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  • Posted: Sep 15, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 25, 2022
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  • The United Nations Volunteers programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development.
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    Leave No One Behind Coordinator

    Task description
    Under the direct supervision of the Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader, and in close collaboration with the RCO Team, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

    •  Supports the UNRC and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in integrating the Leaving No One Behind five factor framework, gender equality and human rights into their programmes and activities, in particular the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other key strategic planning tools, including by building UNCT capacities to apply a human rights-based approach to their programmes and activities, conducting situational assessments and a mapping of UNCT capacities and needs, facilitating country level coordination and acting as a re-source person in programme activities implemented by the UNCT;
    •  Advises the UNRC and the UNCT in developing strategies and programmes to build and strengthen national capacities and institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality, and leaving no one behind based on assessment of national context, capacities and priorities and facilitate access to specific human rights expertise, including by drawing from human rights resources and tools available;
    •  Supports the UNRC and the UNCT in promoting LNOB, human rights and gender equality as common UN values and core programming principles- upholding international norms and standards through advocacy and awareness-raising;
    •  Supports the TA for the UN’s LNOB Inter-Agency Working Group to ensure information sharing information, organizing meetings, working with the Chair to draft agendas, take minutes, request and share inputs, including periodic reports from and with the members of the LNOB Group as well as UNCT/Results Groups/Mission as required.
    •  Support the UN in Ghana’s Results and Inter-Agency Working Groups with LNOB and Gender Equality, Disability, Youth, and Human Rights markers and coding in UN IN-FO, responding to the annual IMS normative survey and reflecting LNOB, HRBA and GEWE in UN proposals, concepts notes and reports (including the UNCT annual results report).
    •  Where applicable, supports on integrating human rights, gender equality and LNOB in humanitarian response and post crisis recovery under the direction of the RC/Humanitarian Coordinator, should a humanitarian emergency be declared in Ghana;
    •  Supports the UNRC and UNCT and national partners (incl. National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow up) in their engagement with international human rights mechanisms such as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, as well as those under relevant international instruments of specialized agencies, including by supporting the dissemination and sharing of information, coordinating or facilitating the UNCT's contributions and programmatic follow up to the recommendations of these bodies, and helping the UNCT to provide timely and effective support to relevant country missions of Special Procedures mandate holders and other UN mechanisms;
    •  Supports the crafting of advocacy and communications materials as they relate to this.
    •  Upon request, and under the direct supervision and guidance of the RCO Team Leader, provides assistance to the Government and other national stakeholders with a view to further catalyzing coordinated UN responses in order to strengthen national capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights, including follow up to recommendations from the human rights mechanisms.


    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 in-stance 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.

    Eligibility criteria
    Age
    27 - 80


    Additional eligibility criteria

    • This assignment is funded by the Government of the Republic of Ireland and therefore specific criteria apply:
    •  Only the following are eligible to apply: Irish citizens or a European Economic Area nationals with an unrestricted right to reside in Ireland or have a declaration of refugee status from the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.
    • The start of the assignment is scheduled at earliest convenience.


    Nationality

    • Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

    Requirements
    Required experience

    • 3 years of experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination and facilitation is highly desirable;
    •  Sound knowledge of Gender, Human Rights and issues of Social Inclusion/Leave No One Behind
    •  Effective communication, networking and organizational skills and ability to work well in a team;
    •  Ability to summarize a large amount of information and translate it into compelling product for internal and external audience;
    •  Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently;
    •  Excellent communications skills- written and verbal;
    •  Ability to work with diverse groups of people;
    •  Good analytical skills and organizational skills;
    •  Attention to detail and discretion;
    •  Innovation and self-motivation;
    •  Ability to respond flexibly to competing demands, often at short notice; and
    •  Software skills: Strong IT skills including full competency in MS Office/365- including presentations.


    Area(s) of expertise

    • Development programmes, Legal affairs, Community development

    Driving license


    Languages

    • English, Level: Fluent, Required


    Required education level

    • Master degree or equivalent in human rights, law, political science, international relations, inclusive education or another related field.
    • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


    Competencies and values

    • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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    Economic and Private Sector Development Specialist

    Task description
    Under the direct supervision of the Economic Analyst in consultation with the Senior Economic Advisor and the Head of Inclusive Growth and Accountable Governance Cluster, the UN University Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

    1. Contribute to UNDP’s work for continued learning and knowledge management in the area of economy and private sector partnership building:
    •  support to facilitate discussions between public and private sector and the civil society on a specific development theme or industry sector.
    •  support to analyze information to identify trends and gaps in economy and private sector participation and contribution to find solutions to development challenges through core business activities and other innovative initiatives.
    •  support to mobilize and leverage private sector financial and in-kind resources for sustainable development solutions.
    •  support to analyze relevant information, technology information, data and/or statistics for technical and professional inputs in research and various documents.
    •  contribute to the development of strategic documents, annual work plans, project proposals, as well as other documents as needed.

            2.  Support to facilitate knowledge building and sharing in relation to Private Sector partnerships and strategic partnerships development:

    • support and participate in the organization of workshops, seminars and trainings.
    • assist to identify and formulate lessons learnt and recommendations to be integrated into broader UNDP Ghana Country Office and UNDP Regional Bureau of Africa knowledge management efforts; contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice

           3.  Support communication of project outcomes and lessons learnt:

    • contribute to monitoring and evaluation processes, by collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and results.
    • contribute to production of relevant communication and advocacy materials, including website and social media content for UNDP Ghana.
    • propose and assist with development of information and publicity materials to raise public awareness and dissemination of project results


    Eligibility criteria
    Age
    27 - 80


    Additional eligibility criteria
    This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea and therefore specific criteria apply:

    •  Candidates must be Korean nationals.
    •  Candidates who have already served as UN Volunteer Specialist funded by the Government of Korea are not eligible to apply (former UN University and UN Youth Volunteers are eligible).
    •  Candidates may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form.
    •  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment.


    Nationality

    • Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.


    Requirements
    Required experience

    • 3 years of experience in forging strategic partnerships especially in the field of economy and with the private sector.
    • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
    • Ability to conduct analysis to convey relevant information for decision-making.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft office tools; experience in statistical analysis software
    • would be highly desirable


    Area(s) of expertise

    • Economics and finance, Development programmes, Business management


    Driving license


    Languages

    • English, Level: Mother tongue, Required


    Required education level

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Economics, development studies, international relations, international development or other relevant field


    Competencies and values

    • Accountability
    • Adaptability and Flexibility
    • Building Trust
    • Commitment and Motivation
    • Commitment to Continuous Learning
    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Ethics and Values
    • Integrity
    • Knowledge Sharing
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Respect for Diversity
    • Technological Awareness
    • Working in Teams

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