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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication, Advocacy and Donor Relations Specialist 10 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Papua New Guinea
UNDP
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (PNG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 August 2020

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 Resident Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  1. Lead on overseeing the work of the Communications and Donor Relations Unit consisting of one international Specialist (this position), one national communications analyst, and one national communications assistant.

  1. Lead the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans, with a specific focus on media
  • Conduct communication needs assessments for the Country Office (CO), including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives;
  • Design, develop, and implement communication and outreach/advocacy strategies, including media strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives;
  • Monitor and analyse print and social media and prepare reports;
  • Launch in-country UNDP/ UN system corporate and local/regional campaigns and special events;
  • Provide advice and guidance to and coordinate with Country Offices, and Multi-Country Offices (MCOs) in the region.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Resident Representative required to ensure the success of the Country Programme
  1. Lead the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country
  • Develop and produce communication and advocacy instruments and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and articles and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Identify and launch information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
  • Provide advice on advocacy materials and coordinate launching flagship initiatives and publications in the region;
  • Lead the engagement and supervision of video producers and other communication specialists to produce audio/ visual material on UNDP’s work;
  • Develop brochures, factsheets, stories from the field to inform media and general public at the regional level;
  • Follow guidelines from and report to the Regional Bureau and/or HQ.
  1. Manage media and press relations for the Country Office
  • Lead relationship building with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press;
  • Respond timely and clearly to media inquiries and to a variety of inquiries and information requests;
  • Prepare related correspondence; identify topics, background information, news-related development and coverage of interest;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions with press;
  • Facilitate interviews with senior managers; connect media with UN Women subject experts;
  • Finalize talking points, briefings and speeches for the Resident Representative.
  1. Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility; manage and nurture existing partnerships;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Guide and collaborate closely with communication colleagues in other offices to ensure consistency
  1. Oversee the Country Office web/ online presence, social media
  • Oversee and maintain CO websites, including developing design and content;
  • Coordinate COs’ web-presence in the line with corporate web policy;
  • Oversee and manage CO social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy.
  • Issue monthly newsletter
  1. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned from CO directly linked to programme country goals and activities and ensure exchange of information;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy as appropriate.

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.
  • Perform any other related tasks as requested by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in communications, public relations, journalism, or relevant field is required.
  • A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy, including in media relations; Experience in the use of social media;
  • Experience in media relations is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Extensive experience in media, communication, and advocacy;
  • Donor reporting.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10-08-2020

Reporting and Coordination Officer 11 August 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
MINUSMA
Mali
Mopti (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
11 August 2020

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 the Head of Office (in the regions) or the Deputy Chief JOC, and the overall responsibility of the Chief JOC (in Bamako), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Collect and verify all the information coming from the different sources/sections in-cluding political, civil affairs, military, police, security, rule of law, administration, lo-gistics, DDR, mine action, electoral affairs, gender, child protection, humanitarian, development and human rights and incorporate them into daily reports and Power Point presentations that are distributed either mission-wide or strictly to Senior Mis-sion Leadership including UN Headquarters in NY to maintain the a continuous situ-ational awareness of the Mission.
• Monitor actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organizations, government and non-governmental organizations, collating and disseminating information of im-mediate operational interest;
• Engage in the drafting and verification processes associated with the production of the integrated daily reports (SitReps) and adhoc Code Cables addressing current operations, as well as official e-mails;
• Draft and release approved Flash Reports and related updates on significant devel-opments affecting UN assets, staff or Mission mandate ;
• Ensures the distribution of various technical reports (e.g. military, police updates, mine action, DDR, etc.) to relevant offices, sections or divisions;
• Maintain the statistical data base of fatalities and casualties resulting from attacks or security incidents and be able respond to any queries regarding these figures
• Visualisation of data through power point presentations or other Business tools such as the Power BI
• Receive/collect information from the relevant UN Country Team;
• Cultivate and maintain collaborative exchanges with Regional JOCs and JOC in Bamako ensuring to be well informed and responsive;
• Assist, plan, coordinate and report on joint field missions and medical evacuations.Support the facilitation/coordination of integrated operations of different mission’s components and other actors.
• The Position may require week-end and overnight duty.

Master degree or equivalent

Political Science, International Relations, Law or related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in related areas may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in field or headquar-ters operations; joint operations centre direct experience (UN, peacekeeping, military, foreign affairs, etc);
• Experience in coordination, facilitation, advice and reporting;
• Excellent knowledge and experience in Power point presentation and visualization of data
• Knowledge of management applications, such as word processors, databases and presentation software as well as other electronic media;
• Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
• Sound security awareness.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Project Management, Power Point, etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment. Ability to generate ad hoc electronic documents, spreadsheets, and databases; is an asset.

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 11 August 2020

Research Associate 11 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNODC Nigeria
Open

Research Associate

International Specialist
UNODC
Nigeria
Abuja (NGA)
English
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
11 August 2020

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

Working under the overall guidance of the UNODC Country Representative and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will support the work of UNODC Country Office in Nigeria to strengthen the rule of law in Nigeria. He/she will specifically undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct research in the areas of security and the rule of law, wildlife and forest crime, crime prevention, criminal justice and transnational organized crime, in support of the identification of threats, technical assistance needs and the design of possible technical assistance interventions;
  • Support in preparing and implementing data collection missions, analyzing data and conducting quality assurance in respect to data collected under UNODC projects in Nigeria;

  • Support qualitative research following the guidance and methodology provided by UNODC and summarize findings in synthesis reports;
  • Support, as required, the implementation of UNODC’s project portfolio and related activities in Nigeria in the field of wildlife and forest crime and other areas related to the rule of law, crime prevention, criminal justice and transnational organized crime;
  • Participate in and report on meetings, workshops and other events organized by UNODC, other international development partners and national counterparts in the areas of wildlife and forest crime, rule of law, crime prevention, criminal justice and transnational organized crime;
  • Liaise with UNODC headquarters and other regional/field offices to assist the preparation and conduct of project activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (bachelor’s degree) in law, criminology, social sciences, international relations or related fields. An advanced university degree (master’s degree) is highly desirable.

24 Months

Demonstrated study/research experience in the area of rule of law, access to justice, crime prevention, criminal justice, organized crime, corruption and/or money laundering; and/or experience in SDG programming, project management and/or monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, donor relations and/or the field of corporate social responsibility

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Criminal law
  • Previous experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) is desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, demonstrated client orientation, team and networking skills;
  • Proficient use of standard software application;
  • Evidence of ability to think strategically; to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams; sense of cultural and gender sensitivity.
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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Application deadline: 11 August 2020

Human Rights Officer 13 August 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bria, Bangui (CAF)
French,English
01 July 2020
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
13 August 2020

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 Chief Human Rights officer and his designated official in the Sector and/or Officer in Charge Human Rights Office and within delegated authority, the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions, from a variety of data sources; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the human rights situation in CAR.
  • Enter all cases on the human rights database according to human rights standards and its methodology.
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights issues in the Region assigned to include relevant political and legal developments.
  • Contributes to the identification of human rights issues/problems, including their gender dimensions, through good research and analysis and timely preparation of reports, etc.
  • Liaises with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation in the Region assigned with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Participates with other Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Drafts a variety of types of reports relating to human rights matters.
  • Participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
  • Contributes to formulating courses of action that aim to alleviate immediate and long-range human rights problems.
  • Demonstrates effective interaction with colleagues and other concerned parties internally and externally.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected 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;
  • 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.;
  • 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.
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree ( Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is also accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or a related area.

  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required. Experience in working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage. Experience working on thematic issues relevant to the MINUSCA mandate and/or work experience in Central Africa is desirable

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
Yes

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13-08-2020

Population Data Fellow, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (Panama) 14 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Panama
UNFPA
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
01 September 2020
7 months with possibility of extension
14 August 2020

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 LACRO’s Regional Population and Development Advisor and in coordination with staff from the Population and Development Branch at UNFPA-HQ, the International UN Volunteer will:

  • Learn and apply contemporary technical methods of assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Support UNFPA staff in compiling, processing and analyzing mortality and COVID-19 data for LAC countries;
  • Contribute to the development of R code libraries to support data processing and analysis of civil registration data, using standard tools such as R, R Studio, and GitHub;
  • Contribute to routine and ad-hoc discussions and meetings within UNFPA on civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science) ; Masters degree preferred
24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (2 years) in applied statistics, public health, and demography;
  • 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 in Spanish 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;
  • Statistical analysis skills (including familiarity with writing scripted analyses in a major statistics package, such as R, Stata, or SPSS or related statistical programming language) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Statistics
No

Accountability, 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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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2. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink

4. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 14 August 2020

Population Data Fellow, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (Guinea) 14 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Guinea
UNFPA
Guinea
Conakry (GIN)
English,French,Arabic,Spanish
01 September 2020
7 months with possibility of extension
14 August 2020

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 UNFPA Representative in Guinea and the Population and Development Officer, the International UN Volunteer will:

Specific to Guinea:

  • Support INS for data collection/analysis of data from SWEDD baseline survey on CRVS systems at communal levels;
  • Liaise with the GFF team members in Guinea working on CRVS to share recommendations for improvements to civil registration operations from the baseline survey
  • Support INS to produce regular reports on marriage registration data and help integrate these data into programming efforts to improve marriage registration;

Under supervision of UNFPA’s Population and Development Branch Director in NY Office, the International UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Learn contemporary technical methods of assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Support UNFPA staff in developing capacity building materials, R code tutorials, and worked examples to support staff from National Statistics Offices in assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Assist UNFPA technical staff in facilitating capacity building workshops and data laboratories for officials from National Statistics Offices and civil registration authorities;
  • Contribute to the development of R code libraries to support data processing and analysis of civil registration data, using standard tools such as R, R Studio, and GitHub;
  • Contribute to routine and ad-hoc discussions and meetings within UNFPA on civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science).
24 Months
  • Experience (2 years) in applied statistics, public health, and demography
  • 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;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer programming skills (particular in R, or related statistical programming language) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Statistics
No

Accountability, 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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Application deadline: 14 August 2020

Population Data Fellow, Vital Statistics Capacity Building (NY) 14 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA United States of America
UNFPA
United States of America
New York (USA)
English,Arabic,French,Spanish
01 September 2020
7 months with possibility of extension
14 August 2020

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 Chief, Population and Development Branch, the International UN Volunteer will:

  • Learn and apply contemporary technical methods of assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Support UNFPA staff in developing capacity building materials, technical tutorials, and worked examples to support staff from National Statistics Offices in assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Assist UNFPA technical staff in facilitating capacity building workshops and data laboratories for officials from National Statistics Offices and civil registration authorities;
  • Conduct statistical and demographic analysis, using standard statistical software packages (e.g. R, RStudio, etc.) to support data processing, assessment and analysis of civil registration data
  • Contribute to the development of R code libraries to support the data processing and analysis of civil registration data, using standard tools such as R, RStudio and GitHub
  • Contribute to multivariate regression analysis of survey, census and registration data to understand the proximate determinants of under-registration;
  • Contribute to routine and ad-hoc discussions and meetings within UNFPA on civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • university undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science); Masters degree preferred
24 Months
  • Experience (2 years) in applied statistics, public health, epidemiology, and demography
  • Familiarity and experience in carrying out descriptive statistical analysis and multivariate regression analysis
  • 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 English is required, and knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer programming skills (particular in R, or related statistical programming language such as Stata or SPSS) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Statistics
No

Accountability, 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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Application deadline: 14 August 2020

Climate and DRR Officer 16 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Panama
Open

Climate and DRR Officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
Spanish,English,French
Immediate
12 months
16 August 2020

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 DRR and CC Specialist (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Technical support on DRR, climate actions and resilience - to RO and CO
• Provide support to RO and COs to promote resilience through risk informed programming in accordance with UNICEF Strategic Plans (SP) and Regional Office Management Plans (ROMP) processes and terminology and contribute to its work plan and actions.

• Provide assistance to operationalize the LAC regional strategic framework for climate ac-tions and children ensuring links with COVID-19 and the use of sectoral resilience pro-gramming with a humanitarian-development lens.
• Support the application of the "risk lens" linked with COVID-19 to overall and sectoral programming, for instance in SitAns, CPD PSN, ToC etc. development and revision.
• Support countries in identifying opportunities for coherence with national priorities in im-plementation through strengthened policy and strategy frameworks (such NDC, NAP, DRM/Sendai and SDG) and institutional arrangements, so that they are ambitious and child inclusive and supportive of local implementations (this can also include sector-spe-cific plans).
Partnership and Resource mobilization – including Advocacy and representation
• Support working relationships with regional bodies, like climate and resilience interagency group and platform particularly, to ensure children’s rights are included in any disaster risk management, climate and environment action frameworks (Regional Platform on DRR, Regional climate week, NDC Partnership).
• Support the development of LAC regional pipeline for climate finance i.e. GCF, bilateral donors and private sector, for accessing climate finance to promote adaptation /mitigation initiatives.
• Support organizing national and international DRR/CC workshops/ meetings or events such as International Day for Disaster Reduction, World Environment Day, and regional consultations and conference.
Knowledge management and evidence generation
• Support in Knowledge Management activities and south-south / horizontal cooperation. Including the mapping of UNICEF and its partners good practices on climate actions build-ing resilience and the existing policies and programmes, including lessons and applicable recommendations that may enhance the initiatives, and allow the replication of the expe-rience to other contexts.
• Assist Big Data work to ensure UNICEF’s work is evidence-based, to inform and galva-nize advocacy efforts, focusing on influencing national DRM, climate/environmental poli-cies and better target their intervention. Support COs to identify priority areas for further analysis and integration.
Support engagement of children, adolescents and youth in climate action related activities.
• Support regional activities to promote the use of an advocacy toolkit to build capacity of adolescents and young people around climate change.
• Support evidence generation and document actions and results achieved by UNICEF when engaging adolescents as leaders in policy and advocacy change, including map-ping existing interventions across the region
• Conduct stakeholder analysis and foster partnership with youth organizations and pro-mote engagement of children and young people in climate and DRR related actions.
• Support communication efforts to ensure the voices of children and young people from the region are represented in regional and international forums and their voices captured in documents, reports and media briefs.
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;
• 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 publica-tions/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.

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments: University degree in relevant areas such as social sci-ence, economic and development studies, international relationship, or related climate and environmental field.

36 Months

• Work experience in programme development and implementation
• A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience focused on developing countries, in areas related to disaster risk management, climate and environment and building resili-ence.
• Familiarity with UNICEF programming or other UN and development organizations.
• Knowledge and technical expertise in one or more of UNICEF areas of global sectoral responsibility is an asset.
• Good understanding of the disaster risk, climate and environment development context in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• Capacity to work with multidiscipline groups and good capacity for coordination, analysis and synthesis.
• Experience working with and mobilizing young people
• Able to work independently as part of and in constant communication with the “safe and clean environment” team as well as with Communication and Adolescent Development teams and country offices.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Disaster risk reduction

Community resilience environment & disaster reduction

Programme development and implementation

Climate and environment and building resili-ence.
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Good understanding of the disaster risk, climate and environment development context in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

No

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Finance Analyst 16 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Senegal
Open

Finance Analyst

International Specialist
UNDP
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
16 August 2020

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 the Project Manager/Sahel Programme and overall guidance of the DRR Operations and in collaboration with the finance team in the Regional Hub, the Finance Analyst will contribute to ensure the highest efficiency in financial resources management and the provision of accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, effective delivery of financial services, transparent utilization of financial resources and management of the Programme and projects. S/he will work closely with the UNDP COs focal points implementing the project in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. S/he will be responsible for:

  • Financial analysis and oversight for all resources managed by the joint programme including contributions for general services and provision of high-quality professional advice to the project manager;
  • Proper planning and expenditure tracking of management projects’ resources and audit of financial resources, including extra-budgetary income in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Organization and oversight of project management processes, including liquidity management, recommendation of impress level, risk assessment, bank relationship management, timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets in close collaboration with the UNDP COs;
  • Monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions. Provision of information to supervisors and other UNDP RSCA on the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
  • Regional and Country level Finance business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal standard operating procedures in the Finance Unit; control of the workflows in the Finance Unit;
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for management projects;
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP/Hub of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • Routinely monitor compliance with IPSAS rules and guidelines in financial transactions conducted at the regional and country levels;
  • Coordinates with the Project Manager in monitoring the IPSAS
  • Management of facility financial resources through planning, guiding, monitoring and controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Preparation and monitoring of management projects’ budgets in Atlas;
  • Regular analysis and reporting on the budget approvals and the delivery situation of management projects;
  • Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management;
  • Collection of information on internal and external clients’ satisfaction and needs in order to develop improvements to services;
  • Review of financial reports before their submission to donors.
  • Perform other duties as required and requested.
Master degree or equivalent
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in providing financial management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems, or other relevant programmes; experience with Audit and accounting is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience working with UNDP and good knowledge of Atlas.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other development programme/project experience
  • International level in providing financial management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems, or other relevant programmes;
  • 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, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
No

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Associate Health and Nutrition Officer 17 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Congo
UNHCR
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
French,English
22 September 2020
12 months
17 August 2020

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 the Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Accountability:

  • Take the lead in the assessment and analysis of the health needs of persons of concern by implementing methods like: participatory assessments such as the Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective or joint assessment missions; as well as utilizing objective tools like the multi-indicator nutrition, health and WASH survey; health indicators from the Health Information System and Balanced Scorecard approach; and health facility assessments to serve as the basis for planning to effectively address health issues of public health importance, based on the principles of Public Health and Primary Health Care.
  • Ensure that public health programme interventions are reflected in implementing partner agreements in a timely manner; regularly monitor and report on compliance with established guidelines and procedures.
  • Pursue collaborative, consultative partnerships in order to ensure quality health planning and sustainable service provision for refugees in all camps.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating health programme implementation in the field (with the support of Nutrition Field Officer and Health Associate), in accordance to work plans co-developed with implementing partners.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Health Information System from training of health workers on data collection, examination of quality of data collected, and providing supervisory support and guidance to IP coordinators.
  • In collaboration with partners and local authorities, ensure adequate preparedness, early detection and effective response to disease outbreaks.
  • Ensure all primary health programmes are implemented by IP health workers according to national guidelines by health implementing partners in each refugee health facility – and ensure that mental health care and reproductive health / HIV interventions, are well integrated into the PHC services at camp level.
  • Oversee and regulate medical referral activities from the secondary to tertiary level, and ensure that submissions for Resettlement on the Medical Needs fully satisfy the current criteria.
  • Establish an efficient drug management system that encompasses assessment of essential medicine needs for the refugee operation based on drug consumption, procurement, storage, distribution, and rational utilization at the camp health facilities.
  • Assess training needs of Governmental Organisations (GO) and NGO implementing partner staff; ensure that health staff undergo capacity development activities relevant to their posts; and that training activities are well-coordinated and implemented according to agreed work plan timeframes.
  • Implement capacity development interventions with refugee / host community volunteers utilizing participatory approaches.
  • Support UNHCR Nutritionist in the conduct of the annual nutrition survey and monitor implementation of the nutrition programme, particularly within the in-patient stabilization centers.
  • Supervise implementation of interventions for malaria prevention and control according to GFATM-UNDP Scaling Up Malaria Interventions project and ensure timely reporting.
  • Advocate with government line ministries for the transfer of operational responsibility of the health sector from the NGOs to the line ministry (MOH).
  • Collaborate with UNHCR / MOH / Implementing Partners (IP) engineers on the implementation of projects for upgrading of health infrastructure in the camps or host community areas.
  • Cooperate with colleagues in the Basic Services / Livelihoods Section on increasing community involvement in health promotion; community mobilization in preparation for the transfer of basic services to the line ministry; and cost-sharing schemes to be adopted in the camps.
  • Participate in the evaluation of possible health financing schemes to ensure sustainability of health services in the camps.
  • Lead the process of ensuring the sustainability of health services through the transfer of health facilities to Ministries of Health.

Authority:

  • Ensure compliance to the updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Medical Referral of Persons of Concern (PoCs).
  • Institute Drug Management Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Represent the refugee health sector in coordination meetings and liaise with implementing partners, UN agencies, NGOs, and the Ministry of Health to coordinate health activities in the refugee camps.
  • Prepare input for information, communication and advocacy on the health and nutrition situation of populations of concern to UNHCR among partners, donors, other agencies and the government; and provide information for funding submissions, appeals or reports.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Health science (nursing, medical, nutrition) and post graduate degree in Public health (MPH) is preferable

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of work experience in public health nutrition; previous working experience in refugee settings and/or international experience; demonstrated experience in managing health and nutrition programmes; experience working with multi-sectorial teams especially UN agencies (WFP, UNICEF) and Ministry of Health is an advantage; prior experience in conducting nutrition surveys and familiarity with SMART/SENS is an advantage.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Public health, Food safety and nutrition

Computer skills: Working knowledge of Word, Excel and basic data analysis skills (e.g. Stata, EpiInfo, SPSS) required.

No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17 August 2020