Fresher UN Programme Analyst Job Opportunities – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Portfolio Manager/Specialist
Grade: NOB
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’
global development network.  UNDP advocates for change and connects
countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better
life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing
countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least
developed countries.
Job Summary: The UNV
Programme Analyst leads and manages the UNV Field Unit. She/he is responsible
for effective strategic planning, leading to mobilization and placement of UN
Volunteers, select administrative/operational support to volunteers, and
advocacy and positioning of UNV interests in the country, in line with UNV’s
Strategic Framework.  The UNV Programme
Analyst builds and maintains relationships with main partners, and effectively
coordinates with the Regional Office and HQ organizational units, on volunteer
mobilization, programme implementation, and provision of substantive inputs and
facilitation of corporate initiatives. The main responsibility of the Programme
Analyst is to increase volunteer volume in-country through these programmatic
and partnership functions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
UN Volunteer mobilization and management
  • Work closely with UN agencies in the
    country to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the
    added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the
    achievement of their respective mandates;
  • Maintain business intelligence on UN
    agencies, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with
    the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the
    assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the
  • Identify volunteer placement opportunities
    and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the
    objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence,
    including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment,
    with partner agencies and other partners;
  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN
    Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend personal
    support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;
  • Work closely with the Field Security
    Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a
    detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
  • Monitor the well-being and performance of
    serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits to their duty stations
    and discussions with their supervisors and counterparts;
  • Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’
    entitlements as delegated, authorized, or needed;
  • Provide overall management and
    administrative support to UN Volunteers and;
  • In the event where no UNV Programme
    Assistant/Associate is present, support the recruitment of national and
    international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for
    placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the country in line
    with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant
    organizational units.
Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integration
  • Lead UNVs’ field efforts as the
    representative of the organization in the country, ensuring key results
    and delivery of the Strategic Framework and the Sustainable Development
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective
    outreach and relationships, including the formalization of partnerships
    and other exchanges of confidence such as inclusion in the United Nations
    Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), as well as with government, UN
    agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development
  • Participate in UN thematic forces, UN-led
    assessments, Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings, post-conflict needs
    assessments, UNDAF planning processes, technical missions and funding
    appeals to identify opportunities for volunteerism and volunteer
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective
    outreach and relationships with local civil society organizations,
    prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led
    sustainable development in the country;
  • Encourage national and local actors to
    establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism
    for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and
  • Strengthen and determine business
    intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and
    shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and
    conduct country scans as input for corporate planning processes;
  • Work in close coordination with the
    Regional Office and the Communications Section at headquarters, prepare,
    disseminate and present country-specific promotional information on the
    mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;
  • Coordinate activities and plan events, in
    collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized
    international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day
  • Encourage and monitor serving UN
    Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for
    volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting
    volunteerism; and
  • Support, in the case of UNV-funded
    projects UNV programmatic engagement.
  • Develop and manage the implementation of
    the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on
    UNV support funds and budget;
  • Lead the UNV country-presence to ensure
    coordinated and effective delivery of services as well as enable a
    supportive and collaborative work environment;
  • Manage any UNV assigned personnel within
    the FU including supervision, performance assessment and capacity
    development; and
  • Establish and monitor implementation of
    the FU’s annual work plan and set performance indicators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN Volunteers Programme Analyst career opportunity should a Master’s
    degree in social sciences, international development, project management,
    public/business administration or related fields.
  • Two years of relevant work experience
    preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;
  • Work experience with the United Nations is
    an asset;
  • Previous experience in a civil society setting
    and/or as a volunteer with volunteer management and/or promotion of
    volunteerism is a distinct advantage.
Personal Competencies:
Core Competences:
  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful
    ideas work – Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention
  • Leadership:  Ability to persuade others to
    follow  – Generates commitment,
    excitement and excellence in others
  • People Management: Ability to improve
    performance and satisfaction – Models independent thinking and action
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt,
    persuade and transform – Synthesizes information to communicate
    independent analysis
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while
    exercising good judgement – Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery
    of products or services
Technical/Functional Competencies:
  • Sustainable Development: Knowledge
    of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability
    to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic,
    social and environmental dimensions – Contributes skills and knowledge
    with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous
    improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ability
    to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development – Contributes
    skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and
    continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Development Planning and Monitoring: Ability
    to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level
    and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations –
    Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance
    innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Relationship Management: Ability
    to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties,
    inter-agency coordination and forge productive working relationships –
    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 – Contributes skills and knowledge
    with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement,
    in professional area of expertise
  • Project Management:  Ability to plan, organize,
    motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve
    specific goals. Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability
    to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of
  • Knowledge Management: Ability
    to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
    Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance
    innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more
candidates from this announcement.  We may also retain applications and
consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United
Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and
educational requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Volunteers, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor
to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 21st March 2018
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