Volunteering Development Consultant
Application deadline 4 months ago: Wednesday 14 Sep 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF’s office is accessible to a certain extent, and employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that are needed for ensuring equitable working conditions.
UNICEF’s office in Serbia is dedicated to building a community of committed volunteer supporters who will join in reducing stigmatization, inequalities, discrimination towards children, families, and communities, marginalized due to disabilities, sociocultural background, or minorities, in a variety of ways: participating in service activities, organizing events, speaking in their communities, advocating with governments, and fundraising, all on behalf of children.
UNICEF Serbia prioritizes efforts to expand opportunities for adolescents and youth to meaningfully participate in their communities and the processes that affect them. One of the most important forms of youth active engagement and participation towards the society and the community is volunteerism and volunteer engagement. The Youth and Adolescent Development Program of UNICEF in Serbia has been actively engaged in networking of volunteer organizations, strengthening their capacities, but also influencing the change of the public attitude towards volunteerism, which has resulted with 25 organisations connected through the online platform ‘Volonteri na mreži’ with 1700 volunteers actively engaged. Having in mind that Ministry of Youth and Sports has 1763 organisations registered, there is a need to support more organisations and communities to start to engage volunteers to provide benefit to community they live in.
Work assignment overview:
UNICEF is seeking a contractor to work on the development of the programs on volunteering within the UNICEF country office across sectors, while leveraging of domestic resources, facilitating networking of stakeholders from all sectors and their recognition of UNICEF coordinated platform and efforts.
The volunteering contractor will be responsible for: inclusive volunteer gender sensitive planning and programming, active outreach to organisations and volunteers from less included groups, application of new channels for communication with organisations who work with youth from less represented areas and groups, monitoring of the volunteering program implementation, partnership establishment and monitoring, managing suppliers for the volunteering platform, participating in organising advocacy events with national and local self-governments to achieve results for adolescents and young people in Serbia, promoting volunteering program and benefit that volunteers can provide for the society.
Duration of the assignment: October 2022 – February 2024 (full-time, office-based)
Tasks will include:
- Planning and programming
- Volunteer programme implementation, including volunteering platform usage and management
- Disseminating results and attracting new partners
- Contributing to program activities targeted to vulnerable groups, including migrants and refugees
- Supporting youth participation, engagement and advocacy
- Innovation and partnership
- Minimum high school diploma is required.
- At least 5 years of work experience in the relevant field (preferably youth participation program and policy issues - design, evaluation, monitoring and evaluation, youth engagement, innovation, social innovation or entrepreneurship, communication, multi-stakeholder engagement including private sector, and managing relations with those stakeholders who support ecosystem engagement).
- Experience in deploying digital platforms, tools and approaches.
- Excellent understanding of policy, institutional and legal frameworks in the Republic of Serbia.
- Experience in working with national and international stakeholders (civil society, public administration, social partners, local organizations, etc.).
- Knowledge of children's rights, gender issues, children's and youth participation is an advantage.
- Excellent knowledge of Serbian and English.
- Good analytical skills, writing and reporting.
- Excellent communication skills.
How to apply:
The application must include a financial proposal in RSD as a separate document, providing the following information:
- Daily rate (all costs included, e.g. health insurance, pension, usage of mobile phone),
- Daily travel allowance for an overnight stay in Serbia (including accommodation),
- Transportation costs per km (for travel within Serbia).
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
For every child, you must demonstrate UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments will also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.