Application deadline 6 months ago: Monday 1 Aug 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.
• Completion of the tasks mentioned above, including but not limited to: • Contribution in analysis, reporting and data to the PoC Threat Assessments; • Preparation of briefing notes and data visualizations for internal and external communications of the PoC Unit; • Continuous verification of data related to PoC, on behalf of the PoC Unit; • Identification of PoC trends and patterns; • Bringing to the Senior PoC Advisor, Chief PoC unit or OiC attention all relevant and pressing issues.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior PoC Advisor, Chief PoC unit or OiC, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Gather information from various sources in Bamako and in the field about PoC situations of concern and potential or actual threats, analyze such information, and produce analytical reports (both narrative and visual) on these issues; • Support the management of the PoC database, and produce regular reports, infographics and dashboards emanating from information in the database; • Assess the effect of Force operations and other Mission activities on PoC incidents; • Initiate other data analytic projects that enhance the PoC mission mandate; • Support the Senior PoC Advisor in their advisory role (i.e., prepare briefing material); • Represent the PoC Unit at events and trainings; • Conduct trainings for various audiences; • Conduct research on PoC in peacekeeping and more broadly; • Help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc., are incorporated into all aspects mentioned above. • Liaise with Mission/UNCT/HCT staff; • Perform other relevant duties are requested by the supervisor.
• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • 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. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
general work experience. Academic research will be counted as work experience, even if conducted during full-time study during a Master’s or Doctoral degree. Experience in research, analysis, reporting, and data analytics which may be through research (including during a university degree involving research) or relevant types of consulting, is essential. Preferably, this should have included published works. MS Office (incl. Excel at an advanced level); Statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, etc.); Software to create multi-layered maps (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.); Software to create layouts and infographics (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, etc.); Knowledge of Power BI and SAGE is desirable
Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 545 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.