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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The UNV Field Units (FU) are mainly accountable for the mobilization and placement of UN Volunteers in UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on peace, development and humanitarian needs. The UNV Field Units represent and position UNV in the respective countries and bring UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from governments, UN entities, civil society and private sector.
Under the matrix management of the Regional Portfolio Specialist in UNV’s Regional Office, and the UNDP Country Director/Deputy Country Director, the Programme Analyst manages the UNV Field Unit. She/he is responsible for effective planning, mobilization and placement of UN Volunteers, advocacy and positioning of UNV interests in the country. The Programme Analyst builds and maintains relationships with main partners, and effectively coordinates with the Regional Office and HQ organizational units, on volunteer mobilization, and provision of substantive inputs and facilitation of corporate initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Volunteer mobilization and management
Liaise with UN agencies in the country to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;
Under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Specialist in the Regional Office, maintain business intelligence on UN agencies, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the country;
Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence;
Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;
Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits to their duty stations and discussions with their supervisors and counterparts;
Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’ entitlements as delegated, authorized, or needed;
In the event where no UNV Programme Assistant/Associate is present, support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the country in line with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant organizational units.
Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integration
Support key results and delivery of UNV’s Strategic Framework in the country;
In collaboration with the Regional team establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships, including the formalization of partnerships and other exchanges of confidence such as inclusion in the Country Common Analysis and UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDCF)as well as with government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development partners;
Participate in UN thematic forces, UN-led assessments, Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings, post-conflict needs assessments, UNSDCF planning processes, technical missions and funding appeals to identify opportunities for volunteerism and volunteer placement;
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Portfolio Specialist, establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships with local civil society organizations, prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led sustainable development in the country;
In close collaboration with the Volunteer Advisory Services Section, encourage national and local actors to establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and legislation;
Gather business intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and conduct country scans as input for corporate planning processes;
In close coordination with the Regional Office, contribute to the preparation, and dissemination of country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;
Coordinate activities and plan events, in collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day (IVD);
Encourage and monitor serving UN Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting volunteerism.
Support and monitor the implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget;
Ensure coordinated and effective delivery of UNV services in the country, enabling a supportive and collaborative work environment;
Supervise any UNV assigned personnel within the FU including performance assessment and capacity development.