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About UNV

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board. Read more about the added value of UNV, UN Volunteers and volunteerism.

M&E Specialist (UNDP)

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support effective and efficient delivery of project results, which entails inter alia:
  • Support coordination efforts with other implementing partners;
  • Support to ensure compliance of project and operations activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies and donor requirements; implementation of project and operations strategies;
  • Ensure the timely availability of quality assured and accurate data and analytical information for the preparation of donor and other project reports;
  • Ensure the availability of data required for Steering Committee/Project Board meetings;
  • Work as the secretariat for the different coordination groups on project implementation;
  • Formulating, constructing and reporting on outputs indicators.
  • Support Monitoring, Reporting and Communications which entails inter alia
  • Support the timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress updates on project implementation;
  • Support the preparation and update of EU as donor, develop partners, UN country team and stakeholders’ briefs, and other documents related to the project;
  • Support the formulation of the fully costed monitoring and evaluation framework and plan that include tools and methods, clear indicators, baseline and expected endline to measure progress;
  • Identify the risks and challenges that can impact M&E plans, identify the required mitigation measures
  • Lead the process of developing methods for data analysis, conducting data analysis, and strategic presentation of findings
  • Develop the Project Results Frameworks that test and strengthen intervention logic against intended programme objectives and Theory of Change
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to the field, and data collection against indicators to ensure results produced by the project are accurately documented;
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, seminars, etc., organized by UNDP or partners as required and document key content.
  • Technical Assistance and Knowledge Management, which entails inter alia:
  • Provide high quality technical input to the design of activities, including through undertaking and review of context and conflict analysis;
  • Ensure synergies between the project and other UNDP projects and EU-funded anti-corruption projects, to ensure strengthening the achievement of integrated results;
  • Facilitate knowledge-building and management;
  • Ensure that project lessons learned, and best practices are captured, documented and periodically shared with relevant stakeholders;
  • Support procurement process for hiring of external assessments and evaluations
  • Analyse results and lessons learned and recommend strategies for improved delivery of project activity results and outputs;
  • Support a regular review of risks that impact project implementation and identify mitigation measures.
  • Coordination and Partnerships, which entails inter alia:
  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, to implement activities in a timely manner;
  • Facilitate a good working relationship and collaboration between key government partners and UNDP;
  • Support to strengthen partnerships between government entities and civil society organizations, including through improved planning;
  • Support to facilitate coordination efforts with other implementing partners notably UNAMI Human Right Office;
  • Work with the relevant UNDP Technical and Communications colleagues to develop the required advocacy messages, strategies and materials;
  • Support the Project Manager to identify and document programmatic linkages, synergies, lessons learnt and best practices across projects that can be useful in the institutional learning process and strengthening the results of projects;
  • Closely work with the Reporting Specialist on donor and UNDP reporting

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Programme Policy Officer (WFP)

Task description

  • Support identification and mapping of conflict sensitivity areas as well as generating lessons on how WFP can remain conflict sensitive in conflict situations, including through sudden onset spikes within the conflict that could maximize the contribution towards peace building and social cohesion.
  • Support KIGOMA Field Office’s efforts to improve the conflict sensitivity capacity of a cohort of key staff in WFP Tanzania Country office programme;
  • Assist in conducting research, desk reviews, proof reading and knowledge management products. This might include data transcription, coding, analysis, visualization and reporting for gender and protection analyses and studies.
  • Support and follow up on the capacity building need of cooperating partners and national government under the KJP, as required.
  • Hold regular meetings at field level with the KJP agriculture partners to meet the changing needs and expectations of partners, allowing all partners to actively participate in and con- tribute to decisions and adjustments needed.
  • Provide efficient and specialized project management support to a range of specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide specialized project management support to the KJP- post-harvest handling related programs to ensure that activities are performed within the targets including a well-defined work plan on trainings, equipment ordering, payment and timely deliveries to farmer beneficiaries.
  • In collaboration with project coordinator support the process of data collection and re-port submission from the UN partners. This may include compiling, analyzing and pro-ducing consolidated reports. Ensure the implementation plans, quarterly and annual budgets, progress reports and program documents are regularly updated and meet quality standards for internal use and external dissemination.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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Supervising Engineer (UN-HABITAT)

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN- Habitat Kurdistan Region of Iraq Office, and/or his/her designate, the Supervising Engineer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide technical and management support in projects related to shelter, WASH, public facilities, open spaces and informal settlements.

• Provide technical guidance and line supervision of field engineers to assure quality and timely implementation of ongoing and upcoming activities in coordination with relevant colleagues;

• Support relevant project managers to develop and monitor project work plan and budget plan, and to prepare and finalize progress reports;

• Provide technical supervision and inputs to bidding process, including preparation of the bid documents and Bill of Quantities as well as bid evaluations;

• Conduct frequent field missions to supervise field activities and construction/rehabilitation works in liaison with UN-Habitat Field Engineers;

• Ensure effective and efficient execution of urban recovery and human settlements programmes within the limits of the allocated resources, by providing appropriate technical support through field visits, coordination and monitoring activities;

• Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects;

• Monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation.

• Review relevant documents and reports;

• Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions;

• Liaise with relevant parties and ensure follow-up actions are undertaken where necessary;

• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources;

• Assist in policy and programme development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;

• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;

• Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;

• Develop and maintain partnerships and regular communication with project stakeholders such as local authorities, counterparts, implementing partners, contractors, beneficiaries and relevant UN agencies;

• Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc. and deliver presentations on assigned topics/activities;

• Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc;

• Assist in facilitating partnerships with relevant cluster coordinators and partners such as Shelter/NFI, WASH and CCCM;

• Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and sub-missions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);

• Assist in responding to the Clusters’ needs for information collection and sharing; and

• Perform other duties as required.

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Data Analyst Data and Research Officer (UNICEF)

Task description

• Contribute to the coordination and monitoring of analytical/research agendas in the Regional Office (RO) and MENA Country Offices’ (COs)

• Contribute to the preparation of summaries of regional and country-level evidence and notes in support to UNICEF regional sections and management.

• Contribute to the establishment and update of statistical databases with data on children, including the MENARO data portal

• Draft statistical briefs, knowledge products and presentations on the situation of children in MENA (in health, nutrition, education, WASH, child protection, child poverty etc.)

• Contribute to analytical work on child poverty in MENA • Research and collate information, data, research on children in MENA

• Contribute to exchange of data and information with UNICEF COs and HQ, and with other agencies of the United Nations, with academia and research entities, and with other partners.

• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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Associate Protection Officer (SGBV) (UNHCR)

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Community Based Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

 Assist the operation in developing/ strengthening and implementing a country/ location specific Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) strategy is in line with UNHCR guidelines and updated global SGBV strategy. The SGBV strategy should be part of the operation’s Protection & Solutions Strategy;

 Establish and/or strengthen strategic and innovative partnerships for SGBV with community-based, local, national, and international organizations

 Promote mainstreaming of Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) across all sectors and activities such as health, safety and security, psychosocial and legal shelter, WASH, and Energy and coordinate with Programme and Protection sections to ensure that SGBV programming is incorporated in partner agreements in all sectors;

 Support the operation in conducting assessments and safety audits on SGBV in coordination with other units and other agencies;

 Conduct mapping and maintain a “who, what where” matrix of existing services to address SGBV, including community capacities and structures;

 Strengthen and lead SGBV coordination mechanisms in refugee contexts or, in the context of IDPs, support the Sub-cluster SGBV coordination structure;

 Support the development and strengthening of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with comprehensive referral mechanism for response services through a consultative process with NGOs and community groups;

 Support SGBV data management (collection, storage, analysis and sharing) in line with safety and ethical standards. Build capacity for the implementation of the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS);

 Support the planning and monitoring for multi-sectoral SGBV programming using UNHCR’s Results Framework, FOCUS;

 Conduct training on basic elements of SGBV prevention and response, the design of SGBV programmes and coordination mechanisms;

 Prepare regular consolidated reports on the progress, challenges, gaps and recommendations on SGBV prevention and response;

 Consult with Senior Protection Officer and with the Regional Advisor (SGBV) of with DIP on policy developments and strategic direction.

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Labour market Specialist (UNDP)

Task description

A. Support any ongoing and new projects funded by LADP with a specific view on job creation and match making LADP supports, through various different grant mechanisms, the creation of jobs in rural and urban areas. It emphasizes qualification of the unemployed, internships, match making of labour demand and supply and jobs through civil society organisations such as social enterprises and co-operatives. Additionally, it creates many more short-term jobs in the construction sector.

• Analyse each related project to identify opportunities for general improvement.

• Identify opportunities to increase the job creation potential of the projects and reduce obstacles to job creation.

• Create synergies between the job-oriented projects and between those and other LADP projects.

• Intensively co-ordinate and co-operate with other donor projects to create synergies and win-win situations.

• Improve the quality of job-related training, esp. VET..

• As the projects are not only focusing on job creation, support the projects in all other matters as well.

• Scrutinize financial and narrative reports of the project implementing agencies, coach the agencies to improve, and approve the reports.

• Set-up suitable monitoring mechanisms and Management Information System, and continuously monitor the projects.

• Guide and co-ordinate focal points on the ground in their monitoring and coaching efforts.

• Ensure visibility. #

• Identify solutions if problems occur.

• Ensure that UNDP’s cross-cutting topics are integrated in the projects.

• Support other approaches that shall lead directly or indirectly to economic growth (e.g., related to area based development).

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Civil Affairs Officer (UNMISS)

Task description

Reporting to the Civil Affairs Team Leader at the field office level, the incumbent’s responsibilities will be:

• Maintaining contact with local government authorities, political leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society groups and business people, as well as with representatives of local and international organisations and briefing them on the mandate and activities of UNMISS if so required;

• Providing analysis on conflict management (prevention, mitigation, resolution) including related political, security, social and economic developments, youth and gender-related issues or any other significant developments to identify trends within the area of responsibility (AOR), and in support of the mission’s overall protection of civilians’ mandate;

• Provide support to local level peace processes;

• Fostering confidence-building, dialogue, understanding and cooperation between parties and assisting local authorities with conflict management;

• Providing accurate, timely and factual daily, weekly and monthly reports on conflict management, protection of civilians and peace process activities within the area of responsibility;

• Assisting with conducting VIP briefings and visits;

• Collaborating and coordinating relevant activities with other UN agencies and other bodies and institutions, including local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating at the state/county at all levels;

• Participating in meetings on behalf of the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) with other United Nations Agencies Funds or Programmes, NGOs and other partners, both local and international;

• Undertaking assessment missions to outlying villages and localities to build capacity in the area of conflict management and civic education, gathering information, establishing and maintaining local level relationships;

• Supporting the organisation of workshops either within CAD or in collaboration with others;

• When working with (including supervising) national personnel, governmental or non-governmental counterparts, setting aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

• Undertaking any other assignment, as may be directed by the Team leader and/or the Director/Deputy Head of the Civil Affairs Division.

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Peace and Development Analyst (UNRCO)

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Peace and Development Adviser (PDA), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Assisting on research, information gathering and analysis with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention:

• Gather and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in [country] and the sub-region as relevant, with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention and sustainable development [or any area of particular focus in the country];

• Support the PDA in undertaking political, political economy and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country, and reporting of issues related to peace and security, including through analysis of local sources;

• Carry out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas such as conflict prevention, peacebuilding and reconciliation, human rights, social cohesion and sustainable development, taking into account the gender dimensions and requirements.

2. Identifying entry-points and support inclusive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, including women’s and youth networks:

• Assist the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention and consensus building; and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive approaches;

• Under the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key national counterparts including the Government and civil society;

• Support RCO colleagues to mainstream conflict/gender-sensitive approaches; including provision of training UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development;

• Undertake mappings and analysis with civil society actors’ (including youth, women, and marginalized groups/communities) capacities for conflict prevention/ peacebuilding at local and national level, using the exercise to inform the support provided by the PDA and UNCT throughout the duration of the assignment;

• Support the PDA in their engagement with national and local stakeholders, focusing particularly on engaging with civil society actors at local level and academia, to help link local initiatives to national-level institutions, structures and processes, as well as reinforcing dialogue between government and civil society and/or people-to-people dialogues.

3. Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships, knowledge management and M&E:

• Support the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (including government, civil society, private sector and the international community, including the UN system).

• In close collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing and analyzing data in the framework of peace and development team workplan;

• Support knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and peacebuilding; ensure that stories/experiences, best practices and lessons learned are shared with the Joint Programme Secretariat; and respond to specific requests for information; and

• Provide technical support to the Crisis Risk Dashboard for early warning, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

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