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This is a UNV International Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Youth contracts.

This UNV assignment is part of UNDP Georgia’s programme on reducing the risk of climate-driven disasters. Reducing the Risk of Climate-driven Disasters in Georgia is a seven-year US$74 million UNDP Programme, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Georgia. The programme’s objective is to reduce the exposure of Georgia’s communities, livelihoods and infrastructure to climate-induced natural hazards through a well-functioning nationwide multi-hazard early warning system and risk-informed local action. Within the Programme, UNDP manages three interrelated projects: seven-year GCF-funded “Scaling-up Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and the Use of Climate Information in Georgia”, five-year SDC-funded “Strengthening Climate Change Adaptation Capacities in Georgia” and four-year SIDA-funded “Improved Resilience of Communities to Climate Risks”. The Programme is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA), Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Local Municipalities and other relevant stakeholders. The overall Program aims to provide critical climate risk information that would enable the Government of Georgia to implement a number of nationwide transformative policies and actions for reducing the exposure and vulnerability of the population to climate-induced hazards. This flagship Programme will thus catalyse a paradigm shift in the national climate risk management, climate-proofed disaster risk reduction and early warning approaches. The Programme innovation and transformative change will also include (a) participatory “Last Mile” communication solutions tailored to the needs of local communities, including Community-based Early Warning Systems (CBEWSs); (b) increasing implementation capacities for carrying out cost-effective risk reduction and community resilience measures through such innovative approaches as watershed/floodplain restoration, agroforestry, etc., and combination of structural and non-structural protection measures aimed at reducing exposure and increasing effectiveness of the early warning; (c) combining best available science and local knowledge for vulnerability assessment, hazard and risk mapping, disaster modelling and forecasting; (d) carrying out a comprehensive community, municipal and national-wide awareness raising, education and capacity development activities on multi-hazard risk reduction, including preparedness, response and EWSs. Project will contribute to inclusive social development (3&4) while enhancing community resilience and establishing community-based processes towards multi-hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation. In parallel, through community interventions and putting in place non-structural measures (e.g., restoration of floodplains, agroforestry, windbreaks, etc.) project is contributing to preserving and restoring vital ecosystems, promoting the sustainable use of land (SDG 15). It will also make an intervention toward agriculture and rural development (2&15), through enhanced access and the use of weather and climate information and agrometeorological information services by farmers and agriculture enterprises.

Under the direct supervision of three Project Managers, the UN Volunteer will contribute to the following tasks:

Support the programme team in data collection, data integrity and uploading to the information-sharing database. Keep servers up to date; Assist in the collection, data enhancement and uploading of the programme-specific information from the implementing and responsible parties, contractors and experts; Assist in organizing deliverables, editing and unifying formatting; Contribute to monitoring implementing partners’ (e.g., EIEC, NEA, MEPA, MRDI, RD, City Halls of Georgian municipalities) social media and web for programme-related posts and news articles; Participate in rearranging existing data in the system for better organization and user-friendliness; Support digitization of information and knowledge management within the programme; Perform any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

(up to 3 years) or demonstrated interest in Climate Change, Environment Policy, Communications, Public Diplomacy, Information Management. • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; • Experience of working in multicultural environment; • Strong writing and presentation skills in English; • Good analytical skills; ability to identify, collect, process and synthesize relevant in-formation; • Proficient in using social media, notably Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including an ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks; • Strong self-motivation, perseverance, ability to work autonomously under tight dead-lines; • Attention to detail; • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people of different national, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

The UN Volunteer will be based in Tbilisi with possible travel from time to time to project areas. Tbilisi has a population of around 1.5 million (total population in Georgia being around 4.5 million). The official language is Georgian, although there are some other languages spoken by various ethnic groups. English is spoken by many in the Tbilisi area, and most of the relevant contacts in government positions and civil society. However, Russian is also useful, especially with the older generation, population outside the capital and in normal interaction with taxi drivers, shopkeepers etc. Houses or apartments are available for rent. Living conditions are considered quite good and improving rapidly. There are good hotels and restaurants which offer various types of food and large international supermarket chains which offer most things needed by internationals living in Tbilisi. COVID-19 related information: The first patient with COVID-19 was diagnosed in Georgia on 26 February 2020. Despite the early actions of the Government, the number of confirmed and suspected cases continued to grow. The Government declared a state of emergency on 21 March, closing borders and airports, restricting movement in the country, banning mass gatherings and maintaining closure of all schools, kindergartens and universities. Since then, restrictions are released or imposed depending on the epidemiological situation in the country. As for now, wearing face masks is mandatory only in medical facilities. Starting June 15, 2022, citizens of any country using any mode of travel—whether by air, land, or sea—to enter Georgia are exempt from the obligation to produce vaccination certificates or negative PCR test results.

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