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UNDP-UNV - JPO, Programme Analyst,Volunteerism Policy, VASS,

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I. Position Information

Title: Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Programme Analyst, Volunteerism Policy

Main sector of assignment: Sustainable human development and SDGs; Plan of Action for
integrating volunteering into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Agency: UNV – United Nations Volunteers

Department: Volunteer Advisory Services (VASS)

Country and Duty Station: Bonn, Germany

Duty Station Status: Family Duty Station

Duration and Type of Assignment: 2 years with possible extension for another year

Please note that for participants of the JPO-Programme two years work experience are mandatory! Relevant internships are counted if they are remunerated.

II. Job Purpose and Organizational Context
UNV’s Volunteer Advisory Services Section (VASS) makes the case for the integration of volunteerism into peace and development. VASS supports generation of research and evidence, and documents and exchanges knowledge to inform policy and practice on how volunteerism can contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. VASS also provides technical advisory services to UN member states on volunteer policies, legislation and schemes for volunteering for development. VASS works with member states, civil society (especially Volunteer Involving Organizations), academia and the private sector as well as with other UN entities. VASS hosts the Plan of Action Secretariat.

The Plan of Action was adopted in 2015 following the request by the General Assembly in their 2012 UN General Assembly (GA) Resolution on Integrating Volunteering in the next decade (A/RES/67/138), which requested "the Secretary-General to [present] a plan of action to be developed by the United Nations Volunteers programme to integrate volunteering in peace and development in the next decade and beyond[...].” The Plan of Action identifies UNV as the “entity to support the plan of action, and expects the programme to coordinate the work to consolidate and disseminate good practices and lessons learned, promote successful volunteer actions and ensure that the differentiated impact of volunteers on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is documented as part of regular national policy, planning and implementation practices.

The Plan of Action identifies the following three strategic objectives as key elements of promoting and integrating volunteerism in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  1. Strengthen people’s ownership of the development agenda through enhanced civic engagement and enabling environments for citizen action;
  2. Integrate volunteerism into national and global implementation strategies for the post-2015 agenda;
  3. Measure volunteerism to contribute to a holistic understanding of the engagement of people and their well-being, as well as to be part of the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under the Plan of Action, a global technical meeting is envisaged in July 2020 back to back with the UN High Level Political Forum. The global technical meeting will be informed by five Regional Preparatory Meetings held under the auspices of the five UN Regional Commissions as well as the 2019 High Level Political Forum.

UNV’s Volunteer Advisory Services Section hosts the Plan of Action Secretariat, which is headed by the Plan of Action Project Coordination Specialist. Reporting to the Project Coordination Specialist, Plan of Action, the Programme Analyst is responsible for the coordination of the preparatory work for the Regional Meetings and planning for the Global Technical Meeting on Volunteerism in 2020.


III. Supervision
Title of Supervisor: Project Coordination Specialist, Plan of Action

Content and methodology of supervision:
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

  • Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO;
  • Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results;
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment;
  • Easy access to the supervisor;
  • Participation in team meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness;
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise;
  • Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD).


III. Duties and Responsibilities and Output expectations
YEAR 1:

1. Support the organization of and follow up on the Preparatory Meetings for the Plan of Action (40%)

  • Contribute to the development of relevant meeting materials, including draft agendas, session outlines and background materials, ensuring buy in from relevant actors;
  • Contribute to the development of communication and outreach materials and establish an effective mechanism to share them on behalf of the Plan of Action Secretariat;
  • Represent UNV in working groups as appropriate;
  • Conduct outreach to facilitate broad participation of different stakeholders, especially UN Member States and civil society from the global South.

2. Support the reporting on the Plan of Action (25%)

  • Support the production of relevant reports under the Plan of Action, including regional and global synthesis reports in coordination with the UNV Regional Offices and other relevant sections at HQ;
  • Ensure consistency in format, style and language between the reports;
  • Develop summaries and presentation materials emanating from the reports for presentation at various volunteerism-related fora;
  • Summarize main messages from the Regional Synthesis Reports and other reports produced by stakeholders, including volunteer involving organizations (VIOs) and academia, as an input to the 2019 High Level Political Forum.

3. Contribute to broadening participation in the Plan of Action through outreach to civil society and volunteer involving organizations and coalitions (20%)

  • Identify and liaise with civil society and volunteer involving organizations and coalitions especially those from the global South to ensure their participation in the implementation of the Plan of Action;
  • Participate in relevant VIO-led working groups and regional and global events as appropriate;
  • Develop case studies on best practices and lessons learnt from civil society and volunteer involving organizations and coalitions on their contributions to the implementation of the Plan of Action.

4. Support the analysis of the 2019 Voluntary National Reviews (15%)

  • Analyze the 2019 Voluntary National Reviews presented at the 2019 High Level Political Forum;
  • Synthesize lessons learned and best practices on volunteerism’s contributions to the SDGs;
  • Develop content for advocacy materials such as infographics and video based on key findings.

YEAR 2:

5. Support the organization and conduction of the 2020 Global Technical Meeting on
Volunteerism (40%)

  • Provide support to planning and organizational aspects of the Global Technical Meeting in 2020 (GTM2020), including the organization of Steering Committee and Working Group meetings;
  • Identify participants, including potential speakers and panel members;
  • Conduct outreach to promote the GTM2020 and act as focal point for communications related to the organization of the GTM2020
  • Liaise with other sections at UNV, including Executive Office, New York Office and External Relations and Communications Section, on the actual organization of the GTM2020;
  • Coordinate follow-ups based on the outcomes of the GTM2020.

6. Contribute to the documentation and knowledge management for the GTM2020 (30%)

  • Support the production of the global synthesis report to be presented at the GTM2020;
  • Liaise with the UNV Regional Offices for balanced representation of content among regions;
  • Facilitate development of summary documentation of good practices, lessons learnt and knowledge gaps following the GTM2020;

7. Facilitate stakeholder engagement for the GTM2020 (20%)

  • Assist in stakeholder engagement, ensuring diversity, inclusion and representation of a wide range of stakeholders in the GTM2020 with a particular focus on civil society;
  • Liaise with GTM2020 speakers, panel members, presenters to provide guidance when designing sessions, methodologies and key messages;
  • Collaborate with the UNV Regional Offices, VIOs to disseminate information on the GTM2020;
  • Support the establishment of a global community of practice on volunteering following the GTM2020.

8. Support the analysis of the 2020 Voluntary National Reviews (10%)

  • Analyze the 2020 Voluntary National Reviews presented at the 2020 High Level Political Forum;
  • Synthesize lessons learned and best practices on volunteerism’s contributions to the SDGs;
  • Develop content for advocacy materials such as infographics and video based on key findings.

IV. Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

Core

 

Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and
excellence in others

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate
independent analysis

Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of
products or services

Technical/Functional

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Knowledge of the Sustainable  development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or
practical situations

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Intergovernmental Institutions
Knowledge of intergovernmental bodies, including respective mandates and ways of working

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledgewith demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Relationship Management and Partnerships Ability to engage with other agencies / parties

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Results-based Management
Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and
demonstrable results

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Management
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, political sciences, development or related field.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in international organizations and/or in a development setting;
  • Experience in coordination and multi-stakeholder processes is an advantage;
  • Experience in writing reports and organizing large scale conferences is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English;
  • Proficiency in another official UN language, especially French or Arabic, is an asset.

Other desirable education, languages and work experience:

  • Previous experience on working on SDG policy issues is an advantage;
  • Sound drafting and communications skills.


VI. Training and Learning
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:

  • Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA)
  • Other training and learning opportunities

Upon completion of the assignment, the JPO will:

  • Have gained practical experience of high level familiar and large scale UN led inter-governmental processes involving member states and different UN entities;
  • Have developed knowledge, policy development and writing skills on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Volunteerism

VII. Background Information

Information on the receiving office:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide and has its headquarters in Bonn-Germany. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity

Living conditions at the Duty Station:
Bonn is situated on the north-west region of Germany, with easy connections to the main cities of Europe. Climate and weather: Temperate weather dominates in winter, with little snow and few days of frost. Summers are continental, with an average temperature in July of over 18° C; there are a number of hot days (33 grades). Average annual rain precipitation: 669 mm. Population as at December 2017: 327,919 inhabitants. The Cologne/Bonn airport is around 20 minutes away from Bonn center by car. Buses run every 20 minutes. Taxis will normally collect around EUR 35 from the center of Bonn to the airport. There is a good and reliable net of public transportation (buses, underground and trains). A large variety of tickets offer different reduced fare possibilities. Bonn has excellent roads and cycling paths. Housing: The local newspapers, especially the weekend and Wednesday editions, are a good source for house searching. There is a wide range of German schools, one international school and one French school at the primary level. For more information, please visit http://www.bonn-international.org/

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Stichwort: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

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Administration, management, Economic and employment promotion, Other specialisations, Sonstige Fachgebiete, Verwaltung/Management, Wasser-/Abfallwirtschaft/Umwelt/Ressourcen, Water and waste management, environment, resources, Wirtschafts-/Beschäftigungsförderung

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