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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Experto-a en Género y DDHH en honor a Marion Buller 02 November 2020 Nat. Expert OHCHR Guatemala
OHCHR
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
Spanish,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
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.

En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de la coordinadora de la Unidad de Género o su representante designado/a y en estrecha coordinación con la Analista Legal y de Género, el/la Voluntario/a de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

·         Facilitar la implementación del mandato de OACNUDH en el área de responsabilidad designada (AdR). 
  • Asegurar la integración de las perspectivas de género y de pueblos indígenas, dentro de todas las actividades de derechos humanos asignadas, incluyendo la estrategia de género de OACNUDH-Guatemala.
·          Apoyar en las estrategias de asistencia técnica en derechos humanos y especialmente las actividades relacionadas con el proyecto PROFEM.
  • Establecer y mantener contactos con representantes gubernamentales, autoridades indígenas, organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG), organizaciones de la sociedad civil, agencias de la ONU y de cooperación internacional y otros aliados que operan en el AdR.
·          Asistir en la redacción de informes, notas informativas y otros documentos que puedan ser requeridos.
·          Cualquier otra actividad que se requiera o sea asignada por la supervisora. 
              
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Título de Grado (Licenciatura/Ingeniería/Etc.): en Derecho, Ciencias Políticas, Relaciones Internacionales, Ciencias Sociales u otra disciplina relevante para los derechos humanos.

96 Months
  • Experiencia laboral en derechos humanos desde una perspectiva de género y/o interculturalidad, es requerida.
  • Experiencia en mecanismos internacionales de monitoreo de derechos humanos, es deseable.
  • Experiencia y/o conocimiento de la situación de los derechos humanos en Guatemala será considerada una ventaja.
  • Experiencia laboral a nivel nacional y/o internacional en el ámbito de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, incluidas mujeres indígenas, garífunas y/o personas LGBTI, es altamente deseable.
  • Experiencia de trabajo con organizaciones de sociedad civil, idealmente a nivel comunitario, es deseable.
  • Experiencia en redacción y en elaboración de informes o notas de análisis.
  • 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;
  • Fluidez en español oral y escrito es requerido. Conocimiento del inglés será valorado. Se podrá dar preferencia a candidatos/as que tengan conocimientos de un idioma maya, xinca o garífuna.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, International law

al menos 8 años de experiencia profesional progresiva, responsable y relevante en el campo de los derechos humanos o la justicia a nivel nacional y/o estándares internacionales de derechos humanos.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Fecha límite para postularse: 02/11/2020

Esa es una oportunidad de voluntariado nacional, por lo tanto, solamente son elegibles para esa oportunidad aquellas personas con nacionalidad Guatemalteca o residentes en Guatemala que cuenten con el permiso legal de residencia en ese país, o con el estatus de refugiado o de apátrida.

Acuérdese de indicar en su perfil VNU que sí está interesado/a en servir como voluntario/a nacional.

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