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Youth and Adolescent Development Officer 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF State of Palestine
State of Palestine
East Jerusalem (PSE)
04 January 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Adolescent Development Active Participation (ADAP) specialist (NO-3) the UNV provides professional, technical, operational and administrative assistance on rolling out and facilitating all work related to Generation Unlimited from development planning to delivery of results. This includes preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate the Generation unlimited development and implementation as well as follow-up with UNICEF team and partners, programme progress, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and draft possible proposals for fundraising.

He/she will be responsible for the following key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Develop and operationalize a mechanism for adolescents and young people participation in decision making:

Support in developing and working with the adolescents counselling teams in SoP:

To promote adolescent’s participation and encourage the government and UN agencies to work with young people the UNV will support the coordination between young people and different UN agencies and government bodies to give young people and an active role to participate in decision making and programs related to them. The UNV will work closely with young people and partners to equip young people with the needed skills and knowledge to work actively with the policy makers and service providers.

  • Support Adolescents active participation, including in decision making. Coordinate with the UNVs supporting GenU initiative to ensure their active role in decision making at all levels of implementation and documentation.
  • Develop mechanisms for adolescent participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies targeting them.
  • Document the information related to adolescents needs and services.
  • Work closely with young people to identify challenges and solutions which could help the UN agencies and government in the development of national policies and design of a national strategy to address these challenges.

2. Support in the documentation on the Generation Unlimited initiative (GenU).

  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fundraising for the Adolescent and Youth component of the country’s programme. These include Human Interest Stories, reports or factsheets and other relevant documents on UNICEF ADAP work or GenU in SoP.
  • GenU documentation and reporting; Support in data gathering and information from partners to include in the reports requested by the RO and HQ. Work closely with Regional Office (RO) colleagues to provide them with latest developments on GenU
  • Support in the coordination with all stakeholders taking part in the GenU initiative. Provide expertise and advocate for the initiative, providing information and situation of GenU at global level and in SoP.

  1. Support the implementation of GIGA initiative State of Palestine.

  • Support in the coordination and information sharing between MoE and UNICEF.
  • Support in mapping the school connectivity in SoP, by providing the information requested from the MoE to UNICEF innovation team in HQ.
  1. Technical and operational support in the development of the National Youth Volunteering Service programme.

  • Work closely with the UNVs hosted at the PMO and UNFPA, and report to the ADAP specialist on the achievements and challenges faced on the implementation of the agreed on deliverables under the work plan will be developed between the UN agencies and the PMO to support the platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and planning skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

This is a National Specialist UN Volunteer assignment with monthly VLA payment of ILS 4724.83. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered.

Application procedure:

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Human Rights Officer 07 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
South Sudan
Juba, Aweil, Yambio, Malakal, Rumbek OLS, Bentiu (SSD)
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
07 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, or Thematic Team leader, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting, in conducting monitoring/ fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2514 (2020). In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participate in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose of gathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

24 Months
  • Two years of work experience related to the field of human rights.
  • Experience working in regional countries is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Willingness to work in hardship duty stations is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 07-12-2020