Coordination and Development Planning Specialist
Application deadline 6 months ago: Tuesday 5 Apr 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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.
This UNV assignment will contribute to achievement of results under the DCO strategic objectives on strengthened partnerships for integrated policy services to advance SDG solutions and ensure development financing, including in volatile contexts and strengthened leadership for joint action and shared results by all members of the UN development system at the country level. Specifically, the assignment will contribute to the outcome on ‘The RC system brings together global, regional and domestic assets to enable integrated, high-quality policy and programming SDG solutions’.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the DCO-AfricaTeam Leader and Strategic Planner or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Coordination and Development Planning Specialist will:
• Support in quality review of roadmaps, common country analyses and cooperation framework to ensure alignment with the Cooperation Framework guidance • Facilitate organization of trainings on Cooperation Framework Programming Principles in consultation with DCO, Resident Coordinators’ Offices and the Africa Peer Support Group • Facilitate organization of trainings/webinars on Cooperation Frameworks/Common Country Analyses and prepare workshop reports • Follow up with Resident Coordinator Offices on implementation of the Cooperation Framework roadmaps • Support the coordination of the Africa Peer Support Group and RCO PDFO/other networks • Support quality review of annual country reports submitted by UN Country Teams
• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Communication
programme management, coordination or other relevant programmes; experience with the UN is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • 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; • 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; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete) • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in coordination and stakeholder engagement, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Addis Ababa is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The population is estimated at about 4 million or so. Addis Ababa located in the Ethiopian highlands at an altitude of 2,500-2,700 meters. The climate is sunny and temperate, but it can be very cold at night, with freezing temperature at times. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothing and foresee using heaters and/or log fires when necessary. Addis Ababa is the headquarters for the UN Economic Commission for Africa as well as the African Union. Thus, there is a very large community of expatriates from all over the world. There are some 80 embassies/diplomatic missions. Housing is most of the time readily available and the rents are, on average, reasonable. Most foodstuffs, beverages, household goods, furniture and clothing, mostly imported from the Middle/Far East, South Africa and Europe, or local brands, can be found, although they can be expensive. Meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables are cheap and abundantly available.
The basic infrastructures - roads, utilities, and telecommunications - are below standard, as are medical facilities, which are still largely inadequate, although a few private clinics and hospitals provide reasonably good routine care. Several restaurants around the city serve local or international cuisine and there are numerous social and sports facilities (fitness, tennis, swimming, riding, golf, etc.) exist in the major hotels or in different establishments around the city. There are no major or special security concerns within Addis Ababa city limits