Coordination and Reporting officer
Application deadline 1 month ago: Sunday 23 Oct 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.
UNFPA is the lead United Nations. agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
UNFPA’s long standing presence in Mozambique has allowed the agency to build strong networks with governments, local NGOs, UN agencies and other partners to ensure that sexual reproductive health and rights and responses to gender-based violence are integrated not only in the development programmes but building into the emergency and recovery responses.
In response to the growing insecurity in the north of the country (Cabo Delgado) and the spread of COVID-19, UNFPA Mozambique has been supporting the Government of Mozambique to ensure the continuity of sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence prevention and response services, while helping to address the urgent and acute needs of women and girls. In addition, UNFPA is supporting the Government’s response to COVID-19 and working to mitigate its secondary impacts on the most vulnerable.
This UNV assignment is part of UNFPA Mozambique’s project/flagship programming initiative funded by the Government of Japan that aims to scale-up and strengthen integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) services for the most vulnerable women and girls from displaced populations and host communities in Northern Mozambique
This one-year project focuses on expanding the provision of life-saving sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence response services for 117,541 women and girls affected by the escalation of conflict impacting IDPs in the northern region (Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa) of Mozambique.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Insert function or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Officer (Coordination and Reporting) will complete the following:
REPORTING and COORDINATION: ● Stay up-to-date on all activity developments in order to prepare reports, briefing notes, background documents, external communications content, and other material as required ● Liaise and coordinate with other UNFPA staff and implementing partners to gather and collect data, updates and content for communications material ● Oversee the process of the donor reporting; prepare and oversee production of situation reports and background documentation, in collaboration with programme officer in charge of the project ● Prepare and distribute minutes of project meetings ● Update the weekly and monthly planning matrix ● Prepare necessary background information as required for high-level visitors and VIP. ● Coordinate/facilitate information sharing among RCO, UN agencies, Government, NGOs on the project as needed M&E ● Conduct analysis and assessments of monitoring and other information collected to measure performance and results under the guidance of the information manager; ● Coordinate donor reporting processes with partner organizations; ● Analyse data for measurement of key performance indicators and update the humanitarian dashboard under the guidance of the information manager; ● Prepare inputs for reports and communications; ● Contribute to project evaluations, thematic evaluations and evaluability assessments to support accountability and learning, including identifying and documenting good practices and lessons learned for sharing in publications, social media and at regional and global forums; ● Manage the creation, updating and maintaining document repositories for monitoring and evaluation; ● Contribute to communication/dialogue/sharing of information with other country offices as well as with the regional office.
COMMUNICATIONS: ● Oversee the production and gather content for human interest stories highlighting the impact of the Japan project. Translate into Portuguese (with support from country office) and Japanese for pitching to media, uploading on web and social media channels. ● Create social media content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (for example: photos, video clips, beneficiary quotes, project achievements, human interest stories) highlighting the support of the Government of Japan and its positive impact on supporting the most vulnerable, linked to key UN days and aligned to the relevant SDGs. ● Short videos highlighting the work supported by the Government of Japan, with interviews of beneficiaries and impact of project activities. ● Oversee field visits and events to project sites with the Embassy of Japan, and selected media (if desired). ● Highlighting the Government of Japan’s support to UNFPA as a key donor in relevant information materials and quarterly updates. ● Oversee the production of high-quality photographs on the project and its impact, made available to the Embassy and UNFPA Japan, and uploaded to UNFPA’s Flickr page. ● A fact sheet on the impact of the work and outcomes (including version in Japanese for submission to Embassy of Japan). ● Procurement of stickers, roll-ups, banners and other material featuring the Government of Japan’s ODA logo used extensively in project areas. ● Oversee the design of community engagement materials (flyers, posters, radio jingles)
● Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNFPA; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNFPA procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; ● Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNFPA in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority; ● Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; ● Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. ● Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; ● Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; ● Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary; ● Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNFPA’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
the national and/or international level in project management, communications, international development, peacebuilding, coordination, or information management, or other relevant programmes; experience with information management, reporting, M&E and communications 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; ● 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 areas of sexual and reproductive health, prevention and response to gender-based violence, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
The position is based in Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado Province, in the north of Mozambique. Pemba is a D, Non-Family duty-station. Mozambique has a total population of about 29 million people and Maputo is its capital city. The total area of Mozambique is 799,380 Km square from North to South. It is tropical hot and humid. The hottest and wettest months are December to February, when the average daily minimum temperatures are around 22°c and the average daily highs of 30°c. The rain season is between October and April. Winters (June to August) are mild with the average daily temperature ranging from 13°C to 24°C. Cabo Delgado is bordering Tanzania, with a population of over 2.2 million individuals according to the 2017 census. The province, considered one of the poorest in the country, was hit by cyclone Kenneth in April 2019, which affected several villages, causing material damage and the displacement of many residents. The province has also been targeted by armed groups that have been attacking local villages since October 2017 to date. The number and intensity of attacks increased consistently in 2020. Communication and transport services are available at various costs. The housing market is healthy but quite expensive (from US$ 800 to US$ 1,500 per month). Pemba has one medium-large supermarket and one international airport. The metical is the local currency and exchange rate stands at USD 1 equivalent to about 63.8 meticais (MZN) as per April 2022. Pemba has 3 health facilities: ISOS clinic, CLIDIS private clinic and the Provincial hospital. There is a wide range of Banks and ATMs to meet financial needs. Credit/debit cards are accepted in most places. UNDSS-cleared hotels are available, with the rates differing depending on the availability and season.