UN Volunteers oglas za posao: Programme and UN Coordination Associate

UNV

Location : Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline : 22-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 12d 10h 52m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : UNV
Post Level : UNV
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2017
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months
Established in 2010, UN Women is a dynamic and strong global champion for women and girls. The unanimous decision by the United Nations General Assembly to create UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as UN Women, was enthusiastically welcomed by the four UN agencies: UNIFEM, DAW, INSTRAW and OSAGI, whose merge was part of UN reform agenda to achieve greater impact. UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. One of the main dimensions of the UN Women mandate is the coordination within the UN system and country teams on the local level.
A UN Volunteer with experience in gender equality and gender mainstreaming will work to support UNCT BiH coordination on gender equality. The UN Volunteer will support the overall programmatic and coordination work of the UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and directly support the implementation of UNCT Joint Working Plan 2017-2018 on gender equality and empowerment of women and Joint Plan on gender mainstreaming in the UNCT 2017-2018.UN Women recognizes equality between women and men as a fundamental pillar of a just and democratic society and supports the promotion of equal opportunities for the full participation of women in all aspects of political, economic and public life. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist and the overall supervision of the UN Women Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support to design and implementation of Programmes
· Support the development of work plans and monitoring of implementation;
· Provide support to organization and documentation of meetings with the partners and stakeholders;
· Support the results-based monitoring and reporting processed in the Country Office.

Support to UN Coordination
· Support the organization and documentation of the meetings of Results Group on Empowerment of Women;
· Support development and monitoring of implementation of the Results Group on Empowerment of Women Joint Working Plans;
· Support the implementation and monitoring of the UNCT Joint Plan on gender mainstreaming;
· Support reporting on United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2015 – 2019) implementation;
· Support the processes designed to localize and monitor implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Agenda in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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.

Competencies
· Strong research skills, combined with good communication and writing skills, always using gender sensitive language.
· Ability to manage several tasks and projects in complex environments involving different departments/agencies.
· Ability to work individually and as a team member.
· Ability to adapt to multicultural environments.
· Open minded person with a problem-solving attitude.
· Innovative and creative approach to tasks.
· Initiative oriented.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
·        BA in social studies, international law, human rights, economics, public administration or related fields; MA will be considered an advantage.

Experience:
· At least 2 years of practical experience (paid or voluntary) with gender equality and women right’s issues;
· At least 2 years of practical experience (paid or voluntary) in project implementation, reporting and coordination of multiple stakeholders;
· Experience in working with gender equality institutions and civil cociety organizations;
· Excellent leadership, team work and project management skills;
· Experience in video and photography computer based programs;
· Solid experience writing or producing communications in English and BiH languages (news stories, press releases, newsletters, leaflets, etc.);
· Knowledge and experience in volunteering, and willingness to learn about volunteering.

Language Requirements:
· Proficiency in English (written and spoken);
· Proficiency in BiH languages.

Living Conditions:

The UN designated state of alert for Bosnia and Herzegovina is Security Level 1 which is minimal and lowest security level in the Security Level System for the entire country, including the capital of Sarajevo.

The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is generally quiet; all international agencies consider threats to their staff to be low at this time. However, BiH has the same problems as much of Europe, from pickpockets to traffic accidents, so please make sure you exercise appropriate personal security awareness and common sense.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country with the largest mine contamination problem. Over 670.000 mines and 650.000 unexploded ordinances on 10.000 locations estimated. Contaminated area estimated is over 2.000 km2 which is more than 4 % of the total territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Staff is advised to stay on well-travelled routes while in the country.  See the http://www.bhmac.org.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers
A 12 – month contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of 1,699.00BAM is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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