Unv Assignment In Mali

UN VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT MLIR000631--Field Human Rights Officer 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.

General Information

Country of Assignment Mali

United Nations Multidimensional Integr. Stab. Mission in

Host Institute

Mali

Volunteer Category International Specialist

Number of Volunteer 2

Duration Until 30-06-2018

workbench.possibility_of_extension

Expected Starting Date Immediate

Duty Station Gao [MLI], Kidal [MLI]

26 Feb 2018 Page 1 of 8 Assignment Place Remark Assignment is non--family.

Duration of Assignment: Initial contract from Entry on Duty (EOD) until 30 June 2017. Duration of initial contract as well as subsequent extensions are subject to the

mandate of the Mission and satisfactory performance.

Living Conditions

Kidal is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non- family duty station.

Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako. Adequate housing is available for rent

at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA. Visa credit

cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops.

Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic

medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for

specialized medication.

Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security

(UNDSS) must be followed by all UN personnel in the course of their assignments in

Mali.

For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their

duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

Assignment Details

Assignment Title Field Human Rights Officer

Organizational Context & Project Description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

(MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to

support political process in that country and carry out a number of security-related

tasks. The Mission has been asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the 26 Feb 2018 Page 2 of 8 stabilization of the country and implementation of the transitional roadmap, focusing on major population centers and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights

monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and

the return to displaced persons, the extension of State authority and the preparation of

free, inclusive and peaceful elections.

The mandate of the Human

Rights Division, following Security Council Resolutions 2100, 2164 and 2227 and 2295

is (i) To assist the Malian authorities in their efforts to promote and protect human

rights, in particular in the areas of justice and reconciliation, including to support, as

feasible and appropriate, the efforts of the Malian authorities, without prejudice to their

responsibilities, to bring to justice those responsible for serious abuses or violations of

human rights or violations of international humanitarian law, in particular war crimes

and crimes against humanity in Mali, taking into account the referral by the transitional

authorities of Mali of the situation in their country since January 2012 to the

International Criminal Court; (ii) To monitor, help investigate and report to the Security

Council and publicly, as appropriate, on violations of international humanitarian law

and on violations and abuses of human rights, including all forms of sexual and gender

based violence and violations and abuses committed against women and children

throughout Mali and to contribute to efforts to prevent such violations and abuses.

Sustainable 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Development Goals

UNV Focus Area Peace building

Task description

Under the overall supervision of the Director of MINUSMA/ Human Rights Division

and the direct supervision of the Planning/Program Officer, the UN Volunteer will

undertake the following tasks:

Gather information and report on the human rights situation in a designated

geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations

actors and the community;

Keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human

rights situation;

26 Feb 2018 Page 3 of 8 Visit and monitor detention centres for compliance with international human rights norms;

Monitor trials for compliance with international human rights norms;

Conduct fact-finding missions; Participate in monitoring activities;

Carry out investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian

law;

Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the OHCHR

data base;

Assist in the designing and the delivering of capacity building activities;

Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities

as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;

Perform other related duties as required by the Director of the Human Rights

Division;

Use the OHCHR database to enter cases and document allegations and violations

of human rights violations;

When working with national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, the

Volunteer is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching,

mentoring and capacity development.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and

understanding of the concept of volunteerismby reading relevant UNV and external

publications and take active part in UNVactivities (for instance in events that mark

International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local

forms ofvolunteerism in the host country- Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary

action that they areundertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities-

Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for

UNVpublications/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, orencourage relevant local individuals and organizations

to use the UNV OnlineVolunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

Contribution to the improvement of human rights situation is done;

Capacities of local institutions and NGOs for the protection of human rights

enhanced;

Individual cases are addressed, investigated and documented;

26 Feb 2018 Page 4 of 8 Fact-finding missions are carried out;

Planning and implementation of capacity building activities are carried out;

Supervisor is kept abreast of the human rights situation and well advised;

Good relationships and advocacy with the local authorities developed; 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.

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job

training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)

governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • 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 peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on

the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Qualifications/Requirements

Required Degree Level Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments

Law, political science or social sciences; international specialized studies on human

rights preferred.

Required experience 24 months

Experience Remark

2 years of relevant experience in human rights. Knowledge of international

mechanisms to seek redress for Human Rights violations an asset. Experience in

drafting various documents, including reports on human rights issues, and in

research will be an asset.

Language Skills

26 Feb 2018 Page 5 of 8 French (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

AND - English (Mandatory) , Level - Working Knowledge

Area of Expertise

Human rights Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

Yes

Need Driving Licence

Competencies & Values

Accountability

Adaptability and Flexibility

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Communication

Ethics and Values

Integrity

Planning and Organizing

Respect for Diversity

Working in Teams

Conditions of Service and other information

Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service

Conditions of Service for International Specialist:

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to

availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there

is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the

26 Feb 2018 Page 6 of 8Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing,

utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be

computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$

1,587. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty

station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living.

This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power

at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the

International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every

month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

For example, kindly enter the link Calculator

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the

ICSC, international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly

basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the

assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to

taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty

station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel,

annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security

reimbursements).

26 Feb 2018 Page 7 of 8UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable).

Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of

Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.

Application Code MLIR000631-2431

Application procedure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special

Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My

Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink

to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 11 March 2018

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes

applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms

of gender, nationality and culture.

26 Feb 2018 Page 8 of 8

UN VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT MLIR000630--Human Rights Reporting Officer 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.

General Information

Country of Assignment Mali

Host Institute United Nations Multidimensional Integr. Stab. Mission in Mali

Volunteer Category International Specialist

Number of Volunteer 1

Duration Until 30-06-2018

workbench.possibility_of_extension Yes

Expected Starting Date Immediate

Duty Station

Bamako [MLI]

Assignment Place Non-Family Duty station

Assignment Place Remark

Assignment is non-family.

Duration of assignment: Initial contract from Entry on Duty (EOD) until 30 June 2018. Duration of initial contract as well as subsequent extensions are subject to the mandate of the Mission and satisfactory performance.

Living Conditions

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (February 2013 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 490 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali.

For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a 15 Jan 2018 Page 1 of 6 willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply. Assignment Details

Assignment Title Human Rights Reporting Officer

Organizational Context & Project Description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council

resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political process in that country and carry out a number of security-related tasks. The

Mission has been asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the stabilization of the country and implementation of the

transitional roadmap, focusing on major population centers and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights

monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return to displaced persons, the extension

of State authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections.

(http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minusma/)

Provide reporting services to the Human Rights Division/MINUSMA. Under the overall supervision of the Director of MINUSMA/

Human Rights Division and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Reporting Unit, will be part of the Human Rights Division,

focusing on: a) monitoring the human rights situation as well as documenting; b) support activities aiming to improve the capacity of

national human rights entities, security agents and civil society organisations, to mainstream and sensitize the audience to human

rights issues.

The mandate of the Human Rights Division, following Security Council resolutions 2100, 2164 and 2227 is to (i) To monitor, help

investigate and report to the Council on any abuses or violations of human rights or violations of international humanitarian law

committed throughout Mali and to contribute to efforts to prevent such violations and abuses; (ii) To support, in particular, the full

deployment of MINUSMA human rights observers throughout the country;(iii) To monitor, help investigate and report to the Council

specifically on violations and abuses committed against children as well as violations committed against women including all forms of

sexual violence in armed conflict; (iv) To assist the transitional authorities of Mali in their efforts to promote and protect human

rights.

Sustainable Development Goals 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UNV Focus Area Peace building

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the HR Reporting Unit and overall supervision of the Head of MINUSMA’s Human

Rights Division), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

General activity: Information collection, analysis and reporting:

Receive, examine and compile human rights information and reports from the field offices, and from other MINUSMA and

non-MINUSMA sources.

Liaise with assigned field offices to verify, complete and follow-up related information.

Draft regular reports for Human Rights Division (HRD) and Department for Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO) in-New York,

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): daily sitreps, weekly assessments, monthly reports, special

reports, analytical reports as required.

Draft ad hoc reports, code cables, briefing notes, and Power-Point presentations as required.

Produce regular external reports on the /protection/development situation and broadcast reports and relevant information to

UN, Donors, international partners and Malian stakeholders.

When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent should set aside

dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development;

Attend meetings and briefings on pertinent human rights and humanitarian issues with international and local/civil society

partners, as required.

15 Jan 2018 Page 2 of 6 Development of the HRD’ monitoring capacity:

Consolidate monitoring and reporting methodologies and information tools for the HRD. Consolidate reporting and operational

management tools.

Liaise with substantive Sections for collection of information linked to reporting (Child Protection, Human Rights, Political

Affairs, Public Information …).

Filing and archiving:

Organize a physical and computerized filing and archive system of relevant information, reports and other documents

received or produced by the Human Right Section: Constitute a database on Human Right in Mali.

Standardize the filing and archive system of the field offices.

Outreach activities

Provide induction courses for UN staff new arrivals.

Write articles related to Human rights for the MINUSMA website

Participate in workshops, meetings and conferences.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerismby

reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNVactivities (for instance in events that mark International

Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms ofvolunteerism in the host country- Reflect on the type

and quality of voluntary action that they areundertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities- Contribute

articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNVpublications/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,

orencourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV OnlineVolunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

A variety of written human rights reports are produced in a clear and concise manner through good analytical and research

skills;

Analysis of the human rights situation is carried out on a regular basis;

The information of field offices are duly reflected in the products of the reporting unit;

The Direction of the Human Rights Division is kept well informed on all matters requiring personal attention and appropriate

follow-up is ensured;

Work of the Human Rights Division is shared with colleagues and/or partners;

Files are kept organized in computerized archives and easy to be found for colleagues;

The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including

supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);

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

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including

supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • 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 peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the

number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Qualifications/Requirements

Required Degree Level

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments

Master’s Degree in Human Rights, Law, International Relations, Political or Social Sciences.

15 Jan 2018 Page 3 of 6 Required experience 24 months

Experience Remark

Two years of progressive human rights experience at national/international level in capacity-building of state institutions, in

mainstreaming human rights perspectives in strategies and policies, assistance in reporting on implementation of human rights

treaties, child protection & promotion of juvenile justice, protection of women’s rights, ethnic and religious minorities and people with

special needs; human rights education and awareness raising; Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, review and analysis

of activities based on human rights perspective and report writing; knowledge of UN human rights instruments and system is

essential; relevant experience in conducting researches, surveys, data collection; review of comparative study reports from human

rights perspective.

Language Skills

English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

AND - French (Mandatory) , Level - Working Knowledge

Area of Expertise

Human rights Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

Excellent computer literacy; including in spreadsheets and other, and relevant software packages.

Two years of progressive human rights experience at national/international level in capacity-building of state institutions, in

mainstreaming human rights perspectives in strategies and policies, assistance in reporting on implementation of human rights

treaties, child protection & promotion of juvenile justice, protection of women’s rights, ethnic and religious minorities and people with

special needs; human rights education and awareness raising; Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, review and analysis

of activities based on human rights perspective and report writing; knowledge of UN human rights instruments and system is

essential; relevant experience in conducting researches, surveys, data collection; review of comparative study reports from human

rights perspective.

Need Driving Licence Yes

Competencies & Values

Accountability

Adaptability and Flexibility

Client Orientation

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Planning and Organizing

Respect for Diversity

Working in Teams

Conditions of Service and other information

Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service

Conditions of Service for International Specialist:

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and

satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

15 Jan 2018 Page 4 of 6 A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and

other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,587. The

VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis

according to the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty

stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is

published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

For example, kindly enter the link Calculator

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN Volunteers receive a

Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the

duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty

station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security

framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and for the final

repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful

candidate.

Application Code MLIR000630-2430

Application procedure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to

15 Jan 2018 Page 5 of 6 apply.

Application deadline: 29 January 2018

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are

committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

15 Jan 2018 Page 6 of 6

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