SDG Support Officer

UN Volunteer

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.

Job Information

  • icon
    Duty Station Kathmandu
  • icon
    Type of Appointment Contract
  • icon
    No. of Openings 1 opening
  • icon
    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
  • icon
    Job Level : Mid-Level
  • icon
    Job Experience : 2 + Years
  • icon
    Job Category Programme Management,UN | United Nations
  • icon
    Job Qualification : Master
  • icon
    Posted Date : Jul 06, 2021

Job Description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of RCO and the Sustainable Peace and Development Advisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and UN Country Team in their efforts to promote, localize and implement the SDGs in Nepal; Ensure efficient exchange of information and planning of joint UN activities that support the SDGs achievement in Nepal;
  • Support the coordination on SDG-related work and joint programmes among UN agencies/inter-agency working groups; Conduct research, collect, analyse and compile findings on progress and constraints in achieving the SDGs in Nepal;
  • Support the preparation of periodic analytical updates on SDGs through monitoring and reporting to the UN Country Team; Provide secretariat support to the SDG Working Group;
  • Review publications and findings on actions on the SDGs relevant for the UN Country Team in Nepal; Support the efforts of the UN Communications Group in raising awareness about the UN’s work on SDGs by contributing to the development of outreach materials as well as planning and implementation of awareness raising campaigns, roadshows, etc.;
  • Coordinate with the UN Communications Group on all SDG-related communications and advocacy initiatives of the UN Country; Systematically include and mainstream gender and social inclusion parameters in all initiatives and activities; and Prepare briefing notes and talking points on SDGs to the Resident Coordinator and UN Country Team.

Required Qualification & Experience

Required degree level

Master degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. social or political sciences, international relations, development studies, economics, public administration; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Required experience

24 Months

Experience remark

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in international development cooperation, or human rights, or other relevant programmes; experience with international organization in the area of sustainable development goals is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Work experience in the region is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise

Other development programme/project experience

Driving license

Competencies values

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

How to Apply

This assignment is funded by the Government of Norway, therefore only Norwegian nationals are eligible to apply. Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. You may apply to a maximum of three assignments per advertisement and indicate your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile. Application deadline: 2 August 2021.

Selection process Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entity between 19 August and 17 September. Usually these interviews are competency-based. COVID-19: In case of travel restrictions, assignments may start remotely or start dates may be postponed.