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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

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.

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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 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