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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communications Officer 19 July 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Viet Nam
UNDP
Viet Nam
Hanoi (VNM)
Vietnamese,English
Immediate
12 months
19 July 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of Assistant Country Director/Head of Governance and Participation Team, the UNV will provide support for the implementation of the Visibility and Communication Plan of Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme, PAGoDA mechanism (V&C Plan) and be responsible for activities relating to communications, advocacy and media implemented by UNDP in the PAGoDA mechanism, as well as select support to broader communication priorities of the governance and participation programmes of UNDP, as guided by annual work planning. The UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support events, workshops and forums by developing communications plans aligned with the UNDP Annual Work Plan(s) and the V&C Plan;
  • Facilitate media and community relations and ensure all media coverage of UNDP is monitored and reported to staff and the regional office;
  • Support the production of Programme brochure(s) including info graphics;
  • Support the development of video stories, including the development of TOR, story line, scripts and working with filmmakers to ensure the quality of the video.
  • Develop, update and monitor social media platforms for the Programme, especially the project webpage and the project Facebook account;
  • Provide support in editing of additional website content information;
  • In coordination with the UN Viet Nam Communications team and Communications teams of UNDP and UNICEF in particular, prepare press releases, media advisories and assist the Program Team members on V&C actions when needed;
  • Provide communications support to the Program Team members in the implementation of UNDP activities, including but not limited to:
  • Support to communications and public campaigns on rights awareness, legal empowerment behavior change;
  • Development of outreach materials on legal advice and support to the rights holders;
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive and professional legal empowerment behavior change strategy;
  • Support interventions to raise public awareness on protection of rights and access to justice for vulnerable groups, in particular for women, children, ethnic minorities and poor people;
  • Support communications in relation to legal advice and information sessions in prisons and pre-trial detention facilities and policy dialogues on justice sector reform.
  • Photograph/ coordinate photography and develop photo essays, human interest stories and /or press releases on UNDP organized events and field missions;
  • Manage an information bank with both hard and soft filing for archiving photos, stories and press coverage in relation to the Programme, PAGoDA mechanism implemented by UNDP;
  • In liaison with other members of the Communications Team of UNDP and UNICEF, maintain up to date information on UNDP V&C activities on the UN Viet Nam, and UNDP country office, regional and HQ websites;
  • Mainstream gender in the UNDP Communication work.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in fields related to journalism, communications, media studies or in social sciences and other relevant field.

24 Months

Work experience and Background:

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience working in communications;
  • Previous experience with the UN or other international organizations is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of the major development issues regarding gender issues in Viet Nam;
  • Experience working in communications and visibility actions and programs;
  • Experience working on public awareness raising, justice and legal empowerment would be an asset;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English in addition to fluency in the national language;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Highly organized and self-motivated;
  • Personal sensitivity and commitment to issues affecting gender equality, justice and human rights;
  • A high level of computer literacy;
  • Basic administration / secretarial skills;
  • Demonstrated personal sensitivity and commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism, cultural diversity, justice and human rights;
  • Prior volunteering experience is an asset;
  • Persons with ethnic minority background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Competencies:

  • Social media skills;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking;
  • Ability to cope with pressure/meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and strong team working capacity;
  • Demonstrated personal sensitivity and commitment to the values and principles; of volunteerism, gender equality and cultural diversity.

Computer skills:

  • A high level of computer literacy;
  • Competence with communications and publishing software (print, online, video, for example for infographics/ publications: Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign; for website: Dreamweaver; and for videos: Adobe Premier Element/ Pro or other video editing software)
  • Internet communication and searching skills;
  • Basic administration / secretarial skills;

Language skills:

  • Full proficiency in English and Vietnamese, including excellent written and spoken skills in both languages.
  • Vietnamese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Communication, Creativity, Working in Teams

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Expert (e) en finances publiques 19 July 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Cote d'Ivoire
UNICEF
Cote d'Ivoire
Abidjan (CIV)
French,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
19 July 2020

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

Sous la supervision directe de Serghei BUIRUIANA – Chef Politique Social, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes:

  • Faire une analyse de l’exécution du budget affecté par COVID :

L’analyse budgétaire traditionnelle des dépenses budgétisées et réelles posera la question suivante : comment les budgets du secteur social (et de la protection sociale et des secteurs connexes) et les dépenses réelles pour 2020 avant la COVID se comparent-ils aux budgets ajustés et aux dépenses réelles ? Les indicateurs comprennent :

o les écarts entre les dépenses budgétisées et les dépenses réelles ;

o la croissance/le déclin nominal par rapport au réel (corrigé de l'inflation) ;

o les tailles relatives des budgets et des dépenses du secteur social et de la protection sociale par rapport au Produit Interieur Brut (PIB)/Revenu National Brut (RNB) et au budget et aux dépenses totales du gouvernement ;

o les tailles relatives des budgets du secteur social et de la protection sociale dans tous les ministères/départements/agences ; et

o les tailles relatives des budgets et des dépenses des programmes/activités/projets au sein des ministères/départements/agences.

  • Identifier les lignes d'enquête supplémentaires pour évaluer la transparence du budget et la réactivité à la pandémie :

Qu'est-ce que cela signifie pour la responsabilité de l'investissement public dans la réponse à la pandémie ?

o Comment le budget ajusté est-il lié à la (aux) réponse(s) politique(s) du gouvernement, par

Plus précisément, quelles sont les allocations budgétaires et les dépenses nominales, réelles et relatives qui ciblent les groupes vulnérables/à risque ?

o Comment le budget ajusté est-il lié aux programmes d'assistance financière des Institutions Financieres Internationales (par exemple, l'allégement de la dette du Fond Monetaire International) ? En d'autres termes, comment cela a-t-il été absorbé dans les budgets ajustés ? Par exemple, réparti ou concentré ? Parmi quelles lignes budgétaires, dans quels programmes/activités/projets et quels ministères/départements/agences ?

- Faire une analyse des données quantitatives et qualitatives disponibles, du cadre de performance basés sur les résultats avec des objectifs et des cibles mesurables prédéterminés et des cadres/systèmes de Suivi et Evaluation, on peut espérer avoir accès à une mesure régulière des apports et de la fourniture de résultats sur de courtes périodes (c'est-à-dire 6 mois). Dans ce cas, on peut évaluer l'efficacité opérationnelle (ratio intrants/extrants), l'efficacité (ratio extrants/résultats) et l'équité (enfin, par exemple, par des analyses des dépenses et des bénéficiaires).

Master degree or equivalent

Capacité informatique : Excel, Word, PPP

24 Months
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Macroeconomics and public finance

Finances Publiques

No
Programme Assistant for GEMS/Water 19 July 2020 Nat. Youth UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
19 July 2020

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.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of UNEP's Global Environment Monitoring Unit, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Quast Assistant for WWQA and GEMS/Water will:

  • Support the development, finalization and dissemination of key scientific products and tools within the workflows of GEMS/Water and the WWQA that are being produced by the UNEP Science Division.
  • Facilitate the coordination of WWQA workflow of interlinkages between water quality and health and actively research and support resource mobilisation
  • Support the transfer of existing GEMS/Water Capacity Development short courses to UNEP’s Moodle Platform.
  • Support the development and implementation of communication and outreach material and activities of GEMS/Water and WWQA.
  • Assist and facilitate the Global Environment Monitoring Unit in meeting and workshop arrangements
  • Respond to queries relating to GEMS/Water and WWQA and proactively liaise with existing and potential new partners
  • Participate in team meetings of the GEMS Unit, Big Data Branch and Science Division contributing to increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Produce meeting reports, support project progress reporting and other reports, as needed
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Environmental Geoscience or area related to environment and freshwater;
  • 0-2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in water science (marine and freshwater), geoscience, climate change), policy and practice, or scientific research and outreach, or other relevant programmes; experience with UNEP’s work in the area of water or that of other UN-Water members is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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 Global Environmental Monitoring, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Water quality control, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
No

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:19-07-2020

Information Management Assistant 19 July 2020 Nat. Youth UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
19 July 2020

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.

Under the direct supervision an Officer in the section, the UN Youth Volunteer will be part of a multidisciplinary team implementing a new database application to track the progress of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) Resolutions; and working on improvements to the Programme Information and Management System (PIMS). The specific tasks of the UN Youth Volunteer include the following:

  • Updates content on the newly developed application.
  • Produces regular easy to read and appealing reports and statistics on data status and application usage.
  • Drafts documentations such as user manual or guidelines and minutes of meetings.
  • Provides support to outreach sessions to introduce the UNEA Resolutions tracking database application to the various stakeholders, including member states representatives who are expected to use the application.
  • conducts hands-on training sessions for registered users of the application on how to use the system.
  • Monitors a ticketing system for handling user support or requests.
  • Responds on timely basis issues or requests submitted by users, either through the online ticketing system or other means (email, phone call, visit).
  • Provides support to designing and production of relevant outreach or awareness materials, including e-flyers, and simple video clips.
  • Assists in preserving documents related to the application for easy retrieval.
  • Performs other tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in knowledge/information management and /or related area.

  • 0 - 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in client support, training and outreach work.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office 365 tools such as Outlook, Forms, Teams, SharePoint, and content management tools such as Confluence and Jira highly preferred.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Telecommunications systems, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
  • Knowledge management, , information management, or related area
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office 365 tools such as Outlook, Forms, Teams, SharePoint, and content management tools such as Confluence and Jira highly preferred.
No

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:19-07-2020

Associate Civil Affairs Officer 19 July 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Berberati (CAF)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
19 July 2020

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

Roles and responsibilities of Civil Affairs Officers depend on the mandate and situation on the ground, and tend to evolve over time during the mission life-cycle. Under the direct supervision of Chief Civil Affairs and his designated official in the Sector and/or Officer in Charge Civil Affairs (CA) and within delegated authority, the Associate Civil Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide representation of the Mission at the local level and ensures that all relevant governmental and non-governmental actors have accurate information about the mandate and full-range of operations of the Mission.

  • Establish and maintain contact with representatives of local authorities, as well as civil society actors, non-governmental organizations, community representatives and representatives of local interest groups.

  • Coordinate activities and initiative (across disciplines and components) with other team members to achieve consistency and synergy in mandate implementation.

  • Undertake assessment of specific sectors with a view to identifying needs and priorities.

  • Contribute to overall mission monitoring and planning.

  • Assist in the organization of outreach activities to promote good relations and understanding between Mission’s actors and the population as well as to ensure accurate information dissemination on Mission’s role and mandate.

  • Contribute to the design and management of Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) to foster confidence in the peace process and demonstrate peace dividends among the population.

  • Work closely with civil society groups or institutions that promote a culture of peace and reconciliation by organizing joint initiatives such as community events.

  • Assist in protecting and promoting rights of excluded and/or threatened groups through advocacy in full respect of Mission’s mandate.

  • Assist in the design and implementation of civic education programmes at the local level on a range of issues, including elections, policy issues, good governance principles, structure of government, in coordination with local authorities and/or civil society actors.

  • Assist in the implementation of transitional government policy and establishment of sub-district and village councils.

  • Draft daily, weekly and situation reports as required.

  • Consolidate monitoring and reporting methodologies and information tools for the CA.

  • Consolidate reporting and operational management tools.

  • Liaise with MILOBs and substantive Sections for collection of information linked to reporting (Child Protection, Human Rights, Political Affairs, Public Information, CIVPOL…).

  • Organize a physical and computerized filing and archive system of relevant information, reports and other documents received or produced by the CA: Constitute a database on civil affairs in CAR.

  • Standardize the filing and archive system of the field offices.

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Staff within work unit, mission and in DPKO/Headquarters; UN Agencies such as UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, etc., international non-governmental organizations, and multilateral/bilateral donors; Counterparts in regional organizations (e.g., AU, EU, NATO, OSCE etc.); Senior national and local government officials, community representatives, national non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizers; Local and, as required, international media.

  • Because of the relatively wide scope and the evolving nature of Civil Affairs responsibilities, Civil Affairs Officers are expected to demonstrate competency and experience in one (or more) of five specialized areas, in addition to a core profile. The specialisations include:

1) Conflict Management, Reconciliation and Confidence Building

2) Support to State Institutions

3) Protectio of civilians

4) Reporting and analysis

1) Conflict Management, Reconciliation and Confidence Building

  • Work closely with civil society groups and/or institutions that promote a culture of peace and reconciliation by organizing joint initiatives such as community events, conflict transformation initiatives etc.

  • Facilitate and supports dialogue between groups in conflict at the local level by convening structured meetings and similar activities.

  • Promote and protects the interest of excluded and/or threatened groups through advocacy in full respect of humanitarian and international law. Where appropriate, s/he provides an interface between these groups and Mission’s uniformed components.

  • Engage and negotiates with local interlocutors and develops and maintains close contact with senior and local government officials, community-based organizations, and other central agencies, etc.

  • Conduct situation analysis to identify areas of interventions to build confidence in the mission’s mandate.

  • Design and lead implementation of activities contributing to reconciliation and confidence building.

2) Support to State Institutions

  • Provide preliminary assessment of capacity building needs of local institutions and/or decision making structures, and assist local institutions in identifying capacity development needs and undertake joint capacity development programmes.

  • In close coordination and cooperation with specialised UN agencies, design and manage training projects on subjects such as public financial management, public administration, provision of social services, etc.

  • Initiate and/or supports civic education programmes at the local level on a range of issues, including elections, policy issues, and good governance principles, in coordination with local authorities and/or civil society actors.

  • Initiate and/or support events such as of political fora or town-hall meetings to foster the development of political space at the local level.

  • Support dialogue and cooperation between authorities and relevant interest groups with the aim of creating political space and accountability, and provides support to the development of structures of accountability and transparency.

  • Participate in the development of training plans and programmes for local governance systems that are in line with local needs, and ensures adequate implementation.

3) Protection

  • Actively participate and contribute to the Protection Working Group (PWG) and protection cluster with analysis of information on protection of civilians gathered from MINUSCA and other protection partners from the Provinces and capital.

  • Support the revision, regular monitoring and implementation at the local level of the UN System Wide Protection Strategy. Regularly update and advise the PWG on progress, key challenges, blockages and suggest appropriate actions;

  • Support protection mechanisms at local level in the provinces in adequately reporting and analysis key challenges in their provinces and formulating actionable recommendations;

  • In liaison with the Protection Cluster, Civil Affairs section and CIMIC, participate in the planning of MINUSCA military operations, in particular with regard to humanitarian contingencies for displaced populations; Identify priority areas for providing protection and facilitate and participate in missions for assessing protection needs;

  • Identify training needs and training programs on protection issues, for all (internal/external) stakeholders (including the Government) focusing on the special protection needs of women and children; assist with missions to the area of responsibility;

    4) Reporting and analysis

  • Information collection, analysis and reporting:

  • Receive, examine, collect and compile civil affairs related information

  • Liaise with assigned partners to verify, complete and follow-up related information.

  • Draft regular reports for CAS HQ: daily sitreps, weekly assessments, monthly reports, special reports, as required.

  • Draft ad hoc reports, code cables, briefing notes, and Power-Point presentations as required.

  • Attend meetings and briefings on pertinent humanitarian issues within OCHA, UN agencies, international and local/civil society partners, as required.

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

Sociology, Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations, other social science or related humanities field. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.

24 Months

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in one of the five specific sector of responsibility or related areas such as 1) Conflict Management, Reconciliation and Confidence Building; 2) Support to State Institutions; 3) Reporting and analysis working with community groups, civil society, public administration, NGOs and/or international relief or peacekeeping operations.

Other Skills: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other emergency management experience

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment

Yes

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 19-07-2020

Reporting Officer 19 July 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Reporting Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
04 November 2020
until 30 June 2021
19 July 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 Deputy Chief of Civil Affairs Division and overall authority of the Chief of Civil Affairs Division (CAD) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the implementation of the Civil Affairs Division’s annual work plan;
  • Support the Civil Affairs Section reporting activities, including thematic and monitoring reports on developments and activities related to the Civil Affairs mandate;
  • Support the monitoring of local social, political, economic, and security contexts, as well as the concerns and perceptions of local populations, in order to assess their potential impact on Civil Affairs activities and to identify needs and priorities of beneficiaries;
  • In coordination with Civil Affairs team leaders in the field, as well as Heads of Unit at Bamako level, prepare regular reports on social cohesion, restoration of state authority, civil society and protection of civilians;
  • Consolidate information from Civil Affairs field offices to prepare daily, weekly and analytical reports in support to the Joint Operation center (JOC) and the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) to ensure proper coordination, flow of information and reporting;
  • Verify, analyze and present information obtained from a variety of sources in a logical and orderly manner and with a gender perspective;
  • Identify and provide timely information about potential and imminent conflicts at the local level, enabling information sharing and action to avert the conflict or reduce the risk of escalation;
  • Contribute to overall mission monitoring and planning tools (i.e. Result Based Budget for example) as required;
  • Support follow-up and monitoring of Programmatic, Quick Impact, and Trust-Fund projects, including the identification of best practices;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of Civil Affairs projects, including the impact of the Division’s activities;
  • Coach colleagues in the field to improve their reporting skills;
  • Present the section role and activities at induction programs for incoming new mission staffs;
  • Support the Division’s knowledge and information management processes;
  • Support and oversee inputting of data into the SAGE database;
  • Represent the Civil Affairs Division in coordination meetings;
  • Participate in field visits in support to Civil Affairs activities, when required;
  • Performs other duties as requested in line with the DPKO/DFS Policy Directive on Civil Affairs.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology or related fields.

24 Months

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs, development, administration, international relief operations or peacekeeping operations.

International experience is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Political affairs and political reporting, Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Good command of French is desirable.

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 19 juillet 2020

UNV Human Rights Officer / Defenders, Freedom of Expression and Democratic Space 20 July 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Mexico
OHCHR
Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
English,Spanish
01 September 2020
12 months with possibility of extension
20 July 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 the Democratic Space Unit Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer / Defenders, Freedom of Expression and Democratic Space will:

  • Research and collect information pertaining to human rights issues through monitoring human rights situations at the field level and from a variety of data sources (e.g. publications and the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information;
  • Interviews human rights victims, particularly human rights defenders and journalists, relevant authorities and civil society organizations as part of the documentation of cases;
  • Assist in the analysis of information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights, particularly related to human rights defenders, journalists and freedom of expression, and recommend actions to be taken;
  • Participate in the thematic tasks forces which have been created within OHCHR Mexico to coordinate activities and strategies related to priority issues;
  • Establish working relationships with state and federal authorities and provide them with technical assistance, to strengthen the level of compliance with international human rights obligations;
  • Document cases of women´s human rights violations;
  • Draft a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters/cases;
  • Participate in human rights training programmes for government officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (in order to promote national capacity building;
  • Participate in United Nations interagency groups and other meetings, fora, seminars, etc;
  • Work with UN and non-governmental partners in the country to integrate human rights, including gender considerations, in their programmes;
  • Assist in the consolidation of knowledge and necessary tools within the United Nations system in Mexico in order to mainstream human rights in its actions;
  • Assist in establishing working level cooperation with relevant government ministries and State institutions to assist in strengthening their capacity for protection and promotion of human rights;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations and give legal advice to victims;
  • Perform other tasks 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 degree in law (Masters or equivalent), international relations, social/political science or a related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the protection/promotion of human rights and related areas. Field experience and knowledge of the Latin American Region and women´s rights is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the protection/promotion of human rights and related areas. Field experience and knowledge of the Latin American Region and women´s rights is an asset.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 20-Jul-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Procurement Assistant 20 July 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Procurement Assistant

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
20 July 2020

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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Solicit and evaluate bids/proposals/quotations to ensure overall competitiveness, quality, and conformity to specified requirements;

  • Plan procurement actions for assigned projects, which typically involve the procurement of a select group of technically complex commodities or services, or for a variety of goods and services of a general nature;

  • Manage and coordinate the activities in his/her unit or area of responsibility in accordance with the UN Financial Regulations and Rules;

  • Review and analyze technical specifications to ensure completeness, accuracy and competitive qualities, and identify optional courses of action;

  • Assist staff in matters regarding procurement policies and procedures, technical specifications, pricing and product/service availability, as well as appropriate substitutes or alternative options to reduce costs;

  • Develop vendor pre-qualifying criteria, identify product sources and evaluate vendor performance with regards to quality, prices, delivery, equipment, etc.;

  • Compile and present procurement data, prepare all relevant supporting documents and recommend approval of the contract or purchase order; and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepare submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;

  • Coordinate timely delivery of goods and services;

  • Participate in the market and supplier research;

  • Prepare a variety of reports (e.g. Business Intelligence Reports), correspondence, and documents (i.e. purchase orders, contracts and amendments) on procurement-related matters;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training;

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law or other relevant discipline, or equivalent; CIPS IV required

36 Months

At least 3 years of professional experience in procurement contracting work in private industry or a government organization; relevant practical experience in the UN would be an asset; Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Excellent computer skills; proficiency in standard computer applications and databases (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.);

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 20 July 2020

Programme Analyst / Human Rights Officer 20 July 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR United States of America
OHCHR
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months
20 July 2020

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

The UN Volunteer will focus on the following:

  1. A mapping of interaction between civil society and the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies: this will help identify entry points where preventive measures can be taken, key actors can be supported and connected, where follow-up is needed, and where negative impacts can be mitigated.
  1. Development of user-friendly guides on specific issues related to the Security Council agenda: these will be developed as a reference tool for UN headquarters and field staff and other peace and security actors to help them be more alert to and take measures to prevent and address reprisals. The focus would be on ensuring a safe and enabling space for civil society partners participation at the UN, in particular women peacebuilders’, paying attention to the particular risks as well as acts of intimidation and reprisals that have a gender dimension (see A/HRC/42/30, para. 27, 91) as well as key issues raised at the Security Council under the WPS. The final products can also provide guidance to other UN bodies and fora.
  1. Development and execution of a training module and sessions for UN staff adapted to the work of the Security Council and for use in countries on the Security Council agenda; these will be developed and used to raise awareness on intimidation and reprisals and encourage the use of the guides (including an on-line module). The UN Volunteer will also organize and facilitate training sessions.
  1. Following the organization of the February 2020 Arria Formula meeting on reprisals involving the Security Council, further consideration to implementing recommendations in consultation with UN, Member States and civil society partners will be envisioned (to be further discussed with those involved).
Master degree or equivalent

The candidate should have an advanced degree or equivalent in international human rights, international law, international relations.

Gender-related and training-related studies are a strong advantage.

36 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Gender equality and the advancement of women, Other educational, teaching or training experience

The candidate should have knowledge of international peace and security and of the Security Council and its mechanisms.

Experience engaging with civil society on human rights/peace and security issues and developing/conducting training in the United Nations context are advantages.

Very good understanding of gender and human rights / peacebuilding issues, and knowledge of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.

Experience with protection-related policies (retaliation, wistleblower policies, witness protection, etc.) is an asset.

Experience in designing and delivering technical, human rights-related trainings, both online and in-person.

Outstanding analytical and drafting skills are required.

No

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 20th July 2020

Communications Officer 20 July 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Brazil
UNICEF
Brazil
Recife (BRA)
Portuguese,English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
20 July 2020

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

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Chief of the Recife Field Office and of the Semiarid Territory, as well as the Communication Specialist based in Salvador, the UN Volunteer will support the analysis of media (digital and traditional) coverage of child rights topics and issues related to UNICEF’s work aimed at strengthening UNICEF’s engagement with various media platforms. They will further carry out communication related activities such as the production of content, ensuring high quality of work and timely service delivery.

They will provide effective support and undertake the following tasks:

Media Relations

  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
  • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate, with special attention to opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to 30th anniversary of ECA, to the upcoming municipal elections and the closing process of two UNICEF Brazil flagship initiatives: UNICEF Municipal Seal and Urban Centres Platform (PCU).
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
  • Support the Communication Specialist based in Salvador and the Communication Section in Brasília in compiling a daily media monitoring report that analyses UNICEF’s presence and topics of interest for advocacy and fundraising in the media.
  • Undertake a lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences as directed by supervisor.

Advocacy Strategy

  • Support Chief of Territory and Communication Specialist in outlining and implementing a Semi-Arid advocacy strategy at state (all 9 states in SAB) and municipal level (all 4 capitals in PCU in SAB), based on the overarching advocacy strategy of the Country Office.
  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences and participate in the evaluation of their impact.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.) in the Semi-Arid Territory.
  • Ensure good quality data collection, analysis and evaluation and reporting to ensure effective communication strategies, planning and effective and efficient advocacy.

Content Production

  • Gather content and coverage of relevant country efforts to identify effective relevant country programme activities and results.
  • Produce advocacy and communication materials (e.g. briefing notes, images, videos, presentations etc.) that meet the standards set out in the Communication, Public Advocacy and Engagement Strategy 2017-2021.
  • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.).
  • Establish or maintain an up-to-date documentation centre for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field with emphasis on strategic communication planning for media mobilization
  • Knowledge of / training in social mobilization, participatory communication, and research will be an asset

24 Months
  • At least two years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.
  • Experience in social mobilization, participatory communication, and research will be an asset
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

  • Communication practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  • Knowledge and expertise in communication strategy and networking.
  • Fundamentals of working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  • Computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.

Common Technical Knowledge Required

  • General knowledge of computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications with advanced knowledge of social media, web-tools, website design and creation;

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

  • UN/UNICEF Policy Papers
  • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • UNICEF communication and other DOC guidelines
  • Communication toolkit
  • Brand Toolkit and Brand Book
  • UNICEF Stylebook
  • Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children
  • UNICEF communication goals, visions, positions, policies, guidelines and strategies.
  • UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues, including emergencies.
  • UNICEF emergency communication policies, goals, strategies and approaches, including emergency preparedness.
No

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

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Brazil and legal residents in Brazil with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Please remember to indicate in your UNV profile that you are interested in serving as a national volunteer.

Application deadline: 20-July-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time