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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Political Affairs Officer 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist DPA Ethiopia
DPA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 December 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 supervision of The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on issues pertaining to peace and security as well as political developments in assigned countries in the Horn of Africa Region;
  • Prepare a range of internal reports and briefing papers, including but not limited to situation reports, political profiles, notes to file, background papers, briefing notes, code cables and talking points for the Special Envoy and other senior staff;
  • Develops and maintain professional relationships, which support the work of the Office, including representatives of international organizations and other relevant partners;
  • Monitor information and news sources for the production of daily news clippings as well as media reports;
  • Follow up on political and security developments in assigned countries in the Horn region;
  • Reach out to Civil Society Organizations, think thanks, academia in the Horn Region for in-depth analysis of the political and security situation;
  • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development.
  • Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential, preferably in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organizations is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting

Computer skills: 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.

No

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Application deadline: 03 December 2020

Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator 05 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Yemen
WHO
Yemen
Sana'a (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
05 December 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 [Health Cluster Coordinator] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator] will:

In the context of COVID-19 disease:

  1. Promote rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 in line with WHO Guidelines including WHO-recommended types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in the context of COVID-19 disease, according to the setting, personnel and type of activity across the Health Cluster.
  1. Provide awareness to Health Cluster members about the safe supportive management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 in line with international protocols.

Needs assessment and gap analysis:

  1. Manage and coordinate within the health cluster- or at inter cluster level for rapid health needs assessments, as well as participatory assessments (multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessments and humanitarian needs overviews, post-event risk assessment, or post disaster/post conflict needs assessment); be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the health cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population.
  1. Collect information from all health partners on Who’s Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and regularly feed the database managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters. Strategic planning

3. Liaise with the health cluster members on the development of the health sector components of the humanitarian needs overview (HNO), humanitarian response plan (HRP), as well as contingency planning for potential new events and other interagency planning, and ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector response plans.

4. Ensure full compliance with national and international norms and standards, oversee that crosscutting issues are mainstreamed in the health cluster response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation.

Management of the health cluster:

5. Ensure health partner’s involvement in health sector assessments, planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.

6. Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all health cluster partners.

7. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of “building back better” and specific risk reduction measures.

8. Convene and facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership. Organize and conduct joint support missions to field operations. 9. Contribute to the development of a functional information management mechanisms for the health cluster to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and reporting; ensure that the health cluster produces and disseminates to partners, donors, government and other stakeholders regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the health status of the affected people, response activities, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary.

Monitoring and evaluation:

10. Support the adaptation and implementation of an indicators’ monitoring framework to ensure adequate implementation of the health cluster plans; ensure partners’ active involvement in joint monitoring of individual and common plans of action for health interventions and peer exchange of experiences and lessons learned within the cluster partnership.

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

A university degree (Master’s level or above), in public health, medicine or international relations, social sciences or management or related field, from an accredited/recognized institute.

48 Months

At least four years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations, including experience in managing and coordinating health programmes in chronic and acute, sudden-onset emergencies.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health, Other health related experience
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, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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* 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.

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

Application deadline: 05-12-2020