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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 13 May 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
13 May 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 Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Protection and Operations, the UN Volunteer Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer will be based in Goma, DRC and perform the following functional tasks:

  • Support the Office of the DSRSG by preparing and distributing agendas and minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings, preparing read outs and Notes to File;

  • Keep abreast of all developments in the pillar across the field offices and sections to prepare appropriate briefings and reports;

  • Develop and maintain working relationships, where appropriate and as directed, with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation on inter-related activities;

  • Prepare periodic reports and written products, i.e. updates, sitreps, information notes for senior managers, quarterly SG report inputs, code cables, and activity-specific reports and briefing materials/factsheets for external audiences;

  • Organize and accompany missions and visits for Mission leadership as well as external VIP UN visitors and diplomatic missions to the field offices as required and prepare and update briefing notes for each section/component/field office or issue as well as profiles for government and other interlocutors as necessary;

  • Support the DSRSG in preparation for meetings and field missions, including drafting of talking points and background briefings, in coordination with the Special Assistant;

  • Perform any other tasks as directed by the DSRSG and/or Chief of Office.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor or higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications; Law or 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

At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in a field related to international affairs, external relations, communications, media relations, reporting or other relevant programmes; experience working in the UN system or other international development organization or NGO is required; previous experience working in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Political affairs and political reporting

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO, therefore fluency in oral and written English is mandatory; knowledge of French is required, with fluency in French desirable.

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Haiti and legal residents of (program country or territory) with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 13-05-2021

Information Analyst 13 May 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Information Analyst

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
13 May 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 respectively of the North-Eastern DRC JMAC Team Leader (Goma-based post, covering the conflict areas of Bas-Uélé, Haut Uélé, Tshopo, Ituri and North Kivu provinces) and South-Eastern DRC JMAC Team Leader (Bukavu-based post, covering the conflict areas of South Kivu, Maniema, Tanganyika, Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami and Lualaba provinces), and the overall supervision of the Chief JMAC, the UN Volunteer will be tasked with analyzing information depending on requirements of JMAC:

  • Assist the Team in drafting the Weekly Threat Assessment (WTA), an analytical document produced by JMAC and targeting the senior management Team and the UN Agencies;
  • Regularly report on any relevant incident or contingency (local conflict, land issues, local political developments, security environment, military developments, and foreign armed group presence);
  • Present feasible solutions to avoid, prevent or manage security risks in the designed area;
  • Interact with Political Affairs Division, Civil Affairs, Disarmament, Demobilization / Reintegration, Repatriation and Resettlement (DDRRR), Child Protection, UN Joint Human Rights Office and other substantive sections, as well as with Security Section, the MONUSCO Force (Military) and UNPOL to better understand the politico-military-security nuances of the current conflict in the DRC, and to assist the JMAC team in assessing the risks of conflict escalation both at the National and the local levels;
  • Assist the team in interacting with key Congolese players of the military and political environment, operating in the Area of Responsibility (AoR), including spoilers;
  • Gather specific information for JMAC in-depth who-is-who of political, military, religious and civil society leaders in above-mentioned provinces and feed information to the JMAC-database. Gather information on the cross-border illegal regional networks and their connection to the current conflict, with the aim of recommending course of actions against them;
  • Participate in fact-finding and other missions to the field;
  • Assist the Team in editing documents in English and French language;
  • Perform other duties, as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree (or higher) in political science/international relations/ Law, security or related field and/or equivalent experience;

36 Months

Professional experience: a minimum of 3 years’ experience in conflict/post conflict, humanitarian context

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing political/security/military information;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in drafting various documents, including multiple reports;
  • Professional experience: a minimum of 3 years’ experience in conflict/post conflict, humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of the DRC context is highly desirable;
  • Bachelor Degree (or higher) in political science/international relations/ Law, security or related field and/or equivalent experience;
  • Flexibility to travel frequently; driving license.
  • Ability to adapt to new, unforeseen, and sometimes stressful situations;
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office suite;
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written French and English (preferably mother tongue) is mandatory;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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.

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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: 13-05-2021

Peacebuilding Outreach Specialist 09 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Guinea Bissau
UNDP
Guinea Bissau
Bissau (GNB)
English,Portuguese,French
01 June 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
09 May 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 direct supervision of the Peacebuilding Fund Project Manager for Political Stabilization & Reform or his/her designated mandated representative(s), as part of the Governance Cluster, the UN Volunteer Peacebuilding Outreach Specialist will:

  • Raise awareness of the role of UNDP in implementing PBF projects and its processes, build support for the projects and create a public image of trust, credibility and Bissau-Guinean ownership;
  • Develop, plan and implement digital, including social media, and communications campaigns and strategies for UNDP´s peacebuilding engagements;
  • In liaison with the CO communication unit, through effective and creative use of communications platforms and tools, design and implement cutting edge outreach campaigns;
  • Support PBF projects staff on local and international media engagement and interviews;
  • Coordinate outreach activities related to conferences and workshops - including drafting event outreach strategies and management of event logistics;
  • Create engaging content, including, blog pieces, articles, newsletters, press releases, speeches and videos;
  • Provide editorial assistance on speeches and publications;
  • Edit, develop and/or translate content and texts to be published;
  • Monitor, track and report on feedback and online reviews;
  • Stay up to date with digital technology trends and explore ways to leverage their use to expand outreach and engagement in support of peacebuilding;
  • Showcase UNDP´s role implementing PBF projects and thus in the promotion of the sustaining peace agenda in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders for the projects to encourage their involvement and knowledge of the projects and their results, ensuring their timely and relevant inputs/contributions;
  • Monitor and inform daily the national and regional developments on sustaining peace, drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, rule of law and governance;
  • Monitor and inform weekly the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) main initiatives, adapting the content dissemination narrative of PBF projects under the leadership of engagement strategy of these two bodies;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in information management, public relations, international relations, journalism and/or, communications.

Master`s degree in a related discipline is an advantage.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of proven work experience with support to outreach and engagement strategies, in digital, media and social media management and in the production and dissemination of content to different audiences;
  • Experience in multi-channel media mobilization and engagement.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • Knowledge of video and image/photo production and edition;
  • Knowledge of layout development, photoshop, coreldraw or similar;
  • Hands on experience with digital management, applications and content management systems;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation of content, and reporting skills;
  • Experience in multi-channel media mobilization and engagement;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in production of communication tools (banners, roll-ups, leaflets, social cards, etc);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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;
  • Advanced computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Fluency in English and Portuguese. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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* 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: 9-05-2021