United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and Repatriation Assistant

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

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 DDR team leader, the UN Volunteer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Participate in the Community Violence Reduction (CVR) field operations, undertaken in partnership with national and international partners, and support the DDR operations undertaken by the National entity in charge the National DDRR Programme;

  • Monitor DDR operation and CVR-related activities through field missions as required;

  • Coordinate logistics arrangements for field missions, for repatriation of ex-combatants, for DDR and CVR operations;

  • Contribute to DDR and CVR sensitization and public information efforts;

  • Organize interviews of ex-combatants and their dependents, as needed;

  • Participate in and facilitate information-gathering, monitoring and reporting on issues related to armed groups dynamics and on security in the area of responsibility. Contribute to the drafting of daily and weekly situation reports;

  • Contribute to research and analysis of information and the preparation of analytical papers;

  • Assist with technical inputs in the planning and evaluation of DDR and CVR operations and related reporting.

  • Contribute to documenting Lessons Learned and Best Practices in DDR operations in the CAR.

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

  • Assist the team leader in the preparation of high-level visits.

  • Assist Director, deputy Director and other DDR staff at MINUSCA headquarters or on special missions as required.

  • Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor

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 advice 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. Bachelor degree or equivalent Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree) in Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, Conflict Analysis/Management/Resolution or equivalent, is required. 24 Months Two (2) years of experience with international conflict, post-conflict, humanitarian response or community development context. . Previous work experience in DDR, CVR, work with government officials, the non-governmental organizations, international organizations and bilateral agencies is an advantage. Experience in project management or project implementation at community level - related to DDR, CVR or economic recovery in conflict/post-conflict settings - is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation Degree level: Bachelor's degree Type of Degree: Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree) in Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, Conflict. Analysis/Management/Resolution or equivalent, is required. Years and type of work experience: Two (2) years of experience with international conflict, post-conflict, humanitarian response or community development context. . Previous work experience in DDR, CVR, work with government officials, the non-governmental organizations, international organizations and bilateral agencies is an advantage. Experience in project management or project implementation at community level - related to DDR, CVR or economic recovery in conflict/post-conflict settings - is desirable. Others Skills: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Language: Fluency in French (oral and written) and a good knowledge of English (oral and written) is required. Driving license required: Yes Computer skills: Excellent computer skills, including: Word Processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, Internet is required B) Competencies and values: Professionalism: Demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interpretsmessages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Yes
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