Local Volunteers Coordinator, Nur-Sultan, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
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Local Volunteers Coordinator

Country Kazakhstan

Duty station Nur-Sultan (KAZ)

Language skills

English, Russian, Kazakh

Start date 01 April 2021

Duration 4 months with possibility of extension

Application deadline 06 April 2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age : 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

  • Under the direct supervision of UNICEF Kazakhstan Partnerships Specialist , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks : - Support Deputy Representative in day-to-day coordination of the UNICEF Kazakhstan volunteering programme;
  • Ensure timely and duly implementation of all activities listed in the Programme document in accordance with the rules and regulations of UNICEF;
  • Coordinate various volunteering programme components, including (1) #PlasticFreeKazakhstan on eco-friendly practices; (2) Be Kind campaign on bullying pre- vention, (3) disaster risk reduction campaign, (4) online volunteering campaigns on promoting child rights (5) Skills for youth, (6) Road safety;
  • Ensure coordination with the partner organizations, local authorities and the Ministries to ensure all the necessary supporting documents for project implementation;
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of quarterly and annual activity progress reports, financial reports and FACE forms to UNICEF;
  • Coordinate assessments to evaluate the impact of the volunteering programme;
  • Work on volunteering programme promotion by preparing inputs to press releases, human interest stories and other public information products;
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the project objectives according to the request of UNICEF.
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    Required degree level : Bachelor degree or equivalent

    Education - Additional Comments : Bachelor 's degree in Communication, Public Policy, Social Science or other relevant field.

    Required experience : 36 Months

    Experience remark :

  • àââ Å Proven ability to coordinate and manage complex project work, with focus on education and youth engagement,
  • àââ Å Experience in building partnerships with various stakeholders, including NGOs, local authorities and private sector partners,
  • àââ Å Experience in managing, guiding and motivating team members;
  • àââ Å Experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • àââ Å Previous experience working with the UN funded projects desirable; àââ Å Good communication and public speaking skills;
  • Language skills :

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kazakh(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Area of expertise : Other communications related experience

    Area of expertise details : àââ Å Care : Because 'care' has been embedded in our DNA from the start. UNICEF was founded in 1946 to care for children devastated by war.

    Today, we care for, and support, children, young people and mothers around the world, in every context. This care must extend to how we work with one another, often in stressful environments where insecurity and risk are a daily fact of life.

    àââ Å Integrity : Because UNICEF's reputation depends on all of us acting with honesty and transparency, and setting the highest standards for ourselves as we work with partners, donors and the global community.

    àââ Å Respect : Because our programmes can only be effective if the recipients of our support feel understood and respected, and if we pay our colleagues at all levels the same respect that we want for ourselves.

    àââ Å Trust : Because we cannot deliver effective programmes and services if communities do not believe that we are acting with their best interests at heart, and if we do not trust one another to do the right thing at all times.

    àââ Å Accountability : Because public and private donors, as well as children and vulnerable people worldwide, deserve to know how UNICEF's programmes are run, how resources are spent, and how results are being achieved.

  • àââ Å Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) : displays sensitivity and adjusts language and tone, ensuring it is not demeaning or aggressive;
  • recognizes own strengths and limitations, learning from mistakes made; seeks feedback from multiple sources on own behaviours, including unconscious biases and potential blind spots;
  • acts on the feedback received; being transparent in admitting mistakes and takes corrective action; recognizes personal stress and seeks help to maintain personal well-being;
  • displays appropriate ethical behaviours, refraining from discriminatory language and actions; challenges unprofessional and unethic al behaviours by standing up against actions that are not aligned with UNICEF's values;
  • voices opinion in a truthful and respectful manner; applies UNICEF's core values in personal and professional life, demonstrating consistency between words and actions.

  • àââ Å Works Collaboratively with others (1) : challenges colleagues respectfully when views and opinions differ; encourages others to contribute ideas and listen without interruption;
  • supports colleagues in achieving their goals; earns the trust and confidence of colleagues through respectful, honest behaviours, displaying openness and tolerance;
  • seeks the input of internal stakeholders, gaining buy-in and commitment while sharing relevant information; addresses issues, conflicts and misunderstandings between self and others.

  • àââ Å Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) : Develops a network of formal and informal contacts through participation in professional networks or consultations with others;
  • adopts a consultative approach and solicit the support of key stakeholders at critical stages of one's work; acts as a role model for UNICEF, strengthening the reputation of the organization.

  • àââ Å Innovates and Embraces Change (1) : reviews work practices, analysing evidence-based trends to apply new methods and techniques;
  • responds flexibly to changing circumstances, priorities and deadlines; displays creativity, experiment with new approaches and demonstrates openness to changing existing practices.

  • àââ Å Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) : understands the organization's objectives and align work plan activities; analyses and evaluates data from a wide range of sources, assessing reliability and presenting conclusions to enable informed decisionmaking;
  • adapts workplans in response to emerging situations and new requirements; considers the long-term impact and risks of de- cisions and actions.

  • àââ Å Drive to achieve impactful results (1) : plans and takes ownership for delivering tasks with minimal supervision;
  • pays attention to detail, producing work of a high standard; monitors activ- ities on a regular basis, reviewing work plan to ensure progress and delivery;
  • ensures the com- pletion of tasks, while addressing obstacles and bottlenecks; takes responsibility for conse- quences of decisions and failures without passing blame to others;
  • involves key stakeholders in activities that impact them, keeping them informed of potential delays and problems. àââ Å Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) : maintains focus on priorities and deliverables, in the face of pressure, or when things do not go according to plan;
  • demonstrates flexibility, developing alternate plans in rapidly changing situations, uncertainty and adversity; analyses and exercise judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance;
  • manages personal frus- trations to avoid potential conflict; identifies key issues and priorities, maintaining personal effectiveness.

    House rules ' : àââ Å Completion of the UN / UNICEF mandatory trainings is obligatory upon commencement of the assignment.

    àââ Å UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.

    àââ Å UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, irrespective of gender, nation- ality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities.

    àââ Å All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.

    àââ Å UNICEF reserves the right to use interim project products (all type ones) in other project sites.

    àââ Å The Appointee will perform his / her duties in line with UNICEF standards and procedures.

    àââ Å Deadlines may shift and the exact schedule of activities.

    àââ Å Relations between staff members should be guided by mutual respect. Please, refer to the Standards of Conduct in the International Civil Service.

    Driving license : No

    Competencies values : Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Empowering Others, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

    Application procedure :

  • Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
  • Please first register your profile at https : / / vmam.unv.org / candidate / signup. 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 apply.

  • 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.

    This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Kazakhstan and legal residents in Kazakhstan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

    Application deadline : 06-04-2021


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