Aid coordination specialists

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

In the face of the crisis unfolding in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians impacted and displaced, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is ready to support United Nations partners in their response.

We invite skilled professionals interested in contributing to aid coordination, emergency and humanitarian response efforts of the United Nations Country Teams in Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, to express their interest by applying to this generic Description of Assignment (DoA). Your application will be considered as a confirmation of your general interest and availability at short notice to serve as a UN Volunteer or online volunteer.

To become part of a recruitment process, you will have to apply to spedific DoAs when they become available.

Under the guidance of their respective host entity (e.g. UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO), the UNV Aid coordination specialists contribute to the effective coordination of aid in immediate response situations.

Specific duties include:

-  Thorough assessment and analysis of the aid coordination situation and country needs in the immediate response context; 

-  Identification of opportunities for support to Aid Coordination, including opportunities for joint programming with other development partners (IFIs, etc.); 

-  Development of the host entity's response to Aid Coordination needs, in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies; 

-  Effective application of Results Based Management (RBM) tools and UN Gender benchmarks;

-  Design and formulation of an Aid Coordination project, translating Aid Coordination needs into capacity building support; 

-  Planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of the host entity's support to Aid Coordination; 

-  Development and implementation of partnerships and resource mobilization; 

-  Advocacy for and strengthening of national capacity for Aid Coordination; 

-  Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice; 

-  Other duties as defined by the host entity. 

The above duties describe generic tasks and are meant as an example for the type of DoAs UN partners may develop for UN Volunteers they wish to include in their response efforts.

Culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and local authorities;

Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;

Sound security awareness;

Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian action, post-conflict or natural disaster situations,

challenging/humanitarian environments or countries in special development situations;

Knowledge and experience from disaster response operations, including missions in support of recovery planning and/or Aid Coordination in at least two different UNDP regions is desirable;

Knowledge of the UN system and functioning of key international donors in post-crisis and crisis settings are considered an asset;

Experience in procurement and project design, execution and financing with UNDP and IFIs are considered an asset;

In conflict/post-conflict situations: experience with conflict prevention, peacebuilding, reintegration and conflict-sensitive development; familiarity with Do No Harm principles and conflict sensitivity is imperative in these settings;

Living conditions vary depending on where UN Volunteers will serve. Duty stations are likely to be in Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, or Poland.

We expect requests for National UN Volunteers, who remain in their home country and receive different entitlements. Please consider carefully if you are interested in and eligible for national or international UNV assignments.

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances: The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer’s service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service

For more information on entitlements please read the Condition of Service ( and use the entitlement calculator ( for the most up to date information

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