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UN VOLUNTEER TERMS OF REFERENCE
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Feb 12, 2010, 17:00

UN VOLUNTEER TERMS OF REFERENCE

Preamble:

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, UNV 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, UNV 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 UNV volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

1. UNV Assignment Title: Aid Coordination Officer (2 Positions)
2. Type of assignment: National UNV
3. Project Title: Support to Aid Coordination
4. Duration: 2010-2012
5. Location, Country: Freetown, Sierra Leone
6. Expected starting date: 1 March 2010
7. Brief Project Description: The government and its partners recognize the need to further increase aid effectiveness and support implementation of the recently approved Aid Policy, notably by continuing to build aid coordination capacity, ensuring a robust aid architecture and further strengthening the quality of monitoring, analysis and policy dialogue around aid flows.
8. Host Agency/Host Institute: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
9. Organizational Context: The position is within the unit of government tasked with managing aid coordination efforts (DACO) and being an interface with the full range of development partners; government, national and international.
10. Type of assignment place: Assignment with family
11. Description of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Development Assistance Coordination Office (DACO) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Assistance with organising aid coordination meetings such as DEPACs, Sector Working Groups, Donor Harmonisation and Aid Coordination Committees and other meetings
Assistance with minute taking and other matters relating to functioning of meetings
Develop and maintain databases relating to aid coordination including database of development partners and contacts
Assistance with sensitisation on aid policy issues
Collection and preliminary analysis of information related to donor projects for Donor Harmonisation and Aid Coordination Committees
Draft reports and briefings as required by Director or senior staff
Any other work on aid coordination as required by Director or senior staff

Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:

Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UNV volunteers;
Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

12. Results/Expected Output:

Aid coordination meetings such as DEPACs, Sector Working Groups, Donor Harmonisation and Aid Coordination Committees organized and provided with logistical and secretarial support
Databases relating to aid coordination maintained and further developed as required, including database of development partners and contacts
Sensitisation initiatives on aid policy issues supported
Information collected and preliminary analysis conducted related to donor projects for Donor Harmonisation and Aid Coordination Committees
Draft reports and briefings produced as required by Director or senior staff
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.

13. Qualifications/Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in Economics, Development, Communications or a related subject
Demonstrable experience of analysis and administration
A commitment to working with Government
Administrative experience a bonus

14. Conditions of Service

A one year contract with possibility of renewal for up to two years subject to review; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$ 300; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Applications should be addressed to the UNV Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, 76 Wilkinson Road, Freetown, to reach him on or before Monday, 22 February 2010. Kindly indicate the position applied for on the top right hand corner of the envelope.


UN VOLUNTEER TERMS OF REFERENCE

Preamble:


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, UNV 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, UNV 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 UNV volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

1. UNV Assignment Title: Aid Data Officer
2. Type of assignment: National UNV
3. Project Title: Support to Aid Coordination
4. Duration: 2010-2012
5. Location, Country: Freetown, Sierra Leone
6. Expected starting date: 1 March 2010
7. Brief Project Description: The government and its partners recognize the need to further increase aid effectiveness and support implementation of the recently approved Aid Policy, notably by continuing to build aid coordination capacity, ensuring a robust aid architecture and further strengthening the quality of monitoring, analysis and policy dialogue around aid flows.
8. Host Agency/Host Institute: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
9. Organizational Context: The position is within the unit of government tasked with managing aid coordination efforts (DACO) and being an interface with the full range of development partners; government, national and international.
10. Type of assignment place: Assignment with family
11. Description of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Development Assistance Coordination Office (DACO) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Train partners, MDAs and District Councils on use of DAD under supervision of Aid Information Specialist
Work on improving data on DAD through interaction with partners (to include data input)
Assistance with data collection, monitoring and analysis
Develop and maintain databases relating to aid effectiveness indicators including records of missions and technical work
Produce data reports as required by Director or senior staff
Any other work on aid data as required by Director or senior staff

Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:

Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UNV volunteers;
Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

12. Results/Expected Output:

Trainings held for development partners, MDAs and DCs
DAD data collected, analysed and quality improved
DAD database maintained and further developed as required
Analytical reports on using DAD data as requested by the Director
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.

13. Qualifications/Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Development or a related subject
Demonstrable experience of databases and statistical analysis
A commitment to working with Government

14. Living Conditions:
15. Conditions of Service

A one year contract with possibility of renewal for up to two years subject to review; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$ ; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Applications should be addressed to the UNV Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, 76 Wilkinson Road, Freetown, to reach him on or before Thursday, 18 February 2010. Kindly indicate the position applied for on the top right hand corner of the envelope.


UN VOLUNTEER TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

Preamble:


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, UNV 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, UNV 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 UNV volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

1. UNV Assignment Title: Aid Information Specialist
2. Type of assignment: National UNV
3. Project Title: Support to Aid Coordination
4. Duration: 2010-2012
5. Location, Country: Freetown, Sierra Leone
6. Expected starting date:1 March 2010
7. Brief Project Description: The government and its partners recognize the need to further increase aid effectiveness and support implementation of the recently approved Aid Policy, notably by continuing to build aid coordination capacity, ensuring a robust aid architecture and further strengthening the quality of monitoring, analysis and policy dialogue around aid flows.
8. Host Agency/Host Institute: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
9. Organizational Context: The position is within the unit of government tasked with managing aid coordination efforts (DACO) and being an interface with the full range of development partners; government, national and international.
10. Type of assignment place: Assignment with family
11. Description of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Development Assistance Coordination Office (DACO) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Train partners, MDAs and District Councils on use of DAD
Work on improving data on DAD through interaction with partners (to include data input)
Data collection, monitoring and analysis
Develop and maintain databases relating to aid effectiveness indicators
Produce analytical data reports as required by Director or senior staff
Any other work on aid data as required by Director or senior staff

Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:

Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UNV volunteers;
Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

12. Results/Expected Output:

Trainings held for development partners, MDAs and DCs
DAD data collected, analysed and quality improved
DAD database maintained and further developed as required
Analytical reports on using DAD data as requested by the Director
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.

13. Qualifications/Requirements:

Post-graduate degree in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Development or a related subject
At least 5 years experience of data monitoring and analysis
A commitment to working with Government

14. Conditions of Service

A one year contract with possibility of renewal for up to two years subject to review; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$ ; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Applications should be addressed to the UNV Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, 76 Wilkinson Road, Freetown, to reach him on or before Thursday, 18 February 2010. Kindly indicate the position applied for on the top right hand corner of the envelope.



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