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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

UNV Country Coordinator 05 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Guyana
UNRCO
Guyana
Georgetown (GUY) (GUY)
English,Spanish
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.

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

UN Volunteer mobilization and management

  • Liaise with UN agencies in the country 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 country.
  • 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 country.
  • 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.
  • 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 country 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 country, 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 country.
  • 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 country-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 UNV country annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget.

  • Lead the UNV country-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 country annual work plan and set performance indicators.

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 ** GYD 129,044.17** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.

Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependents) [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.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Professional in social sciences, international development, project management, public/business, administration or related fields.
  • Master’s degree is an asset.
24 Months
  • At least 2 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(Optional), 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 2 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.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 05 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time