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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Support Officer - Spotlight Initiative 25 February 2021 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Mozambique
UNFPA
Mozambique
Chimoio (MOZ)
Portuguese
Immediate
24 months
25 February 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 the Representative, the Assistant Representative, or delegated officer, will be the direct supervisor of the UNV that will assist the GBV officer and Spotlight provincial focal points, the National UN Volunteers to support the implementation of Spotlight Initiative will:

  • Support the implementation of UNFPA-led components of the Spot Light Initiative (SL) programme strategy in the selected provinces and districts, as described in the SLI CPD and implementation planning processes, under the guidance of the UN provincial focal point for SLI, the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer.
  • Support the implementation of UNFPA activities in coordination with other UN agencies (RUNOs) and Implementation Partners (including Government and Civil Society) on the ground following the guidance of the Country Office and the UN provincial focal point for SLI.
  • Support the implementation of interventions under pillar 4 and pillar 5 of the SLI, coordinating with implementation partners from the government and civil society, monitor progress and report according to the plans and guidelines. Contribute Knowledge a good practices platform.
  • Assist in the periodic revisions of UNFPA support with the Government authorities, representatives of bilateral agencies and regional organizations;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisors.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences, law or related fields. Specialized knowledge in the field of Gender Issues and/or Human Rights will be considered an advantage.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of experience in development or implementation of projects.
  • Experience in relation with gender issues, sexual and reproductive health and/or Human Rights is an advantage.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; #
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; Knowledge of local languages is an asset;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Knowledge of local languages is an asset
No

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Application deadline: 25 February 2021

Human Rights Officer-Protection 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 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 Unit coordinator, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Gather information and report on the human rights and protection situation in a designated geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;

  • Keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human rights and protection situation in area of responsibility (AOR);

  • Contributes to the integration of human rights in the mission’s protection of civilians (PoC) efforts and, where relevant, coordinates such efforts, including by, inter-alia, mapping and reporting protection risks, early warning, advising UN uniformed personnel on human rights issues during the conduct of their operations, and participating in or coordinating Joint Protection Team missions, as required

  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;

  • Participate in and contribute to all relevant briefings and meetings pertaining to the Protection of Civilians, including the Force Morning Briefings and the Protection Clusters’ Meetings.

  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the UNJHRO data base;

  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;

  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated AOR aiming at the establishment of an environment of mutual understanding among the population;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Law, Humanitarian affairs, international relations, or related field; Master’s Degree will be an advantage

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in Protection and promotion of human rights; Knowledge of international human rights instruments and rules for the protection and promotion of human rights; experience in research and drafting is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Excellent computer skills, mainly Microsoft Office

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO For this assignment, fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-02-2021

Human Rights Officer 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu, Bunia, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNJHRO and the direct supervision of the JHRO Field Coordinator where s/he will be deployed, the Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);

  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;

  • Follow up on individual cases and issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;

  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;

  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes;

  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;

  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;

  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;

  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming;

  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;

  • Represent the UN human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training; and

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in law, political science or social sciences. International specialized study on human rights preferred;

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in Protection and promotion of human rights. Peacekeeping and/or peace building experience an advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft suite;

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations /MONUSCO. This assignment requires fluency in French with a working knowledge of English.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-02-2021

Research Associate 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WB Pakistan
Open

Research Associate

National Specialist
WB
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

The Research Associate will report directly to the Assigned Team Leader of the Pakistan Climate Change Platform (based in Islamabad) and perform the following tasks:

  • To coordinate closely with the team in the design and development of the platform, including any analytical work that may be required as inputs. Provide technical and administrative support as required, including writing briefs, preparing outreach material, setting up clinics or seminars, providing research inputs, communications support and other tasks required for the platform as needed.
  • Review existing analytical work and identify key operational recommendations.
  • Review the ADP to assess how best to incorporate climate change adaptation/mitigation considerations;
  • To support the mapping of climate change data available in Pakistan, including providing support and coordinating an online data management tool.
  • To arrange meetings with subject-experts to facilitate cross-sectoral discussions on climate change in operations.
  • To provide inputs for informational brochures or reports to be developed by the platform team.
  • To set up and maintain a database of relevant experts and think tanks in the field and periodically arrange meetings as required.
  • To provide analytical inputs and inputs for reports and just in time notes as required.
  • To provide support and guidance to task teams for operations, and to act as a liaison between the relevant Bank teams.
  • Any other tasks required to support the climate change platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelors degree in economics, environment, climate change, social sciences, sociology, anthropology or a related social science field with demonstrable experience on climate related issues preferred.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • Experience and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in Pakistan;
  • An ability and willingness to liaise closely with research firms and to coordinate field visits while representing the World Bank
  • Technical and analytical skills in climate or sustainable development issues and ability to provide well-grounded, quality analytical inputs with pragmatism and a focus on results;
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with policy issues
  • Hard working, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and a proven ability to work in multicultural settings and teams;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Competencies & Values:

  • Creativity & Innovation: Communication skills and ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; listens to others, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Uses good judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or sensitive issues. Conceptual and creative thinking to focus on impact and results and to develop practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; builds and sustains relationships with key constituents. Ability to organize themselves well.
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
No

Application procedure
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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.
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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.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Pakistan and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Associate Political Affairs Officer 02 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNRCCA Turkmenistan
UNRCCA
Turkmenistan
Ashkhabad (TKM)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 March 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 Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of UNRCCA or his/her designated representative, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Support the UNRCCA youth initiative, inter alia, by following up on implementation, coordinating with partners and UN Country Teams in the region, accessing regional networks, etc.;

  • Monitor and analyse political developments in Central Asia and identify regional trends particularly related to youth and gender issues;

  • Network and build relationships with relevant local and regional actors, including government, civil society, youth leaders, the international community and academia;

  • Develop and maintain a database of youth agencies, organizations and leaders to facilitate UNRCCA’s outreach on youth-related issues;

  • Provide support to the mainstreaming of youth-related and gender issues throughout UNRCCA’s work;

  • In coordination with the UNRCCA Public Information Unit, prepare regular updates, press releases, social media posts, etc. on youth-related and gender-related events and other relevant developments;

  • Participate in conferences, seminars and academic fora as appropriate;

  • Support the monitoring of results against strategic outcomes and as per approved plans;

  • Contribute to reporting obligations for donors and outreach to new donors, including the development of resource mobilization strategies;

  • Work with the regional office of UN Volunteers to better integrate UNV’s work and initiatives into UNRCCA’s preventive diplomacy work.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required.

24 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

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Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 02-03-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.

Programme Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Saudi Arabia
UNDP
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (SAU)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular;
  • Support to formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio;
  • Prepare presentations and collect material and information on UNDP projects at a national level to promote SDGs in the country;
  • Support the revision/formulation of Concept Notes and Project Documents;
  • Summarize UN and Government reports;
  • Translate and/or proofread documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS);
  • Draft letters in Arabic and/or English addressed to national counterparts;
  • Support to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support on progress reporting of projects;
  • Draft agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required;
  • Take minutes of meetings;
  • Maintain and follow-up on decisions and actions agreed;
  • Maintain the electronic filing system to ensure thematic organization and availability of documents, correspondences and reference materials;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in business administration, social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise.

12 Months
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experiance;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English 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 - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
No

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

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

Application deadline: 10-03-2021