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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Youth Engagement and Water Scarcity Support Officer 07 May 2021 Int. Youth UNICEF Jordan
UNICEF
Jordan
Amman (JOR)
English,Arabic,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
07 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. 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 ADAP Regional Advisory or his/her designated mandated representative(s), in coordination with the WASH Regional Advisor, the UN Volunteer Youth Engagement and Water Scarcity will:

  • Support to Country Offices on educating young people on water, water scarcity and climate-related related issues that affect them and their communities and help them identify the root causes of this issue through participatory tools and approaches
  • Drafting of an annex to the PAR guidance specific to research and action with regard to water scarcity, based on good practice in the region and beyond. Drafting to take place in English, Arabic translation to be reviewed for quality.
  • Support to Country Offices to empower young people in the design of research methods and tools to understand the drivers water scarcity and seek solutions to resolve the issues by advocating with the duty bearers, peers and communities to implement conflict-sensitive WASH policies and interventions.
  • Support Country Offices, implementing partners and young researchers in data collection; data analysis; synthesis of findings, draft report and dissemination of findings; and implementation of action plans.
  • Support Country Offices in linking action plans and solutions with policy advocacy and young people-focused entrepreneurship initiatives (including Upshift, innovation labs etc.)
  • Support Country offices in maintaining and coordinating networks of young researchers and link them with opportunities for participation, social and civic engagement initiatives at country and regional levels (as applicable).
  • Identification of PAR centres of excellence in building capacity of partners and young researchers to implement participatory action research within their context including: Identify capacity building opportunities of relevance to the most vulnerable young people and coordinate implementation with UNICEF country offices and partners; Coordinate and implement training and/or mentorship opportunities with partners.
  • Support management of knowledge on PAR in the region, including such actions as organizing webinars/trainings and documenting case studies and lessons learned.
  • Support generation of regional public good documents (e.g. MENA Young Climate Activists tool kit).
  • Other relevant tasks as required by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
12 Months
  • At least 1 year of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in relevant programmes
  • Required technical knowledge: experience with Participatory Action Research training and development of guidance
  • 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 youth engagement volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Water quality control
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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

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select the special call to which you would like to apply.
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Application deadline: 07 May 2021

National UNV Gender Officer 17 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
17 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 WEE Team Lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender Officer & Coordinator will:

  • Thoroughly familiarize her/himself with the gender dynamics of South Sudan in order to enable the UN Women office, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the humanitarian clusters to develop a sound understanding of the prevailing gender situation, and take informed decisions on integrating gender in planning and operations;

  • Provide high-level and technical capacities in planning and coordination to the HCT;

  • Ensure that Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) is integrated into the Humanitarian Programming Cycle (HPC), the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the Strategic Response Plan (SRP), Flash and Consolidated Appeal processes, and other relevant strategic planning instruments/processes;

  • Engage with clusters and ensure that gender is appropriately integrated system-wide across all the clusters;

  • Mobilize local NGOs and Government authorities to engage in coordination, planning and programming;

  • Engage in discussions with potential partners in the country, including embassies or other inter-governmental organizations, in order to mobilize resources locally and generate interest at more upstream level in funding UN Women activities;

  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in gender, livelihood, and other UN Women thematic areas.

  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of livelihoods, protection and GBV and Humanitarian response in the work location

  • Contribute to the design of capacity building materials and effectively implement the trainings at all levels

  • Manages the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances as per UN Women financial regulations.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans and ensure work plans are implemented as per the approved Annual work plan.

  • Monitor and document UN Women’s livelihood, protection and humanitarian work as directed by the Programme Specialist.

  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports

  • Represent UN Women in state meetings and other stakeholder meetings in the state.

  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meetings within UN Women and at district level

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

24 Months
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UN Women with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;

    experience with training and facilitation (including participatory approaches), project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;

    Culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and local authorities;

  • 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;

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;

  • valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;

    Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;

  • Sound security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s and gender issues, humanitarian action, refugee work, post-conflict or natural disaster situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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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: 17th May 2021