Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country Sort descending
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
UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office Int. Youth UNICEF United States of America
VMAM Code
USAR000159-10565
Open

UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office

UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office

International Youth
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Strategy Intake and Analysis (SIA), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conducts initial assessments and assists with other intake-related matters;
  • Prepares related written outputs, including referral and closure memoranda;
  • Assists with strategic and policy initiatives and deliverables, including related to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and anti-racism and discrimination;
  • Assists with revising the OIAI investigations manual and other internal policies, procedures, and templates, as needed; and
  • Undertakes research and/or other tasks as assigned by the Chief of SIA, in support of the SIA Section.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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

A first-level degree Bachelor’s degree in international law or related field.

Required experience
2 Months
Experience remark
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant experience in legal activities and/or investigation related functions.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
International law
Area of expertise details

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage. Knowledge of another UN language is considered as an asset.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing
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: 26-09-2021