UNV tuyển Tình nguyện viên

Chương trình Tình nguyện Liên Hợp Quốc (The United Nations Volunteers – UNV) đang cần tuyển tình nguyện viên làm việc ở Hà nội. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 18/07/2010. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

UNV Description of Assignment

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, UNV 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, UNV 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 UNV volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

1. UNV Assignment Title: Specialist in statistics and IT (2 positions)
2. Type of assignment (International or National UNV volunteer): National UNV volunteer
3. Project Title: Strengthening institutional capacity for disaster risk management in Viet Nam, including climate change related disasters
4. Duration: 6 months
5. Location, Country: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
6. Expected starting date: August 2010
7. Brief Project Description:
The United Nations is supporting the Government of Vietnam in addressing its development challenges under the ‘One Plan’ (2006-2010) involving the collaboration of 14 participating UN organizations. Under the One Plan, Outcome 5, states: Viet Nam has adequate policies and capacities to effectively reduce risks of, and vulnerability to, natural disasters, communicable diseases and other emergencies. In order to address this in part, a three-year UNDP technical assistance project (until December 2011) entitled: “Strengthening institutional capacity for disaster risk management in Viet Nam, including climate change-related disasters” was approved in September 2008 by the Government of Viet Nam.

The project, supported by UNDP funding of US$4.25 million and an in-kind contribution from the Government, is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in collaboration with the Provincial People Committees of Binh Thuan, Can Tho and Cao Bang, the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), the Hanoi Water Resources University and other universities and institutes.

The project supports the objectives of the National Strategy for Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation to 2020 and the Action Plan Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Period 2008-2020 prepared by MARD, as well as the National Target Program to Respond to Climate Change prepared by Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MoNRE) in consultation with MARD.

The general objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of MARD for the effective implementation of the National Strategy for Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation to 2020.

The Project has been partnering with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in supporting the Government of Viet Nam in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), specifically on the establishment of the National Platform, the HFA review process and the inclusion of Viet Nam in the Global Assessment Report 2011 (GAR11), among others.[1]

The GAR is a major initiative of the UNISDR that contributes to the achievement of the HFA through monitoring risk patterns and trends and progress in disaster risk reduction while providing strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community. The objective of the GAR is to increase political and economic commitment to risk reduction as well as the effectiveness of risk reduction policy and strategies.

To help ensure the establishment of a qualitative and accurate disaster inventory in Viet Nam, two national UNV specialized in statistics and IT are required to provide technical support to the collection, collation and input of disaster data[2] from Viet Nam into the GAR11 and the development of a country analysis paper. Data will be imported into the GAR11 by utilizing the software of the Disaster Inventory System or ‘DesInventar’. DesInventar is an online conceptual and methodological tool for construction of databases of damage, losses and in general the effects of disasters.[3] It is managed through free, open-source software, including multi-user, remote data entry and data querying, reporting and analysis.

8. Host Agency/Host Institute: UNDP
9. Organizational Context:
UNDP has been in Viet Nam since 1977, when there was a very limited donor and international presence. Since that time, UNDP’s role in Viet Nam has evolved through the country’s many stages of transition, struggle and success since the end of the American Viet Nam war in 1975.
At UNDP Viet Nam we continue to provide critical support in the areas of Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment and HIV and AIDS, while ensuring recent economic growth improves the living standards of all Vietnamese people. We work to encourage human rights and discourage increasing disparities based on gender, wealth, location, ethnicity, health and more. (Please see UNDP Viet Nam website for more information)
10. Type of assignment place: assignment with family
11. Description of Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Programme Officer for Disaster Management and with strong technical support from UNDP Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
A. Provide support to the Disaster Management Center (DMC) for the collection, collation and input of disaster data and country cases studies from Viet Nam into the Global Assessment Report 2011 (GAR11)
· Familiarize with the DesInventar methodology and software, GAR and other issues
· Support the adaptation of the DesInventar methodology into country specific context
· After consultations with relevant stakeholders, develop a work plan for collection of required data at central level and in elected and agreed disaster prone provinces for country case studies
· Research and disaggregate data of split old geographic units into the current administration division for harmonization of data input
· Support the collection of past disaster impact data from a range of information sources for the past 20 years utilizing the DesInventar methodology
· Undertake fieldwork to a number of disaster prone provinces to collect the required data for the analysis of sub national disaster risk patterns and trends case studies
· Import existing data into the DesInventar software through online data entry
B. Provide support for the development of a country analysis paper by using the DesInventar methodology and other data analysis tool
· Based on consultations with the Disaster Management Center (DMC) and other relevant stakeholders, assist with the development of a framework for a country analysis paper
· Support to the development of a focused country analysis of risk patterns and trends in Viet Nam by utilizing the DesInventar software and analysis tools
· Support to the further institutionalization of disaster databases and other data management related initiatives
C. Promotion of volunteerism
Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:
· Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
· Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
· Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
· Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
· Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UNV volunteers;
· Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
12. Results/Expected Output:
· The required data for the inclusion of Viet Nam into the GAR11 is imported into the DesInventar software;
· A significant contribution to a concise and focused country analysis paper showing risk patterns and trends in Viet Nam, highlighting specific case studies;
· Knowledge and capacity of the DMC and other government partners for future disaster database initiatives is enhanced;
· A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.
13. Qualifications/Requirements:
Education: Bachelors/Postgraduate Degree in statistics, computer science, IT, mathematics, social science, or a related field.
Experience: At least 1 year experience with involvement in statistical analysis or IT. Willingness to travel to provinces. A background or experience in gender and gender analysis to take into consideration the differing needs of men and women, would be an advantage. Past experience in working with the NGOs, UN agencies or academic institutions would be an advantage.
Skills: Capacity to work in a team and cope with stress; analytical capacity; ability to draft technical reports and meet deadlines.
Computer skills: Experience in designing and developing websites; working knowledge of databases for one or more of the following databases: SQL Server, Oracle, MS Access, Prostgres or MySQL, Minimal proficient in HTML, Java Server Page (JSP), JavaScript, and some experience with Photoshop or similar would be a plus. Proficient in Windows (XP or 2003).
Languages: Excellent command of English;
Competencies: Analytical and strategic-thinking skills; reporting and presenting ability; the ability to participate effectively in technical missions and multi-disciplinary teams; the capacity to provide technical support in the area of specialization. Teamwork spirit is expected.
14. Living Conditions:
Living conditions in Hanoi are relatively good by developing country standards. In line with further improvements in the availability of goods and services, health facilities, and housing, the level of hardship in the duty station has recently been upgraded from C to B. Security is also reasonably good relative to other developing country large cities. Viet Nam has recently ranked as one of the most secure and stable places to live and do business by outside research groups.
15. Conditions of Service
National UNV volunteer Specialists in Viet Nam receive a volunteer living allowance (VLA) is VND9,272,800, which is intended to cover their accommodation and basic living expenses. They also receive a resettlement allowance equal to one month’s VLA per 12 months assignment upon successful completion of the assignment. Full medical and life insurance is provided, and they are entitled to 30 days annual leave. Please refer to UNV website (http://www.un.org.vn/unv/) for more information on National UNV volunteer scheme (Modalities/National UNV volunteer)
16. Application procedures
Interested national candidates should include a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and an application letter (both in English) marked: “National UNV Volunteer Specialist in statistics and IT” to the address below or via email to unv@undp.org.vn This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (preferable)
UNV Office
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
25-29 Phan Boi Chau Street Ha Noi
Deadline: 18 July 2010