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Category Host entity Country
Disability Officer 01 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zambia
Open

Disability Officer

National Specialist
UNICEF
Zambia
Lusaka (ZMB)
English
Immediate
12 months
01 December 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Social Policy Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support technical assistance to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to strengthen the disability-inclusiveness and appropriateness of the COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfer;
  • Identify relevant disability linkages for the COVID-19 response (such as education support, reasonable accommodation, assistive devices, community-based rehabilitation) and conceptualise strategies for delivery of these linkages in collaboration with other UN and Government partners;
  • Support coordination with other UN Agencies in the COVID-19 social protection response (ILO, UNDP);
  • Support the UNICEF Country Office Disability Task Force with administrative, technical and coordination tasks;
  • Support the data and knowledge management of the office in regard to disability inclusion;
  • Support communication, visibility and communication for development activities in collaboration with relevant Sections and Units.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor's degree in a disability inclusion related field (Rehabilitation, Public Health, Law, Social Sciences, Social Work or related field).

24 Months
  • 2 or more years’ experience in the disability inclusion sector;
  • Prior engagement with disability movement an asset;
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply, UNICEF strives to implement reasonable accommodation in line with the global United Nations Disability Inclusion (UNDIS) framework.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Social inclusion
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in disability inclusion, social policy and protection and emergency response.
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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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.

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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: 01 December 2020

Programme Assistant 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
Open

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

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

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Nairobi Convention, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP) focusing broadly focusing broadly on demonstration projects support, development of project Guidelines and other regional frameworks,
  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the WIOSAP project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,
  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
  • Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,
  • Create and maintain an experts and institutional database of partners implementing interventions related to the WIOSAP project and other initiatives of the Convention,
  • Upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,
  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the WIOSAP project,
  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,
  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine science in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months

2 years’ experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance will be an added advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Chemistry and biology

Marine conservation

Ocean governance

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, 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.

* 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:-06-12-2020