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Category Host entity Country
Disarmament Demobilization Reinsertion (DDR) Officer 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
07 February 2022
until 30 June 2022
18 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 CVR team leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Reviews Community Violence Reduction (CVR) and Community Based Reinsertion (CBR) project Proposals, handling of their budgets and oversee their implementation in the regions of responsibility;
  • Serves as a focal point for all CVR projects in Gao and Kidal, ensuring that they meet the requirements of the CVR objectives;
  • Follows up at HQ level on all projects coming from Gao and Kidal, ensuring that they go through the LRC (Local Reinsertion Committee), PAC (Project Appraisal Committee), and ensures that recommendations are complied with, and memos are signed;
  • Participates in the preparation, organization and conduct of the PAC meetings and drafting of the minutes;
  • Follows up with MINUSMA Finance section on all payments made/tranches paid and vice versa of CVR projects under his supervision;
  • Participates in DDR internal M&E program;
  • Organizes and maintains filling system (physical and digital) on the projects under his responsibility for easy reference;
  • Ensures that at least a monthly visit to project sites is made;
  • Provides updates on CVR project tracking system for 2016-2017 -18 and yearly projects under his responsibility;
  • Serves as the secretary to the monthly coordination meeting;
  • Assists in the organization of the life support assistance to the cantonment sites;
  • Coordinate with relevant MINUSMA sections the provision of support to the operations in support of the cantonment process;
  • Carries out basic research and analysis on armed groups in the area of responsibility;
  • Participates in the identification and registration of combatants, weapons and munitions.
  • Maintains awareness of current DDR issues;
  • Contributes to the preparation of various written inputs (reports, standard operational procedures, SOPs);
  • Participates in the development and delivery of training workshops, seminars on CVR and DDR related matters;
  • Establishes and maintains key DDR contacts with the local civilian and military authorities as well as international and national organizations; e.g. civil society, UN agencies, international and local NGOs to identify micro-projects to facilitate the reinsertion of ex-combatants;
  • Assists in preparation of DDR outreach activities;
  • Supports the planning and Operations Unit when necessary and may perform other task as may be required by the SSR-DDR section.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business administration, security sector governance, management and/or administration, international relations/affairs or other related field.

60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the area of DDR, and project management, is required.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of DDR programmes in post-conflict contexts is also required.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of reinsertion projects is required.
  • Previous experience supporting senior coordination meetings is required.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant UN institutions, mandates, policies and guidelines is required.
  • Previous experience in UN peacekeeping missions is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in Mali context and culture is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other security and protective services experience

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and proficiency in word processing.

Master's degree will be an asset

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: 18-05-2021

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