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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Child Protection Officer 20 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
20 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 Child Protection Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Supports to programme development and planning
  • Participates throughout the process of planning and preparation to provide inputs and support to Child Protection Programmes using results-based planning methodology (RBM).
  • Assists in preparation of relevant documentations for programme review and approval.

  1. Programmemonitoring and delivery of results
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme mid-year and end-year reviews with government and counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions to achieve results.
  • Provides support to monitor Child Protection programmes through monthly data collection and analysis on key child protection indicators (SMQs and RAM) using national surveys, current research, programme reports, field visit reports etc.

  1. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Facilitate and arrange for programme meetings including programme development and planning, support to administrative tasks as required.
  • Assists in drafting of relevant meeting minutes, briefs, power points and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and dissemination.

  1. Knowledge Management
  • Supports the development of Child Protection Section designated page and related folders on UNICEF Enterprise Management System (sharepoint) in collaboration with the SPERE focal person and Child Protection Team. Support migration of data/resources as well as on-site support to promote collaboration platforms for increased usuage by Child Proection Team for joint planning and programming purposes.
  • Assists in compiling contribution to the UNICEF HQ and ROSA E-bulletins and other requests for subsmissions.

  1. Innovation and knowledge management
  • Helps roll-out of U Report within the Child Protection Programme.

Furthermore, UN Youth 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 Youth 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first university degree in anthropology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education, or another Human Development related field and an advanced university degree in a relevant field is required.
24 Months
  • Strong competency Information Technology and use of Microsoft Office, especially using programmes for data management, infographics, intranet etc is required.
  • At least two years of professional work experience at national level in the field of child rights and/or knowledge management is required. Experience in Child Protection is a strong asset, with additional emphasis on working with and for young people, program guidance, technical support, information management.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and local languages is required;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Early childhood, compulsory and higher education
  • Strong competency Information Technology and use of Microsoft Office, especially using programmes for data management, infographics, intranet etc is required.
  • At least two years of professional work experience at national level in the field of child rights and/or knowledge management is required. Experience in Child Protection is a strong asset, with additional emphasis on working with and for young people, program guidance, technical support, information management.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and local languages is required;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
No

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

Associate Finance and Budget Officer 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
20 January 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 the Budget Officer/Fund Management Officer, the UN Volunteer Project Management Assistant will:

BUDGET MANAGEMENT:

  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of office resource requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; reviews, analyses and revises data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals.
  • Provide support to programme officers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Administer the allotments in accordance with the established procedures including redeployment/reallocation of funds.
  • Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor budget implementation and determine/recommend reallocation of funds when necessary.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized/approved levels.
  • Review all requisitions generated by the Umoja system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged and confirm availability of funds.
  • Prepare relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Review and make appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provide substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.
  • Act as certifying officer, certifying the availability of adequate funds, under Financial Rule 105.5 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Assist in the preparation of the Science Division project budgets and reports:
  • Assist in the coordination of project implementation of the Science Division Programme
  • Monitor expenditures on a timely basis, ensuring that they are within the approved budget
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports to be submitted to donors.
  • Assists staff members, Fund Management Officers and donors regarding queries on payment and deposit-related issues.

GENERAL:

  • Keep up to date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provide data for the preparation of bids, purchase orders, consultant contracts and commercial contracts, as relevant.
  • Participate in meetings, assisting in the presentation of financial reports and progress reports to project teams and donors.
  • Provides guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in the area of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Finance/Accounting, Economics, Public administration. Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in a Finance/Accounting role in a large organization preferably in an NGO;
  • Demonstrated experience using an ERP financial system
  • Experience in providing financial and budget support to programme/projects;
  • Demonstrated experience at developing financial reports for senior management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IPSAS/IFRS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • 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;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 20 January 2021

HACT Officer 22 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
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HACT Officer

National Specialist
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
Immediate
12 months
22 January 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 Quality Assurance Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV HACT officer will:

  • Assist the Quality Assurance Officer in the creation of spot checks in eTools and follow up with staff to ensure the correct status of assurance activities is reflected in eTools
  • Review action points from spot checks and audits and compare with information in eTools for completeness. Any omissions to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action;
  • Validate the details captured in the vendor master in relation to micro assessments by checking whether the correct type of assessment has been captured, the right risk rating and the correct date of assessment. Any noted discrepancies to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action;
  • Log in requests related to the VISION hub into a central database for ease of monitoring;
  • Review completeness of documents in QA ECM ensuring that all documents are properly tagged. Any noted discrepancies to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area e.g. finance/accounts/operations management or area related field;

24 Months
  • At least 2 to 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in audit, risk management, or operations, or other relevant programmes; experience with a not for profit organisation is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Good analytical skills
  • 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 working for and with children volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
  • Finance,accounting,Operations
  • audit, risk management, or operations
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 22 January 2021

Private Partnerships Associate 27 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
Immediate
12 months
27 January 2021

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

Under the supervision of Private Partnerships Specialist, the UNV Private Partnerships Associate will:

Communication for Private Sector donor Visibility and Trust Building

  • Organize and participate in communication/content production missions in the field (storytelling, photography and video recording) to produce content mainly for private sector donors, human interest stories, and produce ad hoc requests by private sector partners/donors;
  • Create, edit, repurpose and publish a wide variety of engaging content for digital channels, using audiovisual products (videos, photos, newsletters etc.) targeting the private sector;
  • Ensure the accurate, timely and effective delivery of digital content, optimized for search and audience engagement, working closely with the digital team;
  • Create and document best practices on LinkedIn and support the office’s efforts in communicating on the platform;
  • Provide support in creating and curating content to be disseminated through UNICEF Lebanon platforms contributing to trust building, brand positioning and donor visibility, among other strategies linked to UNICEF Lebanon Private Fundraising and Partnerships Strategy;
  • Analyze what works and what does not on LinkedIn, share findings with the digital team and coordinate initiatives to enhance reach and engagement with target audiences through this platform;
  • Identify articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to share on LinkedIn, highlighting UNICEF Lebanon results;
  • Assist in mapping/identifying major LinkedIn UNICEF accounts and private sector accounts of relevance to the private sector strategy;
  • Generate weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on the social media key performance indicators (LinkedIn and Twitter);
  • Monitor targeted private sector accounts, UNICEF accounts and other UN accounts on LinkedIn to identify partnerships, inspiring content, etc.;
  • Assist with logistics and coordination of LinkedIn activities and live coverage events;
  • Under the coordination of the Digital Officer, produce a LinkedIn content plan to be shared on a weekly basis;

Conduct Research and due diligence on Local Private Sector Prospects

  • Monitor communication of partner organizations, UN agencies, relevant to the area of private partnerships and fundraising;
  • Implement in-depth open-source research on prospect local organizations and feed into the overall local due diligence process;

Administrative support

  • Support in private sector event coordination;
  • Support in completion of the Contribution In-Kind process liaising with the Supply section as needed;
  • Under the coordination of the section’s focal point for partners field visits, support with private sector donor field visits;
  • Liaise with Supply and programme colleagues to get updates on private sector related operations, (e.g. Distribution of in-kind donations, etc.);Other tasks related to the area of private partnerships might be required depending on updated plans or areas of the UNV’s interest.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Communication Arts, Marketing, Advertising, Audio visual, Journalism, Mass Media, Psychology, Sociology or any area related;
24 Months
  • At least two years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, advertising, content production, marketing. or other relevant programmes; experience with event management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization, corporate sector, etc.;
  • Proficiency in digital storytelling, photo and video editing software (final cut pro X, Adobe Premiere, Lightroom)
  • Excellent knowledge and writing skills for social media platforms (particularly LinkedIn and Twitter)
  • 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 human rights advocacy, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

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

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.

b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail

c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments

f. Click “Submit my profile”

g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Private Partnership Associate (LBNR000387), click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Private Partnership Associate (LBNR000387)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.