Deadline: February 20, 2020
Are you passionate about the work of the United Nations? Are you motivated to help realise the potential of fellow young people? Have you been waiting for too long for a paid entry-level opportunity to the UN? Do you want to join the UN Youth Envoy as a Fellow? Apply now for the No more Unpaid Internships 2020 in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
The UN Youth Envoy and UN Volunteer are looking for three young people to get on board the UN Youth Envoy’s Fellowship, which aims at providing you, a young talent, a chance to get involved the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The selected fellows will join them at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York for a duration of 12 months starting from March 2020.
Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- As part of a team, the youth volunteer will support the development of the UN Youth Strategy Secretariat’s annual Work Plan, coordinating inputs from the Joint Working Group
- Support the piloting and finalisation of the score cards that have been developed to measure progress on implementation of the UN Youth Strategy in the UN Entities and UN Country Teams (UNCTs)
- Support the development of a public facing dashboard, a reporting tool for UNCTs and UN Entities, which will include a set of automated analytics
- Provide overall data analytic support for the Secretariat, including quality monitoring of data inputs into the dashboard, analysis of trends in performance and gaps, linking the Youth 2030 Dashboard to SDG data on youth and develop recommendations
- Support the generation of annual report of the UN Youth strategy and donor reporting
- Liaise with different arms of the UN Secretariat on M&E issues
- Ensure the integration of youth and youth volunteers is mainstreamed in M&E activities of UN field operations across all UN pillars (development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian), including in joint initiatives (e.g. in the framework of projects under the Peacebuilding Fund, the SDG Fund, the UNDP-DPPA Joint Programme, the Spotlight Initiative, etc.)Provide technical support for research activities
- Performs other duties as required
Furthermore, UN Youth 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 country;
- 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 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.
- Applicants should be between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
- Have recognized First Level University degree in one of the following fields: mathematics, statistics, computer science, planning, economics, demography, business, public administration or other relevant subject area
- Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
- Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
- Relevant formal or informal experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programmes would be considered an asset
- Previous formal or informal experience of working on data bases, statistical software, SAS/SPSS or equivalent would be highly regarded.
- Fluency in another Official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset
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