Talent Outreach Officer
Application deadline 4 months ago: Thursday 4 May 2023 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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 UNV Field Unit (FU) is responsible for mobilization, recruitment and placement of UN Volunteers in UN Agencies, Government, Civil Society Organisations and the Private Sector. The UNV Field Unit represents and positions the UNV Programme in-country and brings UNV’s services and volunteer solutions closer to cooperating partners. The UNV FU is further responsible for everyday management of serving volunteers.
The Talent Outreach Officer will support the Country Coordinator in developing and implementing a targeted innovative and creative outreach and sourcing initiative (s) to recruit diverse talent in the North of Mozambique, in partnership with various stakeholders - internal (UN) and external (Government, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, etc.). Additionally, the Talent Outreach Officer will develop and implement outreach campaigns to identify and attract diverse candidates to register in the UNV- Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP) in support of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) goals to achieve the UNSDCF 2022-26 delivery and other key initiatives and equitable geographic distribution and gender parity in Mozambique.
Under the direct supervision of the UNV Country Coordinator, the Talent Outreach Officer will perform the following tasks:
- Outreach and Talent Acquisition
• Develop and implement an outreach and sourcing plan to recruit diverse talent from the North of Mozambique.
• Develop and implement outreach campaigns to stakeholders to increase visibility of the UNV programme in the North to attract potential candidates to register in UNV talent pool through the Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP).
• Prepare outreach information and promotional materials, conduct outreach events (face- to face, virtual - webinars/seminars) with local institutions (local government - Districts, Academia (universities, technical institutions)) professional networks, religious organizations, local community-based organizations, and other.
• Identify and conduct research on various platforms such as job/volunteer websites, professional networks/career platforms, etc., in the country, collate and document information on where and how to share/post volunteer opportunities to promote/advertises volunteer assignments.
• Assess needs of UN partners for UN Volunteers in the northern provinces and create a fit-gap analysis between demand for and supply of specific profiles for the national talent pool.
• Generate targeted calls for applications to strengthen the National Talent Pool in areas in demand by the UNCT with an objective of engaging Mozambique nationals as UN Volunteers within and outside country.
• Build and maintain reports and dashboards; monitor and provide regular reports on talent outreach activities and national talent pool.
2. Registering in Talent Pool and Orienting
• Build a national talent pool based on a fit-gap analysis between demand and supply targeting qualified candidates in the North and other provinces to increase the diversity of the UNV roster. • Sensitize and conduct training on how to and assist potential candidates in the northern provinces to register in UVP.
• Using the UN presence in the North, engage UN partners to provide access to computers and internet through their field offices in Pemba, Nampula and Beira for interested candidates to register in UVP. • Review data in the national talent pool and ensure registered candidates have fully completed profiles in UVP.
• Reach out to candidates with incomplete profiles, provide advice and/or guide candidates to update or fully complete profiles/registration process in UVP. • Regularly review the National Talent Pool and provide suggestions for talent outreach partners and channels that can support the attraction of high-quality profiles available at the disposal of UN partners in Mozambique. • Participate in field missions to the Provinces of Nampula and Niassa to promote UNV programme, engage potential candidates and support registration in the talent pool.
- Support to volunteer mobilization and management, and partnership building:
• Assist the Partnership and Volunteer Mobilization Officer in visibility activities and promotion of UNV programme to potential candidates. . • Contribute to volunteer mobilization through sensitizing potential candidates and registration of candidates to strengthen the National Talent Pool in areas in demand by the UNCT. • Assist in planning and coordinating UNV events in the Northern Provinces– IVD, UNV Retreats, innovative initiatives and any other activities which promote volunteerism and celebrate strengths and contributions of volunteers.
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.
• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNV; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNV procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNV in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNV mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
Data base management/administration and/or human resources management., Good knowledge of talent management systems, and the use of databases/rosters Experience and knowledge of sourcing techniques, including social media. Good understanding and implementation of recruiting analytics Previous experience in designing outreach materials and conduct outreach events using various methods Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trust-based relationships with colleagues at all levels and with partners. Ability to work in a multicultural team with sensitivity, high sense of confidentiality and respect for diversity. Strong client orientation approach, as well as diplomatic skills. Excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to provide quality and timely support and services. Strong analytical capability with ability to look for weaknesses in processes and to propose improvements. Good IT skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Mozambique has a total population of about 29 million people and is located on the southeast coast of Africa. To the East, is the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia is to the north, to the west is Zimbabwe and South Africa and to the South, Swaziland and South Africa. The total area of Mozambique is 799 380 Km square from North to South. It is tropical hot and humid. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. https://www.unv.org/