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 UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas under UN Women’s global Strategic Plan 2018-2021: - Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems - Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy - All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence - Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action In Myanmar, UN Women is leveraging its triple mandate to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) as central to the peace, democracy and prosperity of the country. This is being achieved through technical assistance to the government, collaborating with and promoting civil society organizations; coordinating amongst UN and development partners; and implementing targeted programmes on women’s leadership, participation and women’s economic empowerment at the state level in Mon, Kayah, Kayin and new programmes which are just being started in Rakhine and Kachin State. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/MMRR000044.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 do you need?
Qualifications/Requirements Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field Required experience: 0 months Experience Remark - Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in gender equality and women’s gender equality and women’s empowerment required - Experience in advocacy, communications, and knowledge management is highly desirable - Experience in development/humanitarian/peace programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building is an asset - Experience in conflict or crisis contexts is an asset - Experience coordinating and liaising with UN agencies, government, civil society organisations and/or donors is an asset. Language Skills: English (mandatory), fluent (read the full list of requirements here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/MMRR000044.pdf)
What to do
40 per week
Days off per week
Under the overall guidance of the Head of the Office and direct supervision of the UN Women’s Coordination and Governance Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Provide support for strengthening inter-agency coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment - Provide inputs to advocacy, communications, and knowledge management for strengthening women’s access to basic social services, including Gender Based Violence (GBV) services, livelihood opportunities, etc. - Provide support to build strategic partnerships and alliance - Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of UN Women Myanmar programme activities (read the full list of tasks here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/MMRR000044.pdf)
Bed and Board
Full reimbursement of travel expenses
More information 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.