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Partnership Officer (International Cooperation) in Kazakhstan


UNN VVOLLUUNTTEEERR DEESCCRIIPTIONN OOFF ASSSIGNNMMEENTT KAAZR00000157--Partnership Offcerr nternattonallCoooperation)) peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and itpport benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Geennerral Inforrmaationn

Couunry ofAssignmeentt Kazakhstan

Hosstnsttuteeu United Nations Children's Fund

Volunteer Category International Specialist

NummberrofVolunteer 1

Durattono 12 Months

Expecced Startng Datee 01-08-2017

Duty Statonio Astana

AssignmeentPlace Family Duty Station

AssignmeentPlace Remaark

8 Jun 2017 Page 1 of 6 LivnggCoondiitonso Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana is a capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan and located in the centre of the country in the dry steppe zone. Its

population is more than 800 thousand. The city consists of three districts: Almaty, Saryarka and Yessil. The city’s economy is based on trade, industrial production, transport, communication and construction. Astana accommodates numerous business centres, theatres, museums, art galleries, exhibition halls and entertainment complexes (movie theatres, nightclubs, parks, restaurants, cafes etc.)


UN Security level: Minimal-1

Astana is a safe town, but the usual precautions should still exercise.

Emergency numbers:

In case of emergency, please call "101" (Fire services), "102" (Police), "103" (Ambulance), "104" (Gas Service), "112" (Rescue service in emergency situations).

Medical services

No special vaccination is required to travel to Astana, Kazakhstan.

Medical services (including dental care) are provided at European standards. Clinics working 24 hours are available in the city. There are both private and state clinics and hospitals.

Pharmacies (Kazakh: darikhana, Russian: apteka) all over Astana sell many Western medicines. Weather

Please visit for an updated information. Language

Official languages are Kazakh and Russian.

AssssignnmmeennttDe etaiils

AsssgnnmeentTiietlle Partnership Officer (International Cooperation)

OrrganizatonnalCoontext& PrrojectDeescriptonio

1. The UN Volunteer will support the partnership component of Government of Kazakhstan-UNICEF Country Programme which aims to leverage the country’s capacity to promote children’s rights domestically, regionally and globally, by facilitating beyond-border exchange of Kazakhstan knowledge, experience and lessons learned in priority areas where the country has achieved significant results for children and in ongoing and emerging areas of focus where 8 Jun 2017 Page 2 of 6 Kazakhstan can learn from the experience of other countries. 2. Specifically, the UN Volunteer will support UNICEF Kazakhstan country office to broaden its cooperation with the

Government of Kazakhstan, and in particular with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in international exchange of

Kazakhstan’s knowledge, experience and lessons learned in the achievement of results children’s. The UN Volunteer

will also support UNICEF’s engagement with local authorities as well as with civil society in order to strengthen their

capacities to promote results children.

3. The UN Volunteer will also work closely with relevant national partners on establishing a mechanism to measure and

inform child-friendly investment of Kazakhstan’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA).

Sustainabble DevvelopmmenntGooalss 17. Partnerships For the Goals

UNVV Foccus Areaa National capacity development via volunteer schemes


Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF Deputy Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following


Promote innovative and sustainable platforms for the exchange of Kazakhstan’s knowledge, experience,

programme and policy lessons and good practices with bodies outside the country, including with foreign

governments and appropriate professional networks.

Support channels for the incorporation of new learning and innovative practices arising from inter-country

engagement on knowledge exchange into national programmes for children.

Support the packaging and dissemination of country programme knowledge, experience and lessons on results for

children, which were generated within the framework of UNICEF-supported programmes at central and at oblast


Develop and implement the concept and a monitoring system for Child Friendly ODA.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of

volunteerismby reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNVactivities (for instance in

events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms

ofvolunteerism in the host country- Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they areundertaking,

including participation in ongoing reflection activities- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit

them for UNVpublications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for

newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, orencourage relevant

local individuals and organizations to use the UNV OnlineVolunteering service whenever technically possible.

Ressuls/Exxpectedd Outpuutss

Timely implementation of the country programme strategy for Horizontal Cooperation.

Concept and action plan for a platform for sustainable engagement of Kazakhstan in South-South/Horizontal

Cooperation activities are designed.

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with

(including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age,

8 Jun 2017 Page 3 of 6Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-

ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities


Quuaalificaationns//Reequuiireme entts

ReqquieddDeegreeeLevvell Master degree or equivalent

Eduucaton -AdddiionaalCommmeentss

Deegree levell:: Master's degree

TypeeoffDeggree: Social Science, International Relations, or any other related fields

YeaarsoffRequured Woork 24 months


Expeerennce Descriptonno

Minimum 2 years of working experience in a field of programming and/or planning, monitoring as well as South-South/

Horizontal Cooperation;

Good analytical skills;

Solid inter-personal skills;

Organizational, documentation and archiving experience;

Familiarity with UNICEF and the Kazakhstan’s context of upper middle income country;

Knowledge of specific UNICEF working processes & internal management tools is a strong asset.

Languuage Skiisllls

English ( Mandatory ) , Level - Fluent

AND - Russian ( Mandatory ) , Level - Fluent

DooA Experrtseis

Development programme management ( Mandatory )

AdddiionallRequiremeents orrArea offExpertsees

Commpuuterskiis:: Good knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point and Web navigation

Commpeetencies and vauees::

Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment;

high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide

8 Jun 2017 Page 4 of 6 responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively,

accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.

Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and


Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new

developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume

of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own)

work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent


Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to

establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working.

Neeed DrivnggLicence No

Commpeetencies & Values


Adaptability and Flexibility

Commitment to Continuous Learning


Planning and Organizing


Working in Teams

Coonndditionns oof Seerrvice aannd ootheerr inforrmaattion

Conndiion ofSeervcec Click here to view Conditions of Service

Conndiions offServce for nternattonalSppecialstt::

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding,

operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA)

and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

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 Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM)

to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,587. 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. This method ensures that

8 Jun 2017 Page 5 of 6international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of

every month on the ICSC website

For example, kindly enter the link Calculator

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN

Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did

not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent

reassignment to another duty station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in

the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home

visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end

of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of

conduct, to the successful candidate.

Apppllcatton Coode KAZR000157-2127

Apppllcatton procceduure

If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating

your email address, please complete all sections of your profile. Go to ‘My Page’ section of your profile,

click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply. If you are registered

in the UNV database, please update your profile at Go to ‘My Page’ section of your

profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 16-06-2017


United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified

professionals. We arecommitted to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

8 Jun 2017 Page 6 of 6

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Astana
  • Grade: International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-16

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