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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Social Inclusion Officer 02 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Pakistan
UNDP
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Dari,Pashto
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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

The Social Inclusion Officer will report the Senior Social Inclusion Officer and undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the Senior Social Inclusion Officer in the design and implementation of activities programmed under the Annual Work Plan with particular focus on how to ensure inclusion of marginalized groups (especially young refugees as well as youth in prisons, universities and madaris)
  • Support research and analysis on the situation of marginalized youth in Pakistan, with particular reference to the following groups (young refugees, religious minorities, incarcerated youth) and provide recommendations to be incorporated into the project strategy.
  • Support advocacy activites carried out by the project to pomote inclusive behaviour among youth in Pakistan (to be carried out in universities/colleges/religious seminaries/technical training institutes/workplaces and online).
  • Engage regularly with project partners to promote inclusion of young refugees in all programme activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Bachelor degree in development, social studies, education or related field.
24 Months
  • Work experience will be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Dari(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Pashto(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Social inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitment to social inclusion and knowledge of the challenges faced by marginalized groups
  • Interest in the UN and adaptability to a multicultural environment
  • Strong commitment to working for sustainable development and human rights
  • Interest in developing project management, policy and advocacy skills
No

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

Application deadline: 2-11-2020

Project Coordinator - COVID-19 Social & Economic Response and Recovery Project 02 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Thailand
UNDP
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English,Thai
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Coordinator will:

  • In-charge of coordinating technical substance, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective output/project delivery;
  • Liaise with the project team and stakeholders for the coordination and results of the assigned outputs/activities;
  • Support and facilitate coordination of all technical and logistic arrangements for timely project implementation and activities.
  • Support the Project Team in the daily coordination of project activities with UNDP staff, government agencies, NGOs, academia;
  • Maintain regular contact with focal persons of partners and project service providers such as academic institutes, consultants;
  • Facilitate communications and advocacy of the project results;
  • Keep the Project Team updated on issues and potential delays and risks to the work schedule and other operational and budgetary issues.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets;
  • Assist in reviewing the study, Business Continuity Pan, needs assessment, feasible studies, developed by consultants;
  • Support the mobilization of competent national and international experts as needed;
  • Assist in preparing meeting minutes, mission reports, project progress reports
  • Participate in M&E activities as required;
  • Strengthen knowledge networks and organize knowledge sharing sessions;
  • Compile success stories;
  • Undertake any other duties as required by his/her supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Public Management, International Development or related fields

60 Months
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development areas at the national or international level;
  • Experience in project coordination especially with government agencies;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, producing quality results.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Working experience with UNDP or other UN Agency will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience of working in international organizations/projects will be considered as an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Thai(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
No

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

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

Application deadline: 02-11-2020

Project Associate, Amplifying Youth Voice & Action Project 04 November 2020 Nat. Youth UNDP Jamaica
UNDP
Jamaica
Kingston (JAM)
English
Immediate
12 months
04 November 2020

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 CO Programme Specialist, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist with the implementation and administration of programme strategies.
  • Provide on-demand support for programme beneficiaries;
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and engagements;
  • Coordinate events, including seminars, workshops, consultations, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Facilitate professional, clear and timely communication with partners and stakeholders, as required to ensure seamless implementation of logistical and events planning tasks and activities.
  • Support the UNDP MCO in building strategic partnerships related to the youth citizen safety and security focus specifically with target communities, UN Agencies, government institutions, bilateral & multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society.
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of semiannual and annual report on the project’s implementation and interventions.
  • Assist in the creation of knowledge products that detail lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Ensure proper control for payments and financial reports in keeping with UNDP rules and Regulations.
  • Assist in the provision of documentation to support procurement and payment processes.
  • Ensure that grant funds are distributed and expended in keeping with the Work plans
  • Support to spot checks, financial audits and financial closure of the project and ensure provision of requisite documentation.
  • Participation in the trainings for the project staff on finance and other UNDP processes and procedures.
  • Support the preparation of project financial reports, as required.

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
  • 1 to 2 years work experience in project management/implementation, is desirable but is not a requirement
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
  • 1 to 2 years work experience in project management/implementation, is desirable but is not a requirement.
  • Experience (up to 2 years) in youth advocacy, community development and community organizing is desirable but not a requirement
  • Demonstrated experience in design, delivery and organization of workshops and other training/ stakeholder engagement modalities.
  • Knowledge of the socio-economic challenges of youths within Jamaica is required.
  • 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

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Application deadline: 04 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Communications Assistant 05 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNWomen Pakistan
UNWomen
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
05 November 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 Programme Officer, and with guidance and technical support from the Women’s Economic Empowerment & Sustainable Livelihoods (WEE/SL) Portfolio Manager, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for the following assignments.

  • Assist in drafting, editing and proof-reading of all materials that will be posted on the UN Women website social media platform (including, but not limited to concept notes, brochures, lists of participants, press-releases, biographies, etc.);
  • Assist in the creation, editing and retouching of photographs and videos;
  • Map major media outlets and compile names of journalists which could be relevant for the Forum and could be invited to cover the events, or play a moderating role in it;
  • Support to establish, maintain and develop a strong UN Women Pakistan presence in the country and region through various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Support in organizing and documenting events (reports, quotes, pictures) with CSOs, government and development partners
  • Participate in events (if needed) and compile brief reports/updates
  • Perform other relevant duties as required by the Portfolio Manager
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, international relations, marketing, development, advertising, digital communications, multimedia agencies, or another relevant field.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: journalism, public relations, advocacy, international relations, marketing, development, advertising, digital communications, multimedia agencies, or another relevant field;
  • Command on drafting professional public communication material
  • Experience in media relations using traditional and social media, multi-media and a variety of platforms;
  • Proven experience in communications, writing and photo/video editing
  • Proven experience in the strategic use and monitoring of social media
  • Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks.
  • Familiar with women’s rights and issues
  • Must have an active presence in major social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Some experience with corporate brand management and private sector would be an asset
  • Proficiency in Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, and InDesign would be an asset
  • Self-starter; organized, and able to multi-task
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Urdu skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

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

Application deadline: 5-11-2020

Communication Associate 09 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Bahrain
Open

Communication Associate

International Specialist
UNEP
Bahrain
Manama (BHR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
09 November 2020

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 general supervision of the Officer overseeing the respective projects or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Development and production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases and media outputs in coordination with the projects team
  • Identify key outreach opportunities and media networks and contacts in West Asia region such as other related events for dissemination of products;
  • Conceptualize, format and prepare content for all outreach materials including:
    • Pamphlets on projects and specific topics for the region in both languages: Arabic and English
    • Advertising material including but not limited to banners, brochures, pamphlets, billboards, OPEDs, web campaign, campaigns for broadcast TV and Radio spots, print and social media (in both Arabic and English)
  • Develop a series of stories from projects and related environment topics in the region that can be used for the website, social media, and other media (in both Arabic and English)
  • Develop and deliver promotional videos on environment topics in the region that can be used on social media and other communication channels.
  • Editing content of strategic information materials including press releases, press kits, and other information material (in both languages Arabic and English) targeting national and local government officials, ministries and leaders, international and regional organizations, donors, private sector, civil society, NGOs and research. Assist in their publication and dissemination.
  • Identify and collate a database of regional and international media outlets with which UNEP could build links to enhance advocacy, outreach and strategic communications;
  • Produce, in infographics forms, regular and annual progress reports capturing all deliverables, achievements and impact of the awareness activities against a baseline to be established at the beginning of the assignment.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in communication, marketing in environment or related fields. 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 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, public information, marketing or other relevant fields. Experience with environmental projects is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the environment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 9 November 2020

UNV Programme Officer (to be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates need to be a person living with a disability and a citizen of Kazakhstan) 15 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan
UNDP
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 November 2020

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

Under the guidance of the UNDP Governance Unit and in cooperation with project staff, the UNV Programme Officer will provide the following support in:

  • Preparation of project reports, including progress and annual reports, as well as ad hoc technical reports, if and when needed;
  • Assistance in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
  • Provision of high quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management;
  • Preparation and implementation of monitoring plans for documentation of lessons learnt with an emphasis on the production of quality knowledge products to be shared with all stakeholders;
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues and initiate, if necessary, diagnostic studies in the respective areas of governance in Kazakhstan;
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation;
  • Making disbursements in accordance with activities and budgets of approved project preparation grants;
  • Drafting contracts for local and international experts and consultants, and sub-contracting institutions;
  • Preparation of project budget revisions, determination of unutilized funds;
  • Maintenance of the database of partners and key government contacts;
  • Analytical support, drafting speeches, official communication.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable

24 Months

Qualifications, skills:

  • 2 year experience in project/programme implementation;
  • Good computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and other software products);
  • A confident user of Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and other applications;
  • Ability to work in a team, excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Russian languages;

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Experience in doing data gathering and research is must;
  • Proven analytical and report writing skills are advantageous;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;

Language (s): Fluency in spoken and written Russian and English. Knowledge of Kazakh is an advantage

Competencies and values:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work - Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully;
  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow - Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others;
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction - Models independent thinking and action;
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform - Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis;
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement - Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration

Programme/project administration.

No

Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 15-11-2020