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Municipal Coordination Officer - Gjakove/Dakovica


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kosovo
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-05


Mission and objectives

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights and it upholds the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which contains a universally agreed set of human rights for children.


UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights and it upholds the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which contains a universally agreed set of human rights for children. The overall goal of the UNICEF programme is to contribute to Kosovo’s development efforts, to enable all children, adolescents and young people, especially the most marginalized, to have their rights progressively fulfilled and to develop to their full potential in a protective and inclusive society. Based on the “leave no child behind” principle through supporting quality service delivery for children and youth, development and implementation of strategies, UNICEF is supporting strengthening capacities of local authorities to translate policies into action in five selected municipalities. In addition to duty station specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts. UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment. References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNICEF Social Policy Specialist / Municipal Focal Points or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Municipal Coordination Officer in Gjakove/Dakovica will: • Liaise with UNICEF programme officers to coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities on daily basis between Municipality and UNICEF for all related programmatic interventions; • Attend regularly meetings of relevant municipal directorates and coordinate programme activities; • Ensure regular updates with regard to relevant municipal developments, identify critical needs and propose venues of interventions for smooth implementation of programme activities in the agreed work-plan; • Support the establishment and operationalization of the municipal mechanisms on children’s rights; • Work with relevant Municipal Directorates (Education, Social Welfare, Health, Youth, etc.), Municipal institutions, schools, CSW and other partners to obtain relevant data and analysis and help strengthen internal analytical capacities of relevant directorates and documentation of UNICEF municipal engagement interventions; • Support monitoring of municipal programme interventions through regular field visits and quality assurance of implemented activities; • Liaise with NGO’s, private sector and the broader spectrum of Organizations working in the Municipality of Gjakova in the area of children’s rights and wellbeing and identify entry points for greater coordination; • In coordination with UNICEF Communication Section identify and promote good practices and success stories on local and national traditional and social media; • Provide logistical support for smooth implementation of programme activities including with translation, when needed. • Perform other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the Supervisor.

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