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Project Officer 12 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Bosnia and Hercegovina
Open

Project Officer

National Specialist
UNICEF
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Sarajevo (BIH)
English,Bosnian,Croatian,Serbian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
12 March 2021

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 direct supervision of Education Officer, the Project Officer (UNV) will be responsible to support the Joint Project; coordinate the collection of data and liaise with the government and non-government partners in the education sector in three administrative units (Republika Srpska, Una-Sana Canton, West Herzegovina Canton) and coordination Ministry of Civil Affairs, based in Sarajevo.

The national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support to programme development and planning

  • Facilitate the development and establishment of results for the UN Joint project, and results-based planning through analysis of education needs and areas for intervention and submission of assessments for priority and goal setting in close collaboration with the selected government partners in education sector.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to UN Joint Project government and non-government partners (Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Information Society in Republika Srpska; Ministries of Culture and Sports in Una-Sana Canton and West Herzegovina Canton and BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs) throughout all stages of the project implementation processes, complying with the UN organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Document the results provided by UNICEF, UNESCO and ILO in the education sector to facilitate review and any changes that might be required to ensure achievement of set results.

Programme implementation, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, specifically with Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Information Society in Republika Srpska; Ministries of Culture and Sports in Una-Sana Canton and West Herzegovina Canton and Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH.
  • Perform real time monitoring of the school closure impact on households and learning continuity for vulnerable children, with specific focus on gender-disaggregated data through collecting/identifying sex, age and disability disaggregated data, including on gendered risks, needs and barriers to services, and use it to inform the policy and programme decisions.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government partners and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Undertake (online or physical) field visits and surveys and share information with partners and stakeholders in education sector to assess progress and provide technical support. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, schools and UN partners on carrying out the implementation of the UN Joint project and delivery of results.
  • Coordination of the UNV Youth coordinators that will be assigned to support JP implementation in the three selected administrative units: timely implementation of tasks, ensure smooth two-way communication and information sharing, assist in communication with local authorities and non-government institutions, support problem solving

Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and stakeholders in education sector through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programmes.
  • Participate in coordination meetings related to implementation of the UN Joint Project.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Provide support in identifying, documenting and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Social Sciences, Education, Law, Business Administration or similar

24 Months

At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in professional environment at the post-graduate level within academic, humanitarian, development or other social-science oriented fields;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Bosnian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Croatian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Serbian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Familiarity with E-Learning systems (Moodle, Google Education, others) is an advantage;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
No

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

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

Application deadline: 12-03-2021

Associate Reporting Officer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Lebanon
UNDP
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

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 the Conflict Analysis & Mainstreaming Officer the UNDP Coordination unit, the UNV Associate Reporting Officer will provide support to the overall management and smooth implementation of the Tension Monitoring Project. Specific tasks will include:

  • Keep abreast on relevant developments in the social stability sphere;
  • Monitor traditional and social media regarding tensions in Lebanon;
  • Liaise closely with all colleagues in the unit in order to gather and collate data and analysis on tensions monitoring;
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required;
  • Work closely with Information Management colleagues to ensure accurate and attractive data presentation;
  • Assist in the design, production and translation of newsletters, fundraising documents, and factsheets and ad-hoc reports for internal and external use;
  • Assist in the preparation of information packages and briefing kits for meetings;
  • Prepare minutes of meetings and support on follow-up on action points;
  • Assist in the archiving of documents ensuring materials are adequately tracked in shared folders.
  • Assist in capacity building activities, as trainings and workshops;
  • Assist in producing donor’s visibility materials;
  • Assist in drafting narrative and financial reports;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field;
24 Months
  • At least 1-2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the field of conflict analysis, report writing or communications;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in reporting and editing;
  • 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;
  • Ability to read and interpret;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
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 “Associate Reporting Officer (LBNR000403), 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 “Associate Reporting Officer (LBNR000403)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Ethiopia
UNICEF
Ethiopia
Gambela (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
14 March 2021

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 Chief of Field Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV C4D Officer will:

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning C4D strategy and interventions in the region.
  • Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Assess the impact of C4D activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to contextualize the development, pretesting, translation and repackaging of existing as well as new Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) materials in consultation with relevant Regional Bureaus, Programme Officers, the C4D unit, and other relevant stakeholders
  • In collaboration with UNICEF Programme staff and relevant government sector staff, participates in the development of evidence-based sectoral strategies and workplans (both development and emergency-related) to ensure the design and incorporation of specific Communication for Development components with objectives and activities aimed at different levels:
    • behavior development/change individual/household/facility levels;
    • community participation, social change and collective action at community level; and
    • social mobilization of community-based organizations and advocacy for decision makers;
  1. Support to the implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up on the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).

  1. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF, regional sector bureaus and partners including contributing to the adapting of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for C4D

  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with national/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to C4D trainings at regional, Zonal, and Woreda levels for Government counterparts, partner organizations, and their volunteer networks.
  • Build the capacity of a social mobilization multi-sectoral regional platform (Health, Education, Religious groups, CSOs, medias, etc.) in terms of coordination, planning, monitoring of C4D interventions including use of emergency communication materials for creating a strategic network of social mobilization trainers

  1. Monitoring and Reporting

  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed C4D indicators
  • Contribute to the regular monitoring of C4D actors’ capacity according to the needs raised during rapid assessments / KAP surveys
  • Compile regional C4D reports, emergency and development, from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure multi-media materials are distributed to the intended target groups and monitor and address gaps
  • Participates in regional and Zonal coordination mechanisms and follow up on C4D tasks
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

At least first degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations and Health Promotion and Education) with emphasis on communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.

12 Months
  • A minimum of one year of experience in planning and implementing C4D/SBCC programmes
  • Previous experience in working/living in communities is an added advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Experaince in Behavior Change communication planning is a requirment (Mandatory)
  • Experaince in multi-channel communication design is an asset
  • Experaince in evidence generation for Social and Behavior Change Communication is an asset
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 14th March 2021