Prgramme Coordination Officer – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Host EntityUNICEF
Duty StationNyala (SDN)
Language SkillsEnglish
Start DateImmediate
Duration12 months with possibility of extension
Application Deadline24/01/2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the general supervision of the UNICEF Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Officer in Nyala, the Specialist will provide support in a range of PME and coordination issues at State level (both South and East Darfur) to include but will not be limited to the following:

1. Development of Programme Documents (PDs)

  • · Lead the preparation and posting of Call for Expressions of Interest (CFEI) through the UNPP website and subsequent review and selection process.
  • · Facilitate the process for the timely development of narrative and budgetary components of the PDs through an interative process.
  • · Compile and or consolidate technical data and information in the required PD dcouments
  • · Coordinate the technical, peer review and finalisation of PDs (including amendments) with UNICEF field and Khartoum based staff

2. Partnership support and development

  • · Provide technical guidance, training and operational support to partners in the development and or modification to PDs
  • · Map, analyse and expand partnershop opportunities for East and South Darfur

3. Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • · Support programme and operational teams in the monitoring, including ‘spot checks’, and evaluation of partnerships and related programming
  • · Support the strengthening and establishment of wider PME systems within the UNICEF offices
  • · Evaluate, and as appropriate, recommend practical measures to simplify and streamline the PD process
  • · Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • · Support emergency assessment by compiling data, analysing and evaluating information on local conditions resulting from the emergency situation affecting children, and participate as needed in multi-sector and/or inter-agency assessments, where applicable;
  • · Any other tasks to be assigned by the Child Protection Officer based in Nyala.

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;
  • · 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.


Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent.

Master degree in: law, social sciences, human rights, child development, education, or similar field relevant to UNICEF’s mandate. A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required experience: 24 Months.

Experience remark:

· Minimum 2 years working experience, including at least 1 year working on issues related to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Language skills:

  • English(Optional), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Development programme management.

Area of expertise details:

  • · Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) awareness and demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • · Ability to apply gender equity principles in mainstreamed manner.
  • · Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system;
  • · High ability to effectively perform duties under circumstances with political and ethnic sensitivity;
  • · Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • · Experience and ability to organize and implement training sessions;
  • · Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
  • · Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills.

Driving license: No.

Competencies values:

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams.

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at 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 Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

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