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 UNDP Country Office in Armenia is a well-established and growing office, with 80 staff and long-term project personnel, an approximate annual budget of $14 million, and a broad range of innovative partnerships. The three main areas of work are: democratic governance (including border management), energy and environment and sustainable local development. UNDP works very closely with the government at central and local level, and partners with a wide range of bilateral donors – Austria, EU, Germany, Russia, US, Switzerland, UK, as well as global and vertical funds, including being the first recipient of the Green Climate Fund funding in the region. In addition, the Country Office has become a global pioneer for UNDP’s partnerships with the IFIs and increasingly the private sector (through its Impact Investment platform). In this context, the Country Office has launched the design of a number of new Youth programmes that will respond to the new government’s priorities and reflect the changes realities and self-perceptions of Armenia’s youth. These programmes will include, among others, the focus on creating a new generation of jobs and retraining in new skills for Armenia’s rural youth; boosting the creative and leadership potential of young men and women in the context of increasingly decentralized system of governance; linking youth initiatives to the most vibrant areas of economic activity – agriculture, IT and tourism – prioritized by the Programme of the new government. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/ARMR000050.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 Required experience: 0 months Experience Remark: - Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Youth Engagement and / or Local Economic Development, Skills Developments, Employment or similar field required; Language Skills: - English (mandatory), Level - Fluent - Russian (mandatory), Level - Fluent Area of Expertise: - Community participation and development (mandatory) - Other communications related experience (optional)
What to do
40 per week
Days off per week
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative and direct supervision of Programme Analyst, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Support the preparation of the concept of the new Youth portfolio of UNDP Country Office, including contributing to research, needs assessment, project document writing and validation. - Assist in coordination with various UN Country Team and international partners programs and initiatives on youth, including information collection and sharing, organization of regular coordination meetings, preparation of respective materials - As part of the programme team, participate in negotiations with key government officials, CSOs, international partners, contributing to the Country Office resource mobilization and partnership building efforts (read the full list of tasks here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/ARMR000050.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.