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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28 January 2021

Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Lodwar (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, 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?

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apply.

Application deadline: 28 January 2021

Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Garissa (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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 January 2021

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 31 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Honduras
UNHCR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
English,Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
31 January 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 Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
No

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

You can only apply if you have created your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

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Application deadline: 31-Jan-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Programme Monitoring Officer 02 February 2021 Nat. Youth UNICEF Sudan
UNICEF
Sudan
Nyala (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 February 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 general supervision of the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Office, the UN Volunteer will provide support in a range of PME issues, South Darfur offices. Her/his tasks will include but will not be limited to the following:

• Support in the establishment or strengthening of PME systems across the South Darfur Offices.

• Produce and maintain relevant information products, including Sector/Sub-sector information reports, databases, basic and thematic maps; and support the preparation of periodic reports on sector activities at national and state level as required;

• Provide data to the Sector and national partners to facilitate planning; assess the impact of the programmes and policies; and report on the progress being made;

• Support the Sector/Sub-Sector and other coordination meetings in aspects related to in-formation management; and contribute to strengthen management of sector information databases and systems;

• Support the Monitoring Officer to ensure the technical leadership for UNICEF information management needs of affected populations by emergency and disasters, with specific focus on routine and administrative data collection for better preparedness, targeting and coordination of effective humanitarian responses;

• Any other tasks to be assigned by Head of Office.

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

Social sciences, economics, demography, statistics, socio-economic research, communications or a related technical field

24 Months

Eexperience in project management, including research and data analysis and management; proven record of research and analytical skills in the area of data collection and analysis; experience in an international organization working in Sudan is desirable

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

· Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

· Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

· Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;

· Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;

· Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

· Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

· Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)

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?

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

Application deadline: 02-02-2021

Programme Coordination Officer 02 February 2021 Nat. Youth UNICEF Sudan
UNICEF
Sudan
El Fasher (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 February 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 overall supervision of Head of Office, the UN Volunteer Programme Coordination Officer will be responsible for:

Produce and maintain relevant information products, like information reports, databases, basic and thematic maps; and support the preparation of periodic reports on sector activities at national and state level as required;

Timely monitor and measure changes at the state level, with the participation of relevant partners; and provide data to the Sector and national partners to facilitate planning; assess the impact of the programmes and policies; and report on the progress being made;

Support in coordination meetings in aspects related to information management; and contribute to strengthen management of sector information databases and systems;

Ensure that Sector Performance is systematically monitored and data for key Programme and management indicators reports are collected, analysed and made available to the field office management;

Any other work-related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

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

Social Sciences, Development Planning, Planning, Evaluation, Statistical Research or related fields

24 Months

up to 2 years in programme development and implementation including monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

· Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

· Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

· Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;

· Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;

· Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

· Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)

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?

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

Application deadline:02 -02-2021

UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer 04 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Albania
UNHCR
Albania
Tirana (ALB)
English
Immediate
10 months
04 February 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 UNHCR Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer will:

  • Stay abreast of the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations.
  • Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide relevant information on UNHCR operations and financial requirements by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions and responding to donors’ requests for information on ad hoc basis.
  • Through a consultative process with headquarters, disseminate information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement programmes and projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern in the country operation.
  • Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Draft narrative and financial reports on contributions in compliance with specific donor requirements.
  • Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNHCR Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNHCR guidelines and specific donor requirements.
  • Participate on behalf of the Representative and other supervisors in inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Consolidate information on UNHCR’s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields.
24 Months

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point essential), exposure to graphic design software.
  • Fund-raising and programming/programme management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working with social media.
  • Working knowledge of additional UN languages is an advantage.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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: 04-02-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

Programme Analyst, Spotlight Initiative 07 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Nigeria
UNWomen
Nigeria
Abuja (NGA)
English
Immediate
12 months
07 February 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 Programme Specialist- Technical Coherence, Spotlight Initiative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Analyst - Ending Violence against Women and Girls will:

Contribute technically to the development and implementation of the Spotlight Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund programme strategies and interventions for the prevention and mitigation of SGBV and Harmful Practices in humanitarian settings:

  • Provide assistance to the UN Women Sub-office in Maiduguri (Humanitarian office) for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)/Spotlight Initiative projects on GBV and for the projects under the WPHF COVID-19 ERW.
  • Support implementation of WPHF baseline studies to inform the start-up phase of the programme.
  • Monitor and report on the work of WPHF implementing partners against the programme result framework.
  • Review the submission of Spotlight WPHF partners’ monthly quarterly activities reports and prepare internal (UN) and donor (EU) reports.
  • Support activities on EVAWGs/GBV, including contributing to development of policy documents, concept notes, policy reviews, briefing/speaking notes for management, research activities, trainings and capacity building activities targeted to government/CSOs.
  • Participate in weekly Spotlight team meetings, monthly and online engagement with partners.
  • Contribute to enhancing coordination with the UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Spotlight Initiative to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:

  • Support the implementation of cross cutting Spotlight Initiative inter-agency activities
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated

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
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required; A first-level university degree in combination with three additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development program/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women
  • Knowledge and experience in providing oversight for implementation of GBV response services, including managing implementation of civil society organizations around EVAW
  • Experience in similar intervention like the Spotlight Initiative is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Have affinity with or interest in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

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Application deadline: 07-02-2021

UNV Gender Specialist 08 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Fiji
Open

UNV Gender Specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Fiji
Suva (FJI)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
08 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 guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (DRR), the UNV Gender Specialist advises Senior Management on gender policies and trends and relevant linkages to UNDP programmes. The UNV Gender Specialist provides analysis for formulation of strategies and briefings to Senior Management. This includes working with Programme Team Leaders to implement the UNDP Pacific Office Gender Equality Strategy, ensuring that gender becomes a cross-cutting consideration in all programme activities, and exploring the viability of gender budgeting in the programme country. The UNV Gender Specialist will also work with Operations Team Leaders to ensure gender-sensitive recruitment and procurement processes.

  1. Provides advice and support to UNDP management, programmes and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Design and formulate some parts of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.

  • Apply gender conceptual models in support of programme design.

  • Review new project documents to ensure that gender analysis informed the project design and the design respond to the analysis with concrete measures to address gender inequalities and empower women; and provide recommendations for improvements.

  • Review of the current programme and projects and recommend adjustments to better integrate gender in planned results, activities and indicators.

  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of gender issues and statistical data, thorough research of gender issues in the countries covered by the Pacific office and preparation of high-quality analysis and reports that will inform UNDP programming.

  • Provision of high-quality analysis and substantive inputs to UN and UNDP annual reports, including corporate and donor reports, and other strategic documents, with a focus on evidence-based reporting on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Support the development of a new gender-related portfolio, both focused on integration of gender to existing programmes/projects (re: improving the UNDP Gender Marker) as well as creating stand-alone or joint-programmes with other UN agencies (re: UNWOMEN).

  • Contribute to sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to gender issues.

    2. Participates in effective management of the gender work in the Office as well as identifying opportunities for cross cutting initiatives amongst thematic areas in the Pacific Office focusing achieving the following results:

  • Provide inputs to the periodical country reports on progress implementation against all relevant signed UN Conventions (with special focus women’s human rights and gender dimension of human rights, including civil, economic, political and social rights, and GBV).

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal Certification Action Plan and the Pacific Office Action Plan on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Serve as the Pacific Office Gender Focal Team (GFT) Secretariat - responsible for organizing and documenting the GFT meetings and keeping records of their deliberations.

  • Provide substantive expertise and guidance on gender mainstreaming in UNDP Pacific Office and serve as an institutional gender focal point for all internal and external partners;

  • Provide on demand technical expertise and strategic advice; good practices and tools on gender issues for the Programme Teams.

    3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

  • Represent UNDP in different working groups and interagency working groups on gender, including the UN Pacific Strategy Gender Outcome Group.

4. Provides policy advice and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals and gender.

  • Ensure knowledge sharing, documentation and dissemination of good practices on gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights within the UNDP and the broader UN system;

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including the UNDP Gender Cop

  • Organization of training and capacity development events for the operations/ projects staff on gender and inclusion issues.

  • Raise awareness on gender as an accelerator for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Professional growth through active learning.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Master's Degree in social science especially gender studies, or relevant discipline

24 Months
  • Experience working in an international environment is critical.
  • Experience in managing gender equality and women empowerment programme in an international development context.

  • Experience in donor relations, resources mobilization, and partnership development.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.).

  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft (Atlas).

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

  • 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.

  • 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;

  • Sound security awareness;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 08 February 2021