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Communication and Visibility Coordinator 19 April 2021 Nat. Youth UNODC Lebanon
UNODC
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
01 May 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
19 April 2021

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 UNODC Lebanon Head of Office, and the overall guidance of the Regional Representative at the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), and ROMENA’s Communications and Visibility Officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks in order to support the Office in raising the profile of its activities and results in the region: the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist with the implementation of communication and visibility strategy.
  • Coordinate internal communications to plan and organize events and international days.
  • Draft webstories, press releases and articles for the quarterly newsletter in Arabic and English, with chances for French, to be published on ROMENA’s website and platforms.
  • Create social media content reflecting the office’s activities to be published through ROMENA’s social media platforms in Arabic and English, with chances for French.
  • Monitor media coverage of Lebanon activities.
  • Develop strategies and activities to raise the profile of Lebanon office and its donors on social media and to tailor its messages to target groups.
  • Ensure donor visibility in all activities and events and assist in developing necessary material to do so.
  • Support the organization of various activities, including fund-raising campaigns, high-level meetings, awareness-raising campaigns on crime prevention and criminal justice in Lebanon;
  • Monitor local press, and research events and publications relevant to UNODC activities in order to draft and circulate news releases and press clippings.
  • Assist in translating and editing documents.
  • Undertake other relevant UNODC communication-related duties, as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, media, journalism, or international relations

12 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in (in the fields of communication, public relations, media relations/interactions, social media communication, or related fields is required. Experience in providing translation, graphic design support, video editing services, website updating, and in organizing events is an advantage);
  • 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
Other communications related experience
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 “Communication and Visibility Coordinator (LBNR000422), 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 “Communication and Visibility Coordinator (LBNR000422)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Admin/ Finance Assistant 20 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
20 April 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following three broad functions

  • Support project planning and annaul workplan formulation;
  • Support timely and effective project implementation according to plans and in compliance with Country Office Standard Operating Procedures; and
  • Provide administive support to the project for efficient project management, according UNDP procedures
  • Provide accounting and finance support.

Support project planning and annaul workplan formulation:

  • Prepare inputs to formulation of annual workplans.
  • Provide inputs to detailed implementation plans.
  • Assist in formulation of budgets.
  • Assist in formulation of procurement and HR plans.
  • Assist in revision of annual workplans, periodic revisions of procurement/HR plans ensuring that plans are updated in a timely manner and in close coordination of UNDP Country Office.

Support timely and effective project implementation according to plans and incompliance with Country Office Standard Operating Procedures

  • Initiate procurement actions for International Consultants, goods, works and services and recruitment of Service Contract actions according to HR and procurement plans.
  • Prepare requests for recruitment and contracting in UNDP format and according to Country Office (CO) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Compile supporting documents for procurement and recruitments processes and ensure that supporting documents are complete and in line with the CO SOPs.
  • Follow up with CO units on pending actions (procurement, recruitment, travel, transportation etc).
  • Create e-requisitions for travel and prepare Travel Authorizations, submit and follow up with UNDP CO Travel Unit (according to SOPs).
  • Prepare payment requests and submit to CO (according to SOP).
  • Ensure accuracy of COA of all payment requests.

Provide administive support to the project for efficient project management, according UNDP procedures:

  • Monitor leave of local and international project personnel, maintain updated and correct records and online systems.
  • Notify CO HR promptly on separation of project staff
  • Maintain project supplies and initiate procurement of supplies as necessary.
  • Coordinate ICT support to project with the UNDP CO. Coordinate support with ICT helpdesk.
  • Maintain filing system for the project.

Provide accounting and finance support:

  • Ensure full compliance of financial activites and records with UNDP rules, regulations, polices and procedures.
  • Processing of financial documentation (vouchers, GLJEs, supporting documents, etc.) and maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas, travel claims, and staff entitlements are duly processed.
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
  • Presentation of information on the status of financial resources as required.
  • Management of cash receipts and petty cash.
  • Proper receipting of goods and services and establishment of accruals.
  • Ensure that an orderly and systematic filing system is maintained in the finance unit for efficient and timely retrieval of files. Maintenance of the proper filing system, including hard and soft copy ones, for financial records and documents. Retrieve files or documents as necessary.

Print, scan vouchers and financial documents

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 IVD);
  • 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Specialized certificate in administration is an advantage. Relevant Masters Degree preferred.
  • One year of relevant working experience in Project Cycle Management, Administration, Procurement, Finance and HR.
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Dari and Pashtu.
12 Months
  • One year of relevant working experience in Project Cycle Management, Administration, Procurement, Finance and HR.
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Dari and Pashtu.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Finance, accounting and audit
  • One year of relevant working experience in Project Cycle Management, Administration, Procurement, Finance and HR.
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Dari and Pashtu.
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Working in Teams

Programme Finance Assistant 21 April 2021 Nat. Youth UNCDF United Republic of Tanzania
UNCDF
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (TZA)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
21 April 2021

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.

  1. Assist in financial management activities of the office - 25%
    1. Support the preparation of the various financial reports based on our reporting calendar.
    2. Ensure that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; travel claims, and other entitlements are duly processed.
    3. Create and process transactions in the accounting system (ATLAS);
    4. Timely do reconciliations and do corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues
    5. Support in following up key documents and progress reports to ensure disbursements match deliverables and progress according to the agreements.
  2. Support programme and office administration functions (25%):
    1. Work closely with finance analyst to manage administration activities of the Tanzania country office and LFI.
    2. Assist in managing day to day office administration activities such as managing cleaners, office administration needs etc.
    3. Participate in preparation of meetings such as programme board meetings and others
    4. Assist the finance analyst in meeting various financial compliance functions.

Assist the financial analyst in her role of ensuring compliance of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with office management.

  1. Support budget preparation and cost allocation (10%):
    1. Assist in preparation and modifications of budgets and application of income.
    2. Assist in preparation and modifications of the common services budget and follow up and ensure timely payments.

Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills for the services provided by, elaboration and implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery;

  1. Support office procurement and other logistics (25%):
    1. Provides procurement support by following organization procurement rules and guidelines
    2. Assist finance analyst in periodically procurement plan and monitoring
    3. Provides support to office maintenance and assets management

Provides administrative and logistical support by supervising the logistic processes

  1. Support office cash management activities, audit and other functions (15%):
    1. Assist in timely replenishment of cash imprest for all staff and including petty cash management, reconciliation and retiring according to UN cash management rules.
    2. Assist in payments of travel advances and working on travel retirements for Tanzania team by adhering UNCDF travel rules
    3. Assist in project audit and ensures that all documents are make available to the auditors and follow up on the implementation of audit findings.
    4. Serve as back-up for team upon request as needed

Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and the head of office

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking and Business Administration is required.
  • At least 2 years of combined work experience supporting accounting and finance functions in a public, private, or non-governmental organization is required.
  • Advanced computer skills including the use of the common Microsoft Office products (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and other general office tools is a plus.
  • Program management or project management experience in development organizations is a plus.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
  • Work experience managing financial data, collection, financial analysis, reconciliation, and problem solving is an advantage.
  • Proficient in using both online and offline accounting software packages and related web-based solutions is an advantage.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, 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?

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.

Application deadline: 21 April 2021

Communications Officer 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNICEF Lao People's Democratic Rep
Open

Communications Officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Vientiane (LAO)
English,Laotian
01 May 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the international UN Volunteer will undertake the following functions:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support UNICEF's mission in the country with a focus on education.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Partnership to Strengthen the Education System - a partnership between UNICEF and the EU - by providing key communications support to the UNICEF education team. This includes communications activity planning, development of human-interest stories, blog posts and social media content to promote PSES in Lao PDR and internationally and to the promotion of shared EU-UNICEF education messaging. In addition, this role involves support to Partnership to Strengthen the Education System (PSES) donor reporting including the collation of annual communications achievements as part of reporting to the EU.
  • Help raise awareness about challenges facing the education sector in Lao PDR and come up with innovative communication approaches.
  • Assist in producing campaigns and graphic design content for social media, such as fact graphs, info graphs, and other documents that require simple design such as brochures for donor communication and advocacy purposes with a focus on education.
  • Help disseminate studies, research and data on the successes and challenges facing the education sector in Lao PDR to different audiences.
  • Assist Communication and Education sections in events, launches, campaigns, and other key communication activities.
  • Lead in moderating social media platforms, engage with UNICEF's social media audience, and respond to online queries.
  • Conduct social media analysis for UNICEF Lao PDR platforms, measure audience engagement and contribute to building UNICEF’s social media fan base through assessment of key audiences, content planning, content management, search engine optimization, analytics and assessment of effectiveness of platforms and content.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences, or similar
24 Months

2 years of professional experience relevant to communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience

Area of expertise requirement:

  • Communication, experience with development and implementation of communication strategies;
  • Proficiency in using computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite, email/internet, other IT applications;
  • Skills and technical competence in producing for various media formats: print, web, social media)
  • Skills in graphic design, video production and photography all an asset.
No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, 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.

Application deadline: 27th April 2021