From 25 July 2018 to 25 July 2019
July 25, 2018
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.
Duration of the project is 12 months Expected Starting Date: Immediate The Global Sustainable Development Goals are very significant for the country, because for the first time in the history of the UN a comprehensive, global consultation process has generated a common vision for development until 2030. This commitment has been endorsed by all 193 UN member states, resulting in a universal vision of how the world should look like in 2030. The philosophy of the SDGs is that economic development must happen hand in hand with social protection and human rights, bringing vulnerable groups into the mainstream of development and leaving no one behind. In September 2015, Uzbekistan along with other UN member-states supported the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This demonstrates a strong commitment of Government of Uzbekistan to global measures to effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Office of UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Uzbekistan (RC Office) inter alia serves to establish coordinated approach of UN Agencies to build coherent and effective partnerships, to plan and implement the UN joint advocacy and communication strategy, as well as to develop appropriate communication tools to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Volunteer will support communications activities of the United Nations in Uzbekistan and will be actively engaged in promotion of the UN development agenda in Uzbekistan by supporting various outreach and advocacy activities. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/UZBR000183.pdf 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 (assignment) 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 (assignment) to which you would like to apply.
Who You Need
Qualifications/Requirements Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education: Degree in International Relations, Humanities, Social Sciences, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or other relevant field Required experience: 0 months Experience Remark: - Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in communications required; - Hands on experience with photo and video editing software (Adobe-Photoshop/Illustrator, Coral Draw, etc) desired; - Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others) desired; - Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded. Language Skills: - English (mandatory), Level - Fluent - Russian (mandatory), Level - Fluent - Uzbek (optional), Level - Working Knowledge
What to do
40 per week
Days off per week
The International UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Support communication and advocacy efforts of the UN in implementation of the United Nations Communications Workplan, including, but not limited to: - Contribute to improving visibility and awareness raising of SDGs and UN activities in Uzbekistan through development of communication and information materials, including human interest stories, infographics, reports and news, facilitation of on-line discussions - Support in creating a Youth Volunteer Network to engage the local youth in SDG communication activities - Work with raw video footages/photos to develop and produce short and compelling video/photo stories depicting the most appealing results of UN development interventions in support of SDG in Uzbekistan read the full list of tasks here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/UZBR000183.pdf
Bed and Board
Full reimbursement of travel expenses
Remuneration of labor
More info about conditions
A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$1,282. The VLA base rate is a global rate, while the PAM is country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living. Allowances provided are: - volunteer living allowance: a monthly allowance intended to cover basic living expenses - travel expenses: for travel to duty station upon appointment and for repatriation at the end of the assignment - settling-in-grant: a grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment - insurances: life, health and permanent disability insurance - annual leave - resettlement allowance: calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.