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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Information Management Officer 25 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Colombia
UNDP
Colombia
Bogota (COL)
Spanish,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

The UN Volunteer will work in the key functions listed below, under the supervision of the UNDP Technical Assistant in Information Management as well as of the Peace and Development Specialist. He/she 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
  • 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, support 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, including big data, on a regular schedule to support analysis and design and implement sustainable information management and dissemination systems for data collections for the CRD, when required.

Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide substantive input on information management toward the development of guidance and training materials in support of the Resident Coordinator’s Office 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.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (Bachelor’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;
  • 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, analysis of big data, 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, DRR, crisis preparedness and response;
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervision;
  • 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

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

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Colombia and legal residents in Colombia 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: 25 April 2021

Communications Officer 26 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNAIDS South Africa
UNAIDS
South Africa
Johannesburg (ZAF)
English,French
01 June 2021
6 months
26 April 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 Regional Operations Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communications Officer will fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation of the regional communication strategy to keep AIDS high on the political agenda, by taking into consideration regional priorities and issues. This includes advocating for strengthened political will and mobilizing the media in the response to AIDS and supporting the UNAIDS mandate, objectives and priorities.
  • Provide guidance and support to country offices for a communication assessment and analysis leading to the development and implementation of communication strategies based on national priorities and country contexts. This includes the training of communication staff, production and sharing of information materials and support for special events.
  • Ensures that HIV is kept on the political agenda through media and communications support for the Regional Director’s high-level advocacy with government, civil society and other partners; visits by UNAIDS EXD, and/or other senior UNAIDS leadership; and support for high level meetings and conferences.
  • Undertakes a range of internal writing assignments, including key messages and talking points for media engagement, media advisories, press releases, feature stories, presentations and acting as lead reviewer for UNAIDS publications at a country and regional level. Adapt and disseminate advocacy and information materials from Geneva, especially for key international days and campaigns.
  • Maintains close collaboration with the news media through activities such as media interviews or engagements on key issues, provision information and press materials on the AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence and COVID-19 epidemics in the ESA region and UNAIDS’s role therein.
  • Manages UNAIDS RST ESA’s online and social media, including the RST ESA website, Twitter and Facebook accounts. This includes daily posts on social media and at least one story on UNAIDS global website and/or RST ESA website per week. Liaises with web designer to ensure RST ESA website’s look and feel is maintained and regularly updated.
  • Participates actively in the regional inter-agency working group for the 2gether4SRHR programme and leads on UNAIDS-accountable activities in the 2gether4SRHR workplan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree at the Master’s level or equivalent in communication, public relations, journalism, public or business administration, social sciences, international relations

60 Months

A minimum of five years’ experience in communications, media relations, public relations or development field with governments, the United Nations System or other international bodies, including experience in project management, event management, coordination and/or facilitation of interagency working groups and partners’ meetings at national and international level.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 26 April 2021