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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication and Partnerships Coordinator 25 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and programme clusters.

  • Provide support on the drafting of minutes, reports, speeches, talking points, success stories, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Coordinate, organize and facilitate meetings; Prepare agendas, minutes, and follow-ups with relevant partners.
  • Assist with production of English language donor materials such as briefing notes, "thank you letters", and donor visibility materials.
  • Act as the focal point for supporting the fast and efficient follow up with partners (Donors, Vertical Funds, Government, IFI's, Private Sector, Foundations and UN agencies)
  • Maintains the Donor database and support the production of concept notes and proposals for potential new partners.
  • Support coordination of Government counterparts and maintains the Government counterpart database.
  • Liaise with projects to ensure a cooperative approach towards communications and partnership.

  • Support the CO with national and international media engagement and mobilization.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management by regularly organizing trainings to project staff on communications and partnership.

  • Support design and implementation of the CO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding guidelines of other outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and goals through contributing to the public website and social media use.
  • Produce high-quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and the programme pillar, as required.
  • Pitch UNDP successes to the media and manage dissemination of information to the public; including oversee the development of TV spots and radio announcements.
  • Support Country Office communications unit in designing and developing publications when required.
  • Translate English material translation to Pashto and Dari and vice-versa.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Coordinate with online UNVs to support the CO written materials.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business administration, or any other bachelor's degree accepted with a diploma or certificate in relevant field.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Strategic Health Information Officer- Communication and advocacy 16 May 2021 Int. Youth WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months
16 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.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinate health information communication with countries, partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop advocacy plans for the WHO Regional Office for Africa on its technical work in health information, including for the Africa Health Observatory
  • Facilitate development of research products based on the work in health information for the WHO African Region
  • Review and support strengthening of the legal and regulatory environment for health information in the WHO African Region
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • Training in a public health field including at least 2 areas from governance, research, communication and/or legal systems

Desirable

  • Masters degree training
24 Months
  • 2 years of professional work experience at the national level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, sharepoint, R studio, and web tools

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of work in health sector in the African Region, specifically in Universal Health Coverage implementation
  • Writing, and publishing health research articles

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision

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Application deadline: 16-04-2021

Associate Protection Officer 25 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Iraq
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Iraq
Dohuk (IRQ)
English,Arabic
27 January 2017
12 months
25 April 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 Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Utilize the IDPs footprint during the planning process;
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programmes ensuring that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed;
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues;
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners;
  • Assist in the coordinated implementation and oversight of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;

Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, International Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field.

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
No

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

Application procedure
* 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.
Application deadline: 25 April 2021