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Associate in Human Rights 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Colombia
Open

Associate in Human Rights

International Specialist
OHCHR
Colombia
Cucuta (COL)
Spanish,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.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Coordinator of the field presence, the UN Volunteer contribute to the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Monitor the human rights situation from a given thematic priority and geographical responsibility;
  • Prepare and undertake fact-finding field missions including the timely drafting of reports and follow-up;
  • Follow up on individual cases and issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Ensure the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict related sexual violence, within all assigned human
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor´s degree or equivalent combined with two years of relevant qualifying experience might be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other discipline relevant to human rights.
24 Months
  • Experience working in Colombia is an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 2 years of progressively professional experience in a field related to human rights.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
No

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Application deadline: 06-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Mental Health Officer 08 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNVMC Colombia
UNVMC
Colombia
Bogota (COL)
English,Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
08 December 2020

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

Within delegated and hierarchical authority in UNVMC Medical Unit or its designated representative, the UNV will be responsible for the following duties:

Medical Duties:

  • Conduct clinical evaluations and develop a suitable support plan.
  • Formulate personalized care plans for beneficiaries according to established procedures.
  • Provide appropriate mental health support through individual sessions for UNVMC staff and their dependants.
  • Provide personalized group support and psychological education sessions for UNVMC staff and their dependants.
  • Ensure adequate identification, referral and follow-up of the emergency.
  • Perform stress support therapy for critical incidents (e.g. individual and/or group) when and wherever there is a need.
  • Identify and refer cases to appropriate psychiatric service providers and ensure follow-up.
  • Coordinate referrals to specialized services with UNVMC Medical Unit.
  • Work directly with the UNVMC Medical Unit team to map mental health services available in each region in Colombia where the UN has presence.
  • Coordinate referrals with designated personnel.
  • Participate in UNVMC Medical Unit discussions about cases.
  • Assist in the creation of effective internal and external referral systems.
  • Contribute to the creation of assessment tools and guides in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assist Medical Unit team in creating and documenting a replicable model of psychological support for the management of Mission cases.
  • Seek technical support in case management from designated counsellors.
  • Advise Medical Officer and other personnel officers, as needed, on individual cases where an identified problem is likely to have a professional, vocational, and/or counselling effect (e.g., work-related issues due to a mental health problem, conflict resolution, need for medication, etc.).
  • Liaise with members of the Staff Welfare Committee and Medical Unit to draw up programs aimed at improving quality of life of staff members within the Mission area.
  • Provide training sessions on “crisis and stress management” and “conflict resolution” as needed.
  • Serve as UNVMC mental health focal point, responsible for assisting in the assessment of available services and the establishment of the mental health care and support network for staff and their dependants.
  • Provide administrative guidance according to patients’ medical care insurance policy.
  • Provide administrative orientation to staff regarding sick leave, follow up on cases, and submit relevant documentation to Medical Unit for registration on Earthmed’s database.
  • Treat cases with the highest standards of confidentiality, ethics, and professionalism.

Occupational health and administrative duties:

  • Lead the Mission's psychosocial risk assessment, as per the criteria and tools provided by the UN Division of Health Care and Safety at Work in New York.
  • Propose an intervention plan for the mitigation of psychosocial risks that may affect UNVMC staff, in accordance with the procedures in place.
  • Coordinate preventive activities for the psychosocial risks identified.
  • Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the UNVMC Occupational Health Program.
  • Review the Mission's current Occupational Health Plan, update it, and propose an implementation plan.
  • Review and update the Mission's physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, mechanical risk assessment in accordance with UN standards.
  • Responsible for the Occupational Health Activities monthly report submitted to UN Division of Health Care and Safety at Work in New York.
  • Schedule Mission's Occupational Health Committee meetings and regular reports of activities.
  • Encourage the involvement of Mission personnel in risk assessments and prevention activities in all Mission’s premises.
  • Actively participate in risk assessments and control in all Mission’s premises in the country.
  • Responsible for updating Medical Unit’s SharePoint.
  • Liaise with Medical Unit and the Mission's Mail and Pouch Office.
  • Provide administrative support within Medical Unit when needed (receipt, review, processing and approval of medical accounts), shipment of packages to the field.
  • Actively participate in training activities for Mission personnel in his/her area of expertise.

Additionally: Any other activity that is required or assigned by his/her supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Desirable experience or postgraduate diploma in Occupational Health.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, as well as good clinical interviewing with adults, and cultural awareness;
  • Knowledge of national laws and regulations for case management is an advantage.
  • Interest in mental health risk assessment and development of prevention strategies. Volunteering as a mechanism for sustainable development and the United Nations system.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in the production and editing of documents;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; cultural and social awareness; ability to work inclusive and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including local community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; knowledge of communication for development tools and approaches.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of national and international staff;
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) as well as email/internet; knowledge of database management and office equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work on tight deadlines;
  • Awareness of security issues;
60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at national and/or international level in individual clinical work, critical event or emergency care, psychological support to people with trauma experiences, referral of patients or other relevant programs; experience with psychosocial interventions and group support sessions is valued, as well as experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Occupational Health with emphasis on psychosocial risk and psychosocial interventions and group support sessions, as well as experience working at the UN or other international development organizations;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Occupational health and safety, Mental health, Healthcare administration
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: December 8th 2020

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Colombia and legal residents 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.”

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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* 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.

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

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based) 13 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Colombia
UNHCR
Colombia
Quibdo (COL)
Spanish,English
31 December 2020
12 months
13 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 Protection Unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and security situation of the population of concern and develop strong links with a cross-section of members of refugee/Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/stateless communities, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach;
  • Through relationships with persons of concern and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management. Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable community work to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Assist in supporting consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues;
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated;
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Support the Operation's work to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan where applicable;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Ensure community understanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, and Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines.

48 Months
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help refugees and willingness to cooperate with counterparts;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Experience of working with refugees;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • Experience working with international protection, mixed movements and IDPs with UNHCR highly desirable.
  • Microsoft Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing. Other
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Minimum 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) relevant professional experience, including in the areas of community based protection, community services, social work, and human rights.

No

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

You can only apply if you have created your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

Watch this video for the specific steps you must follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5uJ_FolWU

If you are already registered in UNV's Talent Pool, make sure your profile is up to date before applying.

Application deadline: 13-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone