Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country Sort descending
Fund Officer Int. Specialist UNDP United States of America
VMAM Code
USAR000147-10066
Open

Fund Officer

Fund Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
English
French
Spanish
Expected Starting Date
02 August 2021
Duration
24 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Fund Coordination Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Fund Officer will:

  • Provide management and coordination support for implementation of the Spotlight Initiative’s Country and Regional programmes;
  • Collaborate with the Initiative’s implementing agencies, to provide management, operational and budget planning assistance to Country and Regional teams;
  • Contribute to the development and periodic updates of the Spotlight Operations Manual, in accordance with signed legal agreements, and ensure compliance with it;
  • Monitor the work of Spotlight Country-level Steering Committees, and application of global guidelines;
  • Monitor the configurations of Spotlight Programme Management structures;
  • Support the Initiative’s governance structure, contributing to Governing Body and OSC meetings (i.e. contribute to elaboration of detailed agendas, background and talking points for the Co-chairs of both bodies; monitor action points; liaise with UN Agencies at HQ; provide coordination and administrative support to meetings as needed);
  • Contribute to the design and operationalization of the Results Management System in all three phases and participates in User Testing of the online system as part of the task force;
  • Provide Training of Trainers and works on piloting of the system in several countries;
  • Support the oversight of the Programming Cycle in line with agreed timelines;
  • Contribute to the production of the Spotlight’s Annual Report;
  • Monitor country resource mobilization targets, analyzing the unfunded gap in the Country Programme and fundraising for Phase II;
  • Contribute to awareness-raising of the Initiative among potential donors;
  • Support knowledge management for the UNDS reform operationalization.

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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 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.
  • English language skills is required together with either French or Spanish language skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
General business management
Area of expertise details
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in international development issues; experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;
  • An advanced skillset with Excel (i.e. familiarity with formulas, comfort in building templates and models in Excel, ability to produce data analysis and visualization) and demonstrated experience using Excel in a professional environment;
  • Familiarity with database management principles and platforms;
  • Demonstrated experience with operations, fund management, fund governance, and/or programme management, particularly in the international development field;
    • Excellent oral and written skills, including drafting, formulation, and reporting skills;
    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing, with strong attention to detail;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.);
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-07-2021
Education in Emergencies Capacity Development Int. Specialist UNICEF United States of America
VMAM Code
USAR000148-10119
Open

Education in Emergencies Capacity Development

Education in Emergencies Capacity Development

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 2021
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

Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist in the Education in Emergencies team, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

The UN Volunteer will be working with the Education Team under the direct supervision of the Education in Emergencies Specialist. The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical Support to the rolling out of the Global online Education in Emergencies E-Learning Course through: creation of a maintenance and operation plan to regularly monitor the course, peer exercises and content updates as required; develop and manage course evaluation system; support to the global launch and promotion of course globally by identifying opportunities to showcase course and participate in events; Pilot and launch the full versions in Arabic, French and Spanish; Provide data visualisation and analysis on course completions and As the course evolves, suggest content updates that will be updated to meet demands for capacity development in emerging areas in EiE such as guidance on education for children on the move, education and the humanitarian-development continuum and Education Sector Analysis Guidelines, and additions related to COVID on teaching personnel and blended learning as required.
  2. Capacity Development on Preparedness: Review UNICEF trainings on preparedness in EiE; map out existing training opportunities; analyse and recommend additions; support development of preparedness case-studies on good practices and liaise with the global education cluster on any training initiatives.
  3. In line with the global roll out of our new CCCs Plan and identify trainings and/or on the job mentoring opportunities to UNICEF staff on EiE and share opportunities globally. Work to Systematise and targeting Regional/COs with specific support to countries to undertake Education Sector Analysis on risk informed programming with the SIDER team.
  4. Capacity Development Knowledge Management Create communities of practice online for capacity development and Support to global yammer group- including external partners for sharing of solutions on EiE
  5. Expand South-South cooperation and regional partnerships on capacity development in EiE along with communities of practice and online dialogues and seminars.
  6. Participate in section wide capacity development initiatives and provide support as required.

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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Post Graduate degree in education, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, human resource development, international development or another related field;

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of experience in designing capacity development programmes, particularly those linked to education and the social sectors

Field work experience in education in humanitarian or developing countries is preferable as is any experience in applying risk-informed ana.

Excellent inter-personal, mentoring, facilitation and communication skills.

Excellent Analysis and Organisation skills

Proficiency in using MS Office package including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access database etc.

Excellent English language written and spoken skills are required. Knowledge of Arabic, Spanish or French an asset.

Able to work to meet deadlines and work with remote supervision.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human resources management and development
Area of expertise details

Proficiency in using MS Office package including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and any learning platforms etc.

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 01-08-2021
Change Management and Communications Officer Int. Specialist DOS United States of America
VMAM Code
USAR000151-10166
Open

Change Management and Communications Officer

Change Management and Communications Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
DOS
Country
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of the Staffing Innovation and Process Improvement Section and the Chief of Team 1 in the Operational Support and Advisory Section, their designated mandated representative(s), and/or other relevant project managers, the UN Volunteer Change Management and Communications Officer will:

  • Help project managers make the business case for change, conduct a stakeholder analysis, co-create change visions, facilitate a change impact analysis, and derive from that change management strategies addressing issues and risks to project implementation.
  • Guide project managers and team members in the development of engagement strategies to address concerns and co-create solutions to increase the buy-in and sustainability of recruitment, on-boarding, and other staffing and personnel solutions.
  • Conduct data analysis to understand trends and identify bottlenecks in business processes using dashboards and detailed data sets.
  • Design communications products to encourage use and adoption of new staffing and onboarding tools such as nudging emails, promotional articles, infographics, and short videos.
  • Conduct focus groups with clients to better understand the challenges and co-create potential solutions related to the adoption of new staffing and onboarding tools.
  • Design and conduct surveys to better understand client behavior and challenges to implementation of change initiatives.
  • Develop and implement communications strategies focused on behavioral insights, adoption of new tools, and the business case for change.
  • Design and implement new forms of client consultations that capture behavioral insights affecting the pace of change and the achievement of benefits related to change initiatives.
  • Help project staff conduct risk analysis and stakeholder mappings to integrate change strategies into their work programmes.
  • Design workshops with clients and stakeholders to identify challenges, priorities, prototype business solutions, and refine current tools to address business challenges.
  • Work with change agent groups and online communities of practice to communicate new initiatives, answer client queries, and promote opportunities to adopt new processes.
  • Develop content that presents examples of change success stories linked to early adopters and turnaround stories from followers using short videos or other appropriate web content.
  • Document key lessons learned from the Recruitment Innovation and Onboarding Process Improvement change efforts with a focus on behavioral insights, identifying and overcoming barriers.
  • Compile change management tools and contribute to the development of a change management tool kit.
  • Design and initiate new ways to communicate with clients and to present change approaches and/or stories to clients.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of virtual workshops aimed at client engagement, prioritization, and prototyping new staffing tools for clients, including field missions.
  • Update the recruitment innovation intranet page (ISeek) with communications products
  • Produce infographics and other communications materials that focus attention on new staffing tools
  • Integrate change management concerns and strategies to overcome them into related guidance and training materials, as appropriate

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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public administration, business administration, management consulting, human resources, communications, behavioral science or other relevant areas.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Administration and administrative assistance
Area of expertise details
  • Experience with implementation of process improvement, innovation, change management, and/or behavioral change initiatives is required,
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is desirable.
  • Certification or training in agile project management methodologies is desirable.
  • Certification or training in change management is desirable.
  • Experience developing short explainer, how to or promotional videos is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; Experience in preparing written outputs including background papers, analytical notes, reports etc. is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including use of innovative client engagement tools such as focus groups, surveys, crowd sourcing, and stakeholder consultations.
  • 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, PowerBI, Microsoft Teams etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with data analytics in PowerBI management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile. Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply. If you are registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profileGo to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply. Application deadline: 06-08-2021 Disclaimer United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.