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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Donor Relations and Reporting Specialist 11 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Sierra Leone
UNDP
Sierra Leone
Freetown (SLE)
English
Immediate
12 months
11 March 2021

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

· Ensure substantive donor outreach and reporting to donors on qualitative and quantitative performance of UNDP Sierra Leone Programme

· Support in developing and enhancing strategic partnerships with Government counterparts, UNCT agencies, donors and other development actors relevant to Sierra Leone for the purposes of coordination, joint programming and mobilizing resources

· Lead and provide support in resource mobilization planning and implementation and strongly position UNDP in the UN family in Sierra Leone

· Facilitation of knowledge building and management

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field.

60 Months

: 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in managing donor relation, resource mobilization and reporting of development results and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

No

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Application deadline: 11-03-2021

UNV Associate Human Rights Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Burkina Faso
OHCHR
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou (BFA)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

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 Senior Human Rights Officer (Coordinator), leading the implementation at the field level of the OHCHR G5 Sahel Compliance Framework Project (FC-G5S) in Bamako, Mali, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader for Burkina Faso, or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will perform the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Compliance Framework of the FC-G5S;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Follow up on individual cases of violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and related 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;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategies aiming at enhanced Protection of Civilians in the AoR;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative 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 per the Compliance Framework Project;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into the Project database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming;
  • 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 rights activities;
  • Represent the Compliance Framework Project at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training; and
  • Perform other related duties as required

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights. 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;
36 Months
  • Three years of work experience at the national and/or international level in a field related to human rights.
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.
  • Experience working in Sahel and especially in Burkina Faso is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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
  • Experience entering, managing and analyzing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

Yes

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 15-03-2021

Program Assistant – Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNWomen United Republic of Tanzania
UNWomen
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (TZA)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

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.

Reporting to EVAW/G Program Specialist (Team Leader), the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Tanzania by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

  • Supports the implementation of the EVAWG ongoing programme initiatives, in line with UNDAP II.
  • Assists in the development of project documents on EVAWG through research, mapping of existing initiatives and discussions with partners;
  • Supports the development of briefing papers and background documents to highlight progress of implementation of the UN Joint Programs in the country;
  • Supports the development of project agreements with community-based organizations, regional authorities, other government institutions and civil society organistions;
  • Participates in UN Women and other UN agency meetings relevant to the thematic areas of EVAWG and supports development of reports on key points and follow up actions;
  • Supports the tracking of partnership agreements, their implementation and adherence by partners to timelines and UN Women standards, rules and regulations;
  • Supports the drafting of internal reports and reports to development partners as per reporting requirements and timelines;
  • Supports the organisation of meetings and conferences, including compilation of relevant documentation and communication with partners;
  • Participates in meetings of UN Women, other UN agencies and development partners, produces reports and contributes to discussions on the advancement of UN Women’s programmatic portfolio in this area;
  • Supports review and quality assurance of project partner agreements and monitoring reports and assists in the provision of feedback and comments to partners;
  • Supports the development of knowledge products on the Kigoma Joint Programme, highlighting the key successes and lessons learnt;
  • Supports the review of financial reports and the provision of inputs and comments to partner organisations as per agreements with UN Women
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Community Development or other related fields;

24 Months

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the areas of EVAW;

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;

Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili and English (language) are required, and knowledge of advocacy, lobbying and negotiation is an asset;

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).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women

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No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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apply.

Application deadline: 10 March 2021