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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communications Assistant 05 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNWomen Pakistan
UNWomen
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
05 November 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, and with guidance and technical support from the Women’s Economic Empowerment & Sustainable Livelihoods (WEE/SL) Portfolio Manager, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for the following assignments.

  • Assist in drafting, editing and proof-reading of all materials that will be posted on the UN Women website social media platform (including, but not limited to concept notes, brochures, lists of participants, press-releases, biographies, etc.);
  • Assist in the creation, editing and retouching of photographs and videos;
  • Map major media outlets and compile names of journalists which could be relevant for the Forum and could be invited to cover the events, or play a moderating role in it;
  • Support to establish, maintain and develop a strong UN Women Pakistan presence in the country and region through various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Support in organizing and documenting events (reports, quotes, pictures) with CSOs, government and development partners
  • Participate in events (if needed) and compile brief reports/updates
  • Perform other relevant duties as required by the Portfolio Manager
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, international relations, marketing, development, advertising, digital communications, multimedia agencies, or another relevant field.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: journalism, public relations, advocacy, international relations, marketing, development, advertising, digital communications, multimedia agencies, or another relevant field;
  • Command on drafting professional public communication material
  • Experience in media relations using traditional and social media, multi-media and a variety of platforms;
  • Proven experience in communications, writing and photo/video editing
  • Proven experience in the strategic use and monitoring of social media
  • Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks.
  • Familiar with women’s rights and issues
  • Must have an active presence in major social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Some experience with corporate brand management and private sector would be an asset
  • Proficiency in Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, and InDesign would be an asset
  • Self-starter; organized, and able to multi-task
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Urdu skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Pakistan and legal residents of Pakistan with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 5-11-2020

Project Coordinator 08 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen Senegal
Open

Project Coordinator

International Specialist
UNWomen
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
08 November 2020

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

Under the overall supervision of UN Women WCARO Policy Adviser for Peace & Security and Humanitarian Action, the project coordinator will be responsible for the following key Functions:

  1. Strategic direction and technical management of the project
  • Provide technical and strategic assistance to project activities, including planning, implementing and monitoring, and ensure quality control of interventions;
  • Provide practical support to country offices and implementing partners in the areas of project management and planning, field activity implementation and management, as well as monitoring and evaluation of the project impacts;
  • Develop terms of reference of consultants and subcontractors, and assist in the selection and recruitment process and provide technical supervision of the work carried out by the experts and consultants hired by the project;
  • Advising on political and legal issues concerning the project;
  • Ensure the preparation and revision of the project annual plan of Action;
  • Inform the regional adviser of the progress of the project, according to the mechanisms and frequency established in the project document;
  • Represent the project at regional and national levels;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
  1. Ensure quality project coordination, implementation at regional level and timely donor reporting
  • Coordinate relationships with partners to support implementation and expansion of the projects, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives as needed.
  • Collect information from country offices and ensure the timely submission of quality progress reports and donor reports as well as the other reporting documents (multi-year, annual, quarterly, operational, reports);
  • Contribute to strategic connection, result-based reporting and knowledge management with global Women’s Resilience to Disasters and Crisis program and support strategic cooperation particularly between the Sahel Resilience Programme and thePromoting women’s resilience in the Lake Chad Basin Region” programme” in joint cooperation with the Sahel Resilience Programme Coordinator.
  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on program and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits, as required;
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners and UNWOMEN country offices;
  • Provide inputs from the project to the regional report.

  1. Networking, partnership building and resource mobilization

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts, UN Agencies and regional stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results.
  • Develop background materials, technical briefs and gender analysis that will inform UN Women’s strategic positioning and contributions to regional processes including…
  • Draft communication and advocacy materials to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, ensure visibility and support resource mobilization on issues related to gender-responsive DRR and humanitarian action and crisis response under the broader umbrella of promoting women’s resilience in the Lake Chad Basin Region.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on joint planning and preparation of joint regional, DRR and humanitarian action-crisis response related projects.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fundraising and partnership development purposes.

  1. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
  • Participate in the development of a LCB resilience proramme knowledge management and communications strategy to guide relevant activities contribute to enhanced knowledge sharing and increased visibility of UN Women’s programmatic interventions.
  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to resilience and humanitarian action in the Lake Chad Basin.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University degree in social sciences, law, international relations, Gender Studies or other related field, or equivalent

36 Months

At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national/regional partners, preferably related to gender, disaster resilience and humanitarian affairs;

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Development programme management, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

Experience in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national/regional partners, preferably related to gender, disaster resilience and humanitarian affairs;

Experience in joint programming and working with different partners;

Experience in Africa and particularly the Lake Chad Basin;

Experience in developing program documents on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in peace & security and humanitarian processes

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 8 November 2020

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Vulnerable Analysis Mapping (VAM). 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Cameroon
WFP
Cameroon
Bamenda (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 November 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 VAM/M&E and with the administrative facilitation of the Heads of Field Office, the UNV will be responsible for the following, with a focus on the South West and North West (SW/NW) region:

  • Data collection, management, analysis, visualisation and reporting for monitoring purposes;
  • Coordination and provision of technical support for vulnerability and/or market assessment and mapping;
  • Capacity building and coordination on issues related to monitoring and assessments.

The UNV will perform the following tasks for the Country Office and Field Offices:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Develop and follow up the monitoring and evaluation workplan, coordinate M&E activities, and implement monitoring activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions in the SW/NW (e.g. post-distribution monitoring, process monitoring, beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.), ensure the quality of Third-Partner Monitoring.
  2. Ensure the functioning of local committees/helpdesks for the Beneficiary and Complaints Feedback Mechanism (BCFM) in the SW/NW and follow-up on the timely management of hotline complaints.
  3. Contribute to the improvement of WFP’s monitoring and assessments systems and data collection, analysis and reporting as required to support the evaluation of WFP’s impact.
  4. Participate in any targeting related activity, including CP capacity strengthening/ development
  5. Maintain and control data quality in the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET).

Vulnability Analysis and Mapping

  1. Coordinate planning and implementation of food and nutrition vulnerability assessments (e.g. EFSA, mVAM and market price monitoring), design and implement quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis activities as needed by the WFP Country Office with contribution of the Field Office and cooperating partner, apply innovative tools and ensure timely results visualization and reporting.
  2. Manage and provide technical inputs for the generation of the VAM evidence base supporting food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. rapid needs assessment, situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness and operational efficiency).
  1. Keep up to date with and report on the latest food security and nutrition developments, and the potential impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.

Capacity-Building and Coordination

  1. Participate to and report on relevant coordination forums and clusters, monitoring missions, assessments, working groups and/or other technical meetings in the NW/SW, contribute to technical discussions and ensure regular reporting to the Country Office.
  2. Ensure that the quality of data collection management and analytical outputs produced for M&E and VAM in the SW/NW are in line with WFP’s standards and practices and build the capacities of staff and partners to contribute to the production of high-quality monitoring, data management and analysis, and reporting.
  3. Any other duty as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (or first level university degree with training/courses and additional relevant work experience) in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Food Security, Nutrition, Geography, Social Science or related field.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders and donors, database development, visualization, or other related areas.
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods and strong experience in conducting primary quantitative and qualitative data collection, survey implementation and qualitative and quantitative analysis, particularly in crisis contexts and/or food security and nutrition programmes.
  • Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Database design, administration and maintenance, Food safety and nutrition
No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-11-2020

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER 10 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Central African Republic
Open

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER

International Specialist
WFP
Central African Republic
Kanga Bandoro (CAF)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
10 November 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 Field Office and working in close collaboration with programme unit in the Country Office, the incumbent will be in charge of the overall programme operations management in the field office. He/she will Organize, plan, implement and coordinate all WFP programme activities in order to meet the desired programme objectives, in accordance with the strategy agreed by the Country Office Programme Unit. He/she will closely supervise the Field Office

operations to ensure timely planning and delivery of food assistance and cash-based transfer to the beneficiaries. He/she will ensure Programme and Supply Chain Units’ interaction/coordination and strictly implement WFP’s policies, rules and regulations related to Programme, according to corporate guidelines and technical guidance from the country office. The UNV Programme Policy Officer will therefore be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of projects, concepts, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow up on data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and government counterparts to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  • Identify areas of intervention for WFP in close collaboration with local authorities and cooperating partners.
  • Participate and contribute to overall humanitarian coordination mechanisms at the level of the field office; Liaise with government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, beneficiaries and pipeline agencies with a view to harmonizing and coordinating ongoing and future food assistance activities.
  • Regularly meet with and brief the above-mentioned stakeholders in order to discuss new findings and corrective actions, when required.
  • Transmit clear, comprehensive and yet concise information to the Country Office. Facilitate public information on food assistance activities.
  • Ensure the timely Monitoring and Evaluation of WFP activities
  • Coordinate and supervise the duties assigned to the Programme Assistants and Monitoring Assistants.
  • Ensure that proper monitoring, data collection and reporting of WFP food assistance supported activities are planned and carried out in collaboration with stakeholders providing relevant quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Undertake field visits and spot-check visits to view projects outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places, extended and final delivery points where WFP commodities are received in the country.
  • Evaluate the performance and capacities of the cooperating partners, and review agreements accordingly.
  • Liaise with supply chain team in the field office and ensure timely delivery of food to the Cooperating partners and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure timely provision of the following reports Weekly/Monthly Activities Report as required;
  • Other as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
36 Months
  • Has gained experience in implementing programmes with cooperating partners.
  • Proven experience in working in humanitarian operations implementing General Food Distribution, nutrition, resilience, and school feeding activities using in kind and Cash based Transfers with Internal Displaced People, refugees and host populations.

Has gained some exposure in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.

  • Experience in implementing and managing programmes, as well as providing inputs into programme design. Specific experience with General Food Distribution, Nutrition, Food for Assets, school-based Programmes and capacity building will be further valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with internally and externally counterparts, partners and stakeholders with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Result oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Other development programme/project experience, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WFP; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WFP procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WFP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan

coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WFP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10-11-2020