Entry Level UN Project Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organisation: United
Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
UNDP Programme Specialist on Displacement
About US:
The United Nations
Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to
support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace
and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the
individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating
for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into
development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. In most cultures
volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of
sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take
part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace
together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities. In all
assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and
conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich
their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge
between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the
time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
Job Summary:  The Project Associate – Rule of Law, access to
justice and human rights for Refugees will specifically focus on the
coordination and implementation of UNDP rule of law, human rights and access to
justice within the Refugee response
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the design, management and implementation of UNDP Refugee
    and Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Human Rights interventions;
  • Assist with the mainstreaming of Refugees into the UNDP Rule of Law
    and Constitutional Democracy
  • Contribute technical inputs to programming, project planning,
    implementation and monitoring, including drafting of relevant
    documentation, work plans, monitoring frameworks, analytical reports,
    briefs, presentations and other reporting requirements;
  • Support the establishment of a monitoring system to track progress
    on program results and indicators;
  • Provide research support on refugee and the rule of law, human
    rights and access to justice and contribute to outputs such as thematic
    reports and assessment reports; Draft issue papers and short policy
  • Support the review of best practices, lessons learnt, experiences
    and stories on refugee and the rule of law, human rights and access to
  • Contribute to the identification capacity-building needs of partners
    and national/local institutions and support the coordination and
    implementation of technical assistance, mentoring, and training and
    capacity building initiatives;
  • Support the coordination of interventions with community and local
    authorities – including civil society, courts, prosecutors, police, legal
    practitioners, and administration;
  • Support UNDP participation in inter-agency protection meetings and
    provide timely and relevant technical and operational information and
  • Promote coordination and collaboration with SIDA operations
    (technical cooperation etc.) through information sharing;
  • Perform other tasks as required by operational priorities
  • 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- Provide annual and end of assignment
    reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s
    Volunteer Reporting Application- 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.
Key Results/Expected Outputs:
  • Strengthened coordination of UNDP contribution within the Uganda
    Refugee Response Plan, in the area of Rule of Law, Access to Justice and
    Human Rights;
  • Strengthened implementation of UNDP Rule of Law, Access to Justice
    and Human Rights interventions dedicated to Refugees population ;
  • Developed evidence-based research, knowledge management and learning
    products in the area of Refugees and the Rule of Law, Access to Justice
    and Human Rights
  • Enhanced cooperation with SIDA;
  • 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);

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Project
    Associate – Rule of Law, access to justice and human rights for Refugees
    job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Law, Human Rights Law
    and Political Science or related field
  • At least 12 months of working experience
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in legal
    research, analysis and advocacy in the practice areas of rule of law,
    access to justice and human rights.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another
    culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly
  • Proficient in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • Other development programme/project experience
  • Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection
    on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time
    management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such
    as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.
  • Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills;
    multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress
  • Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic
    responsibility; and engagement and active participation.
  • Language Skills: English
    (Mandatory) and  Swedish (Mandatory)

Competencies & Values
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Empowering Others
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Working in Teams
How to Apply:
Not yet registered
in the UNV Talent Pool?
  • Please first register your profile, Click Here.
    Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your
    profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at
    https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’
    hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to
  • Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your
    profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at
    https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’
    hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
Deadline: 26th June 2019
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