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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Urban Risk Management Specialist 15 March 2021 Int. Expert UNDP Ethiopia
UNDP
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
15 March 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNDP Resilience Project Manager and the the overall guidance of the Head of Division for Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management and the day-to-day direction of the Technical Coordinator of the Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, the Urban Risk Management Specialist will provide high quality technical support in areas such as urban risk assessment, early warning systems, preparedness for response and recovery as well as integration of disaster and climate risks in urban planning, infrastructure development and recovery, through coherent policy, strategic and programme advisory services, at the regional and national level, as per the requirements of the AUC.

The UNV will support the AUC in establishing an interdepartmental taskforce on Disaster Risk Reduction with focus on urban resilience and mainstreaming of DRR in relevant AUC Departments, developing an African roadmap on urban risk management, developing and rolling out guidelines for Regional Economic Commissions (RECs) and Member States on urban risk management.

The UNV Urban Risk Management Specialist will be responsible but not limited to the following:

  1. Substantive delivery of urban risk management related technical assistance, and policy and programme support
  • Provide technical support to the development of the AUC guidelines for Urban Risk Management.
  • Provide technical inputs for the design, development, and implementation of urban risk management and resilience building programmes at regional and national levels through the RECs as required.
  • Develop an African roadmap on urban risk management and guidelines, and support rolling out of the guidelines in RECs and Member States with initial piloting in the Sahel;
  • Support AUC to implement the project “strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction and adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable development”.
  • Support mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction in general and Urban Risk Management in particular into AUC Departments.
  • Support integration of risk reduction in sustainable urban development and urban risk management at sub-regional and national level.
  • Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, prepare evaluations or other research activities and studies related to urban risk management.
  • Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues, such as gender, peace building, rights of persons with disabilities, human rights, and resilience into all urban risk management-related activities, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Assist DRR Unit with the delivery of policy and technical support in the area of urban risk management and resilience building, in contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Africa Programme of Action.
  • Participate in field missions, when required, including in post-disaster situations and provide technical and coordination support for the conduct of Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) and the development of Recovery Frameworks (RF) as it relates to urban risk reduction and recovery.
  • Appraise country requests for support in case of disasters and contribute to the preparation of project proposals and funding requests related to urban recovery and resilience building in post-disaster situations, in consultation with national and regional partners, ensuring that the needs of the vulnerable populations are adequately reflected.
  • Collaborate with AUC, RECs, specialized agencies as well as other thematic teams on programmes related to urban risk management and resilience building, including linkages to climate change, livelihoods, displacement, fragility and gender issues.
  • Contribute to the development of strategy and approaches to increase regional and national capacities for urban risk management and risk-informed urban development, including its integration in national and regional disaster risk reduction and recovery strategies, policies and legislative system, or developing standalone urban risk management strategies.
  • Support the implementation of regional urban risk management, resilience building and recovery programmes and projects.
  • Serve as AUC’s resource person for the project “strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction and adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable development”.
  1. Substantive development of urban risk management related tools and resources
  • Develop a continental framework that offers systematic and pragmatic approaches and tools for assessing urban resilience and for developing urban risk management plans in Africa.
  • Support the development and delivery of urban risk management related training modules/guidance/tools for regional entities and Member States to facilitate the practice of urban risk analyses/assessments, early warning systems, preparedness in response and recovery, integration of risks in urban planning/infrastructure development, and post-disaster recovery in urban areas.
  • Provide technical expertise in developing tools, methodologies and producing knowledge management products on urban risk management, with linkages to disaster risk reduction, resilience, climate change and other relevant themes.
  • Provide technical expertise, as required, on the content development for regional/country-level knowledge products through the analysis of data, case evidence, and research findings on urban risk management.
  • Promote and enhance urban risk management approaches that link climate change adaptation with disaster risk reduction and risk-informed programming.

  1. Knowledge management and community of practice for urban resilience and risk management
  • Build the knowledge base and documented experience to further substantiate the link between urban disasters, urbanization processes, urban governance, development planning, infrastructure development and basic services in Africa.
  • Compile, analyze, report and codify urban risk management and recovery experiences and lessons learned in Africa.
  • Support the development and effective application of knowledge products and policy documents.
  • Provide relevant substantive inputs to build and strengthen a regional Community of Practice on urban resilience in Africa, including with the UN system, the EU, the World Bank, other Regional Intergovernmental Organizations, Regional Development Banks, bilateral partners, external experts, etc.
  • Advocate and enable facilitation of exchanges and experiences sharing related to urban risk management and resilience between institutions and specialized agencies, among Member States, between RECs within Africa as well as through South-South cooperation, where valuable.
  • Support capacity building of AUC DRR Unit and other departments and Specialised Agencies, Member States (including national disaster management institutions, urban local bodies), and other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders such as the academia/research institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector in urban risk management, including in the application of urban risk management tools and practices.
  • Strengthen linkages with DRR and climate change communities of practice, both inside the AUC, with relevant entities within the RECs and Member States.
  • Support the DRR Unit and the AUC in responding to RECs and Member State requests for information on global/regional/national best practices and experiences on urban risk management together with partners and expert institutions.
  1. Advocacy and partner engagement for effective policy positioning on urban risk management
  • Work in close collaboration with members of the DRR Unit, DREA and other relevant Departments of the AUC to promote urban risk management at the Regional, National and sub-national/local levels.
  • Support AUC in leveraging its policy leadership and convening power in advocating for and ensuring that the Member States take into account the multi-dimensional risks (disaster, climate and conflict) in urban planning, infrastructure development and urban risk management processes.
  • Contribute to the development and nurturing of partnerships between RECs and between Member States (especially on cross-border processes related to urbanization, migration, risk reduction and recovery), different organs of the AUC, and with the EU, World Bank, UN agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations, bilateral partners, think tanks, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to foster and strengthen the practice of urban risk management and sustainable urban development.
  • Participate in consultations and drafting of joint agreement and MOUs and statements of intent on urban risk management and resilience building.
  • Foster partnership through attendance in regular meetings, contributions to joint knowledge products and joint conferences and workshops on urban risk management and resilience building/recovery or relevant areas.
  • Support AUC in its engagement in partnerships on urban risk management and resilience building through reporting and developing briefing notes and background information when required.
  • Support resource mobilization efforts for urban risk management and resilience building through development of project concept notes and proposals.
  • Support establishment of interdepartmental task force at AUC to facilitate mainstreaming DRR, including urban resilience in AUC department.
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in urban planning, civil engineering, disaster management, geography, development studies, social sciences, public policy or related field is required
  • Working knowledge of any other African Union official language is an additional advantage
180 Months
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional work experience of which minimum 7 years’ experience in urban risk management/related aspects; experience in providing technical advice in the development and implementation of policies and programmes, including the review of policy documents and programmes in the area of disaster risk reduction, climate change, recovery and/or closely related fields is required.
  • Experience in the application of global and regional frameworks for disaster risk reduction and climate change to the urban context, including the domestication of the Sendai Framework, is preferred.
  • Experience in providing regional policy advice, regional technical assistance, and capacity development to support to multi stakeholder institutions in establishing and coordinating multi-partner interventions is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in West Africa on urban risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or recovery is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working with an international or regional organization or multilateral, including UN is preferred.
  • Coordination experience working directly with governments, development partners, and international organizations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience within the AU system would be an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Disaster risk reduction, Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in urban risk reduction and resilience building, including in urban risk analysis/assessments, early warning systems/preparedness initiatives, capacity building of urban local governments and other key stakeholders in urban risk management, mainstreaming risk reduction in urban planning and development strategies/policies/plans, development of urban recovery and risk reduction plans and programmes in crisis contexts is required.
  • Urban Risk Management: Knowledge of urbanization processes, urban development and management, and urban risk reduction concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Technical Competencies:

  • Disaster Risk Reduction: Knowledge of DRR concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Recovery: Knowledge of core recovery principles and frameworks, and ability to guide delivery at regional, national and community levels.
  • Resilience: Knowledge of how multiple risks and impact on development, and the delivery of resilience to communities and countries through reducing vulnerability and reducing risk.
  • Representation: Ability to productively share AU knowledge, experience and activities at international, regional and national platforms.
  • Partnerships: Ability to engage with, mobilize support from and forge productive working relationships with a wide range of partners at the regional, national and local levels (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders).

Other Functional Competencies:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work, including stakeholder-centered approaches for office/division
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction by:
    • involving team members in different stages of work and decision making;
    • promoting independent thinking and action; and
    • following high professional standards and motivating excellence in others.
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done by:
    • meeting goals, timelines and quality requirements;
    • accepting accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery; and
    • facilitating improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services.
  • Advocacy: Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others.
  • Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources.
  • Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.
No

Communication, Leadership

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Application deadline: 15 March 2021

External Communications Assistant 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP China
UNDP
China
Beijing (CHN)
English,Chinese
01 April 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

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

Under the supervision of Assistant Resident Representative, Head of the CIP Team:

  • Draft, polish and edit external outreach and communications materials, including speeches, Op-Eds, press releases, media talking points, website write-ups, etc.
  • Drafts international social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or other platforms) articles and posts;
  • Create multimedia content (videos, photo stories, interactive articles, etc.)
  • Assists with managing and updating the UNDP China website
  • Assists in conducting research, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for media events;
  • Monitors media exposure, drafts media summaries and conduct basic analysis
  • Other Ad Hoc Task Forces Requested by the Supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields or related fields is highly favoured.
  • Candidates with undergraduate degrees with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s working experience. Previous working experience in a research institute or media would be desirable;
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications with international stakeholders;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Good analytical skills for carrying out innovation-related research;
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity in confidential matters;
  • Good coordination and organizational skills, teamwork;
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Excellent written communication skills in both English and Chinese;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Thailand and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 15 March 2021

UNV Associate Human Rights Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Burkina Faso
OHCHR
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou (BFA)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Human Rights Officer (Coordinator), leading the implementation at the field level of the OHCHR G5 Sahel Compliance Framework Project (FC-G5S) in Bamako, Mali, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader for Burkina Faso, or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will perform the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Compliance Framework of the FC-G5S;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Follow up on individual cases of violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and related issues with authorities, with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategies aiming at enhanced Protection of Civilians in the AoR;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes per the Compliance Framework Project;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into the Project database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the Compliance Framework Project at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training; and
  • Perform other related duties 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.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights. 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;
36 Months
  • Three years of work experience at the national and/or international level in a field related to human rights.
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.
  • Experience working in Sahel and especially in Burkina Faso is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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
  • Experience entering, managing and analyzing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

Yes

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 15-03-2021

Enlance Técnico Local | Spotlight 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Honduras
UNDP
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
Spanish,English
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

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

​En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de la Coordinación del Proyecto Spotlight PNUD o su representante designado, el Voluntario de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  1. Proveer asistencia técnica a gobiernos municipales para el desarrollo de competencia de planificación, asignación de presupuesto y puesta en marcha de programas, basados en evidencia, que previenen y responden a la violencia y prácticas nocivas contra mujeres y niñas y otros.
  2. Acompañar a los gobiernos locales en procesos de planificación y presupuestación anuales con enfoque de género.
  3. Apoyar en la coordinación de asistencias técnicas hacia la municipalidad provenientes del INAM, AHMON y Secretaría de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización.
  4. Contribuir a la construcción metodologías de trabajo y herramientas para la implementación de las actividades del proyecto.
  5. Contribuir al establecimiento de alianzas y coordinaciones interinstitucionales a nivel local para la prevención y atención a la violencia, con instituciones del Estado y Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil.
  6. Identificar buenas prácticas y articular oportunidades programáticas a nivel municipal que contribuyan al avance de las actividades del proyecto.
  7. Monitorear las acciones programadas, para asegurar cumplimiento en la forma y tiempo estipuladas en planes de trabajo.
  8. Redacción de informes periódicos sobre el avance de las actividades en el área geográfica asignada.
  9. Apoyar el proceso de sistematización e identificación de mejores prácticas de acuerdo con los esquemas metodológicos que le sean proporcionados por la coordinación del proyecto.
  10. Apoyar los procesos de monitoreo, seguimiento y evaluación previstos en el proyecto.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Licenciatura en Ciencias Sociales o áreas afines.

24 Months
  • Con al menos dos (2) año o más de experiencia en recolección y análisis de datos, y entrevistas con referentes institucionales y ONG a nivel local.
  • En proyectos vinculados a violencia de las mujeres, niñas u otros colectivos que viven diversos tipos de discriminación.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women, Social inclusion, Human rights
  • En elaboración de al menos 3 documentos tales como planes operativos, presupuestos, diagnósticos, y similares.
  • Experiencia de trabajo con autoridades municipales, instituciones del Estados y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en temas de VCMN y feminicidio.
  • Experiencia en trabajo con proyectos de cooperación o Sistema de Naciones Unidas, será valorada.
  • Excelentes aptitudes interpersonales; sensibilidad cultural y social; capacidad de trabajar de manera inclusiva y colaborativa con una variedad de interesados, incluyendo miembros de la comunidad de base, organizaciones religiosas y juveniles, y autoridades en distintos niveles; familiaridad con herramientas y abordajes de la comunicación para el desarrollo;
  • Capacidad de trabajar y adaptarse de manera profesional y efectiva en un ambiente desafiante; capacidad de trabajar efectivamente en un equipo multicultural de personal nacional e internacional;
  • Conocimientos informáticos sólidos, incluyendo manejo avanzado de varias aplicaciones de Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) así como email/internet; familiaridad con gestión de bases de datos y equipamiento tecnológico de oficina;
  • Motivación por iniciativa propia; capacidad de trabajar con mínima supervisión; capacidad de trabajar con plazos ajustados;
  • Conciencia acerca de cuestiones de seguridad;
  • Afinidad o interés en temas de derechos humanos, desarrollo sostenible, el voluntariado como un mecanismo para el desarrollo sostenible y el Sistema de Naciones Unidas.
  • Conocimientos básicos de inglés es ventajoso.*
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Enlance Técnico Local | Spotlight 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Honduras
UNDP
Honduras
San Pedro Sula (HND)
Spanish,English
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

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

​En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de la Coordinación del Proyecto Spotlight PNUD o su representante designado, el Voluntario de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  1. Proveer asistencia técnica a gobiernos municipales para el desarrollo de competencia de planificación, asignación de presupuesto y puesta en marcha de programas, basados en evidencia, que previenen y responden a la violencia y prácticas nocivas contra mujeres y niñas y otros.
  2. Acompañar a los gobiernos locales en procesos de planificación y presupuestación anuales con enfoque de género.
  3. Apoyar en la coordinación de asistencias técnicas hacia la municipalidad provenientes del INAM, AHMON y Secretaría de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización.
  4. Contribuir a la construcción metodologías de trabajo y herramientas para la implementación de las actividades del proyecto.
  5. Contribuir al establecimiento de alianzas y coordinaciones interinstitucionales a nivel local para la prevención y atención a la violencia, con instituciones del Estado y Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil.
  6. Identificar buenas prácticas y articular oportunidades programáticas a nivel municipal que contribuyan al avance de las actividades del proyecto.
  7. Monitorear las acciones programadas, para asegurar cumplimiento en la forma y tiempo estipuladas en planes de trabajo.
  8. Redacción de informes periódicos sobre el avance de las actividades en el área geográfica asignada.
  9. Apoyar el proceso de sistematización e identificación de mejores prácticas de acuerdo con los esquemas metodológicos que le sean proporcionados por la coordinación del proyecto.
  10. Apoyar los procesos de monitoreo, seguimiento y evaluación previstos en el proyecto.
Secondary education
  • Licenciatura (finalizada o en proceso), en Ciencias Sociales o áreas afines; es deseable.
24 Months
  • Con al menos dos (2) año o más de experiencia en recolección y análisis de datos, y entrevistas con referentes institucionales y ONG a nivel local.
  • En proyectos vinculados a violencia de las mujeres, niñas u otros colectivos que viven diversos tipos de discriminación.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women, Social inclusion, Human rights
  • En elaboración de al menos 3 documentos tales como planes operativos, presupuestos, diagnósticos, y similares.
  • Experiencia de trabajo con autoridades municipales, instituciones del Estados y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en temas de VCMN y feminicidio.
  • Experiencia en trabajo con proyectos de cooperación o Sistema de Naciones Unidas, será valorada.
  • Excelentes aptitudes interpersonales; sensibilidad cultural y social; capacidad de trabajar de manera inclusiva y colaborativa con una variedad de interesados, incluyendo miembros de la comunidad de base, organizaciones religiosas y juveniles, y autoridades en distintos niveles; familiaridad con herramientas y abordajes de la comunicación para el desarrollo;
  • Capacidad de trabajar y adaptarse de manera profesional y efectiva en un ambiente desafiante; capacidad de trabajar efectivamente en un equipo multicultural de personal nacional e internacional;
  • Conocimientos informáticos sólidos, incluyendo manejo avanzado de varias aplicaciones de Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) así como email/internet; familiaridad con gestión de bases de datos y equipamiento tecnológico de oficina;
  • Motivación por iniciativa propia; capacidad de trabajar con mínima supervisión; capacidad de trabajar con plazos ajustados;
  • Conciencia acerca de cuestiones de seguridad;
  • Afinidad o interés en temas de derechos humanos, desarrollo sostenible, el voluntariado como un mecanismo para el desarrollo sostenible y el Sistema de Naciones Unidas.
  • Conocimiento básico en inglés es ventajoso.*
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Associate Reporting Officer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Lebanon
UNDP
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

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 Conflict Analysis & Mainstreaming Officer the UNDP Coordination unit, the UNV Associate Reporting Officer will provide support to the overall management and smooth implementation of the Tension Monitoring Project. Specific tasks will include:

  • Keep abreast on relevant developments in the social stability sphere;
  • Monitor traditional and social media regarding tensions in Lebanon;
  • Liaise closely with all colleagues in the unit in order to gather and collate data and analysis on tensions monitoring;
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required;
  • Work closely with Information Management colleagues to ensure accurate and attractive data presentation;
  • Assist in the design, production and translation of newsletters, fundraising documents, and factsheets and ad-hoc reports for internal and external use;
  • Assist in the preparation of information packages and briefing kits for meetings;
  • Prepare minutes of meetings and support on follow-up on action points;
  • Assist in the archiving of documents ensuring materials are adequately tracked in shared folders.
  • Assist in capacity building activities, as trainings and workshops;
  • Assist in producing donor’s visibility materials;
  • Assist in drafting narrative and financial reports;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field;
24 Months
  • At least 1-2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the field of conflict analysis, report writing or communications;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in reporting and editing;
  • 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;
  • Ability to read and interpret;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
No

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

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.

b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail

c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments

f. Click “Submit my profile”

g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Associate Reporting Officer (LBNR000403), click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Associate Reporting Officer (LBNR000403)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Business Development Technical Advisor 11 March 2021 Int. Expert UNDP Timor Leste
UNDP
Timor Leste
Oecussi Ambeno (TLS)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
11 March 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Manager (PM) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Business Development Technical Advisor will:

Works independently on all or a combination of the following transactions and/or clearly defined areas, depending on the assignment/instructions from supervisors:

Project Coordination and Management

  • Coordinate for the attainment of project outputs by taking overall responsibility for the management and coordination of project activities;
  • Undertake day-to-day project management under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Secretary for Commerce and Industry, and PM;
  • Liaising with UNDP Accelerator Lab, Knua Juventude Fila Liman and other related initiatives.
  • Provide day-to-day technical advise for the project team in project activities planning and implementation processes;
  • Support reports preparation including (quarterly, Annual Report, Annual Project Review, etc.) and provide feedback to Programme manager of SAR and ZEESM project, and others on project strategies, activities, progress, and barriers;
  • Manage service providers, consultants and contractors to ensure timely and quality delivery of services;
  • Manage financial resources flow through project cash in hands, low value grants, direct payments to service providers, etc.

Technical Advise for Business Development

  • Organize, in coordination with all team members, and partners the implementation of the OBI competition, including outreach activities, launching, business camp, workshops, business ideas evaluation and finalist business selection.
  • Assess the needs, constraints, strengths and weaknesses of each idea or local business to ensure reach the market;
  • Facilitate capacity building of small enterprises to address identified weaknesses;
  • Identify training needs of local businesses;
  • Analysis of locally available resources and markets; existing value chain to inform the development of viable microenterprises;
  • Assess the needs, constraints, strengths and weaknesses of each idea or local business to ensure its eligibility for Loan Guarantee Scheme;
  • Initiate, create and develop long-term relationships with local businesses, micro entrepreneurs, and self-employed communities to foster their capacity investment, particularly for Loan Guarantee Scheme;
  • Develop a strategy/schedule to mentor and monitor the implementation of the business plans selected for and approved by Loan Guarantee Scheme;
  • Organize, in coordination with all the team, the implementation of all activities, workshops, events of project in partnership with other UNDP initiatives, such as Accelerator Lab, Knua Juventude Fila Liman, etc.
  • Assist Regional Secretary country office team in conducting various business surveys, labor studies and socio economic assessments.

Support social inclusive and climate resilience businesses

  • Provide services to potential microentrepreneurs in various areas including development of business plans, incubation, technology support, financial management, marketing, and various training on overall business development;
  • Promote business ideas related to green recovery, climate resilience, eco-tourism and agroforestry.
  • Prioritize the youth groups with women and persons with disability that applied in the OBI program;
  • Cooperate with women’s groups like the Association of Timor-Leste Business Women that support women to build entrepreneurship skills and enhance their networks, and Timor-Leste Disability Association to reach out to the target groups;
  • Coordinate trainings on business development, planning, financial management, IT solutions, access to finance, technology support and skills will be provided in partnership with IADE.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Organize project regular monitoring and review process jointly with Key government partners, NGOs and community organizations;
  • Assist in developing the project activity plan and monitor progress against the Project’s logical framework;
  • Oversee the data collection activities, and provide guidance, and corrective actions based on the data analysis results.

Others

  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on organization of trainings for the operations/projects staff on Business Development, synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Business Development and sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Present regular reports as required;
  • Attend meetings with government partners and UN agencies as required;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in business administration, private sector development, international business, commerce and trading or related area;

180 Months
  • At least 15 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the public or private financing policy for sustainable development, business development, social entrepreneurship or other relevant areas; experience with government is a strong advantage, as experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • At least 5 year of experience in delivering business trainings, in the areas of: entrepreneurship, business skills development, business mentorship, start-up businesses, development of business idea/plan and evaluation, Loan Guarantee Scheme market analysis.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the needs of youth and business community.
  • Good knowledge of data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in preparation of business plans, and/or practical business experience in private companies.
  • Ability to conduct liaise with businesses, government and key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of circular economy will be an advantage.
  • 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 human development and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Macroeconomics and public finance, Small and medium-sized enterprise development, Other business related experience
  • public or private financing policy for sustainable development
  • business development, social entrepreneurship or other relevant areas;
  • delivering business trainings, in the areas of: entrepreneurship, business skills development, business mentorship, start-up businesses, development of business idea/plan and evaluation, Loan Guarantee Scheme market analysis.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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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.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 11 March 2021

Donor Relations and Reporting Specialist 11 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Sierra Leone
UNDP
Sierra Leone
Freetown (SLE)
English
Immediate
12 months
11 March 2021

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

· Ensure substantive donor outreach and reporting to donors on qualitative and quantitative performance of UNDP Sierra Leone Programme

· Support in developing and enhancing strategic partnerships with Government counterparts, UNCT agencies, donors and other development actors relevant to Sierra Leone for the purposes of coordination, joint programming and mobilizing resources

· Lead and provide support in resource mobilization planning and implementation and strongly position UNDP in the UN family in Sierra Leone

· Facilitation of knowledge building and management

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field.

60 Months

: 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in managing donor relation, resource mobilization and reporting of development results and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

No

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. 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: 11-03-2021

AIS Program Development Support Officer for Caribbean 11 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Jamaica
UNDP
Jamaica
Kingston (JAM)
English
01 June 2021
6 months
11 March 2021

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 AIS Project Coordinator based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Lead on the youth engagement and representation in the Caribbean including to compile relevant contacts, creating a database of AIS’ stakeholders (start-up, universities, academic institutions) and liaising with relevant partners.
  • Support AIS Secretariat team members in implementing of AIS program including the preparation the events, development the program activities, and writing AIS program documents.
  • Support AIS Secretariat team members in undertaking desk research and analysis of the regional blue economy responses, including identifying data gaps, opportunities and priorities for action, as needed.
  • Support AIS team members in conducting social media and website management tasks especially for Caribbean contents (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in the field of Social Sciences, International Relations, Environment studies, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Sciences, Marine Studies or related field.

12 Months

Minimum 1 year of relevant professional experience

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in (specific thematic/technical area required).
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills, research and analytical thinking.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
  • 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).
  • Currently resides and is a citizen of Jamaica.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections 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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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Application deadline: 11 March 2021 at 23:59 hrs, Germany time

Programme Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Saudi Arabia
UNDP
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (SAU)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

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 the Programme Analyst, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular;
  • Support to formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio;
  • Prepare presentations and collect material and information on UNDP projects at a national level to promote SDGs in the country;
  • Support the revision/formulation of Concept Notes and Project Documents;
  • Summarize UN and Government reports;
  • Translate and/or proofread documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS);
  • Draft letters in Arabic and/or English addressed to national counterparts;
  • Support to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support on progress reporting of projects;
  • Draft agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required;
  • Take minutes of meetings;
  • Maintain and follow-up on decisions and actions agreed;
  • Maintain the electronic filing system to ensure thematic organization and availability of documents, correspondences and reference materials;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in business administration, social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise.

12 Months
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experiance;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • 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;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required
  • 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).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections 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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Saudia Arabia and legal residents in Saudia Arabia with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 10-03-2021