International UN Volunteers: Reporting Officer – WHO

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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.

UNV Assignment Title Reporting Officer
Type of Assignment International Specialist
UNV Focus Area Securing access to basic social services
Host agency World Health Organization (WHO)
Duration 24 months
Location, Country Jakarta (IDN)
Expected Starting Date Immediate

 

The position will be based in the Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and home to the ASEAN Secretariat, where basic living needs, including accommodation, banking facilities, medical facilities and telecommunications/internet services are readily available. All staple foods can be found in the markets, e. g.: rice, meat, vegetables, fruit, cooking oil, salt, etc. Many imported goods are available in Jakarta. Jakarta has numerous good restaurants with good health standards. Jakarta’s climate is generally hot and humid, with the Indonesian wet and dry seasons dividing the year in two. Average temperature is in the upper 30°C range year-round, and the rainy season lasts between November and March.

The most used means of transportation are taxi or local bus. Mobile phone is the most reliable tool to communicate with colleagues and friends. Internet service is readily available at most apartment complexes. ATMs are everywhere in Indonesia and Western cards can usually be used to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah. For more information about Jakarta and Indonesia, please refer to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports site. This will give you key information to better understand your environment.

Organizational Context & Project Description

WHO, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the directing and coordinating authority for health. The objective of the WHO Indonesia Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Indonesian Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO’s technical cooperation programmes. The Country Office develops a two-way collaboration with the Government of Indonesia in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy and technical forums. Planning, monitoring, implementation, reporting and evaluation of WHO collaborative programmes in line with policies of the organization; and facilitation of all activities relating to partnerships, interagency coordination, donor relations and resource mobilization are critical functions at the country level. The UN Volunteer will assist the Technical officer – Partnerships, under the overall guidance of WHO Representative in managing various monitoring and reporting functions under WHO collaborative programmes. S/he performs a variety of public health programme/project monitoring, evaluation and reporting related functions. The work is reviewed by the Technical officer – Partnerships, for meeting expectations and overall quality. In addition to contacts within the organization, both with management and technical teams, interaction with other UN agencies through M&E and UNPDF (The United Nations Partnership for Development Framework 2016 – 2020) working groups is envisaged.

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Under the direct supervision of Technical officer – Partnerships and overall guidance of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support to project reporting, including, editing, quality control and compliance with donor requirements;
  • Assist with the monitoring and tracking of progress, in WHO Global System for Management (GSM) for technical and financial reporting requirements;
  • Contribute to the development of project proposals as direct assistance to technical units;
  • Assist with the preparation and review of various written material such as presentations, articles, annual reports or situation reports;
  • Assist with proofreading, summarizing and layout of technical reports;
  • Assist with the organisation of external evaluation missions;
  • Attend and report on relevant meetings, conferences and trainings;
  • and Performs any other duties in the area of monitoring and reporting, as assigned by the supervisor.

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 International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting ApplicationContribute 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 VolunteersPromote 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.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Required Degree/Level:  Master degree or equivalent. Masters in social science, public health or project management. 
  • Required experience 36 months
  • Language Skills English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
  • Area of Expertise:  Monitoring and evaluation Mandatory Public information and reporting (Mandatory) Knowledge management, archiving and documentation (Optional)
  • Area of Expertise Requirement:  Monitoring and reporting of health sector interventions/projects

Application Procedure:

More Info : Official Announcement 

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