Conduct and Discipline Assistant (3 positions)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Beni, Bukavu and Goma, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC
Application Deadline :22-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :UNV
Post Level :UNV
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2016

Background

MONUSCO/MONUC was established in 1999 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Field Conduct and Discipline Officer (FCDO), the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist and support the FCDO in identifying and establishing contacts with community leaders, gatekeepers, key personalities, local government officials, NGOs, intellectuals, women associations, youth associations, etc, in his/her Area Of Responsibility (AOR)
  • Assist and support the FCDO in organizing community-based activities, like outreach activities and community-based complaints network, aimed at raising and enhancing awareness on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in his/her AOR
  • Assist and support the FCDO in conducting sensitization activities of the local communities aimed at awareness raising on and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in his/her AOR
  • Assist and support the FCDO in media activities like identifying and establishing contacts with community radios, theater groups and other media sources that may be tapped for partnership for outreach and awareness raising activities for prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Assist and support the FCDO in translation matters between English, French, and the local language
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned

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 IVD);
  • 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.
  • Build and strengthen local capacity in support of MONUSCO’s awareness raising and sexual exploitation and abuse prevention activities
  • Build and strengthen local capacity in support of assistance provided to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by United Nations personnel
  • Build and strengthen local capacity in support of MONUSCO’s community-based complaints/reporting mechanism

Results/Expected Output:

  • Strengthened local capacity in support of MONUSCO’s awareness raising and sexual exploitation and abuse prevention activities
  • Strengthened local capacity in support of assistance provided to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by members United nations personnel
  • Strengthened local capacity in support of MONUSCO’s community-based complaints/reporting mechanism
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment.
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

It is expected that:

  •  UN/MONUSCO’s efforts and initiative aimed at awarenees raising and preventing sexual exploitation and abuse is appreciated, accepted and sustained as a community involvement and initiative.
  • the communities will have been informed, understood, appreciated and have been fully sensitized on the UN’s zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • the communities and localities where MONUSCO’s operations are located and/or proximate have been made aware of such policy and the actions/response that the UN enforces and adopts should there be reported breaches to said policy.


Competencies

  • Good writing skills.
  • Well-developed communication skills across cultures.
  • Ability to build consensus between conflicting view points.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to work as a team player and independently.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • A bachelor’s degree in law, social sciences or any related filed.

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in community organizing
  • Social, cultural and linguistic knowledge and familiarity of the local communities in the AOR
  • Knowledge of the local languages/dialects and French are required; minimal speaking, reading and writing in English would be an advantage
  • The National UN Volunteer should be a community member, living and working in the respective AOR

Language:

  • Knowledge of the local languages/dialects and French are required; minimal speaking, reading and writing in English would be an advantage

Living Conditions:


The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa, and as a result is quite diverse. Living conditions therefore vary between MONUSCO duty stations, with all usual amenities present in the capital Kinshasa, but only very basic conditions in remote duty stations in the provinces, where, for instance, there may be no guarantee of public power supply nor running water. The ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
All MONUSCO duty stations are considered non-family duty stations, except for Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Entebbe which are now considered family duty stations, and most are currently under UN Security Phase III (“relocation phase”: internationally-recruited staff are temporarily concentrated or relocated to specified sites/locations). In addition to insecurity related to the relatively volatile political situation as well as various conflict situations, certain places are subject to increasing street and residential crime, including in Kinshasa and Goma.

Some degree of medical service is provided in all MONUSCO duty stations. Certain vaccinations are mandatory for MONUSCO personnel to enter the DRC, while others are compulsory for all other incoming persons. It is possible for incoming MONUSCO personnel, including UN Volunteers, to be asked to provide proof of some or all vaccinations, though this is unlikely. All UN Volunteers must ensure that they are up-to-date with all appropriate vaccinations, which should be clearly and properly endorsed in the International Certificate of Vaccination (“carte jaune”). Malaria is present virtually throughout the DRC, and it is therefore recommended to take prophylaxis.

The unit of currency is the Congolese Franc. The US dollar is the other preferred currency. It may be impossible to exchange traveller’s checks away from the capital city. Credit cards are usually accepted in major hotels only in Kinshasa. In larger towns and cities (e.g. Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, Kisangani), UN Volunteers are recommended to open US Dollar bank accounts, while in other places, banks may be absent (including ATMs) and VLA payments will be processed in cash.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers
Intial six months contract – It refers above to assignement until 30 June 2017; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of USD 1,100 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.


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.


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