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Associate Resettlement Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Burundi
VMAM Code
BDIR000736-10162
Open

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Burundi
Location, Country
Bujumbura (BDI)
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
  • Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the resettlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
  • Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
  • Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
  • Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
  • Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
  • Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individual case processing within the Office;
  • Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
  • Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when requested;
  • Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required, especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.

Interview skills:

  • General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).
  • Very good communication and drafting skills in both English and French. RRFs will be drafted in English however French is the working language in Burundi and all other documents and communication are written in French.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language: Fluency in English is required while working knowledge of French is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details

- Protection capacity

- RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, 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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Associate Political Affairs Officer Int. Specialist DPPA Botswana
VMAM Code
BWAR000010-9628
Open

Associate Political Affairs Officer

Associate Political Affairs Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
DPPA
Country
Botswana
Location, Country
Gaborone (BWA)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 31 December 2021 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

Under the direct supervision of the Head of SALT (Senior Political Affairs Officer) and under the overall supervision of the Team Leader for GLSAT, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the on-going analysis of political developments in the SADC region and assist in the drafting of substantive documents and reports (analytical notes, talking points, etc);

  • Assist SALT in on-going liaison work with the SADC Secretariat;

  • Contribute to thematic/comparative reports on regional dynamics on topics such as land rights, youth and the Women, Peace and Security agenda;

  • Closely monitor news in countries covered by the Team and draft comprehensive news clippings and other media analysis reports;

  • Maintain close working relations with UN Country Teams, PBF and other relevant UN partners active in the region;

  • As required, undertake missions in the region to support UN delegations, UN Country Teams and DPPA projects or workshops;

  • Play a proactive role in reaching out to think tanks, academia and civil society in the SADC region to enhance the quality and breadth of political analysis;

  • Provide administrative and substantive support to various workshops, events, XB projects, and other activities implemented by DPPA in the region;

  • Service substantive meetings as required, including note-taking;

  • Provide support to RC’s offices and UNCTs in the region as well as internal United Nations coordination mechanisms;

  • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development. Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential. Field experience and knowledge of the context of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Africa is mandatory. Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organisations is an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Political affairs and political reporting
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, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, 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’ 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: 26 July 2021
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Communications Associate Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001916-10074
Open

Communications Associate

Communications Associate

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 Chief of Unit and in close collaboration with Task Managers, the Branch Communications lead and UNEP GEF Communication Coordinator the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Design, populate and manage a central document repository for the GEF-IW portfolio including a dashboard system to track project progress, deadlines and resulting achievements/results
  • Support the development of the UNEP GEF website by developing, collating and updating content for the GEF-IW subsite
  • In liaison with the UNEP Communication Division, develop and disseminate various communication products including visuals, flyers and other outreach materials that promote the GEF-IW unit’s work across the UNEP and GEF websites
  • Communicate with and provide inputs to the IW: LEARN knowledge management platform
  • Provide support to the GEF-IW team in projects oversight and management through provision of periodic relevant updates from the dashboard
  • Maintain and update the database of relevant partners and stakeholders and support partnership building for expansion of the GEF-IW portfolio
  • Prepare briefing notes, projects fact sheets, stories, periodic news articles, support the preparation of meeting, and workshop minutes, presentations, and other informational materials
  • Provide support to carry out social media campaigns, online community engagement and participation for optimum outreach and impact
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written portfolio outputs such as draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external requests, document and disseminate best practices, stories and lessons learnt from the projects across the regions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communications, journalism, knowledge management, public awareness, international relations, political science, or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with four years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • High level of spoken and written English fluency required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Professional experience: at least two years of experience in a communications role, preferably at an international organization, governmental institution, or non-governmental organization
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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’ 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: 26 July 2021
Project Liaison Officer Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001919-10126
Open

Project Liaison Officer

Project Liaison Officer

National 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: 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 Kenya Country Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this position is hosted by the Ministry of Devolution and the ASALs of Kenya. The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Establish a link and act as a liaison between the Ministries of Devolution & ASALs, Water and Irrigation and Environment, the county governments, the UN Country Team and other partners;
  • In liaison with UNEP, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) and all partners establish the team’s work plans and set objectives & performance indicators for achievement of planned results;
  • Promote teamwork and partnerships to facilitate harmonization, integration & linkages;
  • Handle all correspondences under the program;
  • Coordinate all the meetings workshops and travel arrangements for the technical teams;
  • Coordinate personnel in all the counties targeted by the program;
  • Continuously update the CSs, UN Kenya Country Team and other partners on the status progress and workplans of the program;
  • Prepare reports as required and stipulated in the concept note on a rapid water resources assessment in the ASAL counties of Kenya;
  • Provide first level technical assistance in the preparation and executing of the assessment, including support in data collection and data analysis on water resources and water resources management in ASAL counties;
  • Prepare information, communication and outreach products resulting from the project;
  • Facilitate meetings with governors of the targeted counties and follow up on public participation;
  • Provide strategic advice to the UNRC, CS and UNCT and relevant partners on identification and establishment of innovative partnership modalities, exploring new partners (e.g., emerging donors, CSOs, academic institutions, private partnerships and fund mechanisms);
  • Undertakes other tasks as may be requested by UNEP and CS as directly relates to the project.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Water Science, Environment, or Natural Resources; or related discipline

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of five (5) years of professional working experience relating to project or programme management in the water or environmental sector including at least three (3) at the international level is required.

Proven technical skills in the area of Project Management including but not limited to Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Risk Management, Socioeconomic Surveys and Quantitative Data Analysis is desired.

Work experience in managing government water infrastructure projects and conducting rapid assessment of water resources will be an advantage

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Monitoring and evaluation
Area of expertise details

technical skills and experience in project or programme management in the area of water or environmental sector

Monitoring and evaluation skills and experience

Driving license
Competencies values
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’ 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: 01 August 2021
Urban Development Specialist Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001905-10155
Open

Urban Development Specialist

Urban Development Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 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 Management Officer-Human Settlements] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Development Specialist] will:

  • Provide technical support in the development of urban governance platforms and networking between governments, institutions, businesses and communities of interest and practice within the system of cities and towns in Turkana West to foster trade, investment, knowledge and information exchange, innovation, and collaborative governance.
  • Organize three Corridor Development Forums in Turkana West involving government, businesses, international agencies, NGOs, community representatives and stakeholders with interest in the long-term development of the corridor
  • Support the establishment of at least three local industry associations, communities of interest or practice in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster. These might include ITC, energy, education, health, design, food and/or construction.
  • Develop mechanisms to support the development of an enterprise hub and catalyst for economic activities to facilitate the connection of the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster into the economic development corridor of Turkana West
  • Provide report upon conducting survey and collecting data with experts on the ground for sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft report of sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft a policy paper on sustainable economy of corridor development in Turkana county.
  • Update and draft bi-monthly donor report.
  • Finalize a paper on participatory planning process of UN-habitat in Kakuma
  • Conduct Capacity building workshops of Turkana county government to integrate migration into city development approaches
  • Conduct surveys on capacity assessment of Turkana county government and draft a report.
  • Develop a concept note for future programme in Turkana county.
  • Support EUTF, GOJ projects in Kakuma field office especially in linking the projects with the county Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian partners and supporting any participatory workshops/meetings with partners.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in Rural development, Agricultural science, Social Studies, or related field that is relevant in sustainable urban development.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in dealing with sustainable urban development is required. Relevant experience in architecture, design and urban designing such as public space, sustainable construction, infrastructure and community development is desirable. Working experience in conducting social economic survey and analyzing is an advantage.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, teamwork, and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 04 August 2021
Urban Planner Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001920-10156
Open

Urban Planner

Urban Planner

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 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 Management Officer-Human Settlements or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Planner] will:

  • Develop updated Kalobeyei/Kakuma Spatial plan for the communities’ neighborhoods to be coordinated in the field level with different partners.
  • Support the implementation of public space facilities that include construction of physical facilities and coordination with the implementation partner.
  • Development of Kalobeyei Settlement rehabilitation plan through carrying out detailed survey for public infrastructure, utilization of FGDS and key informants and prioritization of action areas for construction and rehabilitation.
  • Support in installation of underground water tank within the Kalobeyei Settlement.
  • Coordination with UN agencies and other partners on technical matters
  • Draft substantive and technical advisory reports for on-going project on the field
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

in urban planning and design or urban studies

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least three years’ experience in urban planning and development in an organizational environment or private sector on spatial planning.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, team work and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning, Other development programme/project experience
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001921-10157
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National 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: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

These posts are located in UNEP’s Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change Mitigation Unit at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of UNEP Task Manager, the UNV Programme Assistants will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design (concept phase):

Project/Programme Development

  • Verify Project Identification Forms (PIFs): grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Draft Letters of Endorsement (LoE) using the GEF approved templates for signing by the National GEF Operational Focal Points
  • Upload PIFs and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.
  • Ensure the project developers have the latest templates to prepare the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Requests, including all required GEF and UNEP annexes / appendices.
  • Verify CEO Endorsement Request and annexes: grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Perform consistency checks on the information provided in the different interlinked CEO Endorsement Request annexes (i.e. Budget, Workplan, and Terms of References).
  • Upload CEO Endorsement Requests and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.

Project Implementation:

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) and/or Internal Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) as well as compiling the standard appendices for the upcoming CEO endorsed GEF projects under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions for the enabling activities portfolio through UNEP clearance and approval process.
  • Assist the Task Manager in reviewing project implementation plans, work plans and budgets; verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
  • Assist the Task manager in reviewing agendas, terms of reference, presentation slides, and other documents prepared by the Executing Agencies for project inception workshops.
  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in communicating / coordinating with Executing Agencies on timelines to submit all required UNEP/GEF reports as per the requirements of the PCA / ICA.
  • Ensure the Executing Agencies use the right templates to meet these reporting requirements, and that all sections of the reports are duly completed.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing the required GEF/UNEP reports submitted by the Executing Agencies under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing budget and workplan revisions and provide guidance to the Executing Agencies as necessary for them to complete the documents correctly.
  • Draft correspondence on budget-related issues and prepare and update periodic reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and progress reports with the Executing Agencies.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all project reports for enabling activities portfolio are properly named and filed in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • Track the submission, review and approval of all required GEF/UNEP reports of enabling activities portfolio and ensuring that the tracking tool is up to date.
  • Support the Task Manager in preparation of annual reports on status of NC & BUR/BTR for submission to the GEF, as and when needed

Project Evaluations and Closure:

  • Assist in creating / populating the evaluation database / repository with relevant project information, reports, deliverables and documents.

General:

  • Provide general administrative and coordination support to the Task Manager and the Administrative Officer.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project folders / files.
  • File and archive documentation and reports in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, following the standard file naming convention.
  • Support the Task manager in organization of meetings within the climate mitigation unit as well as with national partners
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Task Manager.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental engineering, natural resources management, natural sciences, physical sciences, economics or in a related field;
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in providing support in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, 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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNWomen Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001922-10158
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

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

Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader-Women Economic Empowerment, the programme Assistant-Private Sector shall be responsible for; driving the Unstereotype Alliance and Women Empowerment Principles programme.

  1. Programme Management Support:

  • Drive growth of UA and WEPs membership in Kenya, including engaging new and old members, developing and updating member databases, conducting due diligence, following up with member payment, sharing materials and tools from HQ and best practices’ from membership, for purposes of learning;
  • Provide programme and administrative support to UA and WEPs programmes in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
  • Lead the implementation of the programmes and their workplans including timely communication to partners, convening of meetings both virtual and physical;
  • In a timely manner, lead in preparation of UN Women quality internal reports on WEPs and UA including following up with members for their reports, collating the same and synthesizing into a comprehensive KCO report;
  • Engage with and monitor the partners and their WEPs and UA commitments;

  1. Administrative Support to UA and WEPs
  • Provide administration/procurement support to the project: organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, missions, budget the events;
  • Make travel arrangements as necessary including preparation of travel requisitions and claim.
  • Organize and coordinate filing of correspondence/documents and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hard copies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects.
  • Create and maintain appropriate folders for reference materials received electronically.
  • Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings.

  1. Technical and Advisory Support
  • Supervise closely, the roll out of UA and WEPs;
  • Maintain relationships with UA and WEPs members to support implementation KCO’s private sector engagement programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and together with HQ, facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings including in Gender Responsive Procurement, tools to unstereotype media and advertising etc;
  • Provide technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners as the case might be.

  1. Provide Substantive Inputs to Building Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategies
  • Forge strategic partnerships and maintain relationships with private sector companies, corporations and associations of women and businesses, to support implementation UA dn WEPs;
  • Lead UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues at country level, on issues related to Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and private sector engagement;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Identify donors and participate in donor meetings and public information events related to WEPs and UA, as delegated.

  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Organize advocacy campaigns at county/country, events, trainings, seminars, and knowledge products;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement, uptake of UA and WEPs and strategy planning;
  • Contribute to develop knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on the UA and WEPs programmes;
  • Participate in UA and WEPs donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor Degree in, International Development, International Relations, Business, Communication, Marketing or related disciplines

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant private sector work or development work experience managing partnerships or in charge of communication, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Providing administrative and logistical support
  • Experience in gender is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society
  • Computer Skills: Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency of office software packages.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Administration and administrative assistance, Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details

Development work experience, Managing partnerships or in charge of communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Donor Reporting and Capacity Building

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Spécialiste de la coordination de l’aide Int. Specialist UNDP Madagascar
VMAM Code
MDGR000150-10160
Open

Spécialiste de la coordination de l’aide

Spécialiste de la coordination de l’aide

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Madagascar
Location, Country
Antananarivo (MDG)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 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

Sous la supervision directe du Représentant Résident du PNUD et en collaboration étroite avec l’Unité Stratégie et Politique du PNUD, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

1. Appuyer la structure en charge de la coordination de l’aide dans :

  • la mise en oeuvre du « Mécanisme Conjoint de Coordination pour l’Emergence (MCCE) », pour assurer une meilleure coordination des actions gouvernementales, une allocation optimale des ressources, et une harmonisation des Partenaires Techniques et Financiers ;
  • le développement et la mise en oeuvre d’un programme de développement des capacités afin de lui permettre de jouer pleinement son rôle de leader dans la mobilisation et la gestion de l’Aide Publique au Développement (APD) ;
  • le développement d’outils de gestion de l’aide et la mise à jour régulière de l’information sur les flux d’APD, notamment par le biais de la base de données AMP, et assurer la facilité d’accès de cette base à tous les acteurs concernés ;
  • la préparation et la documentation des questions techniques et politiques, et l’organisation logistique de la réunion du Groupe de Dialogue des chefs de Coopération et assurer la représentation, participation et contribution effective de l’ensemble des parties prenantes ;
  • le suivi des activités et l’agenda du Groupe de Dialogue des chefs de Coopération, ainsi que l’état d’avancement de la mise en oeuvre de leurs recommandations ;
  • la préparation des propositions sur le développement de la coopération avec les donateurs existants et potentiels de manière qu'elle soutienne les objectifs et les priorités nationale inscrits dans les stratégies nationales de développement afin d’éviter les doubles emplois et les chevauchements d'efforts.

2. Travailler en étroite collaboration avec la structure en charge de la coordination de l’aide pour :

  • renforcer leur capacité à conduire des revues périodiques des mécanismes de partenariat au niveau sectoriel, à suivre les progrès et à faciliter le partage des meilleures pratiques entre ces groupes sectoriels et faire le suivi de leurs fonctionnements ;
  • produire des analyses sur le volume, l’absorption, la répartition et de la qualité des flux d’aide, et la production d’un rapport annuel sur la coopération au développement (RCD), tout en renforçant la coordination de l’aide au niveau régional/infranational ;
  • appuyer la mobilisation des ressources techniques et financières pour la mise en oeuvre des plans sectoriels.

3. Appuyer la structure en charge de la coordination de l’aide dans l’organisation technique et logistique de la réunion des partenaires techniques et financiers de la plateforme sectorielle décentralisation et développement local co-leader par le PNUD en :

  • suivant les activités et l’agenda de cette plateforme ainsi que l’état d’avancement de la mise en oeuvre de leurs recommandations ;
  • documentant les questions techniques et politiques de la plateforme sectorielle ;
  • harmonisant, facilitant et fluidifiant les échanges entre les partenaires techniques et financiers dans cette plateforme sectoriel, et assurant la représentation, participation et contribution effective de chacun d’entre eux ;
  • effectuant un suivi régulier de la mise en oeuvre du volet décentralisation et développement local du Plan Emergence de Madagascar et de la politique sectorielle de décentralisation et développement local.

4. Agir en tant que personne-ressource du bureau pays du PNUD dans les domaines de la gestion et de la coordination de l'aide au développement et appuyer le bureau pays à :

  • identifier les défis, les opportunités pour formuler des interventions de programme dans ce domaine ;
  • préparer la table ronde des partenaires pour la mobilisation de ressources extérieures pour la mise en oeuvre du Plan Émergence Madagascar et/ou de sa déclinaison régionale et l’atteinte des ODD ;
  • assurer son rôle de Facilitateur des donateurs dans le cadre du Programme multi-bailleurs (OMC, CNUCED, CCI, FMI, Banque Mondiale, PNUD) Cadre Intégré Renforcé (CIR) destiné à aider les PMA comme Madagascar à intégrer efficacement le commerce international et à tirer profit de la libéralisation des échanges commerciaux ;
  • collaborer avec l’équipe-pays des Nations-Unies, les bailleurs et les réseaux de la société civile pour le partage d’informations sur les politiques nationales concer-nant la gestion de l’aide.

5. Effectuer d'autres tâches liées à ses compétences.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Au minimum un diplôme universitaire de Master ou équivalent dans le domaine du développement ou des relations internationales.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

- 3 ans d’expériences pertinentes dans les domaines de la planification du développement, de la coordination et de la gestion de l’aide au développement.
- Expérience étendue du travail avec les gouvernements et les partenaires au développement.
- Expérience dans la formulation et la mise en oeuvre de programmes de développement des capacités pour la coordination et la gestion de l’aide.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Development programme/project administration, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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 créé, 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. Date limite pour postuler : 08 Août 2021
Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based) Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
VMAM Code
MOZR000748-10091
Open

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based)

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based)

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mozambique
Location, Country
Nampula (MOZ)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 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

Under the direct supervision of Associate Protection Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and security situation of the population of concern and develop strong links with a cross-section of members of refugee/Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/stateless communities, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach;
  • Through relationships with persons of concern and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management. Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable community work to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Assist in supporting consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues;
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated;
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Support the Operation's work to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan where applicable;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Ensure community understanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, and Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) relevant professional experience, including in the areas of community based protection, community services, social work, and human rights.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help refugees and willingness to cooperate with counterparts;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Experience of working with refugees;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.
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. Application deadline: 27 July 2021