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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Coordination Associate 09 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNMAS Afghanistan
UNMAS
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

The UNV Post is paid and fulltime, and UNV work five days per week (40 hours).

Duties of the UNV include, but are not limited to:

- Supports the office’s engagement with the humanitarian community, including in its role as Global Coordinator of the Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR) within the Global Protection Cluster particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;

- Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other Agencies, Funds and Programmes as well as partners on specific humanitarian-related issues;

- Conducts research and drafts official documents related to priorities of UNMAS Afghanistan;

- Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;;

- Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, etc.;

- Supports the work of the office on advocacy and outreach particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;;

- Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor (Senior Programme Officer Afghanistan).

-Support development of project management tools and processes to track project delivery

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a bachelors degree or higher

- Be computer literate in standard software applications;

- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

24 Months
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Self-Management

Coordination Associate 09 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNMAS Afghanistan
UNMAS
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

The UNV Post is paid and fulltime, and UNV work five days per week (40 hours).

Duties of the UNV include, but are not limited to:

- Supports the office’s engagement with the humanitarian community, including in its role as Global Coordinator of the Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR) within the Global Protection Cluster particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;

- Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other Agencies, Funds and Programmes as well as partners on specific humanitarian-related issues;

- Conducts research and drafts official documents related to priorities of UNMAS Afghanistan;

- Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;;

- Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, etc.;

- Supports the work of the office on advocacy and outreach particularly focusing on issues related to the Afghanistan programme;;

- Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor (Senior Programme Officer Afghanistan).

-Support development of project management tools and processes to track project delivery

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a bachelors degree or higher

- Be computer literate in standard software applications;

- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

24 Months
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
  • 3 Years’ experience.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Afghan national
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Self-Management

Digital & Social Media Specialist 09 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan
UNDP
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
English,Russian
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

  1. Under the supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the International UN Volunteer/ Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

    Essential

    Social media management and visualization:

    • Manage UNDP Kazakhstan social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: a) develop content strategy; b) plan content posting; c) perform regular engagement monitoring and analysis;

    • Develop and design the (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) ;

    • Undertake social media audit at the end of 2021;

    • Design infographics, presentations and other corporate material (leaflets,

      brochures, manuals) disseminated to the Government, partners, donors, public;

    • Identify innovative ways and new communications tools to display / promote the work of UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Support the communication team in developing digital content such as videos, photo exhibits, podcasts, etc. to promote key themes (climate change, inequalities, gender equality), major events and key programme results.

      Website management:

    • Regularly update UNDP Kazakhstan website content based on the corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT and communication team;

    • Contribute to the UNDP Kazakhstan website content development and design;

    • Build the research and publications section on the website as a repository of

      the knowledge materials produced by UNDP Kazakhstan.

      Communication and advocacy materials/capacity building:

    • Identify innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms to display the key work of the UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Assist the Communication team with any tasks related to communication and advocacy (producing stories, press releases, speeches, etc.);

    • Provide trainings for UNDP Kazakhstan staff on communications and advocacy for further development.

      Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

    • 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 International Volunteer Day);

    • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

      • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities;

      • 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
  1. Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Social Sciences, or similar.

36 Months
  1. Years of work experience: 3 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
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Strong copywriting, editing skills;

  • Advanced user level in social media management and monitoring tools and

    instruments, hashtag monitoring for campaigns, influence management, etc

    (e.g. Hootsuit, Tweetdeck, etc);

  • Portfolio of implemented social media campaigns, including with the participation of social media influencers; website optimization for search engines (social media assets, visuals, videos, human interest stories, etc. should be uploaded to a cloud and a link can be shared with the recruiter);

    • Experience with development and implementation of communication

      strategies;

    • Proficiency in using the following applications:

      o Microsoft Office Suite, email/Internet, Teams, Zoom;

      o Canva, Piktochart, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

    • Creative skills & nature.

      Advantage:

    • Skilled in web and graphic design;

    • Video editing and design.

    Fluent in English, advanced knowledge of Russian is an asset.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Working in Teams

If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile.

Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

If you are registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profileGo to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 09-03-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.

Communications Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth WFP Cambodia
WFP
Cambodia
Phnom-Penh (KHM)
Khmer,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
10 March 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 communications and reporting officer, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

Multi-media content production and management

  • Produce and archive digital communication materials including poster, leaflet, and brochure or other visual materials (photos, video and footages) related to event/activity.

  • Support the development of human-interest stories for WFP’s online presence and assist in updating the WFP Cambodia website.
  • Work closely with editors/writers/designer and relevant colleagues on communication-related product design and/or media-, social-media and web-based content development
  • Assist in managing WFP’s social media platforms, monitor their daily engagement and report on their monthly traffic including reach and engagement

Media Relation

  • Maintain and update media directory (national, and key regional and international)

  • Assist in building and maintaining relations with media, journalists, editors, reporters, etc.

Visibility Support

  • Contribute to the implementation and achievement of donors' visibility plan

  • Support media engagement activities in events and donor visits, press conferences, briefings, and media interviews with senior management
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams on relevant media pitching and placement

Others

  • Provide translation of press releases, op-eds and external communication products from Khmer into English and vice versa when necessary
  • Carry out other tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a university degree in any one of these fields: communications, media, journalism, digital marketing, communications for development, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated interest/experience in media management, digital and social media initiatives and campaigns, community work and other development related fields

  • Exhibited ability to precisely present ideas and concepts in both oral and written manner

  • Exhibited proficiency in developing and managing relations with media
  • Knowledgeable of Adobe package and able to handle a professional camera for photos and footages

  • Motivated to contribute towards development and to serve with others

  • Willing to contribute and work as part of a team, and

  • Flexible and open to learning new things.
  • Khmer(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

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

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.

* 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 nationals of Cambodia and legal residents with
refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 10 March 2021

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

External Relations Officer 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Eswatini
WHO
Eswatini
Mbabane (SWZ)
English,Siswati
Immediate
24 months
15 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 Head of the WHO Country Office or the External Relations & Partnership lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Mapping of top donors the programme areas to which they provide funding
  • Research on donors and maintain extensive data on governmental, foundations and corporate donors and potential donors up to date
  • To assist technical staff to format and submit proposals and reports that meet donor requirements
  • Arrange visits from and meetings with donors, including briefing notes.
  • Assist in response to calls for proposals by major donors
  • Assist in the preparation of external relation trainings
  • Assist in maintaining and develop partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

First level university degree in public health, business administration, management, communications, international relations or a related field

36 Months
  • At least 3 - 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level experience in grant management, donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization

  • Desirable: Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; Experience in WHO or other UN organizations would be an asset.

  • Skills: Excellent excel and power point skills; good management, communications, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; 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 work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Siswati(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, 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.

FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sao Tome and Principe and legal residents in Sao Tome and Principe with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” This assignment is in the framework of the Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality initiative. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 15th March 2021