Programme Assistant : UN Volunteers UN Volunteers



Job Summary


Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task
With support and oversight from the Programme Officer the overall work of the Programme Assistant will be to ensure that UNDP and its partners receive technical support as required to implement the LPP project activities in Zimbabwe. The UNV Programme Assistant assists the Programme Officer-HIV to ensure the provision of effective and efficient programme activities by:

Duties and Responsibilities


Developing virtual and physical advocacy training sessions for key population and LGBTI groups based on the LPP produced YKP Advocacy guide, the LEA reports and other similar resources
Leading the delivery of virtual and face to face capacity development training for young key populations and LGBTI groups,
Developing materials and conduct online sessions to prepare young key populations and LGBTI for effective participation in regional events including SADC, ACHPR, and AU meetings, and
Documenting and producing lessons learned on national and regional young key population and LGBTI advocacy capacity interventions.
2. Provides administrative support to the Project focusing on achievement of the following results:

Creation of requisitions in Atlas for all travel and procurement planned under the project.
Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
Assist in the organization of and writing minutes of meetings.
Assist in the development of materials for meetings, presentations and workshops.
Compiles, analyses, summarizes data pertaining to the project, maintains records, documents and training plans for the monitoring of project implementation.
Performs other tasks as required.
3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the PMU focusing on achievement of the following results:

Assist with spot checks on approved technical trainings to ensure compliance.
Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in the project

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures. Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is a must.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Extensive experience working on legal issues with governments, human rights bodies, civil society, development partners in the Africa Region.
Demonstrated expertise on policy and programmes relating to the Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity.
Experience working with the UN, donors, multilateral organizations and NGOs is necessary and essential.
Verified practice on coordinating and producing peer reviewed publications for UN, development partners, government and academic journals.
Demonstrable experience in developing guides, tools and manuals, as well as dissemination material pertaining to HIV, human rights and the law will be an advantage
FunctionalCompetencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

Shares knowledge and experience
Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to projects documentation filing, provision of information
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential part of the job.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Self-Management
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Qualifications and Experience


Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
Advanced Degree in Law, Pubic Health, Development Studies, or related fields.
Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

Minimum of two years’ experience in Health-related projects is a requirement.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems. Previous UNDP/LPP experience would be an added advantage.
Language skills:
English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Public health, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Social inclusion
Area of expertise details:
Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures. Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is a must.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Extensive experience working on legal issues with governments, human rights bodies, civil society, development partners in the Africa Region.
Demonstrated expertise on policy and programmes relating to the Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity.
Experience working with the UN, donors, multilateral organizations and NGOs is necessary and essential.
Verified practice on coordinating and producing peer reviewed publications for UN, development partners, government and academic journals.
Demonstrable experience in developing guides, tools and manuals, as well as dissemination material pertaining to HIV, human rights and the law will be an advantage

FunctionalCompetencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience
Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to projects documentation filing, provision of information
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential part of the job.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Self-Management
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

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