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Job Title: Village Community Supervisor
Job ID: 13498
Locations: Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
Grade: GP
Vacancy Type: National Regular UN Volunteer
Contract Duration: 6 months 
Organizational Context/Project

  • UNDP is implementing a project that adresses critical information and coordination gaps for recovery, which aims at improving the effectiveness of the international crisis response by establishing and availing systematic and critical information on key aspects related to coordinated early recovery interventions for northeast Nigeria to humanitarian & early recovery actors.
  • Amongst other things, the project seeks to enhance the social protection of the conflict-affected population in northeast Nigeria through an assessment and piloting of linkages between humanitarian cash-based interventions, community-based social safety nets as well as formal social security systems.
  • UNDP will require the services of 10 Supervisors or Village Agents to support Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) as a community-based social safety nets mechanism in North East Nigerian States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The services of 5 Supervisors or Village Agents are required in Borno state, 3 required in Adamawa state, and 2 required in Yobe state for a period of 6 months.

Duties and Responsibilities
The 10 Supervisors or Village Agents will be engaged for a period of 6 months to manage VSLAs established in designated project communities of UNDP and other early recovery or development partners.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of UNDP Sub-Office in Maiduguri and direct supervision of the ECHO Project Officer, the Supervisors or Village Agents will perform the following functions on daily basis in designated VSLA communities:

  • Conduct stakeholder advocacy and sensitization visits on establishment of VSLA as community-based social safety net mechanism;
  • Conduct mobilization activities and establish VSLAs in designated community for beneficiaries of cash-transfer-programming (CTP), including, but not limited to emergency employment (cash-for-work) and other livelihoods support initiatives, including agricultural and business enterprise development;
  • Conduct sensitization activities for VSLA members on leadership requirements and facilitate election of VSLA leaders;
  • Conduct leadership and group facilitation training for VSLA leaders;
  • Conduct regular training and re-training activities on management and operations of VSLA as community-based social safety nets mechanism;
  • Provide technical assistance to VSLA in designated communities, including, but not limited to, meeting facilitation; review of financial procedures; documentation and reporting; etc.
  • Serve as check and balance mechanism and ensure accountability of VSLA on members contributions and seed fund;
  • Monitor and report on all VSLA financial proceedings and banking transactions;
  • Support VSLA leadership to liaise with government and other agencies interested in engaging community-based social safety mechanism through VSLA;
  • Submit monthly progress report on VSLA and community-based social safety nets mechanism in designated communities;
  • Participate in monthly project review meetings with ECHO Project Manager.

Furthermore, UN Community Village Supervisor 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.

Results/Expected Output:

  • Programme-related data from the field is captured, documented, analysed and reported in a results-based and timely manner. These include report of:
  • Advocacy and sensitization visits;
  • VSLA mobilization activities;
  • Sensitization on leadership requirements;
  • Election of VSLA leaders;
  • Training on leadership and group facilitation;
  • Training and re-training activities on policies, procedures and management community-based social safety nets;
  • Supervision activities;
  • Savings, loans and repayments;
  • Partnership activities with government and humanitarian/development agencies;
  • Change in conditions in the local communities is timely and accurately measured;

A monthly 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.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning.
  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to Results Management, including screening and collecting of programme/ projects documentation, projects data entering, preparation of revisions, filing, provision of information
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems
  • Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience

  • First degree in any field from a recognized university or polytechnic
  • 2 years relevant working experience
  • Knowledge of either formal or informal cooperative systems and livelihoods support;
  • Adequate knowledge of dominant inidgenous languages in designated VSLA communities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states;
  • Relevant experience in cash-based intervention with UN agencies or INGOs shall be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 1 year banking experience as account holder with accredited commercial bank or financial institutions;
  • Must reside within designated VSLA community or contiguous communities in any of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States;
  • Familiarity with networking / alliance building and advocacy
  • Experience volunteering in rural communities is an added advantage
  • Experience working with communities in North East Nigeria is an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills

Conditions of Service for Community National UN Volunteers

  • The contract lasts for a period of 6 months with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
  • A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) shall be provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

 

Job Title: Outreach Community Volunteer 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: GP
Contract Duration: 6 months
Slot: 8
Background

  • The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
  • In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.
  • In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Organizational Context/Project

  • UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.
  • The crises in Nigeria are closely linked to conflict, fragility, and insecurity. The United Nations is leading efforts by humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding partners, delivering urgent aid and building resilience among vulnerable people over the longer term.
  • Swift delivery of aid, combined with early recovery and emergency development work, can address and prevent famine and ensure durable peace. Building resilience to future shocks is vital. This means creating opportunities for people to quickly earn an income to support their families and ensuring basic services are restored.
  • Some 5.1 million people urgently need food and livelihoods assistance resulting from long-term social, political and economic exclusion, along with violent conflict. Nearly seven out of 10 people were living below the extreme poverty line before the current crisis, and farmers have been unable to plant food crops for the third consecutive year after losing tools, seeds and livestock.
  • To revive the local economy in north-east Nigeria, UNDP is supporting livelihoods and businesses with small grants, skills training and trade assistance. Priorities include repairing or rebuilding community infrastructure such as schools, water and sanitation, and government buildings, which also creates emergency jobs; and revival of agriculture with new seeds, tools, fertilizer and livestock.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Promote programme intervention within community, especially integrating community leaders and decision makers;
  • Identify and select suitable Community mobilizers and volunteers
  • Assists in developing ways in which community involvement can be increased and community groups strengthened;
  • Liaise closely with local actors and other local stakeholders to raise the awareness, sensitize and engage them at grassroot level.
  • Work closely with Areas coordinators and projects coordinators: helping with action plan, strategic planning etc.
  • Contribute to effective information management on UNDP projects and programmes through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems;
  • Support mapping trends, tracking and analysing data related to UNDP projects and programmes;
  • Strengthen existing reporting formats to ensure that meet UNDP/donor requirements;
  • Write weekly and monthly reports on community mobilization activities according to UNDP’s standards;
  • Relationship building, negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/Volunteers;
  • Participate in community activities aimed at providing services to IDPs and other persons of concern, especially for disabled and marginalized persons;
  • Provision of linkages to community based structures relevant for project implementation

Furthermore, UN Community 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.

Results/Expected Output:

  • Programme-related data from the field is captured, documented, analysed and reported in a results-based and timely manner;
  • Change in conditions in the local communities is timely and accurately measured;
  • Communities are supported through capacity building activities to better respond to social needs;
  • 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.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to Results Management, including screening and collecting of programme/ projects documentation, projects data entering, preparation of revisions, filing, provision of information
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems
  • Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Senior Secondary Certificate in Education/Or equivalent
  • 1 year working experience
  • Experience in participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Familiarity with networking / alliance building and advocacy
  • Experience volunteering in rural communities is an added advantage
  • Fluency in the local languages
  • Experience working with communities in North East Nigeria is an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills
  • Facilitation and organization of events and meetings desired

Conditions of Service for Community National UN Volunteers

  • The contract lasts for a period of 6 months with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
  • A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) shall be provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

Application Deadline  17th December, 2017.

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