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Deadline
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Climate change and Risk-Informed Programming Specialist 24 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNICEF Senegal
UNICEF
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
24 January 2021

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

Purpose

The purpose of this UNV assignment is to support efforts to improve UNICEF Regional Office and Country Office capacities and enable meaningful action to strengthen resilience of children, communities overall and in particular through effective social service delivery systems in UNICEF supported social sectors. To this end, the UNV will support the WCARO Regional Resilience Advisor (Programme Specialist) in his work in areas related to evidence-generation, awareness-raising and advocacy, knowledge management, technical support, partnership building and resource mobilization benefiting WCARO Sections and WCAR Country Offices.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNICEF WCARO Regional Resilience Advisor (Programme Specialist Risk & Resilience) or his designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Climate change and Risk-Informed Programming Specialist will engage in:

Evidence generation

The UNV is expected to support a better understanding on the impact of shocks and stresses on children and UNICEF supported Government programmes.

Awareness-raising and advocacy

Based on continuous generation of evidences both from internal sources and partner organizations, he/she will contribute to raise awareness on the correlation of disaster impact on sector results create space for increased UNICEF engagement on risk-informed programming incl. through internal and external advocacy, and outreach to connect and support youth engagement for resilience.

Knowledge management

Support efforts to identify and share new tools, guidance documents and good practices to facilitate child-responsive climate change adaptation/mitigation, disaster risk reduction, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding action, integrated in UNICEF WCAR programmes at regional and country level. This support to enhance references on knowledge management spaces (WCAR Resilience Teams workspace and SharePoint) will be complemented by (co-)organization of webinars and trainings, or referrals to that of other partners.

and promote their use and actions.

Technical Assistance

Support would increasingly include a contribution by providing technical assistance to UNICEF Regional Office Sections and country offices in developing child focused climate change adaptation and mitigation strategic frameworks and/or practical application in various planning documents, including relevant guidelines and tools, supporting the undertaking of climate and disaster risk assessments and roll-out of action to adapt programmes to make them risk-informed.

Partnerships

The UNV will further support efforts to establish new and maintain existing partnerships with various stakeholders engaging them on the risk agenda (Regional inter-agency initiatives, UN collaboration at regional and as indicated country level in support to COs, outreach to foundations, private sector, bilateral development organisations, child-centred and other NGOs, youth groups, etc.).

Resource Mobilisation

A key contribution will be to support WCARO Resilience led resource mobilisation efforts, where the UNV will provide critical support to the Regional Resilience Advisor, including through gathering of strategic information, editorial support and beyond, to support Green Climate Fund proposals developed with partner agencies and/or country offices.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

The UNV may be called upon to contribute to WCARO Resilience efforts on monitoring, evaluating and reporting on resilience programming at regional and country level.

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

a Master is preferred

Advanced university degree in a relevant areas such as disaster risk management, environment, climate change, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding, social and economic development, international cooperation.

36 Months
  • Relevant work experience focused on developing countries in development cooperation in disaster risk management and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation, environment and socio-economic development.
  • Good understanding of multi-sectoral climate change impacts, climate risk assessments, and adaptation solutions required.
  • Familiarity with the concept and practice of risk-informed programming, disaster risk management, climate change action.
  • Expertise in capacity building, developing tools and providing training
  • Familiar with children's rights and gender in the context of disaster risk and climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or natural resources management.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Disaster risk reduction, Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer
  • relevant work experience focused on developing countries, in areas related to development cooperation in disaster risk management and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation, environment and socio-economic development.
  • Good understanding of multi-sectoral climate change impacts, climate risk assessments, and adaptation solutions required.
  • Familiarity with the concept and practice of risk-informed programming, disaster risk management, climate change action.
  • Expertise in capacity building, developing tools and providing training
  • Familiar with children's rights and gender in the context of disaster risk and climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or natural resources management.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 24-01-2021

Communications Analyst 26 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Mali
Open

Communications Analyst

International Specialist
UNWomen
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
26 January 2021

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

1. Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
• Provide analysis for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
• Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach activities into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives, as necessary mainly related to Women Peace and Security and Governance Flagships;
• Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
• Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events.
2. Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the Mali
• Draft briefing materials both in French and English, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
• Identify storylines for publication and articles;
• Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
• Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
• Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.

3. Coordinate media relations for the UNWOMEN Mali
• Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
• Maintain list of relevant media in country;
• Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
• Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
• Draft talking points.
4. Coordinate the Mali’s online presence
• Coordinate Mali’s country office FB content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
• Coordinate Mali’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
• Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.
5. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

• Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals and activities;
• Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
6. Others
• Support UN Women’s presidency of UNCG in 2018 and increase visibility of the United Nations in Mali
• Undertake other related tasks, as requested by the Line Manager

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required

24 Months

• At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
• Experience in media relations is an asset;
• Experience in the use of social media.
• 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; 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;
• 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;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in Gender thematic and women empowerment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
No

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

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Application deadline: 26-01-2021

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

* 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?

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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

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?

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

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?

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: 28 January 2021