Coordination and Community Liaison Assistant

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

UN-Habitat Yemen Programme is recruiting a Coordination and Community Liaison Assistant to support implementation of this project with a focus on leading capacity-building efforts, as well as other key activities of UN-Habitat Yemen Programme.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager and/or his/her designate, in close collaboration with other staff of UN-Habitat Yemen Programme.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Country Programme of Yemen or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer – Coordination and Community Liaison Assistant – will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Establish community-based committees - In consultation with the UN-Habitat team, coordinate and meet with community leaders and members, and convene meetings in the selected areas to promote HLP rights of vulnerable communities and women and support the overall scope of the project. - Support the field team to initiate and implement community outreach activities and lead establishment of community committees in selected target areas to formulate action plans for HLP activities. 2. Support the project to deliver advocacy campaigns on issues related to the protection of land rights of vulnerable communities, women and marginalized groups in Yemen - Develop and deliver presentations and advocacy materials on HLP in communities, particularly with women. - Conduct HLP information campaigns in the field - Supporting planning, organizing and delivering awareness raising sessions.

  1. Liaise with local authorities to facilitate activities in the field

- Collect and verify ownership documentation from homeowners. - Coordinate and harmonize program activities with local counterparts. - Inform counterparts, community leaders and members, and relevant actors on program activities. - Facilitate the team’s regular visits to the field and support assessments related to all project components. - Facilitate the identification of priorities related to HLP rights for communities and women in particular. - Support the team and partners to implement activities to identify problems and needs related to project components. - Support liaison and coordination of activities with relevant agencies and institutional counterparts where necessary and ensure follow-up actions. - Perform other duties as required.

  1. Monitoring and Reporting

- Support regular monitoring of legal issues of the programme activities in Yemen and share information with UN-Habitat’s relevant personnel as required. - Contribute to research and legal report drafts. - Perform other duties as assigned by Head of UN-Habitat Yemen Programme.

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Commitment to Continuous
  • Learning Creativity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Management Vision
  • Working in Teams

    in coordination, facilitation and advocacy • Experience in assisting in establishing inter-relationships with counterparts and communities • Experience in coordination and facilitation with counterparts, stakeholders and local community leaders is an advantage • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences • Good command of (written and spoken) English and Arabic is required

UN personnel in Yemen operate in a volatile security environment. In Aden, personnel work in secured compound with limited access outside of the city, which usually can only be done with stringent clearances and depending on the destination, a military escort. Aden is a non-family duty station and is classified as security risk moderate. UN personnel in Aden live in Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) compliant residences outside of the UN compound.

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