Vacancy Announcement No: SDNR000174-2649
|Job Title:||Youth Volunteer Coordinator|
|Section/Unit:||United Nations Development Programme|
|Supervisor:||Programme Manager, Darfur Livelihoods and Recovery Programme|
|No. of Post:||3|
|Duty Station:||El Daein, Nyala, Zalingei|
|Closing Date:||24 April 2018|
Long-standing conflict and protracted displacement has robbed a whole generation of youth in Darfur of their access to employment, education and development opportunities; forcing majority to move towards urban and peri-urban dwellings. Many of these youth live in rural and peri-urban areas of Darfur with limited or no access to basic services and sustainable livelihood opportunities. Young graduates lack employment opportunities, as well as access to professional development, microfinance services and markets, through which they can establish their own businesses; nor skills to gain formal employment. These youth, desperate to make a living, represent a destabilizing risk to the region as they have high propensity to join rebel and violent groups.
UNDP Sudan has been working in Darfur since the war started in 2003 and have since been making efforts to stabilize the region, find lasting solution to the conflict and to facilitate sustainable recovery and development. To this end, in 2011, UNDP introduced livelihoods and economic recovery interventions to its existing activities in Darfur, focusing on the promotion of livelihood and economic recovery, collectively known as the Darfur Livelihoods and Recovery Programme (DLRP). In 2018, the DLRP consists of three inter-connected and mutually reinforcing components;
This UNV position will work directly under the Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery in Darfur (YOVORED) Project which aim at building the capacity of graduate through a volunteering modality to facilitate socio-economic recovery and peace in their communities whilst availing themselves opportunities for employment and self-empowerment. The Project which started its first phase in 2012 is now in fourth phase and have since supported more than 33,000 vulnerable community members and 379 youth volunteers to date. In the current phase IV, the Project was re-designed and new elements that further reinforce youth employment and the involvement of youth in peace and decision-making processes. The project covers over 45 communities within the 5 States of Darfur. The DLRP consist of 15 staff, of which 6 staff currently work under the YoVoReD project. The YoVoReD project team work from field offices in Darfur located in El Fasher, El Genina, Zalingei, Nyala and currently working on an office in Edaen from where they cover all Darfur. The incumbents will be based in either Nyala, Zalingei or Ed Daein.
|Duties and responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Implementation:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Knowledge Management and Sharing
Project Operations Support and Coordination
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
The purpose of this position is to provide technical and operational support for the implementation of the Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery in Darfur Project in the Darfur Region with particular focus on the respective state/locality.
The contributions of this assignment will impact the overall capacity of the UNDP team and implementing partners to effectively deliver the Project, as per the project document and the annual work plan, including the following:
• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Master degree or equivalent.
Minimum of Master’s Degree is required preferably in social sciences, Business Management, Development studies, International Relations, Youth Development, Entrepreneurship or other relevant area.
Area of Expertise Requirement
Darfur is located in the western-most region of Sudan. The main cities and towns in Darfur include El Fasher, Nyala, Ed Daen, Zalengi and Geneina. The region has been in a state of humanitarian emergency since 2003. However, since the last two years, peace and security has tremendously improved across Darfur paving way for the much needed recovery and development interventions.
The security situation in Darfur is unpredictable, though has generally been calm and improving which requires a mature level of security and cultural awareness. Risks to personnel are reduced by strict adherence to UN security guidelines, instructions and mitigating measures. Crime rate, has been reduced to minimum even though the situation require monitoring and vigilance. It is mandatory for all personnel to receive a security briefing upon arrival and to observe local as well as UN security regulations.
The cost of living in Darfur is relatively reasonable. The markets and shops are generally stocked with local and common cereals, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and other common food items. Local restaurants hardly serve continental dishes but one can find fairly good quality food locally. Telecommunications are appreciably reliable in Darfur. There are three main international telecommunication companies in Darfur which provide mobile phone, internet and other telecom services.
Assignment Place REmarks:
A 12 - month contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of 942.00 USD 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), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Please note that only applications made through VMAM will be considered.
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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 assignment (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 assignment (special call) to which you would like to apply. please follow the below link to apply or search for assignment number SDNR000174-2649
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please also note this is a National UN Volunteer post.
Deadline for applications: 26 April 2018