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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
National Specialist 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Somalia
Open

National Specialist

National Specialist
UNFPA
Somalia
Hargeisa, Garoowe (SOM)
English,Somali
Immediate
12 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Youth, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review the political, social and economic environment relevant to Youth and Innovation, and pursue opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention, assess implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensure appropriate implementation.
  • Support the implementation of youth programme activities, in particular the EU-funded project and ensure services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that Youth Programme Implementing Partners’ management and field staff understand the technical requirements for project implementation.
  • Support needs assessment, beneficiary selection and follow ups.
  • Ensure that the youth programme-related activities are implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and youth in line with UNFPA principles, values and procedures.
  • Work with Youth Programme implementing partners’ staff to develop work-plans and follow up actions to ensure that activities are on track.
  • Work closely with monitoring teams to monitor programme progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to programme design where necessary.
  • Support capacity building, entrepreneurship training and design thinking workshop.
  • Support program partners to prepare timely and high quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with UNFPA requirements and any other relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Liaise and consult with internally-displaced person (IDP) communities, refugee communities and relevant organizations about the needs of IDP and refugee young people, identify gaps in services and advocate for the development of appropriate services to address those needs.
  • Proactively engage with the youth to strengthen youth networks to actively lobby and advocate for participation in decision making regarding issues that affect them.
  • Support youth in planning and organizing appropriate youth and community events meant to make their voices heard by the power holders.
  • To help build productive relationships between youth and stakeholders in order to ensure that issues specific to the youth are considered in the planning processes.
  • Work closely with the operations team to support regular spot checks on youth partners in the field and provide routine supportive supervision.
  • Assist in the preparations of country events within the thematic area of responsibility, namely youth and innovation.
  • Contribute to the youth programme visibility by contributing articles for newsletters, human interest stories, and the website.
  • Support efforts to build the capacity of UNFPA field office partners on core issues such as social economic empowerment of youth, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth, peace and security, and young people in fragile contexts.
  • Supervise logistical arrangements for visiting missions, ensure briefing kits are compiled, liaise with field security coordination officer (FSCO) and ensure security clearances and visas are obtained for all staff and consultants travelling to the field.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the Programme Manager.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, Design and Innovation and economics .

24 Months

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience at the national level in Youth Programming or other relevant programmes; experience working with UN/International organizations is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Somali(Optional), Level - Fluent
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Youth and sports, Social work
  • Experience in design thinking approach and management of youth fund is an added advantage.
  • 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 sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

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

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Application deadline: 04 October 2020

Population Data Fellow, FGM Data and Research (Egypt) 07 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Egypt
UNFPA
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
Immediate
18 months with possibility of extension
07 October 2020

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

The FGM Data Fellows Programme will be coordinated by the Chiefs of the GHR and PDGender & Human Rights (GHRB) and Population Data (PDB) Branches which will provide leadership and overall guidance. Technical supervision and monitoring will be under the responsibility of FGM focal points at country/regional level and/or under the Technical Specialist at PDB and the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at HQ/FGM coordination level. The Fellow will be assigned to the following tasks:

  • Learn and apply statistical techniques to analyze data collected through complex survey designs, such as DHS and MICS;
  • Feed UNFPA’s global databases with indicators on FGM at national and regional level;
  • Contribute to studies and research using a combination of survey and the Joint Programme data to provide new knowledge and evidence on FGM
  • Visualize analytical results, through maps, figures, and charts, and tables supporting annual reports, among others;
  • Contribute to the development of informational brochures and material to support evidence-based communication and advocacy for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM at national and regional level;
  • Respond to data requests by national and regional entities, the Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Point of the Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM, as well as Headquarters;
  • Contribute to GBV knowledge, specifically the KnowVAW data
  • Perform any other related tasks as required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative and/or qualitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science), Master’s degree preferred.
24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in applied statistics, public health, epidemiology, or demography;
  • Working knowledge of relevant statistical packages (particular in R, or related statistical tools/packages such as SAS, Stata or SPSS) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Knowledge on gender related studies, especially on harmful practice including female genital mutilation is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of GIS software (such as ArcGIS or QGIS) is an asset;
  • Familiarity and experience in carrying out descriptive statistical analysis;
  • Familiarity with qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
  • 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
  • Open to work remotely and willing to travel in other countries.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Statistics
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

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

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

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

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at 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: 7 October 2020