Programme Assistant

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

The UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and Arab Region (the “Centre”), Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) serves as a regional hub and center of excellence in the areas of human rights training, education, and documentation. It contributes to the implementation of OHCHR’s mandate in the region by: -Strengthening the application of human rights norms, skills, and values in the region through education, training, and documentation; -Strengthening the effectiveness of human rights education and training by OHCHR, UN partners, and regional and national actors through the application and dissemination of best-practice methodologies; -Facilitating knowledge management in OHCHR’s key areas of engagement in the region.

The UNV assignment will support the Centre in implementing its work plan on time and within budget.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Centre or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Assistant, will:

•Provide assistance in support of planning and implementation activities/processes; •Research, compile, analyze, summarize, and present basic information/data on specific programmes/project and related topics. •Assist in the coordination of programme/project planning and preparation and monitor status of programme/project proposals and related activities and deliverables; •Assist in the preparation and analysis of programme/project budget proposals; provide assistance in the interpretation of budget guidelines; •Prepare, maintain and update files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; design and generates a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, statistical tables, graphic content, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews. •Draft correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme/project administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports. •Support in preparation of human rights education and training materials for workshops and meetings, e.g. processing of training materials for translation and printing; photocopying; distribution of invitations, etc. •Minutes taking and documentation of meetings, workshops, etc. •Translation of documents as required; •Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

•Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); •Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; •Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
•Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; •Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; •Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Accountability Adaptability Flexibility Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Ethics and Values, Integrity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Working in Teams.

•At least three years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in human rights, development, programme management, or other relevant programmes; •Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills; •Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; •Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; •Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; •Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; •Sound security awareness; •Have affinity with or interest in human rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

This position is based in Doha, Qatar. Doha 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. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials

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