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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
UNV Programme Support Officer 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNV Kazakhstan
UNV
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 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.

Under the direct supervision of the UNV Country Coordinator, the UNV Programme Support Officer will be assisting in programmatic and operations tasks aiming at supporting the UNV country presence and include the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in leading UNVs’ field efforts in the country, ensuring key results and delivery of the Strategic Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Support in establishing, fostering and maintaining effective outreach and relationships with government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development partners;
  • Support in establishing, fostering and maintaining effective outreach and relationships with local civil society organizations, prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led sustainable development in the country;
  • Encourage national and local actors to establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and legislation;
  • Assist in strengthening and determing business intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and conduct country scans as input for corporate planning processes;
  • In close coordination with the UNV Country Coordinator and Regional Communications Specialist, prepare, disseminate and present country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;
  • Support in coordination activities and plan events, in collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day (IVD);
  • Encourage and monitor serving UN Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting volunteerism;
  • Support in ensuring effective volunteer-related support;
  • Provide administrative support in updating and maintaining a UN Volutneers’ files and data bases;
  • Provide administrative support for the recruitment of local UNV candidates who are deployed to other countries;
  • Back up support in performing relevant VMAM roles;
  • Support in promoting Online Volunteering platform and guiding on registration steps
  • Draft and type correspondence, including memoranda and notes for the file;
  • Maintain general office files and keep information and reference material in a manner that allows easy reference and retrieval;
  • Prepare UNV packages for the orientation training (contracts, Conditions of Service, Annexes, Medical Insurance Card);
  • Perform other administrative duties as may be required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration or another relevant field.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in development programmes, volunteers management support or other relevant programmes;
  • Experience in building partnerships with various stakeholders, including NGOs, local authorities and private sector partners,
  • Experience in managing, guiding and motivating team members;
  • Experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Previous experience working with the UN funded projects desirable;
  • Good communication and public speaking skills;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Kazakhstan and legal residents in Kazakhstan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 29-11-2020

Communications Expert (Population & Development) 30 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Kazakhstan
UNFPA
Kazakhstan
Almaty (KAZ)
Russian,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 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 Regional Communications Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in consultation with the Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer Communications Expert (Population & Development) will:

1. Design, plan and implement communication and advocacy materials

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for the “CISPop; Better data for better policies” Programme;
  • Lead the development, translation and production of communication and advocacy materials on the programme and related population issues in the CIS region, including briefing papers, press releases, news items and articles, and ensure wide dissemination of communication and advocacy materials through effective channels;
  • Generate brochures, factsheets, stories, photos and videos from the field to inform the media and general public of the programme, its results and ensure donor visibility at national and regional levels;
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with UNFPA Regional and Country Offices, and IPs;
  • Lead monitoring and evaluation of communication and visibility campaigns as well as media materials;
  • Support the organization of meetings and other project-related workshops and events and ensure proper communication and dissemination of relevant information;
  • Support the positioning of the Programme, its donors and partners in the public and media, as a reference project that promotes evidence-based policy-making;

2. Manage media relations

  • Lead relationship-building with the press, especially in the CIS region, and maintain and update a database of relevant press in line with the project objectives/priorities;
  • Respond timely and clearly to media inquiries, in consultation with the Regional Communications Adviser, and to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence; identify topics, background information, news-related development and coverage of interest;
  • Facilitate interviews.

3. Build and maintain communication-related partnerships

  • Identify and develop communication-related partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility, including with relevant influencers;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Collaborate closely with communication colleagues in the country offices to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives.

4. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Ensure wide dissemination and visibility of project progress and achievements;
  • Identify, compile, and document success stories and best practices, and manage knowledge sharing among IPs;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy as appropriate;
  • Manage and document Knowledge Management products, developed during the implementation of the Programme.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Communications, development studies or related relevant field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

60 Months

At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communications in a development context.

  • Demonstrated experience and affinity with population issues, (official) statistics and data;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is considered an asset;
  • Excellent social media skills, and familiarity with Russian-language social media channels and culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Developing and implemention of a communication strategy

No

Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity

* 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.

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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: 30 November 2020

Public Information Officer 01 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMIK Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
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Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNMIK
Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Pristina (KOS)
English,Albanian,Serbian
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
01 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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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: 01 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

* 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.

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