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PLEASE REFER TO THE DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT FOR DETAILED INFORMATION: http://bit.ly/2KOIOML
Country of Assignment: Congo, Democratic Republic
Host Institute: UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC
Volunteer Category: International Specialist
Number of Volunteer: 3
Duration: until 31-12-2019
Possibility of Extension: Yes
Expected Starting Date: Immediate
Duty Station: Goma [COD], Butembo [COD], Beni [COD]
Assignment Place: Non-Family Duty station
Assignment Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Organizational Context & Project Description
With the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) entering its tenth month and the number of new cases continuing to rise, the Secretary-General announced measures to strengthen the United Nations efforts to support the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response including specifically to address the complex political and security environment within which the response was operating. Therefore, on 23 May, the Secretary-General established a strengthened coordination and support mechanism.
He designated an Assistant Secretary-General as Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator (EERC), to oversee the coordination of international support for the Ebola response and to ensure that an enabling environment—particularly security and political—is in place to allow the Ebola response to be even more effective.
Within the overall Ebola response, the EERC will be responsible for: i) the coordination of international support; ii) ensuring coherence in the United Nations system support to the Ebola response; and iii) leading the implementation of pillars two and three of the UN system scale-up strategy. This UNV assignment will be an integral part of the Office of the EERC based in Goma/Butembo/Beni and will be responsible for supporting the Field Coordination structure in those locations. The UNV will work under the supervisor of the P4/P5 Field Coordination Officer.
The volunteer will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks in support of the P4/P5 Field Coordination Officer:
Partnerships, Planning and Programming:
- Assist with conducting regular coordination meetings, including the sub national Emergency Ebola Response Team weekly meeting where applicable, to ensure the UN Scale Up strategy is being implemented in the area of responsibility (AoR).
- Assist with tasks related specifically to pillar 2 (strengthened political engagement, security and operations support) and pillar 3 (strengthened support to communities affected by Ebola) in the AoR
- Lead ad hoc coordination meetings to trouble shoot key issues to enable the Ebola response as requested, in particular challenges linked to the broader enabling environment and security/political issues
- Liaise with staff at the working level from the government, UN Country Team, NGOs, donors and other partners towards identifying, consolidating and responding to inquiries pertaining to the office of the EERC.
- Conducts on-site field visits to gather information and identify areas for improved coordination, community engagement and political outreach.
- Monitor and evaluate actions implemented through the coordination frameworks, prepare position papers, talking points, and track and record policy related decisions.
Analysis, Advice and Reporting:
- Identify and analyse issues and develop inputs to strategies, policies and other measures under the guidance of the Field Coordination Officer for a coherent UN approach, as well as for coordination with other partners, designed to achieve common objectives between all actors in the response;
- Formulates recommendations and drafts documents to assist the Field Coordination Officer to develop, implement, and monitor strategies to maximise the individual and collective impact of the UN’s response to the Ebola outbreak;
- Prepare summary and analytical documents, including situation reports, background notes, options papers, code cables and input for reports of the Secretary-General, in coordination with relevant Mission components.
- Formulate and consolidate periodic reports of Mission and UN common planning and coordination processes and identify constraints to implementation of UN wide strategies.
Information Management and Communication:
- Ensure, together with WHO, OCHA and other stakeholders, that an effective system of information management is designed to guarantee accessibility and utility of information on planning and coordination as well as system wide policies, guidance and best practice;
- Facilitate the flow of information between the UN components and partners on the ground in Butembo with the EERC and Senior UN coordinator;
- Support the Strategic Communications unit of the EERC to develop messages on coordination and in relation to the response on the ground;
- When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
- Any other related duties as may be required.
- Effective coordination between the EERC office, UN agencies, INGOs, civil society, MONUSCO and political actors;
- EERC Coordination activities are adequately planned, implemented and coordinated at the Butembo level;
- Progress reports on EERC activities are submitted on time and well structured;
- The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs) and national journalists;
- Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
- A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed;
- The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
In sciences, public administration, public health, business administration, engineering or relevant discipline with a strong logistics component.
Required experience: 36 months
At least 3 years of experience in the humanitarian domain, in particular in the in developing countries, the experience acquired in the field of multilateral or international missions being privileged.
- English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
- AND – French (Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of Expertise:
- Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation Mandatory
- Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations Mandatory
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