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Project Associate, ES, Communication 21 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Ukraine
UNFPA
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian
01 November 2020
12 months
21 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Program Analyst or her designated mandated representative(s), the National UN Volunteer will:
Support UNFPA team in the implementation of project activities.
Contribute to drafting of media briefs, social media communication, and documentation of good practices, human stories and stories of success as well as organization of public events.
Maintain close working relationships with the media, including editors and journalists in key national and international news outlets.
Regularly and consistently monitor media publications in the thematic areas related to the Project, providing timely advice to the Project Coordinator and UNFPA Communication and Advocacy Manager, flagging the issues of concern, suggesting corrective actions to address them.
Contribute to the development and implementation of behaviour changing campaigns and awareness raising information materials.
Maintain solid working relationships with the companies-signatories to the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence. Provide technical support to those signed the Declaration to better implement SDGs (Goals 5 and 8) in their day-to-day operations and business strategies, and document good practices for experiences sharing.
Explore opportunities and mechanisms for engaging civil society and private sector in responding to the needs of vulnerable groups of population affected by COVID-19.
Help to maintain 4 Hands Happiness web-site and social media through drafting news items and event reports.
Perform any other duties as required by the Country Office, Regional Office and HQ.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in social work or other social sciences, social inclusion, civil society development, international relations community health, international relations, international law, human rights, gender studies, communication for development or related field. Master’s degree is preferable.

24 Months
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable: women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, behaviour change campaigns.
  • Understanding of the SDGs is recommended.
  • Understanding of the corporate social responsibility concept would be considered as an asset.
  • 2 years of experience working in the areas of public-private partnership, communication, public relations or marketing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in gender mainstreaming, combating gender-based violence, communication for development.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ukraine and legal residents in Ukraine with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Human Rights Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Honduras
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
OHCHR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
21 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the coordinator of the assigned unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will:

  • Gather information on the human rights situation related to the assigned thematic area(s) (inclusive of legislation, policies and programmes), including through contacts with State authorities and institutions, civil society, other United Nations actors, and other stakeholders;
  • Participate in and conduct monitoring missions and report thereon;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations, interview victims and advise them and/or their families on possible courses of action;
  • Document allegations of human rights violations and abuses, including by entering them in OHCHR’s database;
  • Contribute to the analysis of human rights concerns, violations and abuses in light of international human rights norms and standards, including with the objective of contributing to prevention and early warning;
  • Draft and contribute to drafting a variety of reports and correspondence relating to assigned thematic area(s);
  • Support the design and delivery of technical assistance and capacity building to State institutions, civil society and other stakeholders on the assigned thematic area to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in the country;
  • Participate in meetings, working groups, seminars, etc., on assigned thematic area(s);
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of OHCHR’s strategy in relation to the assigned thematic area;
  • Ensure the integration of a gender perspective and attention to gender and women’s human rights in all activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Degree level: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/or qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Type of degree: Law, political science, international relations, social science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in the fields of human rights, rule of law and/or conflict prevention is required; experience working in or knowledge of the Latin American region would be an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms is required.
  • Experience working with human rights defenders and on issues related to the democratic space is desired.
  • Experience working on access to justice, accountability for human rights violations and other rule of law issues is desired.
  • Experience working on women’s rights and gender-related issues is desired.
  • Experience working on conflict prevention and human rights issues in electoral context would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including human rights defenders, grassroots community members, women, LGBTI and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Have affinity with or interest in the promotion and protection of the human rights of all, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) is required. Experience entering, managing and analysing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 23 October 2020 Nat. Expert UNDP Mozambique
UNDP
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
23 October 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the general orientation of the Deputy Resident Representative, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Design of programme monitoring and evaluation procedures, policies and strategies;

• Implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies;

• Management of the monitoring and evaluation process;

• Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation

Design of programme monitoring and evaluation procedures, tools, policies and strategies:

  • Participates in UNDAF and UNDP programme and projects design by providing quality assurance support and guidance based on compliance requirements, programme need and results-based management principles;
  • Design programme monitoring and evaluation tools in line with the UNDP Corporate Strategic Planning, different corporate platforms as well as with the UNDP Results-based principles, approaches and tools;
  • Provide tracking key indicators for Programming in line with the UNDP IRRF principles and tools, the current Country Programme Document, UNDAF and other UNDP and UN frameworks including gender-sensitive mainstreaming approaches;
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation and project and programme support tools and processes, and innovative approaches aligned with requirements;
  • Design tailored tools to track and monitor compliance requirements and indicators and support programme, operations and management staff to ensure due actions are taken accordingly.
  • Support the development of office’s standard operating procedures building on lessons learned, evaluations and audit;
  • Ensure the production of Country Office documents related to monitoring and evaluations;
  • Set a coordination and tracking mechanism for the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Provide support for resources mobilization including through quality assurance support for projects proposals following requirements of UNDP, donors and partners.

Ensures the implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country programme/project monitoring and evaluation commissioned or conducted by the Country Office, the Regional Bureau and Headquarters;
  • As part of the Project and Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU), provide regular updates on the office’s tools including the One Pager, the Delivery Matrix, the Projections Matrix, the transparency dashboard, the Quality Assurance Dashboard among others; and provide guidance on the usage of these tools and advise on actions required;
  • Support joint UNCT monitoring and evaluation exercises;
  • Develop and maintain close dialogue with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office and evaluation Units in other Country Offices with a view of harmonizing evaluation approaches and agendas;
  • Advice the Senior Management on the programme of work, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be monitored and evaluated;
  • Ensure due implementation of partners capacity assessments and assurance activities under the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) framework;
  • Monitor and update the relevant corporate systems including the HACT SharePoint, the Evaluation Resources Centre, the CARDS, the Stream and others; Facilitate the exchange of information in order to build best practices and effective programme management;
  • Organize, coordinate and lead monitoring and evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic monitoring and evaluations;
  • Prepare and support independent and credible evaluations in compliance with UNDP standards;
  • Ensure that monitoring reports and evaluations are useful and that their recommendations and conclusions are implemented in a timely manner;
  • Organize and coordinate desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes.

Ensure effective management of monitoring and evaluation processes in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation standards, support quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office;
  • Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR), support the selection of consultants and evaluation teams, provide technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight;
  • Provide guidance on UNDP monitoring and evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme managers, UNDP Country Office staff concerned with monitoring and evaluation, consultants and/or members of the monitoring and evaluation team.
  • Provide technical advice at the design of programmes/projects including for the results framework with defined indicators and budget; Provide support in monitoring and results-based reporting of those indicators;
  • Within the PMSU, support programme, operations and management staff in planning, implementing and monitoring resources allocation, budget revision and delivery projections at project and programme levels; ensure that lessons learned and recommendations from evaluations and monitoring reports are duly considered and reflected in policy/project/programme design;
  • Coordinate and facilitate programme monitoring activities;
  • Follow up on implementation of monitoring and evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of monitoring and evaluations reports by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations.

Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of results based on the following responsibilities:

  • Provide and facilitate training / capacity building and knowledge management based on UNDP’s programme and operations policies and procedures (POPP) and other relevant guiding frameworks;
  • Identify and mainstream lessons learned from monitoring, evaluations and relevant research into Country Offices’ common practices and procedures;
  • Provide knowledge management support to the senior management and programme and operations staff;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation exercises with collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations;
  • Participate and support the work of the M&E Interagency Group within the UNCT;
  • Organize and conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation trainings in the Country Office;
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation practitioners’ dialogues remaining abreast of latest development and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies particularly on M&E, Project Management and Results-Based Management;
  • Support results-based reporting and communication to internal staff and external audience including donors, partners and relevant stakeholders.

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UNDP’s interventions and activities in achieving the country’s development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Effective implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient management of the monitoring and evaluation process, enhance the organization’s capacity and credibility to provide leadership and high-quality technical advice on the formulation of innovative programme strategies and projects which address specific needs of the country in the UNDP Practice Areas.

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Management, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences.

180 Months

Required Exeperience:

  • At least 15 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or project and programme management support.
  • Experience with Management Support providing regular updates on the office’s performance such as dashboards and quality assurance in general.
  • Experience in the usage of web-based management systems and M&E relevant software packages.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Monitoring experience using a variety of analytical tools and methods for analysis, forecasting, and other data approaches.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Development programme/project administration

Development programmes, technical assistance

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:23-10-2020

Human Rights Officer 25 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Aweil, Bor, Torit, Kuajok (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
25 October 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, 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 inconducting monitoring, fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2459 (March 2019).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
  • Participates 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 ofgathering 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.

36 Months

Three years of work experience related to the field of human rights.

  • 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. Experience working in regional countries is desirable. Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.

Yes

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Application deadline: 25-10-2020