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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Women Economic Empowerment Advocacy Specialist 26 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNWomen State of Palestine
UNWomen
State of Palestine
East Jerusalem (PSE)
English,Arabic
01 December 2020
12 months with possibility of extension
26 November 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 UN Women Special Representative and the direct supervision of the UN Women Women Economic Empowerment Portfolio Manager, the UNV Advocacy Specialist will:

  • Support the Women Economic Empowerment team in developing an advocacy action plan for the Women Economic Empowerment portfolio with focus on the regional programme, with different stakeholders, and based on the joint programme priorities.
  • Support the Women Economic Empowerment team in designing, implementing and assessing evidence-based advocacy initiatives and campaigns, in collaboration with private, public and civil society actors. This includes preparations of related papers, events, communications, media, outreach and other related interventions, in line with programmatic priority areas of intervention, including women’s access to decent work opportunities and retention in the labour market.
  • Support the Women Economic Empowerment team in documenting results and recommendations of the advocacy initiatives and producing relevant research documents, including fact sheets, summary reports, infographics, stories and messages for dissemination, in coordination with UN Women regional and country team members in English and Arabic languages.
  • Identify storylines for publication and media posts, and review outreach content in Arabic and English for different advocacy events and initiatives;
  • Support the team in conducting evidence-based and policy-oriented research, including through literature reviews, focus groups discussions and interviews, on Women economic Empowerment priorities, strategies, policies, procedures, plans etc. at the national to inform the development of different reports, analyses, assessments etc. in collaboration with a variety of partners.
  • Support the team in compilation of results-oriented data and information from implementing partners and national/ international actors to inform the development of reports, success stories and other relevant papers.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree in economic studies, gender, communications, international relations, or any related development fields.

A Bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.

72 Months
  • At least 6 years of professional work experience in advocacy and/or communications related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including economic empowerment is required for Bachelor degree and 4 years for Master degree. .
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in designing and implementing advocacy initiatives and tools within the national or regional context.
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience in socio-economic and gender research and analytical work is required.
  • At least 2 years of previous experience in working with UN agencies is an asset.
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in gender equality and women’s empowerment, women’s economic empowerment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Gender equality and the advancement of women
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in designing and implementing advocacy initiatives and tools within the national or regional context.
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience in socio-economic and gender research and analytical work is required.
No

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

This is a National Specialist UN Volunteer assignment with monthly VLA payment of ILS 4724.83. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered.

Application procedure:

* 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 with Application Code.

* 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. Lastly, select the special call with Application Code.

Coordination Officer for Local Governance 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Lebanon
UN-HABITAT
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic,French
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 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 Head of Governance Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Coordination Officer for Local Governance will be:

  • Consult with select municipalities in key Lebanese cities, take stock of existing COVID-19 prevention and response advocacy and communication campaigns with a view to identify areas to enhance and improve targeting of urban communities;
  • Design, develop and implement, in line with the COVID-19 Lebanon Emergency Appeal (LEA) implemented by the UN and humanitarian community, targeted advocacy and communication campaigns in identified Lebanese cities and municipalities – while coordinating with other key advocacy and communication leads, including UNICEF, WHO and UNDP;
  • Act as a COVID-19 coordinator, sharing best practices and ideas across local authorities in Lebanon, with a view to replicate proven practices;
  • Participate in LEA pillar coordination meetings, particularly concerning advocacy and communication, relaying the additional needs of local authorities to major COVID-19 actors in this particular area (WHO, UNICEF) and facilitating the needed support;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations in key urban settings, including women, children, disabled, LGBTQI, elderly and propose appropriate advocacy and communication to raise awareness accordingly;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Adapt and translate global messaging on COVID-19 in urban areas to the Lebanese context;
  • Support projects implementation by providing guidance and advice related to COVID19;
  • Raise awareness of local authorities, partners, contractors, beneficiaries to ensure Covid-19 precautionary measures are adopted through the implementation of projects;
  • Ensure coordination with DRR or other COVID19 cells within the local authorities to provide support and feedback on response when it is needed;
  • Maintain relationship with governors and other partners through sharing relevant information/periodic report;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in areas related to social, political, and developmental studies, or similar;
48 Months
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in community, advocacy and governance or other relevant programmes; experience with local government is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • 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 Governance, Advocacy, Shelter and Emergency response, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, 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 “Coordination Officer for Local Governance (LBNR000367) 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 “Coordination Officer for Local Governance (LBNR000367)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Epidemiologist 02 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Egypt
Open

Epidemiologist

National Specialist
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
01 April 2021
6 months with possibility of extension
02 December 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of Team Lead, Detection, Verification and Risk Assessment the Epidemiologist will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the detection of COVID-19 cases through the official MoH websites and other sources of information;
  • Prepare relevant report with regard to COVID-19;
  • Assist in the data management of COVID-19;
  • Collect indicators relevant to COVID-19;
  • Act as country focal point for COVID-19 in selected countries;
  • Assist in the conduct of risk assessment for COVID-19.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor of Science in Public Health or Doctor of Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.

24 Months
  • At least two-year work in Public health, epidemiology or Information Management either in Public or Private sector. Has been working mainly with issues on communicable and non-communicable diseases and its relation to public health in general. Data management work includes data collection, cleaning, analysis and report generation is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Other health related experience
  • Basic Epidemiology.
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Instructions for application:
1. Go to https://vmam.unv.org/
2. Click on “Candidate Signup”
3. Register with UNV database by entering basic personal information
4. Click “Sign Up”
5. Receive notification e-mail to your provided e-mail
6. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
7. Complete all the required sections (experience, education, languages, etc.) under “My Profile”
(Congratulations! Your profile was successfully entered into UNV database and will be considered for future Assignments in Jordan and internationally.
8. Go to “My Page” -> continue to “Special Calls” -> click “Apply” for the assignment -> press "Submit my Application”

IHP Technical Officer 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Egypt
Open

IHP Technical Officer

International Specialist
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 December 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 Programme Area Management, Infectious Hazard Preparedness Unit (IHP) of WHO Health Emergencies, the IHP Technical Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals,

reports and communications required for strategic decision making.

  • Design and support case studies to document success stories, best practices and lessons learned concerning the COVID-19 pandemic response and other emerging infectious diseases in EMR context;
  • Support and coordinate evidence gathering exercise/studies on COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases;
  • Support the monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the priority activities under COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases;
  • Prepare and disseminate disease outbreak news, technical documents, updates and assessments to key stakeholders, as required using standard tools and templates
  • Compile and synthesize existing reports and produce manuscripts for knowledge dissemination on COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases in EMR context in scientific journals;
  • Participate in developing and conducting training activities with Member States on management of disease outbreaks and other acute emergencies;
  • Provide input to communications and information products related to COVID-19 and other diseases outbreaks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher technical diploma in International Relations, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related field from an accredited academic institution.
60 Months
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region.
  • Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases or area related to emergency;
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a public health or closely related field;
  • 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 Public Health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Development programme/project administration, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

- Infectious Hazard Prevention and Preparedness.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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?

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: 03 December 2020

Youth and Adolescent Development Officer 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF State of Palestine
UNICEF
State of Palestine
East Jerusalem (PSE)
English,Arabic
04 January 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
06 December 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Adolescent Development Active Participation (ADAP) specialist (NO-3) the UNV provides professional, technical, operational and administrative assistance on rolling out and facilitating all work related to Generation Unlimited from development planning to delivery of results. This includes preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate the Generation unlimited development and implementation as well as follow-up with UNICEF team and partners, programme progress, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and draft possible proposals for fundraising.

He/she will be responsible for the following key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Develop and operationalize a mechanism for adolescents and young people participation in decision making:

Support in developing and working with the adolescents counselling teams in SoP:

To promote adolescent’s participation and encourage the government and UN agencies to work with young people the UNV will support the coordination between young people and different UN agencies and government bodies to give young people and an active role to participate in decision making and programs related to them. The UNV will work closely with young people and partners to equip young people with the needed skills and knowledge to work actively with the policy makers and service providers.

  • Support Adolescents active participation, including in decision making. Coordinate with the UNVs supporting GenU initiative to ensure their active role in decision making at all levels of implementation and documentation.
  • Develop mechanisms for adolescent participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies targeting them.
  • Document the information related to adolescents needs and services.
  • Work closely with young people to identify challenges and solutions which could help the UN agencies and government in the development of national policies and design of a national strategy to address these challenges.

2. Support in the documentation on the Generation Unlimited initiative (GenU).

  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fundraising for the Adolescent and Youth component of the country’s programme. These include Human Interest Stories, reports or factsheets and other relevant documents on UNICEF ADAP work or GenU in SoP.
  • GenU documentation and reporting; Support in data gathering and information from partners to include in the reports requested by the RO and HQ. Work closely with Regional Office (RO) colleagues to provide them with latest developments on GenU
  • Support in the coordination with all stakeholders taking part in the GenU initiative. Provide expertise and advocate for the initiative, providing information and situation of GenU at global level and in SoP.

  1. Support the implementation of GIGA initiative State of Palestine.

  • Support in the coordination and information sharing between MoE and UNICEF.
  • Support in mapping the school connectivity in SoP, by providing the information requested from the MoE to UNICEF innovation team in HQ.
  1. Technical and operational support in the development of the National Youth Volunteering Service programme.

  • Work closely with the UNVs hosted at the PMO and UNFPA, and report to the ADAP specialist on the achievements and challenges faced on the implementation of the agreed on deliverables under the work plan will be developed between the UN agencies and the PMO to support the platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or another relevant technical field

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and planning skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

This is a National Specialist UN Volunteer assignment with monthly VLA payment of ILS 4724.83. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered.

Application procedure:

* 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 with Application Code.

* 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. Lastly, select the special call with Application Code.