United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Coordination and Programme Support Officer

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

  Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Description of task Under the overall supervision of Deputy Representative for Coordination functions and guidance of Head of Programmes for Programme Support functions the International Youth UNV will provide coordination, implementation and reporting support services to UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO). The detailed scope of work and responsibilities of the assignment are as follows: Coordination Functions:

  • Coordinate workshops/meetings for inter-agency mechanisms co-chaired by UN Women, including the International Development Programme Group on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (IDPG GESI), Gender Theme Group (GTG), United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Outcome 4 working group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights, the Harmful Practices working group and the working group on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
  • Organise and prepares minutes of above-mentioned coordination working groups meetings.
  • Follow up on the implementation of the action points agreed to by the various working groups.
  • Work closely with the Country Representative / Deputy Representative to assist in the strategic coordination of Nepal’s priorities and commitments for gender equality and women's empowerment (GEWE);
  • Monitor the implementation of the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard Recommendations and take forward joint initiatives with other inter-agency mechanisms such as the UN Communications Group and Operations Management Team in accordance with the Scorecard Action Plan.
  • Actively participate and represent the Country Office in the UN Women Community of Practice on Interagency Coordination.
  • Contribute to strengthening strategic partnerships and coordination for GEWE within the UN System and with external partners, including development partners
  • Document and advocate best practices and lessons learnt for UN System-wide coordination.
  • Liaise with UN Women regional office and HQ on developments related to UN Women's coordination mandate.
  • Contribute to joint UN and donor advocacy efforts for GEWE, including 16 days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, International Women´s Day.
  • Provide coordination and Technical Support for resource mobilization and engagement with private sector such as with World Design Organisation and Storytelling Initiative in collaboration with relevant colleagues from regional office.
  • Organise learning sessions with NCO staff to promote intersectionality and operationalization of LNOB.
  • Provide inputs to quarterly report and annual report on coordination related outputs and indicators.
  • Consolidate and coordinate inputs for UNDAF Outcome 4 annual report and work plan with relevant focal points from sister agencies and NCO staff.
Programme Support Functions:

  • Produce policy notes, project briefs, gender equality updates/profiles and undertake gender Analysis for UN programming across the post conflict-development-humanitarian continuum.
  • Consolidation of inputs for SitReps on a periodic basis
  • Implement NCO diversity action plan and support implementation of initiatives advancing the principle of LNOB
  • Background research and inputs for remarks/presentations on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment GE/WE
  • Draft concept notes for resource mobilization/programme implementation in close collaboration with the programme team and unit managers
  • Consolidation of inputs for quarterly reports to the Regional Director (RD), including addressing feedback from RO and HQ, as relevant
  • Consolidation of inputs for annual report narrative, including addressing feedback from RO and HQ in collaboration with relevant team members,
  • Consolidation of Annual Work Plan narrative, including addressing feedback from RO and HQ in collaboration with Unit Managers
  • Support the design and implementation of learning sessions on different themes (such as disability inclusion, intersectionality)
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
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.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Required Degree Level: Master's degree
  • Master’s in social or political sciences, gender studies, international development or any related field.
Required Experience: 2 years.

  • Two years of experience in the development sector, preferably in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Past experience in coordination is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN System is an asset.
b) Language skills Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark: Required Degree Level: Master's degree
  • Master’s in social or political sciences, gender studies, international development or any related field.
Required Experience: 2 years.

  • Two years of experience in the development sector, preferably in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Past experience in coordination is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN System is an asset.
b) Language skills Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Development programme management, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management Area of expertise details: Required Degree Level: Master's degree
  • Master’s in social or political sciences, gender studies, international development or any related field.
Required Experience: 2 years.

  • Two years of experience in the development sector, preferably in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Past experience in coordination is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN System is an asset.
b) Language skills Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Driving license: No Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Working in Teams Application procedure: Eligible candidates must be between 18 - 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then select the Special call to which you would like to apply via the above-mentioned channels * Watch this video for the specific steps you must follow to register on the UN Volunteers' Global Talent Pool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5uJ_FolWU Application deadline: 17 March 2021
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