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 is the UN largest provider of assistance in areas of climate change, energy and the environment with over $3 billion of grants today in over 140 countries. In the Arab region (Middle East, North Africa, Gulf Peninsula and Horn of Africa), UNDP supports an expanding set of projects to build capacity of countries to adapt to climate change, make the transition to solar solutions and build the resilience on ecosystems. These projects help countries achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction and SDGs on climate change, energy and the environment. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/JORR000349.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: Environment or any other related area Required experience: 0 months Experience Remark: - Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in climate change and disaster risk reduction required. Language Skills: English (mandatory), Level - Fluent Area of Expertise: - Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation (mandatory) - Disaster risk reduction (optional) - Water, sanitation and environmental engineering (optional)
What to do
40 per week
Days off per week
Under the direct supervision of Kishan Khoday, UNDP Regional Team Leader for Climate Change, DRR, Energy and Environment, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Support the development of UNDP country projects in areas of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to achieve SDG 13 and the national plans; - Support the implementation of the new UNDP regional project on climate change in the Arab region to help countries implement SDG13 and the Paris Agreement on climate change; - Support the development of regional policy briefs and knowledge products on climate change and other related matters, and provide support to regional dialogues on related topics.
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.