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Coordination and Information Management Officer (COVID-19 Response)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of National Field Coordinator, the UNV Coordination and Information Management Officer will:

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of National Field Coordinator, the UNV Coordination and Information Management Officer will:

Support the effective information management, and communication and liaison between the Provincial Humanitarian Coordination mechanism and the HCT in Kathmandu.

  • Supporting in coordination and collaboration between different agencies and members of the UNCT and the humanitarian architecture in the province, including but not limited to government, relevant cluster leads, UN and NGO partners, media and local civil society.
  • Supporting in information management related to the COVID-19 quarantine sites establishing two-way communication mechanisms with affected populations and follow up mechanisms. This includes collating information from partners, situation reporting and putting together updates on the situation.
  • Support in humanitarian and general reporting, support the local coordination structure in obtaining localized common messages and coordinating dissemination of messages with media partners to reach affected communities
  • Support in regular update and management of humanitarian database including common operational database (COD), fundamental operational database (FOD), who is doing what and where (3W) database. Also, S/he is responsible to maintain and update contact list of UN and NGO partners, cluster members, government authority at the province level
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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:
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Nepalese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other emergency management experience Area of expertise details:
  • Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, information science, or similar field. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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 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 to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 30-11-2020.

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