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Category Host entity Country
UNV Internal Control Specialist 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zimbabwe
UNICEF
Zimbabwe
Harare (ZWE)
English
Immediate
until 31 October 2021
30 September 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Representative – Operations or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all Operations and Programme sections, the UN Volunteer Internal Control Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Process simplification:

  • Conduct process audits and identify areas for simplification;
  • In collaboration with key process owners and users,
    • Conduct ‘as is’ (value stream) mapping of major transaction processes to identify opportunities for reducing unnecessary steps, and digitalizing where appropriate;
    • Define revised ‘to be’ processes, ensuring effective alignment with policy and appropriate risk management, while streamlining process efficiency;
  • Support the implementation of transaction and process tracking tools to be able to report on processing timeliness, to enable analysis of processing bottlenecks and to present data on improvements;
  • Work with ICT to establish dashboards to capture efficiency data for major transaction flows;
  • Review other processes with process owners to identify and implement improvements as appropriate;
  • Act as Secretariat to the Simplification Task Force.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documentation:

  • Based on outcome of reviews, prepare updated clear and concise process documentation, including one-page summaries, workflows, checklists and standard templates as appropriate for the process (using the most appropriate visual tools - Visio, flow charts etc);
  • Design easy to access SOP library in Sharepoint, and guide staff on how to access;
  • Conduct orientations on new processes as appropriate, with support of process owners.

Support to Risk Management:

  • Support the coordination of Risk Management efforts in the country office and provide Management with inputs on planning to address identified risks;
  • Assess the effectiveness of risk management and control processes of the country office and its compliance with the organizational policies and procedures. Formulate pragmatic recommendations and secure the agreement of Management to mitigate the identified risks.
  • Monitor and assess adequacy of actions taken to ensure the risks are mitigated and managed effectively, with a focus on tracking trends
Master degree or equivalent
  • Masters of Business Administration, audit, risk management or similar field; 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’ professional work experience at the national or international level in business administration, risk management, internal audit or similar.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and authorities at different levels;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs;
  • 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;
  • Desirable: experience with project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Innovation Analyst 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
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Innovation Analyst

National Specialist
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
30 September 2020

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

Task descriptions

Under the direct supervision of Information Management Specialist at UNICEF Kenya, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supporting UNICEF and partners in delivering the Generation Unlimited agenda leading trialling and testing of youth engagement platforms such as the youth digital marketplace, U-Report, and the generation unlimited youth challenge.
  • Collaborate with UNICEF colleagues and stakeholders on the design of projects, initiatives and pilots to quickly validate new ideas and test/assess the effectiveness of identified initiatives, including (but not limit to) monitoring progress/impact, formulating hypotheses, and supporting the assessment of initiatives.
  • Assisting the identification of frontier methodologies or adapt existing methodologies to enhance services and information for children and young people.
  • Develop operational prototypes, and document methodologies and lessons learned.
  • Support the presentation and analysis of various data on geospatial platforms. Develop visual information products (Infographics, factsheets, thematic profiles, etc.) to support programme planning, monitoring and decision making.
  • Scanning and mapping the innovation and technology ecosystem, partners and stakeholders in Kenya for initiatives and services for children including e-learning, connectivity, social enterprises etc.
  • Contribute to information management for UNICEF Kenya by developing a framework to capture the learnings from innovation and T4D in such a way that if favour critical reflection, scaling and rapid adaptation over static reporting.
Master degree or equivalent

Currently studying towards a master’s degree or having a master’s degree in Computer Science, Design, Development studies, Statistics, Entrepreneurship or another relevant field.

36 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 3 years) in implementation of technology innovation initiatives, research, data analytics, design and project management.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) and work with start-ups would be highly regarded;
  • Familiarity with technologies such as blockchain, machine learning, python, deep learning etc are desirable.
  • Familiarity with the innovation ecosystem in Kenya, networks/hubs, players and partners.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Technology innovation initiatives, research, data analytics, design and project management.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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to apply.

Application deadline:30-09-2020

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer 06 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Ethiopia
UNICEF
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Gambela, Assosa, Awassa, Jijiga, Semera, Bahir Dar, Mekele (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Field Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV C4D Officer will:

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning C4D strategy and interventions in the region.
  • Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Assess the impact of C4D activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to contextualize the development, pretesting, translation and repackaging of existing as well as new Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) materials in consultation with relevant Regional Bureaus, Programme Officers, the C4D unit, and other relevant stakeholders
  • In collaboration with UNICEF Programme staff and relevant government sector staff, participates in the development of evidence-based sectoral strategies and workplans (both development and emergency-related) to ensure the design and incorporation of specific Communication for Development components with objectives and activities aimed at different levels:
    • behavior development/change individual/household/facility levels;
    • community participation, social change and collective action at community level; and
    • social mobilization of community-based organizations and advocacy for decision makers;

  1. Support to the implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up on the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
  1. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF, regional sector bureaus and partners including contributing to the adapting of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for C4D
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with national/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to C4D trainings at regional, Zonal, and Woreda levels for Government counterparts, partner organizations, and their volunteer networks.
  • Build the capacity of a social mobilization multi-sectoral regional platform (Health, Education, Religious groups, CSOs, medias, etc.) in terms of coordination, planning, monitoring of C4D interventions including use of emergency communication materials for creating a strategic network of social mobilization trainers

5. Monitoring and Reporting

  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed C4D indicators
  • Contribute to the regular monitoring of C4D actors’ capacity according to the needs raised during rapid assessments / KAP surveys
  • Compile regional C4D reports, emergency and development, from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure multi-media materials are distributed to the intended target groups and monitor and address gaps
  • Participates in regional and Zonal coordination mechanisms and follow up on C4D tasks
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations and Health Promotion and Education)

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years with at least one-year experience in planning and implementing C4D/SBCC programmes with emphasis on communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research training and impact evaluation of communication interventions;
  • Experience with either the UN, IO, and/or NGO, especially in emergency contexts is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in working/living in communities is an added advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Experaince in Behavior Change communication planning is a requirment (Mandatory)
  • Experaince in multi-channel communication design is an asset
  • Experaince in evidence generation for Social and Behavior Change Communication is an asset
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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

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

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https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 06 October 2020