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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Officer-Information Analyst 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
29 November 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 Team Leader, Field Integrated Operations Centre, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing situational awareness of Unity State, South Sudan, through the compilation of daily reports;
  • Reviewing all UN and non-UN information sources for drafting daily situational/operational reports on a 24/7 basis;
  • Submitting the daily report through the FIOC Team Leader to the Joint Operations Center at UNMISS headquarters in Juba for synthesis into external and internal situational/operational information;
  • Preparing analytical and technical briefings, reports, profiles and trend analyses on issues in Unity State, South Sudan;
  • Drafting Flash and Incidents Reports and any necessary updates, to meet the need for speedy and increased information flow in response to a significant event or during an emergency, crisis or rapidly deteriorating situation;
  • Ensuring that relevant written inputs are prepared for appropriate mission reports;
  • Collecting, collating and verifying reports from sections of the UNMISS Field Office in Unity;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, social and security issues;
  • Monitoring and gathering information on events or incidents that may affect the implementation or the safety of the Mission and its mandate;
  • Managing information to ensure its accessibility and utility;
  • Contributing to the DPKO database SAGE through the provision of inputs and coordination with sections of the UNMISS Field Office in Unity and the Joint Operations Center at UNMISS headquarters in Juba;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Masters degree would be well regarded; Lesser qualification with relevant experience.

Type of Degree: Degree in Political science, International Relations, Law, Conflict Management, Security or any related field required.

36 Months
  • Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience in information analysis in conflict or post-conflict environment is required;
  • Experience in or knowledge of the conflict dynamics in South Sudan is highly desirable;
  • Previous experience in a Joint Operations Centre or Joint Mission Analysis Cell would be an added advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting
  • Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;
  • The candidate must have advanced skills in English drafting and report writing, analytical skills, databases, and presentation software as well as other electronic media;
  • 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.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 29-11-2020

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Afghanistan
UNRCO
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

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

Knowledge Management is a central component of the Spotlight Initiative in Afghanistan. The objectives of the Knowledge Management Strategy will be: 1) to increase awareness and understanding of the SI’s implementation and impact in Afghanistan; (2) to communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions (3) to generate local, context-specific knowledge on ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ to be shared on regional and global virtual knowledge platforms and (4) to strengthen women’s rights groups’, civil society groups’, and government’s capacity to generate, disseminate and use EVAWG knowledge.

As such, the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (CKMO) will be responsible for leading and managing the following activities in keeping with the Knowledge Management Framework to be developed:

  • Knowledge capture: Collate the evidence-base on Spotlight Pillars from existing national and global resources and conduct a situation analysis to improve understanding of EVAWG in the country
  • Address knowledge gaps: Support the design of activities to specifically meet identified knowledge gaps
  • Monitoring and Evaluation lessons learned: Working with the M&E and Reporting Advisor, strategize how to identify and share innovative, context-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies of all Spotlight activities to determine ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’. This knowledge will be shared on regional and global knowledge platforms to encourage peer support, collaborative problem-solving and strategizing, and the sharing of tools and other resources.
  • Dissemination and Public Engagement: In coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer and the RCO’s Communications and Advocacy Officer, communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions and establish participatory mechanisms with multiple stakeholders to continually assess and discuss what works and what does not.
  • Build Knowledge Management Capacities: As requested, conduct national and/or regional knowledge exchange workshops on particular topics/practice to strengthen institutional capacity to generate disseminate and use knowledge products.

S/He will ensure that the outputs from M&E are translated into knowledge that informs programme implementation and reporting, and that KM activities are closely aligned with the SI Communication and Visibility Strategy.

A baseline survey will be conducted under this joint program by the RUNOs. Portfolio reviews for this program involving donors, community beneficiaries will be conducted to ensure that RUNO agencies “pause and reflect” on its implementation.

Strengthen knowledge management by tracking the implementation of this programme and disseminate advocacy messages and good practices.

Produce knowledge products and ensure that products (such as the baseline reports, mid-term reviews, etc.), are disseminated through various levels and platforms.

Develop a Knowledge Management Strategy, focusing on (i) identifying knowledge gaps by assessing and undertaking a mapping of existing knowledge management activities, guidelines and tools within the RCO and the RUNOs; (ii) expanding flow of knowledge and information on Spotlight; (iii) contributing to and sharing best practices and knowledge; (iv) effectively communicating and liaising with all RUNO agencies to integrate knowledge management in their systems and processes; and (v) ensuring a constant and consistent flow of information gathered on the quality of the SI including human interest/life changing stories.

S/He will work closely with the RCO’s Communication and Advocacy Officer and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, to build the data processes and generate information on the SI and its linkage to other ongoing UN initiatives in Afghanistan.S/He will also work closely with the Communications/Knowledge Management focal points within the RUNOs to ensure cohesive messaging and data exchange.

S/He will be assigned to the RCO, reporting directly to the Senior Coordination Officer, and the overall guidance of the Head/RCO.

  • With the Communications Officers in the RCO and RUNOs, create, promote and maintain public information campaigns on the SI.
  • Provide content management support on SI (consistency of materials, translations etc.) to the RCO Communications and Advocacy Officer (CAO) for the One UN website ensuring accuracy of information prior to posting, making sure that relevant information is clearly presented, relevant and continuously updated.
  • Manage social media under the guidance of the CAO in line with corporate web and social media policy; monitor the effectiveness of social media.
  • Prepare translations of documents in Dari/Pashto as requested.
  • Ensure clear, coherent and consistent communication about the role, strategic focus and activities of the RUNOs in the SI.
  • Produce well written/quality materials that enhance external and internal communication
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferred in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Science or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with additional two years of relevant experience.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

Associate Political Affairs Officer 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist DPA Ethiopia
DPA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 December 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on issues pertaining to peace and security as well as political developments in assigned countries in the Horn of Africa Region;
  • Prepare a range of internal reports and briefing papers, including but not limited to situation reports, political profiles, notes to file, background papers, briefing notes, code cables and talking points for the Special Envoy and other senior staff;
  • Develops and maintain professional relationships, which support the work of the Office, including representatives of international organizations and other relevant partners;
  • Monitor information and news sources for the production of daily news clippings as well as media reports;
  • Follow up on political and security developments in assigned countries in the Horn region;
  • Reach out to Civil Society Organizations, think thanks, academia in the Horn Region for in-depth analysis of the political and security situation;
  • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development.
  • Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential, preferably in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organizations is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting

Computer skills: 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.

No

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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.

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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: 03 December 2020