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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication Associate 26 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Gambia
UNFPA
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English
Immediate
12 months
26 April 2021

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

The Communication Associate position is located at the UNFPA Country Office and reports to the Programme Analyst Communication.

The Communication Associate is part of a team led by the Head of Office. He/She works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operation Teams. He / She is under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst Communications to ensure effective support to UNFPA CO on communication and visibility matters of UNFPA’s Peacebuilding Project.

The successful candidate will:

  • The following tasks are to be performed under this contract:

    Audio-visual content production

    • Lead photography and maintenance of an up-to-date photo bank of high-resolution images capturing the Country Office’s interventions
    • Lead the conceptualization, filming and editing of video content for the Country Office
    • Support vendors working on high-level audiovisual content with concept guidance, scripting and editing
    • Ensure branding and style compliance in the production of all audiovisual content

    Graphic design and product development

    • Lead the graphic designing of communication and public information products such as briefs, reports, newsletters, flyers and factsheets.
    • Develop a bank of infographic cards capturing information and data on Country Office intervention areas and adapted for various platforms, including social media.
    • Ensure compliance with UNFPA’s branding standards and guidelines.
    • Liaise with and support vendors delivering high-level graphic design services to the Country Office.

    Communication and Media relations

    • Support the design and implementation of media strategies that advance UNFPA visibility and program utilization.
    • Coordinate responses to incoming media inquiries, review of press releases, and relevant news coverage monitoring.
    • Expand digital dissemination outlets for information sharing such as websites, webinars, social media, videos, data visualizations, infographics, email list serves, etc.
    • Support visibility and public information of UNFPA at events and engagements through the preparation and positioning of high-quality knowledge products
    • Support Communication Team in organizing communications capacity building activities for staff and Implementing Partners
    • Support communications team in creating creative and consistent content for the Country Office website and social media platform.
    • Any other tasks assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Post-secondary school diploma in communications, mass media or related field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, mass media or a related field is an added advantage
36 Months
  • Background in communications, media relations, and/or knowledge management
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in communications, mass media, or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of UNFPA’s work in The Gambia is an added advantage
  • Excellent graphic design competence with experience using Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva, Mailchimp and other creative content software
  • Proven coordination skills and ability to manage complex tasks, capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Excellent graphic design competence with experience using Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva, Mailchimp and other creative content software
  • Proven coordination skills and ability to manage complex tasks, capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time.
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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.

! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline : 26-04-2021

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Admin & Finance Officer 27 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
8 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, the national UN Volunteer is responsible for ensuring the direction of project Admin/Finance activities and contributes to the achievement of project targets and results, undertaking the following tasks:

Administration and Financial Management:

Perform financial analyses and oversight for all resources of the project and provide professional advice to the project management. Plan proper expenditure, tracking and audit of the financial resources in accordance with UNDP Rules and Regulations.

Organize and oversee project cash management processes.

Ensure full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting and audit follow up with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.

Prepare and ensure project expenses on a regular basis, report on the delivery situation of the project to the project management.

Ensure that advance and direct payments are properly reviewed and made on a timely basis, as well as ensure that payment information is properly recorded in Atlas system on a timely basis.

Implement internal expenditures’ control system to ensure that vouchers are processed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas, monthly payment orders (MPOs), travel claims, and other entitlements are duly processed.

Provide Administrative support to the workshops, trainings, seminars supported and conducted by the UN Safe Justice Pilot Project.

Maintenance of the filling system ensuring safeguarding of confidential materials.

Assists in revision of annual workplans, periodic revisions of procurement/HR plans ensuring that plans are updated in a timely manner and in close coordination of UNDP Country Office.

Project Budget Management

assists in financial resource management through planning, guiding, controlling of the resources in accordance with the UNDP rules and regulations.

Liaise with UNDP CO (Peace Program Unit, Finance, HR, and Procurement Unit) to ensure that all project activities are implemented, and project outputs are delivered in an efficient and timely manner as per the PIP.

assist in controlling the budgetary status vs authorized spending limits (ASL) and budgets delivery level; analysing variances and advising project management

Effective HR/Procurement Management

Preparation and at least quarterly updating of HR and Procurement plans, or as necessary.

Maintain project supplies and initiate procurement of the required equipment (laptops, monitors and screens etc.), hardware and software (MS Teams, Skype for business or other required software) and provision of required internet access for the pilot courts.

Logistic Management

Organize travel including purchasing of tickets and conference facilities arrangements.

Arrangement of vehicle transportation, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance.

Guide and monitor daily transport arrangements (drivers, logbooks, vehicle records forms, etc.)

Checking and recording of vehicle daily log and gas consumption, update and maintenance of vehicle history report.

Furthermore, UN 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 IVD).

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.

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.

Furthermore, UN 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- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application- 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 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

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or related fields.

24 Months

Relevant working experience in Rule of Law and improving Access to Justice

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration

- Project and Program management zooming to the administrative support and operations work.

No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams