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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28 January 2021

Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Lodwar (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, 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 to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 28 January 2021

Communication for Development Officer - Polio 28 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
UNICEF
Kenya
Garissa (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
01 February 2021
6 months
28 January 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist for Health, (Nairobi)/ Helath Specialist/Officer Garissa arissa Field Office / Health Specialist/Officer Lodwar Field Office, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the C4D specialist for Health (based in Nairobi), the Health Specialist/Officer based in Nairobi and Garissa / Lodwar Field Office.
  • Support MoH, Health Promotion and community health Units in coordination of integrated behaviour change communication interventions at national and selected counties.
  • Support establish contextualized approaches to increase acceptance and uptake of new vaccines.
  • Support planning, implementation and monitoring of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities during campaigns including Polio Campaigns and other routine immunization campaigns.
  • Support UNICEF-GAVI focus counties in development and implementation of county specific communication plans.
  • Support the develop and contextualization of training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory & social and behavior change communication in support of Immunization.
  • Support counties in implementation of Nomadic strategies for Routine and Supplemental Immunization campaigns.
  • Strengthen county level coordination mechanisms among MOH and partners involved in immunization and communication for development activities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the C4D Manager or C4D Health Specialist
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Environment/Public Health, Social Science or any other relevant field of discipline

24 Months

At least 2 years’ experience in the areas of communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication for development planning, media and material development, preferably in the area of communication for the Immunization and outbreak response programme.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, 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.

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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.

Application deadline: 28 January 2021

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 31 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Honduras
UNHCR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
English,Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

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 Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
No

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

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Application deadline: 31-Jan-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Knowledge Management Support for ECA 01 February 2021 Int. Specialist ECA Ethiopia
ECA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
01 February 2021

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 Chief of Knowledge Management Section of the UNECA or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Knowledge Management officer will:

  • Lead in the review of the ECA KM Strategy and work closely with the Chief of Section to institutionalise Knowledge Management Commission-wide
  • Lead in the formulation of overall institutional policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development, maintenance planning and implementation of the of the Knowledge Management strategy and work programme of ECA;
  • Lead in the development of the ECA knowledge and information architecture and ensure that the business processes are knowledge-centric and fall within the overall ECA Knowledge Architecture framework;
  • Analyze and advise the Commission and its information clientele on innovative systems to support knowledge-enabled business processes as well as participate in system process reengineering efforts to satisfy the knowledge needs of the Commission;
  • Implement new technologies in Knowledge/information management to ensure staff throughout the Commission have modern tools for efficient access to knowledge and related information resources;
  • Routinely perform high level research and analyses, applying extensive experience in the integration of knowledge and related information resources from a wide variety of sources to enable a seamless access to knowledge in support of the Organization' s mandate;
  • Formulate, and implements policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and tools for developing, managing, preserving, disseminating, accessing ECA' s knowledge products and services including its digital archives;
  • Provide advisory services organization-wide on information/knowledge management activities based on needs assessment, business processes, workflows, technical requirements and budget analysis;
  • Participate in developing and implementing ECA' s portfolio of business process and advises requesting units on the most appropriate strategies and approaches for incorporating knowledge into the business processes
  • Contribute to writing, reports and papers on Knowledge and Library Services including systems-related topics, system requirements and best practices. Performs other duties as assigned
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in information technology, information science, information systems development, knowledge management, library and documentation science or related area;
  • a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with above-mentioned related training and/or professional experience of 12 years may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
84 Months
  • At least seven years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in knowledge management, Information management, and/or Information Systems; Knowledge Management policy development; management of library and documentation centres and expertise in specific dynamics of the processes of knowledge creation, knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing, and knowledge reuse, which are central to the management of core competencies, information technology solutions within a knowledge management and/or library setting.
  • Experience in planning, designing, developing, implementing and maintenance of information/knowledge systems;
  • Practical knowledge and experience in the development of institutional repositories, digital and virtual Knowledge/information services;
  • Proven contributions in exploring, adapting and applying new technologies and methodologies in knowledge and information management;
  • Experience in application of information management standards in systems development;
  • Experience in advanced Web development and online delivery of knowledge and library services;
  • Strong research and published technical/policy writing experience and project management skills;
  • demonstrable presentation, training and facilitation; experience with multi-stakeholder knowledge systems is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • 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, 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in policy research as well as social and economic development in Africa, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

Professional experiance in:

  • knowledge management, Information management, and/or Information Systems;
  • knowledge Management policy development;
  • management of library and documentation centres and expertise in specific dynamics of the processes of knowledge creation,
  • knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing, and knowledge reuse,
  • information technology solutions within a knowledge management and/or library setting.
No

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Application deadline: 01 February 2021

UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer 04 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Albania
UNHCR
Albania
Tirana (ALB)
English
Immediate
10 months
04 February 2021

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 UNHCR Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate External Relations Officer will:

  • Stay abreast of the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations.
  • Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide relevant information on UNHCR operations and financial requirements by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions and responding to donors’ requests for information on ad hoc basis.
  • Through a consultative process with headquarters, disseminate information on UNHCR’s global funding situation and mobilize additional funds to implement programmes and projects aimed at enhancing the quality of protection for persons of concern in the country operation.
  • Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Draft narrative and financial reports on contributions in compliance with specific donor requirements.
  • Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNHCR Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNHCR guidelines and specific donor requirements.
  • Participate on behalf of the Representative and other supervisors in inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Consolidate information on UNHCR’s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields.
24 Months

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point essential), exposure to graphic design software.
  • Fund-raising and programming/programme management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working with social media.
  • Working knowledge of additional UN languages is an advantage.
No

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

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

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Application deadline: 04-02-2021

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