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Associate Programme Officer 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mauritania
Nouakchott (MRT)
French,Arabic
01 January 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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 Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.

36 Months

Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Other
No

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

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Application deadline: 29-11-2020

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Afghanistan
UNRCO
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

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

Knowledge Management is a central component of the Spotlight Initiative in Afghanistan. The objectives of the Knowledge Management Strategy will be: 1) to increase awareness and understanding of the SI’s implementation and impact in Afghanistan; (2) to communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions (3) to generate local, context-specific knowledge on ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ to be shared on regional and global virtual knowledge platforms and (4) to strengthen women’s rights groups’, civil society groups’, and government’s capacity to generate, disseminate and use EVAWG knowledge.

As such, the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (CKMO) will be responsible for leading and managing the following activities in keeping with the Knowledge Management Framework to be developed:

  • Knowledge capture: Collate the evidence-base on Spotlight Pillars from existing national and global resources and conduct a situation analysis to improve understanding of EVAWG in the country
  • Address knowledge gaps: Support the design of activities to specifically meet identified knowledge gaps
  • Monitoring and Evaluation lessons learned: Working with the M&E and Reporting Advisor, strategize how to identify and share innovative, context-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies of all Spotlight activities to determine ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’. This knowledge will be shared on regional and global knowledge platforms to encourage peer support, collaborative problem-solving and strategizing, and the sharing of tools and other resources.
  • Dissemination and Public Engagement: In coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer and the RCO’s Communications and Advocacy Officer, communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions and establish participatory mechanisms with multiple stakeholders to continually assess and discuss what works and what does not.
  • Build Knowledge Management Capacities: As requested, conduct national and/or regional knowledge exchange workshops on particular topics/practice to strengthen institutional capacity to generate disseminate and use knowledge products.

S/He will ensure that the outputs from M&E are translated into knowledge that informs programme implementation and reporting, and that KM activities are closely aligned with the SI Communication and Visibility Strategy.

A baseline survey will be conducted under this joint program by the RUNOs. Portfolio reviews for this program involving donors, community beneficiaries will be conducted to ensure that RUNO agencies “pause and reflect” on its implementation.

Strengthen knowledge management by tracking the implementation of this programme and disseminate advocacy messages and good practices.

Produce knowledge products and ensure that products (such as the baseline reports, mid-term reviews, etc.), are disseminated through various levels and platforms.

Develop a Knowledge Management Strategy, focusing on (i) identifying knowledge gaps by assessing and undertaking a mapping of existing knowledge management activities, guidelines and tools within the RCO and the RUNOs; (ii) expanding flow of knowledge and information on Spotlight; (iii) contributing to and sharing best practices and knowledge; (iv) effectively communicating and liaising with all RUNO agencies to integrate knowledge management in their systems and processes; and (v) ensuring a constant and consistent flow of information gathered on the quality of the SI including human interest/life changing stories.

S/He will work closely with the RCO’s Communication and Advocacy Officer and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, to build the data processes and generate information on the SI and its linkage to other ongoing UN initiatives in Afghanistan.S/He will also work closely with the Communications/Knowledge Management focal points within the RUNOs to ensure cohesive messaging and data exchange.

S/He will be assigned to the RCO, reporting directly to the Senior Coordination Officer, and the overall guidance of the Head/RCO.

  • With the Communications Officers in the RCO and RUNOs, create, promote and maintain public information campaigns on the SI.
  • Provide content management support on SI (consistency of materials, translations etc.) to the RCO Communications and Advocacy Officer (CAO) for the One UN website ensuring accuracy of information prior to posting, making sure that relevant information is clearly presented, relevant and continuously updated.
  • Manage social media under the guidance of the CAO in line with corporate web and social media policy; monitor the effectiveness of social media.
  • Prepare translations of documents in Dari/Pashto as requested.
  • Ensure clear, coherent and consistent communication about the role, strategic focus and activities of the RUNOs in the SI.
  • Produce well written/quality materials that enhance external and internal communication
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferred in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Science or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with additional two years of relevant experience.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

Coordination and Information Management Officer (COVID-19 Response) 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Nepal
UNRCO
Nepal
Kathmandu (NPL)
English,Nepalese
01 January 2021
12 months
30 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 National Field Coordinator, the UNV Coordination and Information Management Officer will:

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of National Field Coordinator, the UNV Coordination and Information Management Officer will:

Support the effective information management, and communication and liaison between the Provincial Humanitarian Coordination mechanism and the HCT in Kathmandu.

  • Supporting in coordination and collaboration between different agencies and members of the UNCT and the humanitarian architecture in the province, including but not limited to government, relevant cluster leads, UN and NGO partners, media and local civil society.
  • Supporting in information management related to the COVID-19 quarantine sites establishing two-way communication mechanisms with affected populations and follow up mechanisms. This includes collating information from partners, situation reporting and putting together updates on the situation.
  • Support in humanitarian and general reporting, support the local coordination structure in obtaining localized common messages and coordinating dissemination of messages with media partners to reach affected communities
  • Support in regular update and management of humanitarian database including common operational database (COD), fundamental operational database (FOD), who is doing what and where (3W) database. Also, S/he is responsible to maintain and update contact list of UN and NGO partners, cluster members, government authority at the province level
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
24 Months
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Nepalese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other emergency management experience
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 30-11-2020.

Coordination Officer 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Nepal
Open

Coordination Officer

National Specialist
UNDP
Nepal
Kathmandu (NPL)
English,Nepalese
Immediate
12 months
30 November 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and the Deputy Resident Representative, and within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Management Analyst, UNDP Nepal CO, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Coordination Officer will:

  • Support UNDP Nepal CO coordination efforts related to COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts, including in its role as the Technical Lead Agency for implementation, monitoring and reporting of the activities under the UN Framework for Responding to the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Nepal, its role as co-lead of the humanitarian Early Recovery Cluster, and in relation to green recovery and social protection initiatives and any other relevant coordination efforts. Support will include:
    • Drafting of inputs to joint work plans, proposals, reports, Terms of References, briefs, concept notes and other documents;
    • Support to coordination and compilation of joint monitoring and reporting efforts;
    • Support in planning and follow-up of working group meetings;
    • Provide technical support to the preparation of background documents, donor briefs, program briefs and strategic points for meetings and partnership strengthening;
    • Provides substantive inputs and support to the preparation and finalization of periodic reports on coordination, partnerships and resource mobilization efforts through coordination, information gathering and analysis.
    • As requested by the supervisor/management, participate and report back in/from inter-agency coordination meetings
    • Any other coordination related support, as required

  • Support UNDP Nepal CO’s internal planning, coordination, implementation and reporting of socio-economic recovery related programing, in close collaboration with the Policy Advisors, Portfolio Managers, Field office staff, Program Management Analyst, and other team members, including in the following areas:
    • Provide required support to UNDP Nepal CO colleagues in implementation and monitoring of UNDP’s COVID-19 green recovery initiative on municipal waste management;
    • Provide internal coordination support to UNDP Nepal CO’s COVID-19 socio-economic recovery related programing efforts to support regular internal updates and awareness raising among UNDP colleagues, including with Field Office colleagues, to promote internal coherence in implementation and communications;
    • Support internal monitoring and reporting of UNDP Nepal CO’s COVID-19 socio-economic recovery projects, in close coordination with relevant program colleagues;
    • Actively participate in discussions and contribute to design and formulation of new project proposals related to COVID-19 socio-economic recovery, with focus on green recovery efforts;

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

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

Required Experience: 5 years

  1. Education, qualifications, skills, experience, areas of expertise:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, international development, economics, environmental science or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in development coordination and/or programming; experience with green economy or other environmentally sustainable development initiatives is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
60 Months

Required Experience: 5 years

  1. Education, qualifications, skills, experience, areas of expertise:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, international development, economics, environmental science or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in development coordination and/or programming; experience with green economy or other environmentally sustainable development initiatives is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Nepalese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other emergency management experience

Required Experience: 5 years

  1. Education, qualifications, skills, experience, areas of expertise:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, international development, economics, environmental science or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in development coordination and/or programming; experience with green economy or other environmentally sustainable development initiatives is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 30-11-2020.