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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Information Management Officer 07 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Guatemala
UNDP
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
Spanish,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
07 March 2021

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

The UN Volunteer will work under the supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative and Deputy Resident Representative, in the key functions listed below. He will also work closely with the Regional Information Management Officer, as part of the UNDP-UNV Tandem Teams Initiative[1].

Summary of key functions:

  • Data Capture, Management and Analysis
  • Data Visualization, Reporting and Application
  • Technical Support

Data Capture, Management and Analysis:

  • Identify key data gaps for informed crisis risk tracking in the country.
  • Propose a strategy and implementation plan for capturing required primary data
  • Develop a process for and understand primary data gathering (e.g. designing and conducting periodic perception surveys)
  • Identify and integrate additional primary and secondary data into the Crisis Risk Dashboard as required by evolving needs including the development, implementation and management of new indicators and corresponding data that are associated with the crisis risk model;
  • Propose revisions and improvements to the overall design framework and data requirements for the risk tracking system, using as the key tool the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) – a purpose-designed platform developed by CRU for online information management and data visualization - and ensure content is current, comprehensive, and follows relevant metadata standards;

Data Visualization, Reporting and Application:

  • Produce and update information products such as maps, charts, and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline as well as support strategic and operational decision-making;
  • Explore ways of presenting crisis risk profiles and early warning more effectively through visual representations (charts, graphs, tables and diagrams) through the CRD;
  • Provide technical assistance in translating data and other program information into easy visual representations, in accordance with data visualization best practices;
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections for the CRD, where required.

Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Country Office / Country Team application of the CRD;
  • Provide maintenance and end-user technical support in issues relating to the CRD information management use, including troubleshooting for data entry and access to the existing database;
  • Provide technical assistance in order to build capacity of staff on how to integrate data visualization approaches into their work as well as how to update and monitor existing dashboards.

[1] A UNDP-UNV initiative whereby international experts are working closely with NUNVs to support UNDP COs.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in information management, information systems, social science or related.

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), database development, web management, visualization, or other related areas;
  • Strong experience in conducting primary research, particularly in crisis contexts;
  • Experience managing information in international development or humanitarian context as well as relevant experience within the UN system is highly desirable;
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for data visualization and dashboards;
  • Experience in providing excellent client/customer services;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in an international development or humanitarian context;
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods;
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and languages.
  • Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting

Functional competencies:

  • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary data gathering and research including survey design and implementation, facilitating focus groups, research interviews, etc.;
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Possesses strong analytical and research capabilities, including the ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of UNDP’s mandate, systems and tools in the area of conflict prevention, Disaster Risk Reduction, crisis preparedness and response;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;
  • Designs management systems based on established best practice;
  • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems;
  • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation;
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct trainings, ensure knowledge management, identify and share best practices.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
No

Integrity, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams, Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity

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

Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert (15 years of experience), including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Application deadline: 7 March 2021

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

* 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 to which you would like to apply.

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

External Communications Assistant 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP China
UNDP
China
Beijing (CHN)
English,Chinese
01 April 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

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

Under the supervision of Assistant Resident Representative, Head of the CIP Team:

  • Draft, polish and edit external outreach and communications materials, including speeches, Op-Eds, press releases, media talking points, website write-ups, etc.
  • Drafts international social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or other platforms) articles and posts;
  • Create multimedia content (videos, photo stories, interactive articles, etc.)
  • Assists with managing and updating the UNDP China website
  • Assists in conducting research, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for media events;
  • Monitors media exposure, drafts media summaries and conduct basic analysis
  • Other Ad Hoc Task Forces Requested by the Supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields or related fields is highly favoured.
  • Candidates with undergraduate degrees with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s working experience. Previous working experience in a research institute or media would be desirable;
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications with international stakeholders;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Good analytical skills for carrying out innovation-related research;
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity in confidential matters;
  • Good coordination and organizational skills, teamwork;
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Excellent written communication skills in both English and Chinese;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

* 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.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Thailand and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Reporting and Information Analyst 16 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
11 June 2021
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
16 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 FIOC Team Leader [Juba] the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Collate reports with recommendations where necessary, including daily situation and incident reports & sharing of information with Joint Mission Analysis Centre and Joint Operations Centre;
  • Support the FIOC Team Leader (TL) in drafting the monthly thematic report for the mission leadership;
  • Support the TL in planning & operational processes for current & future field operations;
  • Support the TL to manage the flow of information to be used as a decision-making & planning tool for the field office;
  • Support the TL in reviewing logistical & coordination need and install mechanisms to ensure effective operations in the field office;
  • Draft scenarios for TTXs and participate in same;
  • Draft after action review after TTXs;
  • Participate in the crisis management working group;
  • Upload the daily situation reports on SAGE database;
  • Provide secretariat support during the senior management meetings;
  • Support in the day-to-day running of the FIOC;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge & understanding of political, social & security issues in the AOR;
  • Build effective networks with field office authorities, CTSAMVM & humanitarian community.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Political science, International Relations or Human Rights

36 Months

· Good writing and editing skills;

· Good organisational and planning skills;

· Good communication skills.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Computer skills: e.g. Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

No

Accountability, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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 to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 16 March 2021