UN Paid International Youth Volunteers Recruitment in Kenya

UN Paid International Youth Volunteers Recruitment in Kenya

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Assignment Details

Organizational Context & Project Description
The Horn of Africa sub-programme of UNODC's Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP HoA) assists
Somalia to address maritime crime.

Under the programme, UNODC delivers support to the maritime law enforcement authorities, and is one of very few programmes that are actively engaged with Somali Law Enforcement on the waterfront.

MCP HoA's success has been derived from the delivery of sustainable capacity building through the placement of experts in seamanship, marine engineering, maritime law enforcement, and communications with regional maritime law enforcement authorities in Somalia as fulltime
in- country mentors.

In Mogadishu, mentors work with the Somali Police Force's Maritime Police Unit(MPU), in Puntland with the Bosasso Port Police (BPP) and in Somaliland, with the Somaliland Coast Guard
(SLCG) in Berbera.

National teams consisting of national programme officers, interpreters, and drivers
further support the mentors in each of the regions.

Task description

  • Assist the Project Coordinator, Horn of Africa Programme in the development, implementation and
    evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly
    those related to Maritime Crime, support to MPU in Mogadishu, and Criminal justice, including
    support to prisons holding piracy prisoners transferred from third party states and other criminal justice support delivered in the region and broader prison reform in Somalia, e.g Joint Correction Programme;
  • Assist the Project Coordinator, Horn of Africa Programme and other team members in identifying
    technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and
    strengthen the capacity of maritime law enforcement and other criminal justice authorities in the region, including on improved detention and transfer activities;
  • Assist the supervisor and other team members in project/programme and/or budget revisions, the
    preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime and detention and transfer;
  • Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • Related to the above task, support monitoring and evaluation activities of the Horn of Africa
    Programme support by developing, participating and supporting evaluation of MLE and prison
  • support activities, including compilng and collating information to be submitted to UNODC MLE and prison experts and management for further analysis;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc, relating to maritime crime issues in the region;
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the regional programme coordinator in view of
    consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations,
    handling logistics, etc;


    Education - Additional Comments
    justice, law, criminology, international relations, business and administration or other relevant social

  • A Masters’ degree in criminology, law, is an asset.
  • Experience Remark
  • Experience in the security, justice, or development sectors, including a combination of working experiences in the mentioned sectors;
  • Experience on maritime crime law-enforcement and programming is an asset;
  • Experience on prison reform, prison management and related programming in post-conflict
    environments and least developed countries is an asset;
  • Experience in project management is an asset;
  • Experience in volunteerism is an asset;
  • English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required.
  • Working knowledge of other United
    Nations official languages is highly desirable
    Language Skills
  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent
  • Area of Expertise
  • Criminal law Mandatory
  • Area of Expertise Requirement
  • criminology, or Law.
  • Competencies & Values
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Condition of Service Click here to view
  • Conditions of Service
  • Working in Teams
  • Conditions of Service and other information

    Conditions of Service:
  • 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) per month and 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 (choose from the drop down menu the appropriate rate here): US$1,305.
  • The VLA base rate is a global rate, while the PAM is 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 UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements
    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 also 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 the final repatriation travel (if applicable).
  • A 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.
  • Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
  • Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
  • Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
  • Leave management;
  • DSA for official travel, when applicable;
  • All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Paid International Youth Volunteers Recruitment in Kenya

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