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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.
Effective programming, implementation management and monitoring; Tasks are delivered in an efficient manner, to a high quality. The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment. Qualitative indicators where applicable are formulated and integrated into the M&E framework and tools 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 • 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
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support effective and efficient delivery of project results, which entails inter alia: Support coordination efforts with other implementing partners; Support to ensure compliance of project and operations activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies and donor requirements; implementation of project and operations strategies; Ensure the timely availability of quality assured and accurate data and analytical information for the preparation of donor and other project reports; Ensure the availability of data required for Steering Committee/Project Board meetings; Work as the secretariat for the different coordination groups on project implementation; Formulating, constructing and reporting on outputs indicators. Support Monitoring, Reporting and Communications which entails inter alia Support the timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress updates on project implementation; Support the preparation and update of EU as donor, develop partners, UN country team and stakeholders’ briefs, and other documents related to the project; Support the formulation of the fully costed monitoring and evaluation framework and plan that include tools and methods, clear indicators, baseline and expected endline to measure progress; Identify the risks and challenges that can impact M&E plans, identify the required mitigation measures Lead the process of developing methods for data analysis, conducting data analysis, and strategic presentation of findings Develop the Project Results Frameworks that test and strengthen intervention logic against intended programme objectives and Theory of Change Undertake regular monitoring visits to the field, and data collection against indicators to ensure results produced by the project are accurately documented; Participate in meetings, workshops, seminars, etc., organized by UNDP or partners as required and document key content. Technical Assistance and Knowledge Management, which entails inter alia: Provide high quality technical input to the design of activities, including through undertaking and review of context and conflict analysis; Ensure synergies between the project and other UNDP projects and EU-funded anti-corruption projects, to ensure strengthening the achievement of integrated results; Facilitate knowledge-building and management; Ensure that project lessons learned, and best practices are captured, documented and periodically shared with relevant stakeholders; Support procurement process for hiring of external assessments and evaluations Analyse results and lessons learned and recommend strategies for improved delivery of project activity results and outputs; Support a regular review of risks that impact project implementation and identify mitigation measures. Coordination and Partnerships, which entails inter alia: Maintain regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, to implement activities in a timely manner; Facilitate a good working relationship and collaboration between key government partners and UNDP; Support to strengthen partnerships between government entities and civil society organizations, including through improved planning; Support to facilitate coordination efforts with other implementing partners notably UNAMI Human Right Office; Work with the relevant UNDP Technical and Communications colleagues to develop the required advocacy messages, strategies and materials; Support the Project Manager to identify and document programmatic linkages, synergies, lessons learnt and best practices across projects that can be useful in the institutional learning process and strengthening the results of projects; Closely work with the Reporting Specialist on donor and UNDP reporting
Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Client Orientation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Integrity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Working in Teams
Master degree in Law, Public Administration, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Development Studies, Economics, or related field At four three years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation, research in social sciences, preferably in an international context.
The UN Volunteer will live in Baghdad, which is not a family duty station. The official offices of UNDP will be located inside the “International Zone”, which comprised all UN Offices operating out of Baghdad. Generally speaking, stringent security measures are in place throughout the country, and UN Volunteers, as other UN staff, are quite limited in all duty stations in Iraq when it comes to movement (walking virtually not allowed). Movement is done inside the “International Zone”, in armored vehicles.
This assignment requires travel outside the duty station to project locations in different parts of the country, as required by the job. International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness trainings (Basic Security and Advanced Security in the Field) prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) immediately upon arrival.
The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle for the Baghdad duty station is 4 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman,
Jordan. There are many international flights to and from Erbil, Baghdad and Basra. There is no particular dress code to be observed; however somewhat conservative European casual wear is highly recommended. Depending on the field location of project activities, additional considerations with regards to dress code can be required, and advice on the required would be provided by the Project.
The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraqi Dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,460 Iraqi Dinar. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country.