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Talent Acquisition and communication specialist

South Africa

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: South Africa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

Details

Mission and objectives

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

Context

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide and has its headquarters in Bonn-Germany. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. The UNV Multi-Country Field Unit (MCFU) in Pretoria is mainly accountable for the mobilization and placement of UN Volunteers in UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes in 5 countries covered by the Multi-Country Field Unit (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Botswana) focused on peace, development and humanitarian needs. The UNV Multi-Country Field Unit represents and positions UNV in the respective countries and brings UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from governments, UN entities, civil society and private sector. Under the supervision of the Multi-Country Coordinator, the Talent Acquisition and communication Specialist supports the MCFU with talent acquisition, outreach and advocacy in support of volunteer mobilization. He/she is expected to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of maturity and responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Task description

Under the supervision of the UNV Multi-country Coordinator, the Talent Acquisition and Research Assistant will undertake the following tasks in the countries in close coordination with UNDP Focal Points, the regional communications team and global Talent Acquisition team: •Support talent acquisition and outreach activities to efficiently provide UN Partners in the MCFU 5 countries with quality candidates on a timely manner. • Conduct mapping of the institutions (NGOs, Universities, Job Portals, Volunteer Networks, volunteer organizations, Facebook Groups and Governmental Institutions responsible for legislation and implementation of volunteerism) in each of the five countries to be engaged in the UNV MCFU Talent Acquisition Plan • Develop and maintain an accurate and up-to-date UNV MCFU talent acquisition database • Develop and implement a comprehensive UNV MCFU Talent Acquisition Plan as well as the UNV MCFU visibility and awareness campaign • Conduct promotional events, partnership initiatives, on-site and online talent acquisition events, fairs, awareness campaigns with a key result to increase local talent pools in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini and Botswana to generate a consistent, diverse flow of applications to meet recruitment targets • Recommend and follow up on related events and activities where UNV MCFU should be presented for talent outreach in the 5 countries • Support the UNV MCFU in identifying talent acquisition bottlenecks and proactively address the challenges to meet partners’ expectations. • Contribute to the identification and piloting of new sourcing channels and tools for talent outreach • Provide targeted outreach for UNV MCFU assignments on an ongoing basis to improve quality of candidates and efficient deployment of volunteers in the 5 countries. This includes targeted content creation and the identification of relevant channels to source talents and disseminate profiles in the assigned countries • Support outreach efforts to focal points with the UN Entities in the assigned countries to increase talent pool of candidates. • Develop and maintain UNV MCFU social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) and manage social media accounts for UNV MCFU post. • Develop and showcase UNV MCFU impact stories for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. • Support and closely coordinate with UNV MCFU countries and the regional office with monthly content sourcing. • Support with increasing the visibility MCFU countries and volunteer contribution through publications - draft/review impact stories, newsletters etc. • Monitor the efficiency of outreach channels (through surveys, phone calls, interviews); and help to identify the best solutions/channels according to the need in priorities • Coordinate with volunteer recruitment team to gain a better understanding of recruiting constraints and propose adjustments to the Talent Acquisition Plan and activities accordingly including peer exchange practices through sharing lessons learnt and best practices • Keep abreast of the volunteer demand forecast and mobilization trends for the countries of responsibility • Assist in the weekly monitoring and reporting of talent acquisition key success indicators on increased qualified local talent pools • Conduct research, as appropriate, to support the UNV MCFU integration objectives • Monitor key success indicators on talent acquisition daily and produce a weekly report on talent acquisition activities

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