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Programme Officer (Palestinian Programme)

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: National UN Volunteer - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-08

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Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Specialist for the Palestinian Programme or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Undertake field visits to UNICEF-supported projects in the Palestinian camps and gatherings to monitor the implementation of the projects and report information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for result;
  • Participate in Mid-Year and Annual reviews meetings with partners and government counterparts;
  • Contribute to the progress and annual PPL reports in a timely manner, as require;
  1. Partnership and Coordination:
  • In the area of Child Development, the UN Volunteer will coordinate with partners to ensure:
  • Access to Formal Education and Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) programmes, for vulnerable girls and boys;
  • Proper implementation of school-based and community-based retention programmes;
  • Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in ECED and non-formal education programmes;
  • In the area of Youth and Adolescent Development, the UN Volunteer will coordinate with partners to ensure:
  • Enrolment in short and medium-term competency and market-based skills trainings and innovation programmes; including Young People with Disabilities;
  • Provision of Life Skills training and coordinated activities supporting healthy lifestyles and the reduction of high-risk behaviors;
  • In the area of Child Protection, the UN Volunteer will contribute to:
  • Strengthening community mobilization for child rights and child protection, including through the End Violence Affecting Children initiative
  • Promotion of the mainstreaming of psychosocial health promotion and prevention in schools and PHC centers
  • In the area of Child Survival – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, the UN Volunteer will support partners in implementing:
  • Community mobilization and capacitation for improved health and WASH practices;
  • Health and WASH sensitization in schools;

  1. Knowledge Management:
  • Support knowledge management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis;
  • Participate in the preparation of and making professional contribution to PPL reports required for the management and donors;
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, education or any other related area;
Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • Minimum of 3 years in education and/or child protection in the humanitarian/post-conflict sector is required;
  • Experience in emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response;
  • Field work experience particularly focused in the Palestinian camps and gatherings in Lebanon an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Palestinian Programme, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills:
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Development programme management Driving license: No Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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