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Development Cooperation Assistant – UNV Jobs in Tunisia

  • Location: Tunisia
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNV
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-04-07

Mission and objectives
The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) serves as the primary support structure for the activities of the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UN Country Team (UNCT). More specifically, it fulfills the following roles:
Coordination and Support: The RCO facilitates the coordination of UN operational activities for development at the country level. It strengthens joint efforts by the UN system in the host country, aligning with national priorities and capacity-building.

Leadership and Advocacy: The RC, as the highest-ranking UN representative, leads the UNCT. Together, they advocate for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the country context with the full support of the RCO.

Strategic Engagement: The RCO engages with the host government, civil society, bilateral partners, academia, and the private sector. Their goal is to address the country’s needs, challenges, and priorities, especially related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This volunteering opportunity is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia in the framework of the initiative launched in partnership with UNV in December 2023 to foster youth and disability inclusion through meaningful and impactful volunteering assignments with the United Nations between 2024 and 2026.

Within the limits of the powers delegated to him/her, the incumbent performs the following functions: 1. Provide technical assistance in the design and implementation of United Nations Country Team data and research strategies. 2. Help create and develop strategic research and data partnerships. 3. Monitor and communicate reports on the results of the United Nations Country Team. 4. Support knowledge management and capacity development.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of Head of Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Provides assistance for the development and implementation of the UNCT data and research strategies
• Assists in the design and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy, in alignment with the Country Common Analysis (CCA) and UN Development Cooperation Framework (UNDCF);
• Assist on empirical analysis, data mining, and visualization, as assigned, to assist the Resident Coordinator (RC), the Head of RCO and UNCT, including results groups, in developing reports and working papers on sustainable development topics;
• Assist the RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, including the drafting of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;
• Contributes to UNCT research and development of data and research tools and methodologies at the country level;
• Supports the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to administer UNINFO planning, monitoring, and reporting system and contributes to the development of the One UN Country Results Report.

2. Undertakes monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
• Supports inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UNDAF and Joint Programs, particularly through UNINFO;
• Assists in preparing the UNDCF monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and reporting results at country, regional and global levels.
• Supports the UNCT in the elaboration of the annual joint work plans.
• Serves as country focal point for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks.

3. Supports knowledge management and capacity development related to data and monitoring
• Assists the sharing of best practices within the UNCT a, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge.
• Support advocacy for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools, working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared between and applied by UNCTs.
• Assists in the identification of good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional, and global) and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit the UN’s work;
• Contributes to the UNCT’s exchange of best practices, trends, knowledge, and lessons learned with external partners.
• Provides assistance for assigned thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourage others to participate.
• Contributes to knowledge sharing (including through training and peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies, and tools;
• Draws upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes.

Eligibility criteria
18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Donor priorities

Required experience
1 years of experience in Public or business administration, economics, management, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences.

Area(s) of expertise
Business management, Economics and finance, Development programmes

Driving license

Arabic, Level: Fluent, Required
French, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Public or business administration, economics, management, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, or a related discipline.

Competencies and values

– Accountability
– Adaptability and Flexibility
– Commitment and Motivation
– Communication
– Creativity
– Ethics and Values
– Integrity
– Knowledge Sharing
– Planning and Organizing
– Professionalism
– Technological Awareness
– Working in Teams

Other information
Living conditions and remarks
The local office and workspace is located in Tunis. The capital of Tunisia offers a modern environment with diverse cultural experiences and warm hospitality. Services in terms of banking, transportation, health and communications are easily available. However, it’s worth noting that public transportation, road infrastructure and administrative facilities may not be very accessible to people with disabilities.

While Arabic is the official language, French is commonly spoken, facilitating ease of communication. The road infrastructure is well-developed, and taxis are accessible for transportation.
Accommodation options are plentiful, although prices have seen an upward trend in recent years. The overall security situation is stable, and Tunisia provides a safe living environment. Additionally, Tunisia is serviced by an international airport with connections to major cities.

According to the UN Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS), Tunisia is classified as a family duty station. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, volunteers are responsible for arranging their own housing and living essentials, with support provided through the national UN Volunteers program.

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy


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