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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Planning Officer 17 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Planning Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
01 July 2021
until 30 June 2022
17 May 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 Senior Mission Planning Officer and Chief of the MINUSMA Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the Senior Mission Planning Officer and the SPU in ensuring a strategic approach to the whole Mission’s activities in support of advancement of the mandate;
  • Work with the Senior Mission Planning Officer on supporting and operationalizing the drafting and adoption of the Mission strategic plan, the integrated strategic framework, action plans and other planning processes as required;
  • Provide substantive and practical support in implementing the Mission’s mandate and ensuring proper coordination within MINUSMA and with the UN Country Team, especially in regard to integrated planning processes and shared analysis;
  • Participate in various strategic planning exercises in coordination with the different Mission components and the UN Country Team;
  • Assist in coordinating activities related to planning/budgeting and in preparing related documents and reports as required, including responding to queries coming from HQ New York;
  • Develop and oversee an overall monitoring mechanism and ensure that all components of the mission are aware of their respective monitoring and evaluation duties;
  • Assist the Senior Mission Planning Officer in formulating and managing the implementation of the Mission’s programme of work, ensuring that activities are in accordance with the mandate;
  • Represent SPU internal, including in project review committees, and external meetings. Act as a resource as well as provide advice and facilitation to support planning and monitoring by the different mission components;
  • Keep the Senior Mission Planning Officer appraised on all matters requiring their direct attention, assist in formulating options as to how those matters might be handled, and ensure appropriate follow-up as directed;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required
Master degree or equivalent

International Relations; Political Science; Public/Business Administration; Programme Management or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualification and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

36 Months

At least 3 years of experience in Project/Programme Management, International Relations, Peace and Security or related matters is required. Previous experience in strategic or programme planning at an international level, interacting with teams, UN agencies, government bodies and international institutions is highly desirable. Experience in planning, budgeting, drafting reports and communication with headquarters is an asset. Knowledge of and experience in contributing to Mission Plans, Integrated Strategic Frameworks, UNDAFs and/or result-based budget frameworks is a strong asset. Experience in information management and monitoring and evaluation is an asset. Experience in UN field operations or comparable work for governments, international or regional organisations is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17-05-2021

Youth and Adolescent Development Officer 23 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Jordan
UNICEF
Jordan
Amman (JOR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
23 May 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 Adolescent and Youth Development Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Youth and Adolescent Development Officer will support the National Volunteering and Engagement programme Nahno with focus on the following:

  • Support to program development and planning
  • Conduct/update situation analysis and assessments to establish evidence-based data for UNICEF advocacy and development of policies, framework and programs to promote adolescent development and participation in the country and for monitoring results on related programs/projects.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of adolescent development and participation program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required program documentations/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process

  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss adolescent development and participation operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects on adolescent development and participation and report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of adolescent development and participation program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated relevant program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
  • Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and
  • understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on adolescent development and participation related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on adolescent development and participation programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support resource mobilization to ensure the adolescent development and participation programs are adequately resourced and supported.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of adolescent development and participation programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UN-DAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders. Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s or equivalent in a relevant area, e.g. Development studies or area related to social science; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in youth and adolescent engagement, participation and volunteering and other related areas at the international level, some of which preferably served in a developing country. Experience in field-level monitoring and handling monitoring data, or managing adolescent or youth-focused projects preferred, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • 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, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, 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 Convention on the Rights of the Child, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management
No

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

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Jordan and legal residents in Jordan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Programme Support Officer 24 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Sudan
Open

Programme Support Officer

International Specialist
UNDP
Sudan
Khartoum (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
24 May 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 Community Security and Stabilization Programme Manager and Project Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Programme Management:

  • Support programme implementation of a wide range of community stabilization programmes
  • Support with drafting and revision of programme related documentation relevant to project implementation
  • Take roles in different operations processes relevant to project implementation
  • Support the conceptualization, drafting and execution of different documents and visibility materials supporting resource mobilization strategies
  • Coordinate efficiently with stakeholders, including support programme management in various coordination and representation forums
  • Identify potential entry points through networking and outreach and work with them to develop proposals/concept notes and activities under the overall strategic guidance of the team leader
  • Identify and conceptualize potential activities that respond appropriately to the current political situation and established program goals and objectives
  • Prepare, present, analyze, and evaluate grant concepts, applications, and grant agreement/award documents to ensure consistency with program priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Develop and finalize multiple grant agreements and other activities on an ongoing basis in a fast-paced and highly changeable environment

Assist in developing technical presentations and other content, rolling assessments, and other planning exercises under the overall guidance of the team leader

  • Assist with responding to internal and external requests for updates on the implementation of the project;
  • Support the commissions and field offices to improve their programming and reporting capacity;
  • Undertake field visits to gather information and results related to the programme;

Communications:

  • Support external communications work of the project by preparing articles, drafting newsletters and other relevant communication materials in coordination with senior management;
  • Advise and support national Communications/PI officer on the communications work (both for internal and external stakeholders);
  • Assist in drafting and preparing official communications of the project (i.e. to government counterparts, external partners and donors).
  • Any other tasks relevant to reporting and communications work.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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.

Master degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: International Development, Social Science, Communications, International Relations or other related fields.

24 Months

Experience in working in post-conflict context for at least 2 years is preferred; Previous experience in project management.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, 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 to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 24 May 2021