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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Hub Coordinator for the Caribbean 02 November 2020 Nat. Expert UNDP Barbados
UNDP
Barbados
Bridgetown (BRB)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
02 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNV Regional Portfolio Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Hub Coordinator will:

UN Volunteer mobilization and management

  • Liaise with UN agencies in the Caribbean to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;
  • Maintain business intelligence on UN agencies, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the Caribbean;
  • Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners;
  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend personal support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the Caribbean;
  • Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
  • Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits to their duty stations and discussions with their supervisors and counterparts;
  • Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’ entitlements as delegated, authorized, or needed;
  • Provide overall management and administrative support to UN Volunteers and;
  • In the event where no UNV Programme Assistant/Associate is present, support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the Caribbean in line with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant organizational units.

Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integration

  • Lead UNVs’ field efforts as the representative of the organization in the Caribbean, ensuring key results and delivery of the Strategic Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships, including the formalization of partnerships and other exchanges of confidence such as inclusion in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), as well as with government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development partners;
  • Participate in UN thematic forces, UN-led assessments, Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings, post-conflict needs assessments, UNSDCF planning processes, technical missions and funding appeals to identify opportunities for volunteerism and volunteer placement;
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships with local civil society organizations, prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led sustainable development in the Caribbean;
  • Encourage national and local actors to establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and legislation;
  • Strengthen and determine business intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and conduct Caribbean scans as input for corporate planning processes;
  • In close coordination with the Regional Office and the Communications Section at headquarters, prepare, disseminate and present Caribbean-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;
  • Coordinate activities and plan events, in collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day (IVD);
  • Encourage and monitor serving UN Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting volunteerism; and
  • Support, in the case of UNV-funded projects UNV programmatic engagement.

Management

  • Develop and manage the implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget;
  • Lead the UNV Caribbean-presence to ensure coordinated and effective delivery of services as well as enable a supportive and collaborative work environment;
  • Manage any UNV assigned personnel within the FU including supervision, performance assessment and capacity development; and
  • Establish and monitor implementation of the FU’s annual work plan and set performance indicators.

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 Caribbean;
  • 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.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

UNV programme will provide:

A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of ** BBD 5,600.00** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.

Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependants) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.

Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).

[National assignments, except community]

Reimbursement of up to $400 US dollars regarding national travel costs to the duty-station, as well as settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided in case the duty-station is not within a commuting distance from the volunteer’s place of residence.

Full time availability is required

Master degree or equivalent
  • Master´s degree in social sciences, international development, project management, public/business administration or related fields.
  • Candidates with less than 35 years of age that meet the education/experience criteria may be considered.
96 Months
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level. Relevant work experience preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;
  • Experience in partnerships and/or inter-agency cooperation is essential;
  • Work experience with the United Nations is an asset;
  • Previous experience in a civil society setting and/or as a volunteer with volunteer management and/or promotion of volunteerism is a distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
  • Experience in Microsoft office and internet;
  • Openness to embrace Digital Transformation and use of new technologies.
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level. Relevant work experience preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;
  • Experience in partnerships and/or inter-agency cooperation is essential;
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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Application deadline: 02 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Project Associate, Amplifying Youth Voice & Action Project 04 November 2020 Nat. Youth UNDP Jamaica
UNDP
Jamaica
Kingston (JAM)
English
Immediate
12 months
04 November 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of CO Programme Specialist, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist with the implementation and administration of programme strategies.
  • Provide on-demand support for programme beneficiaries;
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and engagements;
  • Coordinate events, including seminars, workshops, consultations, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Facilitate professional, clear and timely communication with partners and stakeholders, as required to ensure seamless implementation of logistical and events planning tasks and activities.
  • Support the UNDP MCO in building strategic partnerships related to the youth citizen safety and security focus specifically with target communities, UN Agencies, government institutions, bilateral & multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society.
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of semiannual and annual report on the project’s implementation and interventions.
  • Assist in the creation of knowledge products that detail lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Ensure proper control for payments and financial reports in keeping with UNDP rules and Regulations.
  • Assist in the provision of documentation to support procurement and payment processes.
  • Ensure that grant funds are distributed and expended in keeping with the Work plans
  • Support to spot checks, financial audits and financial closure of the project and ensure provision of requisite documentation.
  • Participation in the trainings for the project staff on finance and other UNDP processes and procedures.
  • Support the preparation of project financial reports, as required.

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
  • 1 to 2 years work experience in project management/implementation, is desirable but is not a requirement
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
  • 1 to 2 years work experience in project management/implementation, is desirable but is not a requirement.
  • Experience (up to 2 years) in youth advocacy, community development and community organizing is desirable but not a requirement
  • Demonstrated experience in design, delivery and organization of workshops and other training/ stakeholder engagement modalities.
  • Knowledge of the socio-economic challenges of youths within Jamaica is required.
  • 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 skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
No

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Application deadline: 04 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

UNV Digital Communication Officer 15 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP El Salvador
UNDP
El Salvador
San Salvador (SLV)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months
15 November 2020

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

UNV Digital Communication Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support Social Media accounts Management (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube).
  • Produce graphic and multimedia materials for Social Media accounts, website and others digital supports.
  • Produce a digital monthly newsletter
  • Assist in the preparation and production of success stories, website articles, blogs, videos, photo-essay and other digital communications materials .
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of communication activities through daily media clippings and measuring of reach of digital products.
  • Support the proposal and implementing innovative ideas for digital campaings, specially related to SDG outreach.
  • Raise awareness on web accessibility

Furthermore, participants in the Talent Programme are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge on the SDGs and the United Nations Development System
  • 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);
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNDP and UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • 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
  • Hold a Bachelor or Master level, degree or be enrolled in a university degree at Master level in Communications, Graphic Design or a field related to UNDP’s work areas.

To be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates need to be a person living with a disability.

Work experience will be an advantage, but not a requirement.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience

To be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates need to be a person living with a disability.

  • Work experience will be an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Hold a Bachelor or Master level, degree or be enrolled in a university degree at Master level in Communications, Graphic Design or a field related to UNDP’s work areas.
  • Interest in the UN and adaptability to a multicultural environment
  • Strong commitment to working for sustainable development and human rights
No

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To be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates need to be a person living with a disability (i.e. hearing, visual or physical disabilities). Be no more than 35 years of age.

Application deadline: 15 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time