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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Officer-Protection 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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 Unit coordinator, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Gather information and report on the human rights and protection situation in a designated geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;

  • Keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human rights and protection situation in area of responsibility (AOR);

  • Contributes to the integration of human rights in the mission’s protection of civilians (PoC) efforts and, where relevant, coordinates such efforts, including by, inter-alia, mapping and reporting protection risks, early warning, advising UN uniformed personnel on human rights issues during the conduct of their operations, and participating in or coordinating Joint Protection Team missions, as required

  • 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;

  • Participate in and contribute to all relevant briefings and meetings pertaining to the Protection of Civilians, including the Force Morning Briefings and the Protection Clusters’ Meetings.

  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the UNJHRO data base;

  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;

  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated AOR aiming at the establishment of an environment of mutual understanding among the population;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Law, Humanitarian affairs, international relations, or related field; Master’s Degree will be an advantage

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in Protection and promotion of human rights; Knowledge of international human rights instruments and rules for the protection and promotion of human rights; experience in research and drafting is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Excellent computer skills, mainly Microsoft Office

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO For this assignment, fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* 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: 28-02-2021

Human Rights Officer 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu, Bunia, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNJHRO and the direct supervision of the JHRO Field Coordinator where s/he will be deployed, the Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);

  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;

  • Follow up on individual cases and issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;

  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;

  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes;

  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;

  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;

  • 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;

  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming;

  • 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 UN human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training; and

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in law, political science or social sciences. International specialized study on human rights preferred;

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in Protection and promotion of human rights. Peacekeeping and/or peace building experience an advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft suite;

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations /MONUSCO. This assignment requires fluency in French with a working knowledge of English.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* 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: 28-02-2021

Peacebuilding Fund Web Developer 03 March 2021 Int. Specialist DPPA United States of America
DPPA
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 March 2021

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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Web Application Development:
  • Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of Drupal based websites;
  • The UNV will help to improve the end-user experience for the PBF website and adoption of web applications.
  • Design new webpages as required for greater visibility and results reporting;
  • Update and maintain end-to-end solutions based on functional requirements.
  1. Data and content maintenance:
  • Post and update website content including Country specific pages;
  • Upload documents to the website including the country briefs;
  • Ensure the quality of the data before inserting or migrating
  • Regularly update photo library and other organizational databases with information received from Regional/Country Offices;
  • Perform other data and content maintenance related tasks as required
  1. Documentation, outreach and user support:
  • Draft, write, design and produce various types of documentations, such as user manual or guidelines to support country office colleagues; outreach or awareness materials, including e-flyers, and simple video clips; minutes of meetings; and systems documentation.
  • Produce regular easy to read and appealing reports and statistics on data status and application usage, making use of Google Analytics.
  • Support the implementation of the Advocacy and Communication Strategy with a focus on redesigning the PBF website and regularly updating content on the website for greater advocacy and donor communications.
  • Assist in running a series of webinars using the standard platforms in PBF
  • Perform other documentation and outreach related tasks as required.
  1. Other tasks as required.

Promotion of the United Nations Volunteers Programme mandate.

UN volunteers are expected to integrate the UN Volunteers Programme mandate within their assignment as well as promote voluntary action through engagement with communities (urban and rural) in the course of their work. As such, the incumbent UN Volunteer should dedicate a proportion of his/her working week to the following in support of and in synergy with his/her primary role as Peacebuilding Support Volunteer:

  • Strengthen knowledge and understanding of the influence and impact of voluntary action by communities in monitoring processes related to their recovery and development through local/municipal level peacebuilding and participatory governance initiatives and programmes focused on building community level capacity to engage in peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
  • Promote and/or advise local groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), and encourage relevant local individuals and groups to use OV whenever technically possible;
  • Contribute to articles/write-ups on the work of the PBF portfolio and the above-outlined activities and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
Master degree or equivalent
  • A master’s degree in web design, web management, communications or a related field;
  • At least two years progressively responsible experience in website related management, preferably in an international context, preferably in peacebuilding;
24 Months
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another official language an advantage;
  • Experience working in challenging international environments an advantage;
  • Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Have affinity with or interest in post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Web and graphic design

The incumbent must be a team-oriented, flexible and results-driven person who is prepared to operate in an extremely challenging personal and professional environment

  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another official language an advantage;
  • Experience working in challenging international environments an advantage;
  • Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Have affinity with or interest in post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* 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: 03-03-2021

Digital & Social Media Specialist 09 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan
UNDP
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
English,Russian
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

  1. Under the supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the International UN Volunteer/ Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

    Essential

    Social media management and visualization:

    • Manage UNDP Kazakhstan social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: a) develop content strategy; b) plan content posting; c) perform regular engagement monitoring and analysis;

    • Develop and design the (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) ;

    • Undertake social media audit at the end of 2021;

    • Design infographics, presentations and other corporate material (leaflets,

      brochures, manuals) disseminated to the Government, partners, donors, public;

    • Identify innovative ways and new communications tools to display / promote the work of UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Support the communication team in developing digital content such as videos, photo exhibits, podcasts, etc. to promote key themes (climate change, inequalities, gender equality), major events and key programme results.

      Website management:

    • Regularly update UNDP Kazakhstan website content based on the corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT and communication team;

    • Contribute to the UNDP Kazakhstan website content development and design;

    • Build the research and publications section on the website as a repository of

      the knowledge materials produced by UNDP Kazakhstan.

      Communication and advocacy materials/capacity building:

    • Identify innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms to display the key work of the UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Assist the Communication team with any tasks related to communication and advocacy (producing stories, press releases, speeches, etc.);

    • Provide trainings for UNDP Kazakhstan staff on communications and advocacy for further development.

      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.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  1. Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Social Sciences, or similar.

36 Months
  1. Years of work experience: 3 years of professional experience relevant to communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Strong copywriting, editing skills;

  • Advanced user level in social media management and monitoring tools and

    instruments, hashtag monitoring for campaigns, influence management, etc

    (e.g. Hootsuit, Tweetdeck, etc);

  • Portfolio of implemented social media campaigns, including with the participation of social media influencers; website optimization for search engines (social media assets, visuals, videos, human interest stories, etc. should be uploaded to a cloud and a link can be shared with the recruiter);

    • Experience with development and implementation of communication

      strategies;

    • Proficiency in using the following applications:

      o Microsoft Office Suite, email/Internet, Teams, Zoom;

      o Canva, Piktochart, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

    • Creative skills & nature.

      Advantage:

    • Skilled in web and graphic design;

    • Video editing and design.

    Fluent in English, advanced knowledge of Russian is an asset.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Working in Teams

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: 09-03-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.