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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

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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

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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

Associate Protection Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
22 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 Snr. Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan address­ ing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Utilize the IDPs footprint during the planning process;
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programmes ensuring that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are ade­ quately addressed;
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues;
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interloc­ utors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners;
  • Assist in the coordinated implementation and oversight of Standard Operating Proce­ dures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of per­ sons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the nec­ essary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address pro­ tection and assistance gaps;
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, au­ thorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In op­ erations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the re­ sponse of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGO-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protec­ tion delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGO approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, International Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, Politi­ cal Sciences or related field.

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterpart

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • Experience in drafting documents and reports is an asset

  • Previous experience with the UN system is an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

No

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Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Associate Eligibility Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Somalia
UNHCR
Somalia
Bosasso (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months
22 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 Protection Officer and/or RSD Supervisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.
  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Supervise the reception and provide support to the recepitionist in providing feedback to individual cases.
  • Supervise the protection email ID and letter box and ensure to provide timely responses to PoCs
  • Review RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Design and carry out training for Government authorities and other partners on legal and procedural issues related to RSD and provide technical advice to strengthen national asylum procedures
  • Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmarks.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations or another related field.

Basics of ICDL (Microsfot word and windows operating system)

24 Months

Years of work experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law. The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNHCR with professionalism, dedication and client orientation.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

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Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Assistant à l’Enregistrement 27 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
UNHCR
Mauritania
Bassikounou (MRT)
French
Immediate
12 months
27 October 2020

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

Sous la supervision directe de l’Unité d’Enregistrement, l’Assistant à l’enregistrement sera chargé des opérations d’enregistrement sur le terrain y compris la vérification des données personnelles en français et en arabe aux fins de la documentation, la collecte des données requises pour l’enrôlement biométrique, l’enregistrement des nouveaux nées, la désactivation des départs ou des décès et toutes autres tâches liées à l’enregistrement. Il/Elle donne son appui au Chargé de l’Enregistrement et l’Administrateur en charge de la Protection pour organiser les opérations d’enregistrement et en tout ce qui concerne le classement des dossiers et la gestion matérielle d’enregistrement. Il/Elle n’a aucun rôle de supervision.

Supervision, initiation, orientation et devoir de protection des Volontaires des Nations Unies.

Les Volontaires des Nations Unies devraient bénéficier du devoir de protection et de diligence de l’entité hôte égal à celui de tout son personnel. L’appui de l'entité hôte au Volontaire des Nations Unies inclut, mais n'est pas limité à :

  • Des séances d'information préliminaires sur l'organisation et sur le contexte professionnel y compris la sécurité, les procédures d'urgence, les bonnes pratiques culturelles et l'orientation vers l'environnement local ;
  • Un appui administratif à l’arrivée, y compris l’ouverture de comptes bancaires, les demandes de permis de séjour et autres démarches officielles requises par le gouvernement hôte ou l'entité hôte ;
  • Une orientation, un mentorat et un encadrement adéquats par un superviseur, y compris la provision d’un plan de travail clair et d’une évaluation de performance ;
  • L'accès à l'espace de bureau, aux équipements de bureau, l’appui informatique et à tous les autres systèmes et outils requis pour atteindre les objectifs de l’affectation, y compris une adresse électronique de l'entité hôte ;
  • L’accès aux connaissances institutionnelles, ainsi qu’aux programmes de formation et d'apprentissage de l'entité hôte ;

L’inclusion du volontaire dans le plan de sécurité ;

  • La gestion de ses congés ;
  • Des indemnités journalières de subsistance pour les voyages officiels, le cas échéant ;
  • Tous les changements apportés à la description de l'affectation entre le recrutement effectif du Volontaire des Nations Unies et son arrivée sur son lieu d’affectation ou pendant l’affectation doivent être officialisés avec le Programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies.

Description des tâches :

Dans le cadre de la vérification d'effectif au camp de Mbera et l'opération d'enregistrement des réfugiés hors camp, sous la supervision directe du Chargé de l’Enregistrement, l’Assistant à l’enregistrement effectuera les tâches suivantes:

  • Participer aux activités de la collecte et de mise à jour de données des réfugiés dans le cadre de l'opération de vérification et de l'enregistrement des refugies hors camp et de leur biométrie ;
  • Vérifier les données personnelles en français et en arabe aux fins de documentation
  • Faire la saisie et la mise à jour dans la base de données proGres de toutes les informations/données personnelles selon la procédure standard en vigueur;
  • Maintenir et mettre à jour régulièrement les inventaires d'équipement informatique et de tout matériel dans le cadre des dites activités
  • Classer de manières journalières dans un carton toutes les fiches et dossiers des réfugiés
  • Procéder à l’enregistrement des nouveaux réfugiés dans la base de données proGres (de l’UNHCR)
  • Exécuter toutes autres tâches demandées par le superviseur au besoin
  • Identifier les personnes ayant des besoins spécifiques et assurer le renvoi en temps opportun au suivi de la protection, au besoin.
  • Réaliser des entrevues d'inscription lorsque cela est requis conformément aux procédures standards opérationnelles et aux directives mises en place.
  • Maintenir des dossiers et des données exacts et à jour concernant tous les cas individuels d'enregistrement.
  • Collaborer avec le personnel de protection et / ou les partenaires dans la prestation de l'aide et de la programmation, y compris la fourniture de documents d'identité et de droits.
  • Agir comme interprète et traducteur au besoin.

S'acquitter d'autres tâches connexes au besoin.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Capacité informatique :

  • Très bonnes maitrise des outils informatiques (Excel, Power BI…)
  • Connaissance des Systèmes de Gestion des bases de données (Microsoft Access, SQL)
  • Maitrise des outils/base de données de l'UNHCR (proGres)
24 Months
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Maitrise de la langue française et Tamashek désirée

No

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Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de la Mauritanie et les résidents légaux de la Mauritanie 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 : 27-10-2020

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