Organizational Context & Project Description:
UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women are working together under a five-year (2018-2022) DFID funded Joint Programme (AAWAZ II programme) in Pakistan with focus on children, youth and women through different interventions at the national and provincial levels. UNICEF is both the Administrative and Convening agency for the joint programme.
As a convening Agency, UNICEF is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and liaising with the participating agencies on operational and programmatic matters, and as such, a Programme Management Unit (PMU) was established under the Joint Programme and is hosted by UNICEF. The Unit also provides support to the programme steering committee and the day-to-day administration of the joint programme. In addition, UNICEF further contracted a third party to set up an Alignment, Monitoring and Reporting Unit (AMAR Unit) to align the UN Joint programme and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who are implementing a part, and contributing to the overall AWAZ II Programme.
Under the supervision of the Planning and Monitoring Officer, the national UNV will be responsible for providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in organizing, implementing, executing and monitoring of the UN Joint Programme under AAWAZ II, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
1. Support to the programme development, planning and execution.
a. Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the UNJP to facilitate preparation of reports, and presentations, particularly in regard to the upcoming 2019 Annual Review being organised by DFID
b. Arranges meetings and workshops pertaining to UN Joint Programme and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
i. Assist in making travel arrangements
ii. Assist in preparing and maintaining schedule for Meetings, workshops and reviews
iii. Liaising with partners and provincial offices for logistics and meeting arrangements
iv. Supports in securing security clearance for field travels and UNICEFUNJP guests
2. Support in knowledge management
- Support in documenting meeting minutes, workshop reports and any other UNJP related activities as necessary.
- Compiles and keeps records of information and data pertaining to the UN Joint Programme to facilitate proper planning and monitoring of the programme.
- Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
- Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records.
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 International Volunteer Day);
- 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 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.
- The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Programme Associate to the development, implementation and monitoring of programs/projects facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the respective section, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF’s capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children.
- 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.
Qualifications / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related discipline
- A minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience at the national levels
- Demonstrable experience in administrative support and coordination;
- Understanding of both the methodology and practical application of knowledge management strategies desirable;
- Training / experience in humanitarian principals and knowledge of Pakistan humanitarian context and conflict sensitive approach is highly desirable.
- Fluency in English and Urdu is required.
Conditions of Service:
The duration of your assignment is 06 months with possibility of extension subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of PKR 75,000 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Well-being Differential of 15% (WBD-A) or 30% (WBD-B) of the VLA will apply, paid on a monthly basis, depending on the ICSC classification of the duty station.
Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included as well as resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.