National Field Coordinator

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    VOLUNTEER
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Humanitarian and Crisis Response, Project Management
  • Deadline:
    10/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Onsite
Mozambique
12 months
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Advertisement end date:10/01/2024

General
Description of assignment title
National Field Coordinator

Assignment country
Mozambique

Expected start date
04/02/2024

Sustainable Development Goal
17. Partnerships for the goals

Volunteer category
National UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity
UNOCHA

Type
Onsite

Duration
12 months
(with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments
2

Duty stations
Pemba (2)

Details
Mission and objectives
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA Mozambique addresses and facilitates issues relating to coordination, communications, and humanitarian financing, and serves the entire humanitarian community. In doing this, OCHA works with the Mozambican Government. OCHA provides support to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Mozambique. Working with the entire humanitarian community, OCHA looks to foster a conducive operating environment that facilitates the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance (both material assistance and protection assistance). Crucially, OCHA promotes compliance with humanitarian principles in the humanitarian response. This is an essential element of effective humanitarian coordination and is central to establishing and maintaining access to affected populations.

Context

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA Mozambique addresses and facilitates issues relating to coordination, communications, and humanitarian financing, and serves the entire humanitarian community. In doing this, OCHA works with the Mozambican Government. OCHA provides support to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Mozambique. Working with the entire humanitarian community, OCHA looks to foster a conducive operating environment that facilitates the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance (both material assistance and protection assistance). Crucially, OCHA promotes compliance with humanitarian principles in the humanitarian response. This is an essential element of effective humanitarian coordination and is central to establishing and maintaining access to affected populations.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Sub Office in Pemba or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer National Field Coordinator will:

• Coordination
o Under the supervision of the Head of the Sub Office, coordinate the delivery of humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; complete / lead rapid assessments; prepare situation reports; context analysis and situational awareness.
o Establish partnerships with other humanitarian agencies in order to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programs; help ensure the latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc are incorporated into activities including gender and accountability to affected people.
o Support and facilitate activities of the various coordination mechanisms such as the Area Inter Sector Coordination Group and the Area Humanitarian Coordination Team meetings.
o Coordinate disaster response / preparedness; lead coordination of response efforts

• Information Management / Advocacy
o Collect, monitors, and analyze information on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programs, or emergency situations in the assigned region; help develop and maintain a “watch list” or hot spot areas with potential for humanitarian crisis.
o Assist in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with other humanitarian partners, relevant government counterparts etc in the assigned region.
o Produce analytical reports on the humanitarian situation and assist in strengthening information networks to gather humanitarian data.
o Help establish, consolidate, and maintain a database of information on who is doing what where; assist in developing profiles for localities in the assigned region, hazard maps, contact list, etc
o Support advocacy efforts concerning humanitarian issues based on analysis of the humanitarian situation.
o Keep abreast of latest developments, help liaise with other humanitarian organizations, donors, government counterparts; assist in establishing appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provide information and advice on a range of issues.
o Contribute to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, eg. Draft sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, presentations (including power point) etc as required.
o Organize, participate, and / or assist in organizing work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations, etc with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief related matters.
o Perform other duties as required.

• Resource mobilization
o Assist in the production of appeals, including those channeled through OCHA including SHF, CERF, ERF, etc; ensure proper use of funds.
o Perform other duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

• 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 self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• 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.

Eligibility criteria
Age
27 – 80

Nationality
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements
Required experience
3 years of experience in
• national and/or international level in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency, relief management, or other areas preferably with experience with a UN organization or an NGO.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, reporting skills.
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet.
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
• Desirable: valid national driver’s license
• Sound security awareness.
• Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Area(s) of expertise
Administration, Communication, Crisis and emergency response

Driving license

Languages
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Portuguese, Level: Fluent, Required
Swahili, Level: Basic, Desirable

Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Studies, Public Administration or other relevant science.

Competencies and values
• Accountability
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Creativity
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising
• Professionalism
• Self-management

Other information
Living conditions and remarks

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Pemba, under direct supervision of the OCHA Head of Sub-Office in Pemba. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents – except for UN Community Volunteers). You can check full entitlements at https://app.unv.org/calculator .

Furthermore, Pemba is non-family duty station.

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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