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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Public Information Officer 20 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
20 October 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 the Multimedia Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Writing news and feature stories for the mission’s website and other digital platforms;
  • Writing scripts for long-form audio-visual content for distribution by UNHQ and micro-videos for the Mission’s social media platforms;
  • Proactively identifying, researching and conducting the necessary interviews for such stories;
  • Identifying and commissioning/delegating news and feature stories to other Communications and Public Information CPI colleagues mission-wide;
  • Editing news stories, feature stories and other print material produced by other CPI colleagues;
  • Travelling, when needed, to other states to cover stories and events;
  • Assisting in adopting print material for use online, on social media etc., and vice versa;
  • Providing and/or verifying content to and doing the graphic design of print and online products (calendars, banners, billboards, posters, leaflets, brochures, factsheets, newsletters, the Mission and UNCT magazines, etc.) produced by CPI colleagues or, occasionally, submitted for design by other UNMISS sections or UN agencies, funds and programmes;
  • Liaising with UN agencies, funds and programmes about joint print or online products;
  • Assisting in following up administrative matters such as daily submission of story ideas by field offices and technical evaluation of content and reach (including social media analytics);
  • Assisting the Multimedia Coordinator in developing material for and conducting capacity building of relevant skills for national staff;
  • Design clear, engaging graphic materials catered to target audiences, using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Spark/Canva, Illustrator, and/or InDesign (e.g. logos, branded promotional materials, web site and social media graphics, quote cards, posters, flyers, publication layout and other marketing materials as needed);
  • Performing other duties as assigned by CPI Section Chief and the Multmedia coordinator.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Journalism, Mass Communications, Broadcasting or relevant disciplines.

60 Months

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in journalism and communications;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in PowerPoint and various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 vehicles;
  • Strong and proven knowledge of graphic design software, including InDesign, Illustrator, Canva/Adobe Spark, and Photoshop;
  • Ability to operate digital recording equipment;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Sound leadership skills, with experience managing small-to medium-sized teams
Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, 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.

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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: 20-10-2020

Project Associate, ES, Communication 21 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Ukraine
UNFPA
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian
01 November 2020
12 months
21 October 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 UNFPA Program Analyst or her designated mandated representative(s), the National UN Volunteer will:
Support UNFPA team in the implementation of project activities.
Contribute to drafting of media briefs, social media communication, and documentation of good practices, human stories and stories of success as well as organization of public events.
Maintain close working relationships with the media, including editors and journalists in key national and international news outlets.
Regularly and consistently monitor media publications in the thematic areas related to the Project, providing timely advice to the Project Coordinator and UNFPA Communication and Advocacy Manager, flagging the issues of concern, suggesting corrective actions to address them.
Contribute to the development and implementation of behaviour changing campaigns and awareness raising information materials.
Maintain solid working relationships with the companies-signatories to the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence. Provide technical support to those signed the Declaration to better implement SDGs (Goals 5 and 8) in their day-to-day operations and business strategies, and document good practices for experiences sharing.
Explore opportunities and mechanisms for engaging civil society and private sector in responding to the needs of vulnerable groups of population affected by COVID-19.
Help to maintain 4 Hands Happiness web-site and social media through drafting news items and event reports.
Perform any other duties as required by the Country Office, Regional Office and HQ.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in social work or other social sciences, social inclusion, civil society development, international relations community health, international relations, international law, human rights, gender studies, communication for development or related field. Master’s degree is preferable.

24 Months
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable: women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, behaviour change campaigns.
  • Understanding of the SDGs is recommended.
  • Understanding of the corporate social responsibility concept would be considered as an asset.
  • 2 years of experience working in the areas of public-private partnership, communication, public relations or marketing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in gender mainstreaming, combating gender-based violence, communication for development.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, 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.

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

Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Project Coordinator 26 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Thailand
Open

Project Coordinator

National Specialist
UNDP
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English,Thai
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
26 October 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

* 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.

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: 26-10-2020

Programme Assistant 28 October 2020 Nat. Youth UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
28 October 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 Chief Health and Nutrition, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist the section in preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section;
  • Manage the Chief diaries and organising meetings and appointments;
  • Assist the section in arranging logistics for meetings and workshops;
  • Support the Chief of section in typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor;
Secondary education
  • Academic; Secondary degree supplemented with university courses related to public health, nutrition, or any other related field is desirable;
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) at the national and/or international level in administrative or clerical work experience is required. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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).
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration
No

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

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.
b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail
c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments
f. Click “Submit my profile”
g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361) click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

* 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.

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