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Research Associate 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WB Pakistan

Research Associate

National Specialist
Islamabad (PAK)
24 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 Research Associate will report directly to the Assigned Team Leader of the Pakistan Climate Change Platform (based in Islamabad) and perform the following tasks:

  • To coordinate closely with the team in the design and development of the platform, including any analytical work that may be required as inputs. Provide technical and administrative support as required, including writing briefs, preparing outreach material, setting up clinics or seminars, providing research inputs, communications support and other tasks required for the platform as needed.
  • Review existing analytical work and identify key operational recommendations.
  • Review the ADP to assess how best to incorporate climate change adaptation/mitigation considerations;
  • To support the mapping of climate change data available in Pakistan, including providing support and coordinating an online data management tool.
  • To arrange meetings with subject-experts to facilitate cross-sectoral discussions on climate change in operations.
  • To provide inputs for informational brochures or reports to be developed by the platform team.
  • To set up and maintain a database of relevant experts and think tanks in the field and periodically arrange meetings as required.
  • To provide analytical inputs and inputs for reports and just in time notes as required.
  • To provide support and guidance to task teams for operations, and to act as a liaison between the relevant Bank teams.
  • Any other tasks required to support the climate change platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelors degree in economics, environment, climate change, social sciences, sociology, anthropology or a related social science field with demonstrable experience on climate related issues preferred.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • Experience and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in Pakistan;
  • An ability and willingness to liaise closely with research firms and to coordinate field visits while representing the World Bank
  • Technical and analytical skills in climate or sustainable development issues and ability to provide well-grounded, quality analytical inputs with pragmatism and a focus on results;
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with policy issues
  • Hard working, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and a proven ability to work in multicultural settings and teams;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Competencies & Values:

  • Creativity & Innovation: Communication skills and ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; listens to others, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Uses good judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or sensitive issues. Conceptual and creative thinking to focus on impact and results and to develop practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; builds and sustains relationships with key constituents. Ability to organize themselves well.
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Application procedure
* 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
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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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 Pakistan and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Chargé (e) de suivi des Volontaires ONU Communautaires 09 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNODC Mali
Bamako (MLI)
12 months
09 March 2021

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

Sous la supervision directe de la Coordinatrice du Programme Sahel au niveau du bureau regional ONUDC et/ ou du/de la coordinateur/trice UNODC Pays le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes:

  • Coordonner et apporter l’assistance nécessaire aux volontaires communautaires des Nations Unies sur le terrain
  • Former les volontaires communitaires sur le mandat de l´ONUDC et dans le domaine de la lutte contre la criminalité transnationale organisée et le terrorisme.
  • Faire un plan de travail annuel avec les volontaires communautaires pour la prévention de la criminalité et l´amélioration de la collaboration avec les acteurs de la justice pénale
  • Assurer la mise en œuvre de ce plan de travail annuel
  • Cree un réseau national des intervenants dans le domaine de la justice et de la prévention du terrorisme
  • Faire des missions périodiques de suivi sur le terrain
  • Rendre compte de façon hebdomadaire de l’état de mise en œuvre des activités au Bureau Régional de UNODC et/ou au bureau Pays ainsi qu’aux partenaires étatiques (lesquels ?)
  • Etablir un dialogue franc et continu avec les partenaires étatiques
  • Assurer le rapportage des activités sur le terrain et la communication interne et externe en concertation avec le bureau régional et le bureau Pays
  • toutes les autres tâches requises par le superviseur
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Licence/Maitrise Maitrise/Master1 (BAC +4 ) en:

Sciences sociales/ Statistiques et/ou Droit ou tout autres domaines pertinents pour le poste

24 Months

Au moins deux (2) années d’expérience dans le domaine legal ou de suivi et evaluation, dans le suivi des activités à base communautaire (Atout).

Capacité informatique :

  • Gestion et Analyse des données
  • Bonne maitrise de l'informatique et des logiciels de traitement de texte et des reseaux sociaux
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Professionalism, Vision, Working in Teams

* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

* Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens du Mali et les résidents légaux du Mali ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 09-03-2021