Strategic Information and Data for Development for Persons with Disabilities

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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.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Representative Assistant the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Provide technical lead and support for the generation and analysis of data to improve service delivery for persons with disabilities at national, regional and local authority level.

Provide analytical, technical and implementation support for the UNFPA work plans and broader UNPAF work plans to ensure prominence in addressing issues of disabilities in various sectors

Contribute in the formulation and conceptualization of data and research studies supporting the generation of development data pertaining to persons with disabilities,

Contribute evidence for the policy formulation and or reviews pertaining to persons with disability

Leads the documentation of all interventions that the office support that pertains to persons with disability including how the country is faring on the domestication and implementation of the treaty bodies and conventions that relate to persons with disability

Innovate and act as a think data tank for advocating for the inclusion of persons with disability.

Apply modern technologies that innovatively includes persons with disability in development programming

Build partnerships between data generation agents/organizations and the people with disability network as well as other development partners and Civil Society Organizations.

Provide and use evidence to advocate for the rights of persons with disability.

Educational additional comments

The candidate may have specialized on Statistics, Demography, Monitoring and Evaluation, Population, Social and Development Studies or other relevant areas.

Experience remark

Knowledge of development challenges, including challenges faced by persons with disabilities, including women and children with disabilities.

Strong analytical ability and capacity to analyse and interpret data.

Ability to drive the disability agenda with government, development partners, service providers, media houses and communities.

Excellent writing skills.

Competent with digital technology.

Proven track record of partnership building and stakeholder engagement with sensitivity to disability issues.

Dynamic interpersonal and communication skills.

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise details

Strategic information and Population and Development

Competencies values

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure

This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.[1]. [1] Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2 UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging their own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of a health insurance plan. National UN Specialist Volunteers in Namibia receive approximately USD 1021 as Monthly Living Allowance. Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) will be eligible for health insurance. For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following: Application procedure Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have a VMAM account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to [email protected] Application deadline: 05 September 2021.

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