Coordination and Development planning specialist

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 16 Aug 2021 at 23:59 UTC

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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.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Regional Coordinator Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  1. Provide support to the day-to-day operations of the Sub Office in Dakar;
  2. Assist the resident coordinator offices (RCOs) in the WCA on the monitoring and reporting such as IMS, COVID Dashboard etc.
  3. Provide inputs and compile comments/suggestions from partners, such as ISU, to the new CCA and CFs in WCA countries in collaboration of DCO-A partnership officer
  4. Assist in the preparation and servicing of HQ and Special Coordinator events on Sahel, as well as providing inputs to TPs and KMs (such as the DSG Retreats/meetings, partners conferences etc.
  5. Provide inputs to the RMRs, EC/DCs, ETF, IATFs, ITFs, at the country and regional levels and assist in following up implementation of EC/DC Decisions, and keep documents centralized and updated and share them on a regular basis with the colleagues
  6. Assist in the preparation and servicing of RCO’s Economists webinar meetings
  7. Liaise with relevant colleagues and RCOs to collect data and information related to COVID socioeconomic response plans, CCA, CF, JWP etc implemented activities and update the coordination tool accordingly (under Smartsheet platform);
  8. Assist in the preparation of the DSG and Regional Director bilateral meetings with the RCs.
  9. draft minutes of the DSG and Regional Director bilateral meetings with the RCs in WCA.
  10. Follow up and monitor regularly COVID socioeconomic Response Plans’ reporting of RCOs, such as online platforms/Dashboards, UN Knowledge and Dashboards etc.
  11. Assist in the preparation of the DSG and DSG’s trips in WCA.
  12. Convene and facilitate DCO-A meetings with RCs, UNCT, Head of Offices, PDA in WCA, including Sahel and LCB.
  13. Participate actively in the regional office weekly team meetings
  14. Follow up the roll-out and implementation of Business Operations Strategies (BOS) in WCA regions

Educational additional comments

Experience remark

  • At least 3years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in coordination and monitoring or other relevant programmes; experience with UN system is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills both in English and French

  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

  • Prior experience in West Africa is also a distinct advantage.

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise details

. socioeconomic, political governance, development planning, programme development, coordination or area related to planning

Competencies values

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

Application procedure

  • Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 16-08-2021
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