Wednesday, May 1, 2024

New Volunteering Opportunities UNRCO at UNV Programme

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Jobs in Tanzania 2024: New Volunteering  Opportunities at UNDP Tanzania 2024


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UN Coordination Associate
United Republic of Tanzania
Description of assignment title UN Coordination Associate
Assignment country United Republic of Tanzania
Expected start date 01/06/2024
Sustainable Development Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth
Volunteer category National UN Volunteer Specialist
Host entity UNRCO
Type Onsite
Duration 6 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments 1
Duty stations Zanzibar

Mission and objectives
The UN Resident Coordinator is the representative of the UN Secretary-General in Tanzania and is responsible for coordinating the work of the UN Tanzania Country Team (UNCT) which consists of 23 UN Agencies.

The UN sub-office in Zanzibar is the designated office of the Resident Coordinator in Tanzania in support of development operations in Zanzibar and is expected to facilitate the UN system country-level operational activities towards a more integrated working model that can better support SDG achievement, with greater accountability and impartiality. Zanzibar’s development challenges, akin to SIDS, are related to but distinct from the mainland; and development and policy coordination between the two remains ongoing issue.

To this effect the sub-office will be contributing towards increasing UN coherence, effectiveness, accountability, relevance, and impact in Zanzibar in three specific areas a) Coordination and Coherence among UN agencies and development partners, government, CSO and private sector in Zanzibar; b) Coordination of programmatic interventions in Zanzibar; and c) Operational coordination of UN support in Zanzibar.

UN support is articulated in the UNSDCF (2022-2027) which outlines a coherent plan of action and enables a coordinated UN response to contribute more efficiently and effectively to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2021-2026 Zanzibar Development Plan (ZADEP), and to meet the objectives of Zanzibar Development Vision 2050 (ZDV 2050). The UNSDCF sup- ports this national vision through four strategic priority areas (outcomes) that are inter-related and mutually reinforcing. To achieve these outcomes, the UN uses functional outputs to further establish multisectoral linkages within and across outcomes.

The Resident Coordinator’s sub office in Zanzibar will support government counterparts and engage the UN system in implementation of the UNSDCF (2022- 2027) particularly through the development of Joint programs in the areas of UN comparative advantage. In support of the efforts of the sub-office, there will be a need for a coordination associate to ensure the smooth functioning and full sup- port of the sub-office. The NUNV specialist will report directly to the UN Area Co- Ordinator and will respond to the needs of the Zanzibar liaison officers group. In addition, He/she will closely collaborate with UNCG, communication focal point for Zanzibar.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of UN Area Coordinator (UNAC) and in collaboration with member of ZLO, the NUNV Coordination Associate will undertake the following tasks:
1.Provide advice and insight to the lead agencies in the Zanzibar JP in their coordination of respective theme and provide the overall coordination to the JP including synergies between themes.
2.Consolidate input from 23 UN agencies that support Zanzibar and prepare reports for the Chairs of the joint IMTC-UNCT meetings on overall UN support to Zanzibar to reflect implementation challenges and opportunities and joint results achieved in Zanzibar.
3.Facilitate HQ and regional levels missions to Zanzibar on behalf of the UN system in Tanzania.
4.Using media and existing publications provide brief highlights of the changing political context in Zanzibar.
5.Facilitate meetings with key government stakeholders from central government including President’s office finance and planning, Zanzibar planning commission, Office of the chief statistician (OCGS) and Department of Foreign affairs and East African corporation and take minutes of the meetings.
6.Using UNSDCF annual report and UNINFO analysis, synthesize UN annual achievements and financing in Zanzibar including input from the UN area program.
7.Support the development of thematic fact sheets with information of basic data for each sector, and periodically update this information. Jointly with the UNCG focal point provide information that will feed into the SDG status analysis for Zanzibar.
8.Undertake a stakeholder analysis to compile all implementing partners of the UN system, media houses, private sector, and youth serving groups in Zanzibar.
9.Support the UN in Zanzibar and liaise with UNDSS to provide staff security and safety especially pre and post elections.
10.Activate the UN Area Security plan by ensuring wardens and respective personnel is informed of staff whereabouts in the event of an emergency.
11.Perform any other duties as required by the UNAC. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: •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 IVD). •Be 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, including participation in ongoing reflection activities.
•Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases etc.
•Assist with the UNV Buddy Program 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.

Eligibility criteria
Age 27 - 80
Nationality Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
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Required experience
•3 years of experience in Social Sciences, Community Development, Communication or any other related field. Prior experience in international organizations preferred. Knowledge of the SDGs is an added advantage.
•Experience with organizing and coordinating meetings, conferences and events.
•Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.
•Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, teamwork, self- motivated.
•Excellent writing and communication skills.
•Fluent in both verbal and written English and Kiswahili.
•Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
•Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

Area(s) of expertise
Communication, Community development, Social work

Driving license
English, Level: Fluent, Required Swahili, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Community Development, Communication or any other related field.

Competencies and values
•Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client oriented. •Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulation. •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 concur- rent projects/activities. •Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. •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 inter- locutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; •Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary. •Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment to- wards the UN core values.

Other information
Living conditions and remarks

The volunteer will be expected to live in Unguja, Zanzibar. His/her duties and responsibilities entail travelling between and within the assigned district/s in the programme area.

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy
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