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Network Coordination Officer

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-12

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Officer or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Network Coordination Officer will:

  • Assist the Programme Officer and Congress team to develop the event programme that accounts for and incorporates, where possible, the requests and inputs from the entire GWOPA network. This may include, developing session timings to allow for maximum regional participation, defining language needs, linking thematic sessions where possible and avoiding overlap.
  • Support the planning and coordination of creative key moments during the Congress. These may include but are not limited to the launch of new projects, virtual networking events, online exchange.
  • Promote, coordinate, and manage the event series titled Operators Stage – a unique space offered to water and sanitation operators during the Congress to exchange their experiences of peer-to-peer support, learning, cooperation, and solidarity.
  • Assist the GWOPA Secretariat in identifying, planning and managing session, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by technology and online event hosting.
  • Advise and lead on the ‘out-of-the-box’ session formats that promote exchange, learning and interaction.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

A first-level degree in communication, journalism, international relations, or area related to urban development.

Required experience: 48 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in stakeholder engagement, event planning, network or community management or other relevant programmes; experience within the water and sanitation space is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Demonstrated experience of virtual and online event management and mobilization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and situations of pressure
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Area of expertise details:

Communication, Journalism, International Relations, or area related to Urban Development.

Driving license: No Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 12 May 2021

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