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Human Rights Field Officer 27 October 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Human Rights Field Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Menaka (MLI)
French,English
01 January 2021
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
27 October 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 Coordinator of the Head of the Human Rights Field Office and the overall supervision of the Director of MINUSMA/ Human Rights and Protection Division, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Gather information and report on the human rights situation in a designated geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human rights situation;
  • Visit and monitor detention centres for compliance with international human rights norms;
  • Monitor trials for compliance with international human rights norms;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions; Participate in monitoring activities;
  • Carry out investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;
  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the OHCHR data base;
  • Assist in the designing and the delivering of capacity building activities;
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Director of the Human Rights Division;
  • Use the OHCHR database to enter cases and document allegations and violations of human rights violations;
  • When working with national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, the Volunteer is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Law, political science or social sciences; international specialized studies on human rights preferred.

24 Months

24 months of relevant experience in human rights. Knowledge of international mechanisms to seek redress for Human Rights violations an asset. Experience in drafting various documents, including reports on human rights issues, and in research will be an asset.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, International law
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook;
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and rules for the protection and promotion of human rights;
  • Knowledge of international mechanisms to seek redress for Human Rights violations an asset;
  • Experience in drafting various documents, including reports on human rights issues, and in research will be an asset;
  • Experience in using databases
  • Field experience, including working on issues of protection of human rights defenders/victims or other groups at risk, will be an asset;
  • Willingness to work in difficult field locations;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

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Application deadline: 27 Octobre 2020

Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer 27 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
UNHCR
Mozambique
Nampula (MOZ)
English,Portuguese,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 October 2020

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 Associate Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer will:

  • Maintain close contact and cooperation with partners to facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees, such as line ministries, private sector and development actors in accordance with UNHCR Global and Country level policies, priorities, and strategies, in particular the Global Compact on Refugees. This includes advocating with public and private sector services providers to include UNHCR POC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work and recommend/implement advocacy initiatives and policy reforms to improve UNHCR POC’s economic inclusion, rights and access to work.
  • Build on UNHCR databases to support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys utilising community-based strategies to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of development programmes.
  • Conduct necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR POC.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, strengthen, guide and monitor the livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • The post holder will update and contribute to the implementation of the strategy for livelihoods in the area of responsibility within the Field Office where the position is located.
  • S/he will assist in the implementation of all livelihoods programmes. The incumbent will also be responsible to undertake stakeholder mapping and conduct outreach to potential development and private sector partners and respective opportunities to facilitate the socio-economic integration of persons of concern (POC) and peaceful coexistence with host community.
  • S/he is responsible for assisting in data collection and analysis, in the evaluation of the activities in the field and support the Office in the dialogue with the technical services of the local authorities and other agencies involved in livelihood projects. From an internal point of view, the post holder works in close contact with the colleagues in Community Services, Programme and Protection units.
  • The incumbent of the position will be required to spend 70% of the time on field visits, implementation of activities, liaising with direct beneficiaries and implementing partners, 15% on monitoring, reporting and contributing for UNHCR global evidence and 15% of the time helping to identify and implement innovation practices, potential new partners, communication and logistics.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Management; Socio-Economic Development; Economics/International Economics; Rural Development; Financial Management; or other relevant field.

24 Months

Essential:

  • Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to economic development e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
  • Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts.
  • Experience in working with and developing partnerships with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees.
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian work with displaced populations], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other finance, economics and administration related experience, Other development programme/project experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PPT and data management soft-wares.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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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.

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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: 27 October 2020

Legal Affairs Officer 27 October 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Legal Affairs Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
27 October 2020

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 overall supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor and the direct supervision of the Legal Affairs Officer (staff), the UNV volunteer will be responsible for:

  • Conducting legal research and analysis about UN rules and regulations (including those concerning claims against the Mission), SC Resolutions, peace agreements and Mission’s compliance with international and national law;
  • Advising the Mission vis-à-vis local and government authorities, including on issues relating to UN privileges and immunities, as set out by the relevant UN Conventions and the Status of Forces Agreement;
  • Assisting Procurement Section in negotiations on contracts with suppliers of goods and service providers ensuring that contractors respect UN rules and regulations and national laws;
  • Advising on, drafting, and/or reviewing drafts of contracts, agreements, communications opinion, minutes, reports, notes, orders, institutional and operational modalities, and other legal documents;
  • Conducting comparative legal research on issues of Public International Law including the interpretation and application of constitutional, legislative and other instruments governing Mali, as well as United Nations peace-keeping operations;
  • Liaising and coordinating legal research and analysis with other Sections/Units/Divisions, as appropriate;
  • Undertaking extensive analysis and research of legislation and jurisprudence relevant to the different legal opinions requested from the Office;
  • Serving as member on committees and ad hoc task forces, as appropriate;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree Degree in Law (J.D, LLB or equivalent).
  • License to practice as a lawyer would be an asset.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of working experience as legal officer/researcher focused on, drafting agreements or similar instruments, contracts, as well as conduct of analysis, preparation of advice and opinions on international law issues, with an emphasis on public international law, including the law of international organizations.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations and/or governmental foreign affairs or related services is desirable.
  • Previous experience in developing countries, preferably in a post-conflict situation, as well as knowledge of UN rules, regulations and practices would be an asset.
  • Solid legal analytical and drafting skills are required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public law, International law, Other legal experience
  • Good working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet and internet software applications; excellent electronic legal research skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; excellent communications skills; excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize; adaptability to conditions of hardship/hazard.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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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.

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Application deadline: 27 October 2020

Child Protection Associate 28 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic
01 November 2020
12 months
28 October 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 Child Protection Roving Officer at UNICEF or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Child Protection Associate will:

  • Support the quality monitoring of the child protection services implemented by Non-Governmental organizations partners:
  • Work closely and collaboratively with partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned;
  • Conduct monitoring and field visits to all partners in all field offices;
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with counterparts to assess programmes/projects, and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management;
  • Support the third-party monitoring agencies in conducting surveys and analysis of CP programs;
  • Support in the follow up of child protection related support to the field office:
    • Monitoring of implementation of adapted and remote psycho-social support;
    • Implementation of the wellbeing package to enhance the integrated approaches;
    • Support provided to children working and living on the streets;
    • Community engagement and social and behavioural change initiatives;
  • Mainstream guidelines to ensure disabled individuals’ access to child protection and gender-based violence services;
  • Support the role out of the child protection guidelines during COVID 19 produced by the sector and UNICEF at field level;
  • Support in the response to the Beirut Blast by having daily contact with partners, UNICEF field staff and stakeholders;
  • Support in the interagency physical assessment of spaces that could be used as isolation centres along with monitoring the operations inside it with UNICEF partners and field staff;
  • Attend and support as need be the psycho-social support task force;
  • Support the Beirut and Mount Lebanon child protection working group by attending its meetings, supporting in setting the agenda and follow up on action points with the sector lead;
  • Contribute to the implementation of additional tasks undertaken by the section;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s in social work, psychology, international affairs or any related field.

36 Months

Qualifications and experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in child protection;
  • At least 2 years of experience in program monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to communicate and work within a team;
  • Adequate knowledge of the child’s right convention, Law No. 422/2002 (Protection of Juveniles in Conflict with the Law and/or at Risk) and the SOPs in Lebanon;
  • Experience in NGOs’ work;
  • Experience in monitoring child protection psycho-social support programs.

Expected skills and behaviors:

  • Experience in working with children and marginalized groups;
  • Communication and coordination skills;
  • Respect for ethnic and cultural differences and the ability to deal with various social groups;
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations;
  • Experience in planning and organizing group activities along with monitoring it;
  • Experience in dealing with partners and stakeholders including municipalities, SDCs and other local institutions;
  • Compliance with UNICEF regulations and maintaining confidentiality of information;
  • Willingness to work outside office hours when the need arises.

Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written skills in Arabic and English; 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 tight deadlines;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Child Protection, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Social work
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 “Child Protection Associate (LBNR000360) - 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 “Child Protection Associate (LBNR000360)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Programme Assistant 28 October 2020 Nat. Youth UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
28 October 2020

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 Chief Health and Nutrition, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist the section in preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section;
  • Manage the Chief diaries and organising meetings and appointments;
  • Assist the section in arranging logistics for meetings and workshops;
  • Support the Chief of section in typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor;
Secondary education
  • Academic; Secondary degree supplemented with university courses related to public health, nutrition, or any other related field is desirable;
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) at the national and/or international level in administrative or clerical work experience is required. 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;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
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 “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361) 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 “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.