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Research Associate 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WB Pakistan
Open

Research Associate

National Specialist
WB
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

The Research Associate will report directly to the Assigned Team Leader of the Pakistan Climate Change Platform (based in Islamabad) and perform the following tasks:

  • To coordinate closely with the team in the design and development of the platform, including any analytical work that may be required as inputs. Provide technical and administrative support as required, including writing briefs, preparing outreach material, setting up clinics or seminars, providing research inputs, communications support and other tasks required for the platform as needed.
  • Review existing analytical work and identify key operational recommendations.
  • Review the ADP to assess how best to incorporate climate change adaptation/mitigation considerations;
  • To support the mapping of climate change data available in Pakistan, including providing support and coordinating an online data management tool.
  • To arrange meetings with subject-experts to facilitate cross-sectoral discussions on climate change in operations.
  • To provide inputs for informational brochures or reports to be developed by the platform team.
  • To set up and maintain a database of relevant experts and think tanks in the field and periodically arrange meetings as required.
  • To provide analytical inputs and inputs for reports and just in time notes as required.
  • To provide support and guidance to task teams for operations, and to act as a liaison between the relevant Bank teams.
  • Any other tasks required to support the climate change platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelors degree in economics, environment, climate change, social sciences, sociology, anthropology or a related social science field with demonstrable experience on climate related issues preferred.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • Experience and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in Pakistan;
  • An ability and willingness to liaise closely with research firms and to coordinate field visits while representing the World Bank
  • Technical and analytical skills in climate or sustainable development issues and ability to provide well-grounded, quality analytical inputs with pragmatism and a focus on results;
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with policy issues
  • Hard working, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and a proven ability to work in multicultural settings and teams;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Competencies & Values:

  • Creativity & Innovation: Communication skills and ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; listens to others, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Uses good judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or sensitive issues. Conceptual and creative thinking to focus on impact and results and to develop practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; builds and sustains relationships with key constituents. Ability to organize themselves well.
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
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Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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?
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.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Pakistan and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Communications Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth WFP Cambodia
WFP
Cambodia
Phnom-Penh (KHM)
Khmer,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of communications and reporting officer, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

Multi-media content production and management

  • Produce and archive digital communication materials including poster, leaflet, and brochure or other visual materials (photos, video and footages) related to event/activity.

  • Support the development of human-interest stories for WFP’s online presence and assist in updating the WFP Cambodia website.
  • Work closely with editors/writers/designer and relevant colleagues on communication-related product design and/or media-, social-media and web-based content development
  • Assist in managing WFP’s social media platforms, monitor their daily engagement and report on their monthly traffic including reach and engagement

Media Relation

  • Maintain and update media directory (national, and key regional and international)

  • Assist in building and maintaining relations with media, journalists, editors, reporters, etc.

Visibility Support

  • Contribute to the implementation and achievement of donors' visibility plan

  • Support media engagement activities in events and donor visits, press conferences, briefings, and media interviews with senior management
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams on relevant media pitching and placement

Others

  • Provide translation of press releases, op-eds and external communication products from Khmer into English and vice versa when necessary
  • Carry out other tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a university degree in any one of these fields: communications, media, journalism, digital marketing, communications for development, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated interest/experience in media management, digital and social media initiatives and campaigns, community work and other development related fields

  • Exhibited ability to precisely present ideas and concepts in both oral and written manner

  • Exhibited proficiency in developing and managing relations with media
  • Knowledgeable of Adobe package and able to handle a professional camera for photos and footages

  • Motivated to contribute towards development and to serve with others

  • Willing to contribute and work as part of a team, and

  • Flexible and open to learning new things.
  • Khmer(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

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

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.

* 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.
This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only nationals of Cambodia and legal residents with
refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 10 March 2021