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Category Host entity Country
Population Data Fellow, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (Panama) 14 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Panama
UNFPA
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
01 September 2020
7 months with possibility of extension
14 August 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 LACRO’s Regional Population and Development Advisor and in coordination with staff from the Population and Development Branch at UNFPA-HQ, the International UN Volunteer will:

  • Learn and apply contemporary technical methods of assessing data quality and completeness of civil registration data, adjusting civil registration data to account for coverage and content error, and producing vital statistics from civil registration data;
  • Support UNFPA staff in compiling, processing and analyzing mortality and COVID-19 data for LAC countries;
  • Contribute to the development of R code libraries to support data processing and analysis of civil registration data, using standard tools such as R, R Studio, and GitHub;
  • Contribute to routine and ad-hoc discussions and meetings within UNFPA on civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science) ; Masters degree preferred
24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (2 years) in applied statistics, public health, and demography;
  • 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 in Spanish and English is required;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Statistical analysis skills (including familiarity with writing scripted analyses in a major statistics package, such as R, Stata, or SPSS or related statistical programming language) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Statistics
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 14 August 2020

Climate and DRR Officer 16 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Panama
Open

Climate and DRR Officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
Spanish,English,French
Immediate
12 months
16 August 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 DRR and CC Specialist (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Technical support on DRR, climate actions and resilience - to RO and CO
• Provide support to RO and COs to promote resilience through risk informed programming in accordance with UNICEF Strategic Plans (SP) and Regional Office Management Plans (ROMP) processes and terminology and contribute to its work plan and actions.

• Provide assistance to operationalize the LAC regional strategic framework for climate ac-tions and children ensuring links with COVID-19 and the use of sectoral resilience pro-gramming with a humanitarian-development lens.
• Support the application of the "risk lens" linked with COVID-19 to overall and sectoral programming, for instance in SitAns, CPD PSN, ToC etc. development and revision.
• Support countries in identifying opportunities for coherence with national priorities in im-plementation through strengthened policy and strategy frameworks (such NDC, NAP, DRM/Sendai and SDG) and institutional arrangements, so that they are ambitious and child inclusive and supportive of local implementations (this can also include sector-spe-cific plans).
Partnership and Resource mobilization – including Advocacy and representation
• Support working relationships with regional bodies, like climate and resilience interagency group and platform particularly, to ensure children’s rights are included in any disaster risk management, climate and environment action frameworks (Regional Platform on DRR, Regional climate week, NDC Partnership).
• Support the development of LAC regional pipeline for climate finance i.e. GCF, bilateral donors and private sector, for accessing climate finance to promote adaptation /mitigation initiatives.
• Support organizing national and international DRR/CC workshops/ meetings or events such as International Day for Disaster Reduction, World Environment Day, and regional consultations and conference.
Knowledge management and evidence generation
• Support in Knowledge Management activities and south-south / horizontal cooperation. Including the mapping of UNICEF and its partners good practices on climate actions build-ing resilience and the existing policies and programmes, including lessons and applicable recommendations that may enhance the initiatives, and allow the replication of the expe-rience to other contexts.
• Assist Big Data work to ensure UNICEF’s work is evidence-based, to inform and galva-nize advocacy efforts, focusing on influencing national DRM, climate/environmental poli-cies and better target their intervention. Support COs to identify priority areas for further analysis and integration.
Support engagement of children, adolescents and youth in climate action related activities.
• Support regional activities to promote the use of an advocacy toolkit to build capacity of adolescents and young people around climate change.
• Support evidence generation and document actions and results achieved by UNICEF when engaging adolescents as leaders in policy and advocacy change, including map-ping existing interventions across the region
• Conduct stakeholder analysis and foster partnership with youth organizations and pro-mote engagement of children and young people in climate and DRR related actions.
• Support communication efforts to ensure the voices of children and young people from the region are represented in regional and international forums and their voices captured in documents, reports and media briefs.
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 publica-tions/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

Education - Additional Comments: University degree in relevant areas such as social sci-ence, economic and development studies, international relationship, or related climate and environmental field.

36 Months

• Work experience in programme development and implementation
• A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience focused on developing countries, in areas related to disaster risk management, climate and environment and building resili-ence.
• Familiarity with UNICEF programming or other UN and development organizations.
• Knowledge and technical expertise in one or more of UNICEF areas of global sectoral responsibility is an asset.
• Good understanding of the disaster risk, climate and environment development context in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• Capacity to work with multidiscipline groups and good capacity for coordination, analysis and synthesis.
• Experience working with and mobilizing young people
• Able to work independently as part of and in constant communication with the “safe and clean environment” team as well as with Communication and Adolescent Development teams and country offices.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Disaster risk reduction

Community resilience environment & disaster reduction

Programme development and implementation

Climate and environment and building resili-ence.
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Good understanding of the disaster risk, climate and environment development context in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

No

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Application deadline: 16-Aug-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Information and Knowledge Management 16 August 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Panama
UNICEF
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
Spanish,English,French
Immediate
12 months
16 August 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of WASH Specialist, LACRO, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Respond to the coordination platform participants’ needs for information.
• Adapt existing regional or in-country information and knowledge management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting activities and resources, and identifying information and knowledge gaps
• Work in close collaboration with the different national platforms to address urgent needs related to COVID-19 response
• Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
• Maintain regular reporting from different national platforms incluring in the REDLAC and R4V platforms
• Work with members/ participants to identify information and knowledge gaps at regional, national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
• Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist at regional level and where required at national level via the national coordination leads to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
• Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
• Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management, bulletins, newsletters, contact list, mailing lists, etc
• Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
• To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
• Lead on the preparation of SitRep and other reports with emphasis on plans, targets and achievements.
• Develop and strengthen information and knowledge management capacity through one-on-one support, training and webinars
• Contribute to meet all core cluster functions
• Contribute to improve quality, availability, access and use of knowledge of the WASH Sector in the Region and within UNICEF WASH LAC with focus on children in the region, including organization of the knowledge, identification of opportunities to distribute this knowledge, to prepare materials appropriate for the identified opportunities and help that these opportunities are used to their full potential.
• Identifies and prioritized opportunities for knowledge distribution
• In coordination with communication and program sections prepares accessible knowledge products to facilitate access to knowledge.
• Contributes to maintain communities of practice.
• Contributes to capturing of internal knowledge through documentation of practices and lessons learned, in collaboration with other sections.
• Provides other necessary support to COs and partners on KM

Master degree or equivalent

University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management or WASH related studies including civil and environmental engineering, public health and related subjects.

Alternatively, a MA in Knowledge Management, Communication and Social Sciences with WASH field experience.

Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.

Formal training in cluster information management an advantage

60 Months

• At least 5/7 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information management experience in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster
• Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

• Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Information Management, Knowledge Management, WASH, Coordination required.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Water quality control, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Information Management, Knowledge Management, WASH, Coordination required.

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 16 August 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Comunicación y género 13 August 2020 Community Volunteer WFP Panama
WFP
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
Spanish,English
Immediate
8 months
13 August 2020

Minimum age: 18 years old. Applicants must be local residents in the community of assignment.

El puesto de comunicaciones y género estará bajo la supervisión general de la Asesora Regional de Género, bajo la Unidad de Programas, y coordinará su trabajo con la Unidad de Comunicación. Ella/él trabajará en estrecha colaboración con Oficiales de Género, Puntos focales de Genero y Oficiales y Asistentes de Comunicación Nacionales tanto en Panamá como en los 12 países de la región.
Se espera que el/la voluntario/a apoye a WFP en la elaboración y compilación de materiales comunicacionales sobre género y empoderamiento de las mujeres rurales para visibilizar el trabajo de WFP en la región en esta área de trabajo. Asimismo, apoyará en eventos y campañas en Panamá y regionales relacionados con temática de género.

RESPONSABILIDADES CLAVE
• Apoyar en la compilación y organización de historias, videos, fotos y otros productos de comunicación provenientes de la región y del archivo existente sobre la temática de género y empoderamiento de las mujeres.
• Escribir blogs en Medium para historias.wfp.org y artículos cortos para la intranet.
• Sugerir y desarrollar contenido para Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn y Twitter en español principalmente (inglés y francés deseable), siguiendo los lineamientos de WFP.
• Editar fotos y videos cortos usando entrevistas, imágenes de apoyo y fotos siguiendo las pautas y lineamientos de WFP
• Crear gráficos, infográficos y otros productos de diseño usando programas tipo Canva y el paquete de software de Adobe.
• Apoyar en el desarrollo y realización de ideas, productos y eventos internos y externos relacionados a la temática de género y para promocionar historias de mujeres rurales y sus derechos.
• Traducir material al español o al inglés.
• Completar otros proyectos según lo asignado, incluida la preparación de presentaciones de Power Point.
• Otras tareas solicitadas por la supervisora

Secondary education

Las personas candidatas deben estar inscritas en un programa de licenciatura o posgrado de una universidad reconocida en una de las siguientes áreas: Comunicaciones, Diseño, Producción Multimedia, Periodismo y/o programas relacionados. Así mismo conocimiento de temas de género y empoderamiento de las mujeres como parte de los estudios realizados.
• El/La candidato/a debe haber asistido a cursos en los últimos 12 meses y haber completado al menos dos años de estudios de pregrado.
• Las personas recién graduadas (hasta 6 meses) son también elegibles para aplicar.

Las personas candidatas deben estar inscritas en un programa de licenciatura o posgrado de una universidad reconocida en una de las siguientes áreas: comunicaciones, Diseño, Producción Multimedia, Periodismo y/o programas relacionados. Así mismo conocimiento de temas de género y empoderamiento de las mujeres como parte de los estudios realizados.
• El/La pasante debe haber asistido a cursos en los últimos 12 meses y haber completado al menos dos años estudios de pregrado.
• Las personas recién graduadas (hasta 6 meses) son también elegibles para solicitar la pasantía.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Diseño, Producción Multimedia, Periodismo y/o programas relacionados.
  • Conocimiento de temas de género y empoderamiento de las mujeres.
No

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