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Junior Associate Specialist

Praia (CPV)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Praia (CPV)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-03

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of, Programme Specialist of Energy, Environment and Climate Change Portfolio, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute for the 2030 Agenda and SDGs implementation
  • Contribute to the Coordination and the monitoring projects implementation, assuring the liaison of the programs and initiatives of the Portfolio
  • Provides technical support on a range of Climate change, NDC, conservation, environment and disaster risk reduction areas
  • Support the Strategic Partnership and the Resource mobilization initiatives
  • Contribute to the Facilitation of knowledge building and sharing

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/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 or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  1. Required Degree Level: Bachelor's degree on Climate change, Environment or natural resources management.
  2. Education - additional comments: Climate Change, NDC (National Capacities for Climate Change), Geography.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 year) in climate change, environmental questions and natural resources management, Project documents preparation and implementation
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer Area of expertise details:

Fluency in written and spoken English or French required

Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish would be an advantage

Driving license: No Application procedure:

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! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents in (enter the Programme Country or territory) with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 3 - 8 - 2020

Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

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