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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

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.