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IUNV Monitoring & Reporting Advisor 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

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

The Monitoring and Reporting Advisor will be part of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Team providing technical support to Project Advisors, including IEC and ECC and will work under the supervision and guidance of the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist.

The M&R Advisor will assist the project with the development and revision of the log frames, risk and issues logs; and timely reporting to UNDP and donor partners about progress updates. In addition, the Monitoring and Reporting Advisor will support IEC and ECC M&E Units with their own M&E planning and internal reporting.

The M&R Advisor will assist development of weekly and monthly reporting and will contribute to quarterly and annual reports in line with UNDP formats and standards, One UN quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports as applicable; and donor specific reports to EU. He/she will work closely with other Project Advisors and Specialists to implement the UNESP Communication and Visibility Plan.

The M&R Advisor will assist management of the online activity management matrix, and support updating of the UNESP monitoring plan and implementation plan for submission to Governance for Peace Programme Unit. The M&R Advisor will participate in Country Office led M&E working group meetings to share lessons and contribute to coordination efforts in the Country Office.

Key Results/Indicators

  • Development and implementation of project planning and monitoring system;
  • Development and implementation of the monitoring plan in line with the Annual Work Plan and UNDP standards;
  • Updating of Risks and Issues Logs in line with UNDP standards;
  • Donor reporting; and
  • If applicable, review of the Results Resources Framework, with electoral-related project indicators.

Establishment and ongoing implementation of a standardized project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Assist in writing project reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual) and donor-specific reports, against the results framework, including documentation of success stories;
  • Assist development of project updates to donors and stakeholders;
  • Assist development of presentations for various project meetings and workshops;
  • Assist development of communication products to donors and stakeholders.

Capacity Building advisory support to IEC and ECC on M&E and reporting.

  • Work closely with the IEC and ECC M&E Unit and the Training and Capacity Building Department, as well as other relevant key personnel to develop monitoring systems to track implementation of the operational concept and strategic plan;
  • Support the IEC and ECC to set up a system of internal monitoring, data collection to monitor progress and production of internal reports for management;
  • Assist the IEC and ECC in developing and implementing a system to guide progress reporting to electoral stakeholders;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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

Master’s Degree, e.g. Monitoring and Evaluation/ Political/Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication, or other.

36 Months
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UNDP context;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current electoral-political context is desirable;
  • Ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UNDP context;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current electoral-political context is desirable;
  • Ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.);
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan is an asset; knowledge of Afghanistan’s culture, tradition and Islamic context certainly an advantage;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Knowledge of cultural and traditional values and norms within an Islamic country context is advantageous;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent command of oral and written English.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 6-12-2020

M&E and Reporting Advisor 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNRCO Afghanistan
Open

M&E and Reporting Advisor

International Specialist
UNRCO
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

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

The SI M&E and Reporting Advisor (SI-MRA) will be part of a team within the RCO providing technical support to both the RCO and the Recipient UN Organisations (RUNOs) implementing the SI programme, namely: UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, and UNDP. S/He will work under the overall guidance of the Head/RCO, and under the direct supervision of the National SI Senior Coordination Officer.

The SI-MRA is expected to assist the RUNOs with the development of the M&E log frames, risk logs and to implement a sound internal monitoring system that will capture all aspects of the programme. The SI-MRA will provide timely progress updates to the RCO.

In addition, the SI-MRA will work closely with the RUNO’s and RCO M&E staff, to coordinate data collection, provide technical assistance where needed, and ensure that the M&E and Reporting Plan is incorporated into their planning.

The SI-MRA, in collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the RUNO focal points, is the main person responsible for coordinating the establishment and implementation of the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems, also working closely with the RCO’s Monitoring, Data and Reporting Officer.

The SI-MRA is further responsible for developing the required SI reports, updates, and progress documents, in line with SI formats/guidelines and standards, as well as working closely with the SI Communications Officer to produce knowledge products for stakeholders. S/He will work closely with other electoral project Advisors and specialist to gather and transfer data and produce accurate electoral reports and flow of communication.

The SI-MRA will form a M&E-R working group with the RUNOs’ focal points to develop the tools and templates for data collection, evaluation and reporting, as well as design the plan for M&E-R activities throughout the project life.

Key Results/Indicators

  • Thorough development and in-depth implementation of project M&E-R at the highest standards as per the SI project document;
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project’s M&E plans, including review of indicators, targets, means of verification and monitoring steps at output and activity level, and in line with the Annual Work Plan and per UN standards;
  • Take the lead to develop plans and monitoring the project’s Risks and Issues matrix’s in line with UN standards;
  • Develop and refine the project’s internal monitoring system to gather results-based project progress data and input from primary sources (RUNOs), as well as secondary/external sources;
  • In collaboration with the Senior Coordination Officer, review the project Results Resources Framework.

Establishment and ongoing implementation of a standardized project reporting mechanism including effective and timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Take the lead in writing the required Project Reports, capturing in a comprehensive analytical manner project progress against Results Framework; including the documentation of success stories, achievements, lessons learned, risks and issues;
  • Take the lead in developing project Updates to donors and stakeholders in a timely manner, using the most professional writing and SI formatting requirements;
  • Actively participate in the development of project management-related documents and concise reports and power-point presentations for various project meetings and workshops;
  • Support the Senior Coordination Officer and Head/RCO, and work closely with the SI Communication Officer and RUNOs to ensure accurate and timely project progress reporting and communication to donors and stakeholders in line with SI requirements.

Capacity building/advisory support to RUNOS and partners to establish an internal Planning and M&E system, facilitating the set-up of progress reports to the RC, RUNOs, EU, GoIRA, and stakeholders.

  • Support the RUNOs to identify M&E indicators that measure the social impact of the SI activities;
  • Provide capacity building efforts as needed to the RCO and RUNOs to set up a system of internal monitoring and regular and systematic internal data collection to monitor progress and produce internal reports for project management;
  • Assist the RUNOs and RCO in developing a system to produce the required progress reports;
  • Support the RUNOs to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • Support the RUNOs to produce required evaluative reports, drawing on KPIs;
  • Consult with the RUNOs, in coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer, to assess needs of staff and to organize opportunities for training and education, as appropriate;
  • Lead the project’s regular reporting and progress updates, and document capacity building support.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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

Master’s Degree is preferred, in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Communication, or other related fields.An undergraduate degree with an additional two years of relevant experience will be considered.

84 Months
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional Monitoring and Evaluation experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UN context;
  • Strong knowledge of gender concepts and tools for measuring social change related to gender;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current gender and women’s rights context is desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is required.
  • Knowledge of Pashto and/or Dari languages would be an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional Monitoring and Evaluation experience;
  • Strong M&E and Results Based Management experience, preferably with UN context;
  • Strong knowledge of gender concepts and tools for measuring social change related to gender;
  • Proven analytical skills to collect, synthesize, analyse data for compiled analytical reporting writing, including identification of lessons learned and risks/issues;
  • Strong report writing skills to internal and external partners;
  • Experience in M&E capacity building advisory to stakeholders;
  • Working experience in Afghanistan or a demonstrable knowledge/understanding of the current gender and women’s rights context is desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks;
  • Working experience in hardship post is required.
  • Knowledge of Pashto and/or Dari languages would be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.);
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan is an asset; including knowledge of Afghanistan’s culture, tradition and Islamic context certainly an advantage;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent command of oral and written English.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 6-12-2020

Public Information Officer 08 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMIK Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Open

Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNMIK
Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Pristina (KOS)
English,Albanian,Serbian
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
08 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 Head of UNMIK Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (OSCPA), the UN Volunteer undertakes the following tasks:

  • Drafts engaging human interest stories, features and multimedia scripts about the mission and its implementing partners’ activities and their impact, for dissemination on the mission public platforms (e.g. mission website and social media platforms);
  • Drafts complex and politically sensitive material such as press releases, if-asked lines, press packs, messages, talking points, and responses to media enquiries;
  • Proofreads and copyedits drafts prepared by other officers;
  • Plays a leading role in implementing the digital communications strategy of the office; keeping the mission website and social media platforms updated on a regular basis; provides support to other offices to keep information about their office and activities up-to-date on the mission digital platforms;
  • Assists the section chief in planning, coordinating and overseeing the production of a range of multi-media content (ex. photo stories and videos) in promoting issues in support of the mission’s mandate and its communications strategy;
  • Assists the section chief in designing and implementing public information campaigns, outreach events and programmatic activities in support of the mission mandate;
  • Contributes to internal communications of the mission and the office administrative tasks (ex. Drafting staff broadcasts, memos and reports);
  • Assists the section chief in designing and implementing programmatic activities (ex. drafting project proposals; liaising with implementing partners);
  • Represents the head of the office in meetings and events if and when required;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field.

  • This job requires excellent storytelling and writing skills and practical knowledge of news writing conventions, including but not limited to ability to draft human-interest stories and edit/proofread and summarise English documents.
  • This job requires knowledge of media relations, international relations and public information and public interest communications in the context of international organisations
36 Months

At least three years of experience in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.

Minimum two years of international and/or media/communications experience.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Albanian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Serbian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Excellent storytelling, writing, proofreading and copyediting skills as well as practical knowledge of news writing conventions are required;
  • Social media management skills, including ability to tailor language and content for social media platforms are required;
  • Basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and Outlook are required;
  • Knowledge of public information and strategic communications in the context of international relations, especially in the context of the UN is desirable;
  • Videography, filming, picture editing, photography and/or graphic design skills are not required but would be an advantage.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 08 December 2020

Programme and Administrative Assistant (UNV Field Unit) 09 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNV Liberia
UNV
Liberia
Monrovia (LBR)
English
01 January 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
09 December 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 UNV Country Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme and Administrative Assistant (UNV Field Unit) will:

Support to the deployment and management of UN Volunteers

Provide logistics and administrative support to UN host agencies and UN Volunteers in the recruitment and volunteer management processes:

Selection of candidates

  • Support to host entities in the coordination, organization of candidates’ assessment (e.g. interviews, written tests, desk reviews)
  • Submit all relevant documents related to the selection of candidates to VSC (Volunteer Service Centre at UNV HQ) for their action (e.g. interview reports)

Arrival and onboarding of UN Volunteers

  • Support issuance of residence permits, UNV ID cards and access to eservices for UN Volunteers and their supervisors
  • Conduct administrative briefings, including on the use of ATLAS e-services
  • Arrange mandatory security briefings
  • Coordinate briefings with host agency and obtain host agency email address for UN Volunteers
  • In close coordination with VSC, confirm UN Volunteers’ entry on duty date and ensure that UN Volunteer’s contracts and beneficiary forms are signed, completed and uploaded onto VMAM
  • Support the UN Volunteers with procedures on bank accounts, completion of forms related to visas, resident permits, etc.
  • Support UN Volunteers in the issuance of resident permits/visas, UNV ID cards and all systems such as e-services, VMAM
  • Conduct and coordinate orientation sessions for newly arrived UN Volunteers including on administrative procedures and volunteer engagement in the country
  • Facilitate and coordinate the onboarding sessions for newly arrived UN Volunteers with host entities and obtain professional email addresses
  • Confirm the arrival of UN Volunteers and their dependents to VSC;
  • Ensure that contracts, beneficiary forms and all related forms are completed, signed and shared with VSC

Support during the assignment

  • Monitor the contractual status of UN Volunteers and liaise with the host entities on extensions, repatriations. Keep VSC informed
  • Follow up on the payroll management and collect all relevant information to home visits, MORSS reimbursements, travel claims, etc.
  • Provide logistics and administrative support in emergency cases such as medical and/or security evacuations under the guidance of the Programme Analyst
  • Support the UN Volunteers in their end of assignment administrative process, including exit visas, final checklist, Resettlement Allowance payments, etc.
  • Guide and support UN Volunteers in their request for home visits
  • Maintain volunteer records updated in VMAM
  • Maintain an updated list of all serving UN Volunteers, with contacts, including their dependents
  • Support UNDP Country Office Finance in the management of the UNV payroll if / when required

Support to UNV Field Unit

  • Timely provision of information and data related to volunteer management, UNV field office assets, finance/procurement and administrative inputs required for UNV’s corporate exercises
  • Support onsite and online volunteer mobilization that increases the number of volunteers in the respective country
  • Effective and efficient support in the Volunteer Management Cycle in cooperation with VSC (talent sources compilation, initial onboarding, monitoring contractual status, logistical arrangements, medical and security evacuations if applicable, end of assignment formalities)
  • Act as a focal point for online volunteers and accreditation of OV service organizations in a country or multiple country, focusing on supporting Host Entities with developing OV opportunities through advocacy engagements and promoting the concept of OV.
  • Effective and efficient support of the Country Coordinator and UN partners in advocacy and outreach campaigns (IVD, presentation of promotional information with Host Entities, local volunteer organizations, etc.)
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Technical/Vocational diploma
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the management of human resources, administration and coordination;
  • Work experiences as a United Nations Volunteer or with United Nations system or similar international organizations desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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 UNV Mandate, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human resources management and development, Administration and administrative assistance, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

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

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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 Liberia and legal residents in Liberia with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 09-12-2020