In July 2018, the Parliament passed a new electoral code aimed at improving citizen participation under the supervision of the National Independent electoral commission (CENI). However, with regard to the deteriorating security situation in the country and the growing tension among political actors, the Government and its allied political groups convened all the political and social stakeholders to a National Dialogue. The Dialogue objective is to build consensus around the upcoming general elections including measure to address the related security challenges and peaceful elections. The electoral Need Assessment Mission (NAM) was conducted at the end of June 2019 at the request of the National Independent Electoral Commission.
- The support of the United Nations contributes to credible and inclusive elections in Burkina Faso.
- The UNDP mandated support during the electoral process is implemented effectively, using resources efficiently and minimizing risks to the organization.
- Partners have access to accurate, regular and timely information on political developments, including the electoral process and its implications.
Reporting structure and partners
The JPO will work in the Governance Unit which is structured around a Team Leader with Program Managers and Programme Officers. The Unit works closely relevant Ministries and the National Independent Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso and other stakeholders.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following partners and stakeholders: Representatives of international and regional organizations and governments; staff and officers of electoral management bodies and other national institutions involved in the electoral process; staff and officers of political parties, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, institutes and foundations as well as media representatives.
Content and methodology of supervision:
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:
- Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
- Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
- Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
- Easy access to the supervisor
- Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
- Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
- Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)
Training and Learning
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:
- Participation in a two-week long Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment
- Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA), as per the online DTTA guide
- Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme
- In addition, the JPO will benefit from the following specific training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office: The JPO will be granted access to the UNDP talent development platform where S/He will benefit from a variety of training and capacity building opportunities tailored towards the development of personal skills relevant for UNDP work;
Duties and Responsibilities
1) Programme support functions within the Democratic Governance pillar of the country programme – 40%
- Support the functioning of the electoral programme governance bodies in close collaboration with relevant parties;
- Provide project and programme management support, including budget management and monitoring, and reporting on results to national counterparts, donors and UN bodies;
- Participate in programme quality insurance, monitoring and evaluation activities;
2) Support the Country Office in the monitoring the electoral process to ensure that lessons learnt are captured and shared with the relevant stakeholders – 30%
- Identify, analyze and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues with a view to provide early warning advice to the electoral process;
- Produce regular reports on the conduct of pre-election, election and post-election activities;
- Provide briefings and regular information sharing with international electoral assistance partners;
3) Contribute to gender mainstreaming in programming and promote positive results in this regard – 30%
- Identify possible entry-points for gender mainstreaming and youth participation in the design of election support activities;
- Ensure gender mainstreaming in all UN electoral assistance activities and that priority is given to the promotion of the participation and representation of women and Youths.
- Identify entry points for the inclusion of youth in all UN electoral assistance activities.
- Innovation – Ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Leadership – Ability to persuade others to follow
- People Management – Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
- Communication – Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
- Delivery – Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
- Conflict Analysis and Risk Assessment – Knowledge of political analysis and electoral processes and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
- Project Management – Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
- Knowledge Management – Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise
- A minimum of two years of paid working experience in a relevant field
- Excellent ability to liaise with institutions and interact with people of any level
Ability to communicate effortlessly and write at an acceptable level in French
- Proficient in English
- Fluency in Danish
- Project management experience is desired, ideally in an international context in managing projects in the area of Democratic Governance and Human Rights
- Under the UNDP JPO programme framework, this position is open only to Danish nationals.
Application closing date: 4 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)
UN Women: Resource Mobilization Analyst – New York
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the UN Trust Fund, and direct supervision of the Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager, the Resource Mobilization Analyst will provide assist in the implementation of the resource mobilization and advocacy strategies for the UN Trust Fund, including support in maintaining and stewarding relationships with the existing donors and partners as well as support in cultivating new partnerships with a view of raising new funds for grant making. This will include maintaining the records and contributing to building institutional memory about donors and partners, with specific focus on Member States.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support and inputs to the resource mobilization processes:
- Provide technical support and inputs to the development and implementation of the fund’s resource mobilization strategy and advocacy initiatives to engage Member States, UN Women National Committees, private sector and high level giving individuals;
- Provide technical inputs to the preparation of funding proposals as required and necessary for potential donors and partners;
- Coordinate meetings with UN Permanent Missions and supports overall presentation of the UN Trust Fund’s mandate and emerging priorities for accelerated progress towards increase of global giving for addressing the issue of violence against women and girls;
- Undertake research to develop donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc. and other activities to identify funding opportunities;
- Identify opportunities to secure additional resources from Member States, and other partners when and if needed;
- Develop messaging and analysis to support and strengthen the case for an investment in the global giving to the priority areas identified by the UN Trust Fund;
- Coordinate closely with the UN Women Strategic Partnership Division as relevant to all resource mobilization activities of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;
Builds and maintains effective corporate relationships with Member States:
- Prepare missions, meetings and other consultations with Member States, including writing and preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
- Maintain effective corporate relationships with Member States, support the building of networks both in capitals and UN Permanent Missions;
- Keep a regular update of all donor information, profiles and databases.
Provide advice and support to strengthen internal resource mobilization capacity:
- Provide administrative assistance in the development of resource mobilization and advocacy products, packaged and positioned to attract and secure increased resources for the funds;
- Provide ad-hoc analysis of UN Trust Fund resource mobilization efforts to inform further planning;
- Provide technical input to knowledge sharing and organizational learning among the team members of the UN Trust Fund and other relevant divisions and field offices in UN Women through the development and use of all relevant on-line tools, templates, and guidelines to support resource mobilization initiatives and enhance donor relations;
- Provide logistics support in organization and preparation of the UN Trust Fund’s advocacy and fundraising events.
Key Performance indicators:
- Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors;
- Quality inputs to resource mobilization strategy and timely support to management of the Trust Fund Unit;
- Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking of donor intelligence;
- Quality communication and advocacy products which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for grant-making.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
- In-depth knowledge on preventing and ending violence against women and girls;
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives;
- Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of the organization;
- Proven negotiating and public speaking skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
- Familiarity with UN Multi-donor Trust Funds;
- Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages.
- Strong multi-tasking skills;
- Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
- Strong initiative-taker;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Focuses on impact and results for client;
- Ability to identify opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
- Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field.
- At least 2 years of experience in working in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
- Experience with civil society organizations;
- Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization with member states.?
- Fluency in English (written and oral);
- Knowledge of other UN working languages is desirable.
Application closing date: 1 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)
The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability, and a bank for central banks. We are seeking a highly organised Administrative Officer to work in our Monetary and Economic Department to coordinate production of one of our flagship publications.
Your contribution to our mission The role requires you to lay out and format all chapters of the BIS Quarterly Review, liaise with authors, editors, management and central banks about requirements, deadlines and changes, and assemble the final publication. You will also provide general administrative services, including organising meetings, maintaining web pages and formatting documents.
Your qualifications and experience We look forward to meeting candidates with A-levels, a two-year secretarial diploma or the equivalent. You will be proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint and have outstanding formatting and table-making skills, with an eye for detail. You will also have excellent organisational and time management skills, and very good written and spoken English.
What you can expect in return We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, including full relocation and health insurance. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.
The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.
Application closing date: 24 July 2019
Voluntary Assistant Roster, WFP Headquarters
Application Closing date 31 December 2019
What is WFP looking for?
WFP is a high-performance driven organisation. The work environment is a diverse, dynamic, challenging and satisfying one in which to further expand your career. Voluntary Assistants provide valued short-term assistance to the programmes many different divisions (including Human Resources, Programme & Policy, Supply Chain, Finance, Travel, Government and Private Partnerships, Communications and Operations).
What is the Voluntary Assistant Roster?
The Voluntary Assistant roster is a list of individuals who are available for short-term voluntary assignments at WFP Headquarters, Rome, Italy. Inclusion on the roster is for a 12 month period after which individuals need to re-register their interest in order to be re-included. Assignments as a WFP Voluntary Assistant can be for a maximum of 12 months total.
- Over 18 years of age at the time of application;
- Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) is desirable;
- Non-Italian nationals must possess a valid permit of stay at the time of application.
In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals that stand out from the crowd, who have personal qualities to bring to the organisation which complement and enhance our dynamic and multicultural work environment. The ideal WFP Voluntary Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies:
- Strong motivation to contribute to WFP’s mission in a voluntary capacity;
- Client Orientation & Team Work;
- Cultural Sensitivity;
- Attention to detail.
Individuals will only be contacted if there is a voluntary opportunity for which their profile is considered suitable.