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 ESCAP provides a forum for its member States to promote regional cooperation and collective action in pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, assisting countries to achieve shared economic growth and social equity. In addition, ESCAP gives stronger participation to the smaller and often left out voices of the region, the least developed countries (LDC), the small island developing States (SIDS) and landlocked developing States (LLDCs). ESCAP’s norm setting and policy work ultimately impacts people’s lives in a positive way by helping countries shape and implement a more balanced and inclusive development agenda for the region. ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) The UNV will working in the ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP. This Division has three sections namely; ICT and Development Section (IDS); Disaster Risk Reduction Section (DRS); and Space Application Section (SAS). IDS’s mandate is to promote regional broadband connectivity in Asia and the Pacific region, as outlined by the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan. For additional details on the work of IDS, please refer to weblink: http://www.unescap.org/our-work/ict-disaster-risk-reduction/asia-pacific-informationsuperhighway More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/THAR000258.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
Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science in ICT, Economics, Business or related field. Required experience: 24 months Experience Remark: - Previous experience in managing ICT development projects; capacity building of stakeholders; research and data is a strong asset. - Experience in and understanding of Asia and the Pacific, with forus on LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS is highly regarded. Language Skills: English (mandatory), Level - Fluent Area of Expertise: - Other information and telecommunications technology experience (mandatory) - Disaster risk reduction (optional) - Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination (optional)
What to do
40 per week
Days off per week
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of ICT and Development Section, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Act as focalpoint of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) initiative within the subregion; - Liase and coordinate with subregional ESCAP member countries on the implementation of the AP-IS subregional plans; - Coordinate communications among ESCAP subregions, and ESCAP HQ in Bangkok, on issues pertaining to the implementation of the AP-IS master plan. - Call a subregional meeting to identify broadband connectivity issues (under the AP-IS four Pillars), when necessary. - Assist IDD with conducting of research, compile, process and present data on ICT for development in Asia-Pacific, including Countries with Special Needs (LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS) from the subregion; (read the full list of tasks here: https://www.unv.org/sites/default/files/special_calls/THAR000258.pdf)
Bed and Board
Full reimbursement of travel expenses
Remuneration of labor
More info about conditions
The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) 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 PostAdjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/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.