Information Management Assistant

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

The International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), based in Beijing, was jointly initiated and established by the Chinese government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations in December 2004. The IPRCC is designed to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, information exchange and international collaboration in the areas of poverty reduction and development. The IPRCC aims at strengthening national and international capacities to design and implement policies and programs for poverty reduction, with a focus on both income and human dimensions of poverty, through (i) providing an effective platform for knowledge sharing and mutual learning on pro-poor policies and anti-poverty programs between China and other developing/transition economies; (ii) supporting a comprehensive approach to poverty reduction through policy-relevant research work and training initiatives covering both macro-policies and targeted programs for poverty reduction; and (iii) promoting dialogue between policymakers, academics and practitioners around pro-poor policy options and strengthening the links between pro-poor policy research, formulation and implementation processes at different levels. IPRCC will also build up its institutional capacity to develop a global poverty reduction and development partnership, through active networking and partnering for knowledge exchange, joint research and training initiatives with poverty reduction focused institutions in China and other countries.

Brief Portfolio Description: This project is to guide the International Poverty Reduction Center in China’s (IPRCC) five workstreams during 2022-2026. In line with the UNDP Country Programme Document for China 2021-2025, the project with IPRCC will scale up the sharing of the policies, strategies and practices that China has relied on to end extreme poverty at home by 2020 and help the most vulnerable groups including women, children, migrants and the disabled. Since an estimated 131 million people fell back into poverty in 2020, and up to 800 million people are projected to remain in poverty by 2030 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, the project includes measures IPRCC will take to bolster its institutional capacity to address these challenges. The project will build up IPRCC’s institutional capacities, for it to be able to develop a global poverty reduction and rural development partnership, in order to enhance its worldwide impact in sustainable development towards global poverty eradication, including the contribution to SDG1 (No Poverty) and SDG5 (Gender Equality) through research, pilot demonstration, and capacity building, with focus on women and other vulnerable groups.

With the Project —Building a Global Poverty Reduction and Rural Development Partnership towards Global Poverty Eradication, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the International Exchanges Division of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China, the UN volunteer shall undertake the following tasks to help IPRCC move from generic experiences sharing and exchange into problem-solving oriented and action-based learning, with other developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and to maintain the South-South cooperative platform established between China and other developing countries through the international exchange events and activities:

  1. Support IPRCC’s initiative in collecting data and information in the field of world poverty reduction and development, ensuring relevant data and information is up-to-date;

Develop and maintain IPRCC’s poverty Information platform with relevant and up-to-date information;

Scan and monitor research papers, local and international medias, Internet and social media for news items in the field of world poverty reduction and development;

Compose and prepare periodic reports for IPRCC on latest updates in world poverty reduction and development;.

Assist in the preparation of meeting minutes, presentations, working papers and tables for briefing and review sessions;

Produce various information products as required;

Supports Team Leader in preparing reports, work plans, financial expenditure reports etc.

  1. Support IPRCC in networking with partners;

Develop and maintain the network of partners to gather, maintain and produce wide range of information products;

Support IPRCC data needs through providing data using and mapping from partners.

Prepare and send newsletters for partners.

  1. Undertake other duties that may be required by the Head of IPRCC and the team supervisor ; and participate to field mission and act as translator, whenever necessary.

Results/Expected Output:

The UN Volunteer will contribute towards the following programme outputs:  Strengthened institutional capacity for effective knowledge sharing, mutual learning, and dialogue on poverty reduction through the exchange events;  Development of knowledge products and programs;  Completion of exchange events, such as forums, workshops, policy dialogues and exchange programmes;

1) Research experiences in one or more aspects of the core subject matter (poverty reduction, social development, rural development) 2) Good familiarity with social development and experience working in poverty reduction 3) Experience in planning and implementing development projects, forums, seminars and workshops 4) Good coordination and organizational skills 5) Ability to work under pressure 6) Ability to form supportive and cooperative relationships with other colleagues in a team 7) Willingness to learn new things and update knowledge and skills regularly 8) Experience and familiarity with UNDP procedures is an asset

research, exchange or training programs on related subjects and familiarity with domestic and international poverty and their policies are preferred;

Good working knowledge of both English and Chinese

The duty station of the national UNV is in the International Poverty Reduction Center in China located in Beijing, where high-quality public infrastructure and health services are available. It is the foremost political and cultural metropolis in China. The city has excellent health services available.

In general, rent for apartments in central locations is high relative to other regions in China, but the quality is good. Beijing is well served by many shopping malls, large supermarket chains and international brands. Buses and subways are the most common form of mass transportation. Metered taxis are widely available and domestic and regional travel by train and airplane is popular.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers The National UN Volunteer receives a standard volunteer living allowance (VLA), which is intended to cover their accommodation and basic living expenses. In China the VLA is 7,592 RMB per month. The NUNV is entitled to an excellent health, life and disability insurance package. A modest Settling-in Grant and end of assignment allowances will also be provided along with travel to and from the duty station. The NUNV is entitled to 2.5 days personal leave per month and UN official holidays.

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