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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
UNV- Public Information 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist UNMAS Afghanistan
UNMAS
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

The UNV Post is paid and fulltime, and UNV work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Communication Team based in New York.

Duties of the UNV include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in monitoring media coverage of mine action and international relations issues.
  • Distribute relevant articles to key partners
  • Establish and maintain a mine action video library
  • Assist with media outreach
  • Assist in creating graphic-design related materials
  • Assist in advocacy and outreach activities to internal and external audiences
  • Research, compile, draft and edit basic information for use in the preparation and production of public information materials, including website content.
  • Assist with the maintenance and help develop UNMAS Social Media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
  • Assist in liaison with public information focal points in HQ specifically related to generating multimedia public information materials.
  • Assist in the preparation of outreach material such as talking points, correspondence and presentations
  • Events and website management, stocking and mailing public information materials.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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

Education - Additional Comments: Master's degree in Economics, Social Studies, Finance or closely relevant subject.

36 Months
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Self-Management

Information Management Officer 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Liberia
UNDP
Liberia
Monrovia (LBR)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
28 February 2021

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

The UN Volunteer will work under the supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative and Deputy Resident Representative, in the key functions listed below. He/she will also work closely with the UNDP Liberia Communication unit, the Resident Coordinator office, Regional Information Management Officer, as part of the UNDP-UNV Tandem Teams Initiative[1].

Summary of key functions:

  • Data Capture, Management and Analysis
  • Data Visualization, Reporting and Application
  • Technical Support

Data Capture, Management and Analysis:

  • Identify key data gaps for informed crisis risk tracking in the country.
  • Propose a strategy and implementation plan for capturing required primary data
  • Develop a process for and understand primary data gathering (e.g. designing and conducting periodic perception surveys)
  • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into the Crisis Risk Dashboard as required by evolving needs including the development, implementation and management of new indicators and corresponding data that are associated with the crisis risk model;
  • Propose revisions and improvements to the overall design framework and data requirements for the risk tracking system, using as the key tool the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) – a purpose-designed platform developed by CRU for online information management and data visualization - and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards;

Data Visualization, Reporting and Application:

  • Produce and update information products such as maps, charts, and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline as well as support strategic and operational decision-making;
  • Explore ways of presenting crisis risk profiles and early warning more effectively through visual representations (charts, graphs, tables and diagrams) through the CRD;
  • Provide technical assistance in translating data and other program information into easy visual representations, in accordance with data visualization best practices;
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections for the CRD, where required.

Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Country Office / Country Team application of the CRD;
  • Provide maintenance and end-user technical support in issues relating to the CRD information management use, including troubleshooting for data entry and access to the existing database;
  • Provide technical assistance in order to build capacity of staff on how to integrate data visualization approaches into their work as well as how to update and monitor existing dashboards.

[1] A UNDP-UNV initiative whereby international experts are working closely with NUNVs to support UNDP COs.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in information management, information systems, social science or related.

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), database development, web management, visualization, or other related areas;
  • Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.
  • Strong experience in conducting primary research, particularly in crisis contexts;
  • Experience managing information in international development or humanitarian context as well as relevant experience within the UN system is highly desirable;
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for data visualization and dashboards;
  • Experience in providing excellent client/customer services;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in an international development or humanitarian context;
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods;
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and languages.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Functional competencies:

  • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary data gathering and research including survey design and implementation, facilitating focus groups, research interviews, etc.;
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Possesses strong analytical and research capabilities, including the ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of UNDP’s mandate, systems and tools in the area of conflict prevention, DRR, crisis preparedness and response;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;
  • Designs management systems based on established best practice;
  • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems;
  • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation;
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct trainings, ensure knowledge management, identify and share best practices.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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?

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.

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

Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Application deadline: 28 February 2021

Information Management Officer 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Ethiopia
UNDP
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,Amharic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

The UN Volunteer will work in the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office, in support of regional programming efforts across the CO’s programme portfolios, with a focus on early recovery and social cohesion, in the key functions listed below. S(he) will also work closely with the UNDP teams; UN agencies; and the UNDP Crisis Bureau.

Summary of key functions:

  • Data Capture, Management and Analysis
  • Training and Technical Support
  • Conflict Prevention Coordination Support

Data Capture, Management and Analysis:

  • Identify key data gaps in the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) for informed crisis risk tracking in the country.
  • Support a strategy and implementation plan for capturing required primary data on the crises
  • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into the CRD as required by evolving needs including the development, implementation and management of new indicators and corresponding data
  • Produce and update analysis products accompanied by maps, charts, and infographics to support strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Collaborate with NDRMC and UN OCHA Information Management Unit to develop early recovery analysis products.

Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Country Team application of the CRD;
  • Provide maintenance and end-user technical support in issues relating to the CRD information management use, including trouble-shooting for data entry and access to the existing database;
  • Provide technical assistance in order to build capacity of staff on how to integrate data visualization approaches into their work as well as how to update and monitor existing dashboards.
  • Provide relevant technical support to the recovery and peace building programming

Conflict Prevention Coordination Support

  • Provide substantive support to produce outputs in the form of analytical products under the guidance of the UNDP Governance team leader and in collaboration with the UNDP Technical Team on the recovery and peacebuilding assessment and programming
  • Provide substantive input on data-based initiatives for conflict prevention and recovery efforts subnational hotspots.
  • Provide support to the Government of Ethiopia on data and information management when required.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in information management, social science or related.

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), database development, web management, visualization, or other related areas;
  • Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

  • Experience in conducting research on humanitarian needs analyses, early recovery, peace and security, particularly in crisis contexts would be an advantage;
  • Experience managing information in international development or humanitarian context as well as relevant experience within the UN system is highly desirable;
  • Experience with coordination within the UN system, government or civil society if highly desirable;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in an international development or humanitarian context;
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods;
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and languages.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Amharic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Functional competencies:

  • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary and secondary data gathering and research including survey design and implementation, research interviews, etc.;
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Possesses strong analytical and research capabilities, including the ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of the UN Charter and mandate, systems and tools in the area of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, crisis preparedness and response;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;
  • Designs management systems based on established best practice;
  • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems;
  • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation;
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct trainings on data and information management systems, ensure knowledge management, identify and share best practices.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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?

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.

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

Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Application deadline: 28 February 2021