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UN University Volunteer in Community Empowerment Mobilization


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home. For information about our work in Indonesia: Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in Indonesia – Visit our country website - Indonesia (Indonesian) Indonesia (English) For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld. For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Indonesia, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.


The position will be based in the Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and home to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, where basic living needs, including accommodation, banking facilities, medical facilities and telecommunications/internet services are readily available. All staple foods such as rice, bread, meat, vegetables, fruits, salt, sugar, cooking oil, etc. can be found in the markets, along with basic hygiene products and household supplies, including variety of imported goods. Almost all items can also be ordered for delivery (from grocery to cooked food to household essentials) through various mobile applications. Jakarta has numerous good restaurants as well as plenty of attractive malls and shopping centres, making it one of the most vibrant cities to live in South-East Asia. Jakarta’s climate is generally hot and humid, with the Indonesian wet and dry seasons dividing the year in two. Average temperature is in the upper 30°C range year-round, and the rainy season lasts between November and March. The most used means of transportation are taxi or local bus. Mobile phone is the most reliable tool to communicate, and internet services are readily available at the apartment complexes. ATMs are located on every other street in Indonesia and international cards can usually be used to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah

Task description

In order to carry out this work, the UN University Volunteer will be properly trained both formally, through available workshops, seminars, e-Learning platforms; and informally through on-the-job train-ing, intensive coaching/mentoring, shadowing other colleagues to familiarize his/herself with the rele-vant global and local policy and procedures related to Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion activities. The UN University Volunteer will be closely supervised by both senior and middle level management within the unit and it is expected that within a few months s/he will have the necessary skills to carry out many of the daily tasks with limited guidance. Under the direct supervision of Protection Officer (Community-Based), the UN University Volunteer will support in operationalizing the strategic vision to: In collaboration with the existing refugee representatives, and refugee led organisations (RLOs) to conduct an activities on peaceful co-existance involving youth in and refugee com-munity Assist in regular communication, meetings, and building the capacity for refugee representatives and RLOs through training on important areas of community-based protection, with the support from Implementing Partners/ As part of a team, the UN University Volunteer will learn how to assist to provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions which involves youth refugees implemented by UNHCR. Act as interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries. Perform other related duties as required. 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 coun-try; 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 publica-tions/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. Results/Expected Outputs Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and document-ed in all activities throughout the assignment A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for youth during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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