist the ERM/IC Officer on external risk reporting to stakeholders and assist in the preparation and finalization of various risk tools and visualizations.
  • 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 area related to business or public administration, management, finance or accounting;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Strong editing, writing, reporting, analytical and evaluation skills;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat DC, social media, and others).
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Area of expertise details

public administration, management, finance or accounting;

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23 September 2021