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
Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers
A 12 – month contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of Ksh 74,254 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Operation Data Management Officer and the direct supervision of the Senior Data Management Associate, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Compile and aggregrate information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data.
Collect, collate and process information and perform data quality and consistency control.
Produce summary statistics.
Support the coordination of data collection teams.
Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).
Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and maintain Portal data and information in-line with agreed frequencies.
Participate in Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and data exploration.
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 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 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, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
The Office delivers reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information.
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.
Ability to work under pressure and with frequent deadlines
working in a team
Good communication skills
Job Knowledge and technical expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Completion of University degree in information technology or any related area.
At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
Advanced Excel skills (e.g. power BI, pivot tables, functions, etc.)
Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
Experience in web design and software development, Infographics and data visualization is an asset
Experience with SQL Server administration.
The followings are desirable:
Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, and/or proGres.
Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset.
Proven skills to analyse statistical information.