Labour market Specialist

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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.

As an active UNDP team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: Improved and well-performing LADP supported projects (incl. those sub-contracted by LADP to other organisations). LADP reaches its job-related targets. Co-operation and synergies between LADP projects, LADP and other UNDP projects, and LADP and other related donor projects created and improved. Knowledge management is integrated into projects, contributing to wider organizational and partner learning, also contributing to the better positioning of UNDP Iraq as a leading development partner. Capacities are developed through trainings, coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) UNDP staff and/or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Responsible Parties (RPs). Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of LADP Project Manager and the general supervision of the LADP Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer Labour Market Specialist will undertake the following tasks.

A. Support any ongoing and new projects funded by LADP with a specific view on job creation and match making LADP supports, through various different grant mechanisms, the creation of jobs in rural and urban areas. It emphasizes qualification of the unemployed, internships, match making of labour demand and supply and jobs through civil society organisations such as social enterprises and co-operatives. Additionally, it creates many more short-term jobs in the construction sector. • Analyse each related project to identify opportunities for general improvement. • Identify opportunities to increase the job creation potential of the projects and reduce obstacles to job creation. • Create synergies between the job-oriented projects and between those and other LADP projects. • Intensively co-ordinate and co-operate with other donor projects to create synergies and win-win situations. • Improve the quality of job-related training, esp. VET.. • As the projects are not only focusing on job creation, support the projects in all other matters as well. • Scrutinize financial and narrative reports of the project implementing agencies, coach the agencies to improve, and approve the reports. • Set-up suitable monitoring mechanisms and Management Information System, and continuously monitor the projects. • Guide and co-ordinate focal points on the ground in their monitoring and coaching efforts. • Ensure visibility. • Identify solutions if problems occur. • Ensure that UNDP’s cross-cutting topics are integrated in the projects. • Support other approaches that shall lead directly or indirectly to economic growth (e.g., related to area based development).

B: Ensure the integration of knowledge management in Programmes/Projects

Work closely with the Programme Pillars and Project Teams to enable them to provide evidence- based information for implementation of the UNDP Iraq Communications Unit’s communication and advocacy/outreach strategy. Support Programme Pillars to identify and document programmatic linkages, synergies, lessons learnt and best practices across projects that can be useful in the institutional learning process and increasing the results of projects. Identify cost-effective, and constructive means through which data and analysis generated through the Projects can be widely disseminated, including outputs from evaluations and strategic research studies, commissioned by UNDP. Support to institutionalize an active knowledge sharing practice within UNDP and with partners Analyze/synthesize data and project findings into creative, digestible/useful/targeted knowledge packs, working together with PMSU Team and the Communications Unit. Support the UNDP Iraq Communications Unit to develop case-stories, infographics and other creative communications/outreach materials, as needed. • Spread knowledge and information also between the LADP projects and all partners of LADP, incl. co-operating donors. Maintain a simple database with Programme Pillar and Project generated data, including audio/visual materials.

C: Support Programme/Project Design and Resource Mobilization

• Engage and contribute substantively to the design or revision of Results Frameworks and M&E Frameworks for Programmes Pillars and Projects from the on-set; including through the engagement with relevant Technical Advisory Teams/Missions, and other key stakeholders • Engage and contribute substantively in the design of Joint Programmes/Projects with UN Agencies, ensuring alignment with UNDP Iraq’s Country Programme Results Framework. • Undertake the development of Programme/Project Results Frameworks that test and strengthen intervention logic against intended programme objectives • Support methodology design and facilitate the conduct of Participatory Context and Needs Assessments with communities/stakeholders/partners, to inform Project/Programme design. • Contribute substantively towards strengthening proposal development, in support of resource mobilization efforts.

Adaptability and Flexibility Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Integrity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Working in Teams

Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Business or Public Administration, Statistics, Economics, Political Science or Social Science, or other related field of study

At least 5 years of proven professional work experience at the national and/or international level in working on

  • designing monitoring and evaluation systems, designing development projects, and conducting applied research and reporting on findings.
  • conceptual and research/analytical skills, coupled with the ability to think strategically and to rapidly analyze and recommend corrective steps to either fill the gaps or dovetail the processes to achieve the set objectives.
  • use quantitative and qualitative data/information collection tools and appropriately use qualitative data /information collection tools in innovative ways. identifying monitoring and evaluation related risks and opportunities and provide timely feedback to rectify/fill the gaps.

UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. In Erbil, personnel work in secured compound with limited access outside of the city, which usually can only be done with stringent clearances and depending on the destination, a military escort. Erbil is a non-family duty station and is classified as security risk moderate. UN personnel in Erbil live in Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) compliant residences outside of the UN compound. International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field trainings prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) immediately upon arrival. The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Erbil is 8 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. Currently there are UN flights (UN-AMI and UNHAS) to and from Iraq, covering Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. There are many international flights to Erbil, Baghdad and Basrah. There are some ATMs operational in Erbil (Northern Iraq). The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,220 Iraqi dinars. Market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in limited number of shops. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country Iraq is a unique country and UNDP is a unique development operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

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