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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abidjan, COTE d'IVOIRE|
|Application Deadline :||23-Aug-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||UNV|
|Post Level :||UNV|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Renewable|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
After being postponed several times, Côte d'Ivoire's presidential elections finally took place on 31 October 2010. However, questions related to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of armed groups and militias, as well as the issue of unification and the reconciliation of Ivorians needed to be addressed to ensure the development proceeded smoothly.
The impact of protracted civil unrest is still visible in the country. Tensions between communities have resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the west of the country. In addition, the illegal occupation of individual properties has damaged social cohesion in all areas of displacement.
Public hearings, initiated by the authorities with the support of the UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) in 2007-2008, provided civil documentation, including birth certificates, to more than 600,000 people. However, the redeployment of the civil administration in the zones occupied by the has not yet been completed, making it difficult to gain access to registration documents, and putting hundreds of thousands of individuals at risk of statelessness, including descendants of people who migrated to the country during or just after the colonialist period. Côte d'Ivoire hosts some 4,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, while more than 80,000 Ivorians remain as refugees in neighbouring countries, mainly Guinea, Liberia and Ghana.
With the development of security and political stability in Côte d'Ivoire, UNHCR, jointly with other UN agencies and mission, Government of Côte d’Ivoire, international and national NGOs, plans to strengthen its activities related to refugees' local integration. It will also assist in the repatriation and reintegration of Ivorians from neighbouring countries, besides making final plans for the return of many thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.
Established on 14th December 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide with particular focus on safeguarding the rights and well-being of refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. UNHCR-Côte d’Ivoire specifically provides assistance of not only refugees and repatriating refugees but also to communities facing fragile protection situations that may lead to flight or to their return not being durable. The Operation is a complex operation, the objectives of which are 1) repatriation of Ivorian refugees; 2) reintegration and integration of returnees/IDPs and Liberian refugees into the communities; 3) protection of returnees and refugees; and 4) reducing the risk of stateless people in Côte d’Ivoire.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, the National UN Volunteer Warehouse Manager will undertake the following tasks:
Promotion of the UN Volunteer Programme Mandate
UN Volunteers are expected to integrate the UN Volunteers Programme mandate within their assignment as well as promote voluntary action through engagement with communities (urban & rural) during the course of their work. As such UN volunteers should dedicate a proportion of their working week to the following in support of and in synergy with their primary role as UN Volunteer.
Promote and/or advise CSOs and citizens groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), and encourage relevant - groups to use OV whenever – technically possible.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme was created by the General Assembly (GA) in 1970 through GA resolution 26/59. Since then, UNV’s mandate has been expanded by GA resolution 31/131 in 1976, GA resolution 56/38 in 2001 and others in the follow-up to the International Year of Volunteers in 2001.
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Service Client Orientation:
Required Skills and Experience