Volunteer Initiative Coordinator

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

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 1 year
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 13, 2021

Job Description

The overall objective of the work is to provide technical assistance and support for the UNICEF volunteer initiative in Nepal, especially for management of the existing 1,200 plus volunteers on our roster. Immediate work includes the mobilization of 50 volunteers for the Child Protection Section in conducting protection monitoring for Province 1, Bagmati, and Gandaki which has recently initiated jointly with the Communication section. Under the direct supervision of volunteer initiative foal point in Communication section, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

A. Tasks for management of UNICEF volunteers

  • Help manage the volunteer database and engage volunteers to keep them informed with UNICEF’s work and knowledge related to our mandate;
  • Support coordinating with sections and youth focal points to link relevant programmes and initiatives where volunteers can be integrated;
  • Plan communication and visibility activities to promote volunteerism;
  • Assist in communication with regional and headquarter team for inquiries and progress reporting on volunteer initiative;
  • Document volunteer initiatives and achievements for UNICEF Nepal’s digital media platforms;
  • Develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation document to ensure smooth data collection for various end-of-year reporting requirements.

B. Tasks for management of protection monitoring volunteers:

In addition to the objectives indicated in A, the UNV will be expected to work on the following to support the protection monitoring work with Child Protection section.

  • Support in establishing the recruitment cycle for the protection monitoring volunteers including process improvement;
  • Providing support to engage volunteers to ensure data quality is up to standard and organize regular meetings;
  • Help coordinate and provide support to the Child Protection section for execution of volunteer work;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

C. Tasks as National UNV:

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.

Required Qualification & Experience

Eligibility criteria

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Required degree level

Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

  • Academic; University degree in social/behavioral sciences (communication, marketing, public health), international relations or in a related technical field is preferable.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in international development, community engagement, child protection.

Required experience
12 Months
Experience remark

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in international development, community engagement, child protection.
  • Data management, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects related to advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and partnerships, including experience of engaging internal and external stakeholders will be highly valued.
  • Experience in drafting concept notes, virtual webinars, and public speaking is preferable.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Good computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Nepalese(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise

  • Database design, administration and maintenance

Area of expertise details

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in international development, community engagement, child protection.
  • Data management, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects related to advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and partnerships, including experience of engaging internal and external stakeholders will be highly valued.
  • Experience in drafting concept notes, virtual webinars, and public speaking is preferable.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Good computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

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Competencies values

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

How to Apply

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 16-08-2021.

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