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Coordination Officer, UNV Field Office


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Uganda
  • Grade: Volunteer - International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-29


Mission and objectives

MONUSCO/MONUC was established in 1999 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). SCR 2277 (2016) requests MONUSCO to support efforts of the Government of DRC towards the protection of civilians, through a comprehensive approach involving all components of MONUSCO, including through reduction of the threat posed by Congolese and foreign armed groups and of violence against civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence and violence against children to a level that can be effectively managed by the Congolese justice and security institutions; and to support Stabilization through the establishment of functional, professional, and accountable state institutions, including security and judicial institutions. The project aims at a better understanding of the most serious violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law in DRC and supports the leadership of the Mission through informed policy and decision making on future vetting of security forces through risk assessment and mitigation, joint planning for MONUSCO operations, as well as advocacy efforts.


Assignment is with family (ENTEBBE)

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the UNV Programme Manager (PM), the duties of the Coordination Officer will include but are not limited to the following: • Facilitate and coordinate the integration process of MONUSCO and Agencies components of the Field Unit; • Provide management support to the PM in activities such as UNVs annual appraisals (VPA), VRA and contract renewals; • Coordinate the mobilization and recruitment of volunteers in collaboration with UNV HQ and all sections of the mission; including communication and updates to UNV PM and section chiefs / hiring managers; • Coordinate the arrival and check-in of newly recruited UN Volunteers and update the related online systems and tools; • Coordinate the check-out and departure of outgoing UN Volunteers, and update the related online systems and tools; • Support UNV PM during the budgeting and staffing exercise for the UNV component of the mission, including communication to sections, Budget Office, UNV HQ and volunteers; • Ensure information flow between UNV PM and UN Volunteers regarding all activities; • Act as focal point for inquires about redeployment, local working and security conditions, accommodation issues, and all matters related to the Conditions of Service; • Process and maintain records of re-deployment, transfers and temporary duty assignments (TDY) for all UN Volunteers; • Oversee approval of UN Volunteer leave requests and reports; monitor attendance; • Ensure that monthly volunteer statistics and post data reports are sent to UNV PM and to UNV HQ; • Support, in coordination with the UNV PM and the UNV Programme Officer (PO), the planning and preparation of UNV HQ field monitoring visits; • Plan and participate to field missions outside Goma; • Ensure effective coordination and logistical support in collaboration with the Public Information Officer for volunteer advocacy and social activities; • Ensure proper and timely information flow to volunteers regarding policies, changes and developments in relation to volunteers’ administration & management (UNV COS and Mission Policies). • Assist the Finance Officer with payroll activities, entries and queries. • Facilitate detailed briefing sessions for new recruits; • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

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