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WASH Specialist 28 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Uganda
Open

WASH Specialist

International Specialist
UNICEF
Uganda
Kampala (UGA)
English,Korean
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 September 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 WASH Manager the UN WASH Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical support to UNICEF Kampala office to manage the KOICA funded WASH in School programme in Karamoja effectively and efficiently. Specifically,
    • Support the WASH Unit to undertake procurement for the WASH in school Infrastructure in a timely and quality manner;
    • Collect and prepare WASH in school programme reports for the donor including monitoring and reviewing budgets for the programme;
    • Co-ordinate and support exchange visits and learning events between the Uganda programme team and Korean counterparts;
    • Conduct regular field monitoring visit to project sites in Karamoja region;
    • Assist in the preparation of technical documents relevant for the WASH in schools that could be used for the visibility for the program
    • Coordination with UNICEF Uganda Office and KOICA Office in Kampala.

  1. Provide technical support to the Moroto Zonal Office to develop capacities related to WASH in schools.
  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective implementation of the KOICA funded WASH in schools programme;
  • Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues, Education, Health, Nutrition and Local Government to identify priority needs and appropriate strategies;
  • Undertake support supervision of the programme activities in the field.

  1. Support the implementation of a comprehensive water, Sanitation and hygiene programme in Karamoja region.
  • Strengthen the knowledge of WASH teams by providing support to implementation of the WASH in schools interventions with focus on adolescent and disability aspects of WASH programming;
  • Assist in enhancing programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence-based approaches and implementation follow-up.
  1. Document results and best-practices and enhance knowledge management.
  • Document results and lessons learned from WASH programme implementation and promote knowledge sharing among counterparts and WASH stakeholders;
  • Participate in preparation and delivery of WASH in Schools technical outcomes during fundraising, scoping, development and implementation phases of WASH initiatives.

  1. Provide support to KOICA and UNICEF to manage the local training, invitational training in Korea, and reporting in Korean.

  • Prepare necessary procedure for the invitational training in Republic of Korea including support to KOICA to select training institution for the training, support to needs assessment to training participants and documentation, technical support to the selected training institution for developing training curriculum and implementation based on consultation with KOICA and UNICEF, and any other necessary duties;
  • Write a monthly report including in Korean, which includes progress of work plan, performance indicators, budget execution and etc. for the KOICA funded WASH in School programme in Karamoja
Master degree or equivalent

Civil engineering, , Water and environmental management, Public health, Social sciences, Political science or other WASH related field.

60 Months
  • Five years of demonstrated experience in WASH sector at national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of policies and program management in post crisis situations;
  • Experience working within a UN agency and experience in or understanding and managing projects/programmes with multiple donor partners;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender equality, conflict sensitivity and human rights in designing and implementing related projects including monitoring and reporting on these cross-cutting themes and SDGs;
  • Demonstrated interest in Results Based Management (RBM), monitoring and evaluation, planning, evaluation, statistics and/or research methodologies is required;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Korean(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering
  • Knowledge of latest development in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Drive for results.
  • Knowledge of computer management and applications.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28 September 2020

Resource Mobilization Officer 01 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 October 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 Resource Mobilization Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support to Donor recognition and engagement: ensure donor requirements are met, and UNICEF’s profile and reputation is enhanced, by supporting the development and implementation of each programme section’s donor recognition and visibility plans and briefs, the development of the regular donor newsletter, and donor engagement briefs
  • Support to donor submissions: Support the timeliness and quality of all donor submissions, such as donor reports, amendments, and proposals, by consolidation and editing of programmatic, financial and narrative information, ensuring high-quality layout and branding, compliance with donor requirements and results-based management tools
  • Fundraising systems administration and maintenance: Administer, monitor and strive to improve resource mobilization and grant management systems, processes, and information in line with agreed standards; this might include donor profile and contact information, donor submissions, and fundraising guidelines

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 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.
  • Regular partnerships newsletter produced and delivered;
  • Donor recognition plans reviewed and supported;
  • Donor engagement briefs or consultations supported and developed
  • Donor submissions consolidated and reviewed
  • Pipeline and grant management/information systems updated and administered
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant field.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
  • Experience working with multi-lateral or bilateral donors; grant management skills; drafting, editing and proof-reading skills; production of newsletters and communications products desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination

A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area”

No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 1-10-2020

UNV Child Protection Specialist 05 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Djibouti
UNICEF
Djibouti
Djibouti (DJI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
05 October 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 the Head of Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all programme sections, the UN Volunteer Child Protection Specialist will undertake the following tasks, under the supervision and technical guidance of the Child Protection Specialist:

  • Support the child protection section in the overall monitoring of the implementation of the 2020-21 rolling work plans with the following implementing partners:
    • Ministry of Women and Family, including technical support to the consultation for the development of the National Policy on Child Protection and to the initiative on capacity-building of social workers, including the operationalisation of referral and case management systems;
    • Ministry of Interior, including support to the specialised training of juvenile brigades of the security forces; the establishment of a digital vital registration system and the supplementary judgments for the children without birth certificates;
    • Ministry of Justice, for the validation of law enforcement decrees on alternative measures to detention and legal aid;
    • City Hall, including support to the design of the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative;
    • UNFD, including technical support to the community-based component of the programme for the abandonment of FGM.

  • Support the section to organize and document meetings of child protection implementing partners;
  • Contribute to organising and facilitating monthly meetings of the Working Group on the Protection of Refugee Children in collaboration with UNHCR;
  • Contribute to designing, monitoring and implementing the humanitarian response in child protection to children affected by displacement, flooding or other emergencies;
  • Contribute to mid-year and annual reviews with child protection partners;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the annual report and other key programmatic documents (including Sitrep, HAC, mid-term review, donor reports, funding proposals and human interest stories);
  • Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners;
  • Effectively promote knowledge management through drafting/finalizing key project documents and reports, documenting good practices, lessons learned, and promoting knowledge/information exchange.
Master degree or equivalent

Advnaced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social science, law, political science, psychology, or any other related field related to assistance in international development. 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
  • 5 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in child protection or human rights programming; experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset;
  • Proven experience in implementing Child Protection interventions, including any of the following: strengthening of child protection systems, birth registration, child-sensitive justice, capacity-building of specialized child protection services;
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage;
  • Solid understanding of child rights, including human rights-based programming and results-based management;
  • Excellent writing skills, including strong drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Outstanding oral communication skills, including presentations on technical issues to a range of audiences;
  • Have affinity with or interest in children’s issues, issues related to peacebuilding and children affected by armed conflict, international development, humanitarian action, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
No

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

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Application deadline: 5th October 2020

Reporting & Partnerships Specialist 07 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Algeria
UNICEF
Algeria
Algiers (DZA)
English,French
Immediate
until 31 October 2021
07 October 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 Deputy Representative, the international UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Reporting

  • Ensure that internal and external donor reports are produced with high quality and in a timely manner;
  • Track reports due for donors and develop a coherent system for centralizing, recording and monitoring the Country Office's commitment so specific terms and conditions of funding;
  • Prepare a process to track the completion and transmission of donor reports;
  • Develop practical ways to assist Programme Officers with a clear, high quality standard for writing English-language donor reports (e.g., by developing templates that incorporate simplification and harmonization of reporting with other UN agencies);
  • Assist in the development, consolidation, drafting and editing of English-language quality reports and papers, for example: the Annual Report, the Mid Term Review Summary, Country Programme Documentation, etc.;
  • Provide support to conceptualize and draft outlines for project proposals;
  • With substantive inputs from Programme Officers and field staff, finalize and format English language project proposals;
  • Liaise with PFO, GRO, RO and National Committees in identifying prospective donors and ensuring that project proposals are drafted in compliance with criteria set out by donors;
  • Ensure the completion and correct transmission of project proposals to required addressees;
  • Ensure timely reporting on COVID19-related commitments with newly-engaged donors, notably USAID, Canada, Japan, etc.;
  • Monitor, in collaboration with budget team, the effective expenditure of COVID19-related funds in compliance with funding proposals.

Partnerships

  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization;
  • Support the office in expanding UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, the private sector, international financial institutions and/or relevant constituencies;
  • Review and regularly update annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans, and assist the office for their implementation;
  • Support the office in identifying COVID19-related funding opportunities as well as strategic partnerships;
  • Support the country office in the identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities;
  • Contribute to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development;
  • Contribute to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
Master degree or equivalent
  • A Masters degree is required in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related fields.
24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience is required in a field related to communications, external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization.
  • Advanced ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written form; specific skills in report writing and editing.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 7 October 2020

Associate CBI (Cash Based Interventions) Officer 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Guatemala
UNHCR
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months
27 September 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 the Senior CBI Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer for Cash Based Interventions will:

  • Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the cash-based interventions.
  • Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
  • Prepare and administer accurate lists of beneficiaries for the regular assistance through bank ATM/IRIS system in line with the procedures established by the office.
  • Assist in developing and administering UNHCR Regular Cash based Intervention database.
  • Assist in the monthly reconciliation and refund process for the cash assistance project.
  • Assist in preparing detailed reports and breakdown of the cash assistance provided to the refugees.
  • Cross-check databases to ensure that all beneficiaries are active cases.
  • Keep cash lists updated and free of duplications and ensure delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the flow of information between databases,
  • Assist with the training of internal staff and partners on how to use the database,
  • Execute best practice in data protection standards and help to positively influence others,
  • Troubleshoot issues with the database and work with internal teams to provide technical fixes,
  • Inform and act on the reports and messages that are received from various units on different vulnerable cases in respect to financial assistance.
  • Support in the co-ordination with different IPs, Ops and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
  • Undertake missions and field visits to bank service provider to monitor the cash project.

Undertake other relevant duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, political sciences and area related to humanitarian aid, development areas and international relations; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience.
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Programme management, especially CBI modalities, and other relevant Programme; experience with data management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Completion of a first-level university degree or secondary education with certificate/training in Information Technology & Database Management will be considered as an asset.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and other migration issues [fill in relevant area of the host agency’s work], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
24 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27-Sep-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Executive Assistant 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Executive Assistant

International Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Yaounde (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 MCO Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in managing the flow of information to the supervisor, in identifying priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and in proposing actions;
  • Analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; contribute to ensuring that appropriate action is taken by responsible Section Heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor;
  • Assist in following-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor.
  • Keep the Supervisor of developments in UNHCR’s major operations in the West and Central Africa regions, and of policies issues related directly to UNHCR or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNHCR’s overall policies and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor. (SMC notes, talking points, meeting notes).
  • Confer with Section Heads to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the signature of the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information; and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNHCR) on the subject matters to be discussed.
  • Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
  • Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNHCR and the agency’s concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
  • Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the Office.
  • Ensure that high-level visitors are appropriately addressed, that they receive background information as necessary, and that protocol is respected.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political Science, International Relations, Law or other related fields.

Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function;
  • Proven drafting and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function;
  • Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point), and Internet browsing;
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages such as Spanish and/or Portuguese is an asset
  • Strong skills on social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Good knowledge and experience of UN operations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law, Political affairs and political reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Knowledge Management/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 Deputy Country Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Lead knowledge management and information sharing initiatives:
  1. Develop and implement the Knowledge Management Strategy to share public information, good practices and lessons learned across relevant communities of practice (COP), stakeholders and academia in collaboration with other partners in the UN system;
  2. Conduct research for knowledge and information needed for effective advocacy of the UN Women Country Office (CO)’s programme and gender equality and women empowerment overall;
  3. Provide technical support to the programme team to produce knowledge products;
  4. Identify and form lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader CO’s knowledge management;
  5. Facilitate programme team’s application of best practices and advocate the CO’s successful experiences in results-based monitoring and evaluation as well as substantive areas of expertise through global knowledge networks;
  6. Manage a presence on UN Women’s SharePoint, internet pages and social media with a focus on internal and external knowledge sharing, partnerships and COP.
  1. Ensure compliance with corporate programme and project management requirements (including planning, monitoring, evaluation and research plan, results management system (RMS), donor agreement management system (DAMS) and LEADS):
  1. Coordinate and support Result Based Management (RBM) and M&E based programme and project formulation including annual work-planning and reporting exercises in line with UN Women corporate requirements, the CO’s SN and Annual Workplans;
  2. Maintain, coordinate and ensure compliance of the programme and project setup and in Atlas and other corporate systems (such as RMS, DAMS, LEADS, etc.) and provide accurate and timely input information into these systems as required.

  1. Effective monitoring and reporting of the country programme and related projects:
    1. Establish and manage internal systems for effective and efficient programme and project monitoring and reporting, both internal to UN Women and for Implementing Partners;
    2. Monitor on a regular basis country programme including annual and quarterly reports, ongoing monitoring of overall financial status of country programming;
    3. Undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned monitoring and evaluation by various programme team and partners;
    4. Support the programme staff with effective use of tools and methodologies for planning, monitoring and reporting;
    5. Ensure that projects are set up in line with approved project documents, all Atlas attributes are created accordingly and maintained regularly;
    6. Provide technical advice and support at the design stage of programmes/projects to facilitate monitoring during programme implementation;
    7. Develop, update, manage and monitor monitoring frameworks for the key programme cycle documents such as the UN Cooperation Framework, and SN, and participate in the UN M&E Working Group;
    8. Ensure Quarterly monitoring in RMS are done timely and accurately;
    9. Support to value-for-money monitoring, including tracking of resources towards outcomes;
    10. Coordinate timely and appropriate reporting.

  1. Implementation and management of audit and evaluation policies, strategies and processes:
  1. Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the CO;
  2. Keep track of all planned activities in the monitoring, evaluation and research plan (MERP) ;
  3. Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan;
  4. Serve as the CO focal point to the Evaluation Unit in the Regional Office;
  5. Develop evaluation tools and processes, innovative approaches in evaluation that meet the requirements of UN Women and train staff and partners to use it;
  6. Promote evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the CO;
  7. Provide evaluation feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, M&E, gender/women’s studies, international development, public policy, international relations.

60 Months

1. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;

2. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;

3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;

Experience working within the UN is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
  1. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;
  3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;
  4. Experience working within the UN is an asset.
No

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Application deadline: 30th September 2020

Communication Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Ethiopia
Open

Communication Specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
until 28 February 2021
27 September 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 the Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Ensure visibility and manage all aspects of awareness raising and communication of the Project;
  • Enhance visibility of the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives key activities and results through UNDP Africa’s website and social media channels as relevant, UNDP Africa’s internal and external platforms, and other innovative channels including multi-media platforms;
  • Producing press-releases for major events;
  • Develop a professional media package to provide background information about the project, and establish processes for regular communication with media contacts, regular production of press releases and other communication-related processes;
  • Produce weekly media-monitoring compilations, bringing together relevant reporting from the project region;
  • Deliver concrete visibility promotion activities for the Project;
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for the provision of goods and services for activities under the communication plan;
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate rules and regulations of EU and UNDP in the field of communication and visibility promotion and reporting, specifically the Joint Visibility Guidelines for EC-UN Actions in the field;
  • Produce relevant reports according to the rules and procedures of EU and UNDP; Support joint advocacy, in relation to the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives, with and for regional partners; production of two newsletters on SECCCI activities for other European Union Trust Fund parterns working in the region;
  • Implementation of COVID-19 awareness raising campaign;
  • Producing bi-annual communication report on communication-related activities and visibility at the end of the project implementation period (February 2021).
Master degree or equivalent

Communications or similar field

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, communications, journalism or advocacy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in media relations and/or advocacy campaigns, using traditional and social media;
  • Experience with communications requirements of European Union funded Projects; Previous experience in the development field.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Public information and reporting Mandatory
  • Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Mandatory
  • Other communications related experience Optional
No

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Special Assistant to the Team Leader/Director/ UNISS/ISU 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Senegal
UNDP
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 UNISS/ISU Director or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Special Assistant will be part of the ISU team based in Dakar and she/he report to the Team Leader/Director. She/he liaise with key partners such as UNOWAS, UN Agencies, DCO, R-UNDG, etc. in discharging the following duties and responsibilities:

1) Provides effective executive-level support to the ISU Team Leader/Director

  • Synthesizes and summarizes information for the Director to facilitate decision-making;
  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of, substantive policy briefs, speeches and detailed presentations and other materials as needed for the Director’s internal and external use;
  • Facilitates the flow of communication between teams, particularly between Dakar, New York and regional entities to ensure establishment of efficient workflows;
  • Manages the communication linkages within the ISU;
  • Contributes to aligning business processes and the rationalization of workflows where needed;

2) Manages the flow of communication and data in and out of the ISU and the efficient and strategic use of the Director’s time

  • Serves as the chief aide and liaison to the ISU Director and as primary manager of the director’s daily agenda;
  • Uses sound judgment to sort through issues requiring the ISU Director’s attention as well as other demands on the Director’s time, to prioritize decision-making by the ISU Director;
  • Develops and maintains a tracking system to assist the ISU Director in following up on assignments and confidential correspondence;
  • Liaises with ISU partners and other relevant parties to ensure proper coordination of and preparation for the Director’s official missions and visits;
  • Prioritizes and coordinates travel plans for the ISU Director and oversees meeting arrangements;
  • Drafts and/or assists in the drafting of correspondence at the request of the ISU Director for their clearance and signature;
  • Staffs key meetings with/in support of the ISU Director and prepares relevant notes for file.

3) Supports the ISU Director’s relations with UNWOAS, DCO, R-UNDG, and external partners

  • Prepares the ISU Director for core meetings by soliciting and compiling inputs and talking points;
  • Manages and coordinates the ISU Director’s relations with other regional partners and initiatives;
  • Manages the preparation of briefs, correspondence, and other documentation for the ISU Director ensuring quality control and timely submission;
  • Supports the ISU Director in fulfilling corporate responsibilities related to new initiatives.

4) Strategic planning

  • Initiates, plans and manages special assignments/projects for the ISU Director and serves as his/her representative at meetings with other counterparts for planning and coordination purposes;
  • Organize and keep on track meetings minutes which involve the participation of the ISU Director;

5) Knowledge development and management

  • Contributes to relevant UNISS pillar working groups;
  • Stimulates the use of blogs, social media, community of practice to ensure wide dissemination of positions, events, debates on the topics covered by the ISU team;
  • Ensures the continuous collation of lessons learnt and best practices in the areas of partnerships and communications for development;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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 self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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
  • Master’s degree or post graduate diploma in development studies, international relations, public administration, business administration, economics, law, social sciences or related field.
60 Months
  • Minimum of five years (5) of relevant work experience in national and international development or related fields;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Macroeconomics and public finance, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing management advisory support in the United Nations system, NGOs, or public-sector organizations;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience;
  • Experience in inter-agency work in UN coordination would be an asset;
  • Field or regional-level experience would be an asset.
No

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Information Management Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Panama
UNDP
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 September 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 Senior Global Technical Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:

  1. Technically support the Climate and Forests Programme in the process of populating the turbo version of the excel rubric tool focusing on the following results:
  • Insert information from all countries in the Climate and Forests Programme portfolio into the latest version of the excel rubric;
  • Cross check and verify all the existing information already inserted into the tool;
  • Provide inputs to improve the accessibility and usability of the country-based tool and to protect its content from unwanted changes;
  • Develop an online solution to make the tool available to partners and also for a simple version of the tool with summary information to also be available online to external audiences;
  • Continuously update the information from all countries to ensure that the tool is filled with the latest data.
  1. Support the process of making the turbo version of the excel rubric tool more dynamic and accessible
  • Develop dashboards to make the information on countries more accessible;
  • Develop graphs and other visual representation for the information in the tool;
  • Create more direct links between the country-based tools and the global database;
  • Protect the information on the tool to allow for it to be shared with external audiences without compromising the tool itself;
  • Think creatively and pro-actively identify and address emerging problems to ensure timely and efficient use of the tool by all team members;
  • Provide inputs for linking the tool with the Climate Promise database;
  • Provide inputs for linking this tool with other existing UN-REDD+ tools.
  1. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required focusing on the following results
  • Identification and synthesis of the best practices and lessons learned in the use of similar tools;
  • Prepare briefs, presentations, technical reports, blog posts, etc, using the information from the tool;
  • Linking the information from the tools and assessments with latest UNFCCC discussions and other relevant climate and forest forum discussions;
  • Prepare information to be added to the Climate and Forests website;
  • Prepare webinars for country offices and counterparts using information from the tool.
  1. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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 self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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

The UNV must have bachelor degree preferably in statistics, economics, data management, software development, IT, engineering, geography, environmental management and other related fields.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • Understanding of carbon accounting methodologies, carbon markets standards and data analysis is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Mus be fluent in English, advanced knowledge in Spanish or French is desired.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
No

Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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