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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Project Manager: UN Presence at Expo 2020 13 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNRCO United Arab Emirates
UNRCO
United Arab Emirates
Dubai (ARE)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
13 April 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under relevant supervision, the UN Volunteer will:

1. Lead the overall management of the UN Pavilion at Expo 2020

* Manage the ongoing planning and running of the UN Pavilion, including problem solving and trouble shooting where needed.

* Coordinate with United Nations entities, including the United Nations Country Team in the UAE to manage the use of the UN Pavilion and maintain a schedule/programme calendar for the UN Pavilion.

* Manage, train and supervise the Expo support team assigned to manage the UN Pavilion, including interns provided by Expo and UN personnel (interns, United Nations Volunteers etc).

* Manage the calendar of events at the UN Pavilion during the course of Expo, and ensure their advertisement through social media and within Expo calendars and the Expo App

* Close out the UN Pavilion at the end of Expo ensuring return of any UN assets and materials

2. Coordinate with relevant partners on the schedule/programme calendar for the UN Pavilion

* Coordinate with Expo authorities to ensure smooth implementation of the schedule/programme calendar for the UN Pavilion.

* Coordinate with United Nations entities, including the United Nations Country Team in the UAE to ensure smooth implementation of the schedule/programme calendar for the UN Pavilion.

* Coordinate with the UN Secretariat’s Department of Global Communications in New York to ensure linkages and coherence between the use of the UN Pavilion and other UN engagements at Expo 2020.

3. Coordinate the implementation of the commemoration of United Nations Day (“Honour Day”) to be held on 24 October 2021

* Plan and coordinate a “Parade of Nations” by liaising with Expo officials and national pavilions.

* Liaise with the UN Secretariat’s Department of Global Communications in New York on the UN Day activities managed by their office, including a projection in Al-Wasl Dome.

4. Support the development of communications materials related to the use of the UN Pavilion

* Support the development of communications materials related to the use of the UN Pavilion over the course of Expo 2020.

* Manage inputs for social media dissemination of events and initiatives held at the UN Pavilion

* Produce a final report for public dissemination on all activities and initiatives held in the UN Pavilion

Perform any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Further, playing a significant leadership role, in support to more senior staff who might have other functions besides the domains of focus of the UNV.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in communications, social sciences or a related field. Studies or experience in project management, event management, communications, or a related area

24 Months
  • At least two years of professional work experience in project management, event management, communications, or a related area.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the work of the United Nations, and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

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

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select the special call to which you would like to apply.
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Application deadline: 13 April 2021

Community Safe Migration Roll-out Volunteer 16 April 2021 Community Volunteer IOM Lao People's Democratic Rep
IOM
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Vientiane (LAO)
Laotian,English
Immediate
4 months
16 April 2021

Minimum age: 18 years old. Applicants must be local residents in the community of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of designated IOM focal point in the country of assignment, the UN Community Volunteer will:

  • Support the implementation of the safe migration information roll-out, in particular by conducting safe migration trainings to returning migrant workers in Quarantine Centers (QCs)
  • Coordinate with the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Operation Assistant and the relevant QC management teams to arrange schedules and prepare for daily training activities
  • Ensure returned migrant workers receive adequate information on safe migration, including return and reintegration, as per IOM training materials
  • Provide necessary logistic support (i.e. distribute water and snacks to participants in each roll-out training) in coordination with QC staff
  • Monitor and record attendance of participants per training
  • Report to IOM focal point with accurate attendance and photo image as evidence of work
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Secondary education
  • Secondary school education or equivalent;
  • Voluntary service, community engagement or work experience can be considered in lieu of any formal education;
  • Laotian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, 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.

This is a volunteer assignment for National Community Volunteers (candidates need to be at least 18 to be eligible to apply), therefore only nationals of Laos and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 16 April 2021

Rule of Law Coordination Officer 16 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNWomen Pakistan
UNWomen
Pakistan
Peshawar, Quetta (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
16 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 Head of Sub Office (Balochistan/ KP), the UN Volunteer will perform the following functions:

Programme management/ coordination:

  1. Provide support to the planning and implementation of program activities of the Rule of Law programme as per the program outcomes.
  2. Support effective coordination between the project partners (government partners, UN agencies and CSOs) for impactful and sustainable programme implementation. Maintain an up-to-date database of relevant stakeholders (with all required information) including government departments, CSOs, donors and UN agencies working on Rule of Law, VAW, Governance and Human Rights and keep informed of their work with a view to enhance coordination and information sharing;
  3. Support the Identification and establishment of collaborations/ partnerships with civil society, research institutions and resource centres as needed for implementation of project activities;

Knowledge management/ reporting:

  1. Support the development of knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies for the programme;
  2. Assist in preparing internal documents such as terms of reference, calls for proposals, meeting notes, field visits reports, briefings and other project documents as required;
  3. Draft high quality and timely documents for various external audiences such as concept notes, fact sheets, presentations, project updates and donor reports;
  4. Maintain regular information management for smooth and timely reporting of program activities at provincial and country level.
  5. Support the development and dissemination of communications materials including but not limited to social media posts, press releases, radio messages, video documentaries, etc.

Administrative/ logistical support:

  1. Coordinate with operations unit at country office for all logistical/ procurement/ travel/ event organization tasks;
  2. Manage and liaise with vendors and service providers engaged for supporting project activities;
  3. Assist in the designing and printing of documents and communications materials and their dissemination as per communication plan;
  4. Prepare necessary documentation and provide support to travel, monitoring visits, field missions, and events organized through the programme and assist in compiling monitoring reports.

Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, Development Studies, Gender Studies or related fields.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years’ experience in programme management and coordination. Preference will be given to those who have worked on Rule of Law, EVAW, human rights or governance;
  • Proven excellent analytical, report writing and organization skills;
  • Strong understanding of gender and development issues in Pakistan including the specific provincial context, especially about access to justice, violence against women, and human rights;
  • Proficiency in the use of software including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required; proficiency in use of other software/ databases will be an asset;
  • Creativity in the presentation of information through use of graphic, pictorial or other appropriate communication means;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and function as part of a team; and
  • Strong technical and analytical skills in gender and social 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, while maintaining a strong client focus; Ability to manage dialogue with government and donors on gender issues;
  • Diligent and efficient, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and a proven ability to work in multicultural settings and teams.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

* 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.

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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 (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. International travel to the duty station is not covered by UNV. The monthly volunteer living allowance is approximately PKR 69,401.75. Click here to view Conditions of Service for more information.

Application deadline: 16 April 2021

Knowledge Management Officer - Development and Maintenance of the African Knowledge Management Hub on COVID-19 22 April 2021 Int. Specialist ECA Ethiopia
ECA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
22 April 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Knowledge Management Section of the UNECA or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Knowledge Management Officer will:

  • Act as a coordinator of the project working with the CMS developers and IT staff configuring the system and library assistants collating the content to ensure the needs of the KMH on COVID-19 are met.
  • Develop the Knowledge management strategy for the hub
  • Be responsible for designing, maintaining and implementing new features and functionality as well as establishing and guiding the website’s architecture ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the COVID-19 hub;
  • Develop content covering all the necessary topics and ensuring that it is up to date and accurate and including different knowledge types such as web pages, images, videos, blog posts, articles, reviews, analyses, data and social media on COVID-19 from the African region;
  • Collaborate with various regional UNDS entities to ensure high quality knowledge products on COVID19 are collated and visualized on the hub;
  • Developing methodologies to collect and harmonize usage and impact statistics and providing reports for the knowledge Hub on COVID19;
  • Developing a marketing strategy including Social Media through the development of client-oriented information products and promotional materials to achieve improved awareness and use of UN KH on COVID-19 Hub’s knowledge resources and services.
  • Develop capacity of stakeholders through producing, copy and editing the site build on Drupal and also producing user guides and deliver training.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in knowledge management, information management, or related area to knowledge management; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with above-mentioned related training and/or professional experience of 15 years may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;.
84 Months
  • Seven (7) to 10 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Knowledge management, information management, or other relevant programmes; experience with multi-stakeholder knowledge systems is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in policy research as well as social and economic development in Africa, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Web and graphic design
  • Experience in website content development is required.
  • Good knowledge on information mapping, HTML and web tools are a necessity.
  • The position requires CMS expertise to produce, copy and edit the site build on Drupal and will produce user guides and deliver training.
No

* 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: 22 April 2021