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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.

UNDP has been working in China over the past 40 years, partnering to advance various phases of China’s development. UNDP continues to be in the forefront of working with China both to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) domestically and through China’s global cooperation around the world. UNDP’s support in China is closely aligned with China’s national development strategy. We facilitate the achievement of the SDGs in line with the 14th Five-Year Plan promoting sustainable development principles in development and economic decisions, focusing on reducing inequality, recalibrating the economy for more inclusive growth, reducing the environmental impact of China’s rapid development putting the country on a low-carbon footprint, and assisting to China’s increasing role in global development cooperation as an effective development partner.

China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges(CICETE) is designated by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China as the focal point for UNDP cooperation projects in China. CICETE has more than 30 years of experience in UNDP project management and has successfully organized and implemented over 900 projects in the field of development. CICETE signs Project documents on behalf of the Government and, together with UNDP, supervises projects, ensures overall project quality and provides necessary support to projects.

Brief Portfolio Description:

The People and Prosperity Pillar of UNDP China focus on Facilitating China’s shift to using the SDGs as a standard for its inclusive development, economic decisions and investments. By developing and applying standards and measurement frameworks to influence public and private decisions, we strive to improve living conditions and economic opportunities, change citizen behavior and ensure no one is left behind.

To support poverty reduction and promote participation and equitable development for vulnerable groups, UNDP supports China in developing policies and piloting on-the-ground initiatives to test new models and good practices for replication and to produce evidence-based recommendations for policy-making process.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager of Inclusive Growth and China International Center For Economic And Technical Exchanges (CICETE), the National UN volunteer’s (NUNV) work will mainly focus on the local implementation of a poverty reduction and sustainable development demonstration project in impoverished area, and support projects relevant to rural capacity building. She/he assists in advocating and mainstreaming the rights-based approach to development programming and implementation. The job involves maintaining constructive relationships with local partners in Henan, governments, private sector, civil society organizations, other UN agencies, and donors, coordinating related issues to ensure project complete on time.

The project will introduce advanced development concepts, enhance the understanding and capacity of leading cadres and civil servants, mobilize the private sector, social forces and other stakeholders to actively participate in local sustainable development, community governance, ecotourism, inclusive finance, an improvement of public services, especially the well-being of women, the youth and children. This project focuses on promoting international cooperation in the field of sustainable development, generating and sharing knowledge and experience, strengthening public-private partnerships, integrating relevant technologies and financial resources, advancing innovative working modality, and engaging more key stakeholders in the process of addressing environmental challenges, rural revitalization, public goods and education, inequality, climate change, conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development.

Specifically, the NUNV is expected to perform the following functions:

• Project management  Support implementing partners to manage process according to the UNDP Project Management System and related requirements. Organize implementation and management training sessions if it is necessary.  Support implementing partners to complete formal management, implementation, and other related regulations.  Report to CICETE and UNDP if any irregularity of implementation on time.

• Project Monitoring  Monitor and record project activities, output, impact qualitatively and quantitatively, as well as related problems (Pay special attention on the participation and benefit received for low-income families).  Complete project progress report, monthly, quarterly and annually to CICETE and UNDP both in Chinese and English.  Attend project implementation assessment meeting (at least once in each county monthly).  Monitor the whole implementing process and make adjustment and provide solution to ensure the delivery rate of the project.

• Assist project implementation  Assist to make project plans and budget plans.  Coordinate with program participants to communicate and organize related activities.  Assist specialist and subcontracting organizations to conduct various events.  Assist fund raising and resources inputs.  Assist project audit and assessment.  Assist other project-related activities.

• Case Summary  Provide relevant cases of poverty alleviation work (at least monthly)  Provide case report, including helpful experience summary, problem analysis, policy advocacy (at least one report per year)

• Partnership management Maintain sound relationship with various stakeholders, including but not limited to UNDP, CICETE, governments at all levels, local project implementation agencies, cooperation units, domestic and foreign experts, audit and assessment agencies.

Furthermore, the UNV is encouraged to:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance, IVD celebration events); • Get acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking; • Contribute news and articles on field experiences and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UNV volunteers; • Promote online volunteering and encourage individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering Service whenever technically feasible.

Results/Expected Output:

Some of the expected outputs are as follows: The NUNV will contribute towards the following programme outputs: • Strengthened programme management; • Strengthened partnerships with stakeholders; • Increased engagement in advocacy and awareness-raising events/activities; • Increased resource mobilization; • Enhanced policy advice and knowledge building; • A summary statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development within the host community.

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• Previous experience in/with the UN, including solid knowledge of UN/UNDP programme and operations, policies and procedures an asset. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other office software • Possess volunteer spirit and passion • Strong communication and coordination skills • Good health condition and able to adapt to the difficult conditions in less development areas

The duty station of the NUNV is in Neixiang of Henan Province. The NUNV will travel intermittently to Beijing UNDP China Country Office, where public infrastructure and health services are available. The rent for apartments is low relative to other regions in China.

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 9,490 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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