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Project Management Assistant

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Eligibility criteriaCandidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Qualifications/Requirements
Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
  • First level university degree in law, education, psychology, sociology, international development, international relations, community development or other related discipline is required.
Required experience: 12 Months
Experience remark:
  • At least one year of work experience at national or international level with youth, education and human rights issues.
  • Cross-cultural working experience in the field of community-based youth peer support programmes is desired.
  • Ability to research, analyze and present complex information.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English.
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and presenting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution 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 youth development, criminal justice and crime prevention with volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Vocational education and training, and management training, Human rights

Area of expertise details:
First level University degree in law, education, psychology, sociology, international development, international relations, community development or other related discipline is required

Responsibilities

Description of taskWithin the delegated authority and under the supervision of ROEA’s Head of the Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Pillar or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Project Officer will:
  • Support the implementation and expansion of the activities, projects and interventions of the E4J initiative in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Mauritius and other regional Member States;
  • Disseminate and promote E4J materials as well as adapt activities and programmes for continued implementation within the COVID-19 regulations and context, including for the engagement with, participation in and adoption of the E4J initiative within institutions and at policy level;
  • Monitor, evaluate, report on and provide impact assessments of the E4J initiative within Member States of Eastern Africa;
  • Provide assistance for thecoordination of projects under the UNODC ROEA youth programme in addition to developing and adapting programme interventions in response to COVID-19;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc., relating to criminal justice issues in Eastern Africa;
  • Provide administrative, coordination and substantive support to the Regional Youth Programme in regard to the consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., incl. proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.;
  • Support the Regional Youth Programme in field missions in Eastern Africa as well as participate in country-based and regional missions, including through the provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and the drafting of mission summaries;
  • Build networks and relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and report on the activities these stakeholders are implementing in the area of criminal justice and crime prevention;
  • Work closely with the UNV Programme Office in implementing its identified project activities within the region;
  • Perform any other task related to support the Regional Youth Programme;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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