United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Covid-19 Response Coordination National UNV

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

  Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNCT Covid-19 Coordinator, or his designated mandated representative, the COVID-19 Response Coordination National UNV will support the following functions: Monitoring and tracking instances of COVID-19 • Support the COVID-19 Coordinator in providing up-to-date information on duty of care provisions and national and local arrangements with COVID-19 agencies’ focal points, OMT members and any other agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs) Points of Contact including COVID-19 Field Coordinators outside Kyiv. • Support the COVID-19 Coordinator in liaising with the First Line of Defense (FLOD) and share with them any relevant information and UN-specific guidelines regarding COVID-19. • Compile on weekly basis, information on number of COVID cases and FLOD activity and prepare a consolidated report for RC/RCO and COVID-19 Coordinator. • Participate in weekly meetings and summarize discussions and action points and assist in communications with relevant agencies, primarily WHO, OCHA and UNDSS. • Assisting the COVID-19 Coordinator in the initiation and management of medical relocations from non-Government controlled areas (NGCAs) in Eastern Ukraine to Government controlled areas (GCAs) and MEDEVAC requests • For moderate and severe cases that may eventually require relocation and/or MEDEVAC, assist the COVID-19 Coordinator with the agency focal points to ensure that all steps and procedures are followed early on (as per already defined steps, roles and responsibilities) and alert the COVID-19 Coordinator in case of potential bottlenecks. • Assist the COVID-19 Coordinator in compiling all necessary medical and supporting documents required for a MEDEVAC. • In line with UN entities’ rules and regulations, address all necessary COVID-19 MEDEVAC-related administrative and Human Resources issues associated with the patient and any eligible nonmedical escort. This includes assisting the COVID-19 Coordinator and the Agency focal point –as needed- in ensuring the readiness of all required travel documents, including coordination on the timely request for and acquisition of any required visas. • Work with the COVID-19 Coordinator to support the transportation of the patient from their location to any designated point of MEDEVAC departure. Communications, Liaison and Support • Liaise regularly with the COVID-19 Coordinator and the FLOD for monitoring implementation of agency-specific and location-specific webinars, updating and dissemination of communication materials for personnel and dependents, and organization of UN-wide webinars on COVID-19, as needed • Assist in drafting regular, periodic messages from RC/RCO to all personnel, sharing relevant information on the joint UN-response and engagement around duty of care. • Participate in debriefing or after-action review following medical relocations and/or MEDEVAC, together with the COVID-19 Coordinator, and integrate learnings in relocation pathways (Luhansk/ Donetsk NGCAs) and MEDEVAC’s steps, roles and responsibilities. Duty of care • Support coordination and effective implementation and provision of the first line of defense services to the UN staff and dependents. • Support communication, advocacy and awareness raising among UN staff on COIVD-19 prevention, protection, response, including facilitation of information flow, learning sessions and webinars, distribution of COVID-related guidelines and information, consolidation of information for RC and/or COVID-19 Coordinator communication to UN staff. Provision of substantive, technical and secretariat support to the COVID-19 UN internal coordination mechanisms and structures, including particularly the Medical and Health Response Working Group, chaired by WHO: • Collect inputs for meeting agenda, produce meeting records and summarize agreed actions, follow up to on progress and support their implementation, provide assistance to the WG Chair, operation of the WG and created sub-groups/task forces, maintain and update of the WG membership list. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant area, e.g. international development, politics, law, economics, social sciences or related; Master’s degree an asset;

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in coordination, development, policy or similar; experience with inter-agency coordination 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;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;

  • 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.);

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Development programme/project Administration No Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
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