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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
UNV Associate Human Rights Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Burkina Faso
OHCHR
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou (BFA)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 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 delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Human Rights Officer (Coordinator), leading the implementation at the field level of the OHCHR G5 Sahel Compliance Framework Project (FC-G5S) in Bamako, Mali, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader for Burkina Faso, or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will perform the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Compliance Framework of the FC-G5S;
  • 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 of violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and related 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;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategies aiming at enhanced Protection of Civilians in the AoR;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative 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 per the Compliance Framework Project;
  • 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 the Project 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 Compliance Framework Project 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

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.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights. A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
36 Months
  • Three years of work experience at the national and/or international level in a field related to human rights.
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights 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 Sahel and especially in Burkina Faso is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment
  • Experience entering, managing and analyzing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

Yes

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 15-03-2021

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.

Climate Policy Analyst 22 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP United States of America
Open

Climate Policy Analyst

International Specialist
UNDP
United States of America
New York (USA)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
22 March 2021

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

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
  • Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;
  • Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
  • Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
  • Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning; ​
  • Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
  • Leave management;
  • DSA for official travel, when applicable​;
  • All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme;
  • Investigate misconduct: sharing reports with the UNV;
  • Provide emergency assistance, e.g. the death of volunteer or medical evacuation, in collaboration with UNV. Accept letters of guarantees or potential liabilities for covering medical costs not claimable under medical insurance in extraordinary situations (e.g. isolation facilities` services during pandemics).

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of “the Policy Specialist for Climate Strategies and Policy Team” or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer “Climate Policy Analyst” will:

1. Policy Analysis and Research

  • Analyse contents of countries’ climate plans (i.e. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Long-Term Strategies (LTS), Low-Emissions Development Strategies(LEDS), National Adaptation Plans (NAP) etc.) to identify trends and lessons learned to feed into UNDP’s global positioning and advocacy work, as well as policy and programing support to countries.
  • Analyse and synthesize latest research papers, studies, and major reports on climate change and related topics to feed into policy and programming advisory notes and materials for country support
  • Contribute to identify partnership and new ideas for ensuring better quality of policy research and analysis on climate related policies and strategies that benefit the work of UNDP to effectively serve countries.

2. Knowledge management and results reporting

  • Supporting maintaining progress reporting tracker and updating content of Climate Promise database and Dashboard
  • Take stock of UNDP’s latest programme results, toolkits and knowledge products under the Climate Promise support at HQ, regional and country level
  • Promote knowledge sharing among countries and peers within the Community of Practice related to climate policy and strategies
  • Contribute to the preparation of briefing materials to support corporate briefing and reporting processes

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.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of climate change and environmental science, international development and or related fields; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
36 Months
  • Demonstrated knowledge on inter-governmental processes on climate change such as NDCs, LTSs, NAPs etc..
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English; Knowledge of French and Spanish is an advantage
  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools; advanced knowledge on using MS Excel is an asset.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of teams and partners
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience in conducting policy research and analyses related to climate change
  • Demonstrated knowledge on inter-governmental processes on climate change such as NDCs, LTSs, NAPs etc..
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English; Knowledge of French and Spanish is an advantage
  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools; advanced knowledge on using MS Excel is an asset.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of teams and partners
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, 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: 22-03-2021