UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Senior Liaison Specialist (UNDP)

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Job Overview

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Expert
Host entity: UNDP
Type: Onsite
Expected end date: 30/06/2024
Number of assignments: 1

Mission and objectives
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a key UN member since 1945 and active in Iraq since 1976, is dedicated to aiding the country’s transition to stability and reform. Aligned with the government’s vision, UNDP strives for a resilient Iraq by addressing social, economic, environmental, and political challenges. One of its primary goals is to fortify institutions, ensuring they provide inclusive, evidence-based, and gender-responsive services, with a focus on vulnerable populations. This involves promoting transparent, accountable governance to safeguard the rights of marginalized groups and foster citizen trust in the state.
The Support to Justice Initiatives curbing Corruption and promoting Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACAI) project, part of the governance portfolio, aims to combat corruption and advance commercial dispute resolution in Iraq. It has five key outcomes: refining the legal and strategic framework for anti-corruption, boosting the capabilities of the justice sector to handle corruption cases, strengthening legislation and institutions for commercial dispute resolution, garnering parliamentary support for anti-corruption reforms, and enhancing transparency and public accountability. The Trial Monitoring (TM) Programme, falling under output 2, specifically focuses on monitoring high-level corruption cases in Iraq’s specialized courts.

• As an active [UNDP] team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to [UNDP] and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
• Coordinate with GoI line ministries as needed and coordinated with the project team.
• Assist the UNDP International and National consultants to accelerate their works with GoI LMs as requested by the project manager.
• Support with conducting briefing and readout summaries to the PM and concerning parties about the upcoming trainings/meetings and workshops across Federal Iraq.
• Support the development of working documents such as Concept note, roadmaps and studies for the approved plans/strategies upon request.
• Arrange, patriciate in meetings and prepare meeting minutes.
• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Task description
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Governance and Economic Diversification Pillar or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Project Coordinator will:
• Provide administrative support for the project, collaborating closely with the project team and management.
• Facilitate coordination among Government of Iraq (GoI) entities to ensure smooth project implementation, in alignment with UNDP guidance.
• Act as a local liaison and coordination specialist, engaging with government focal points, UNDP staff, project teams, and national/international consultants to assist project coordination per the Head of Pillar directives.
• Accompany and assist national/international consultants, facilitating communication and addressing requests from relevant GoI entities, as advised by the Head of Pillar.
• Assist in preparing working documents such as concept notes, roadmaps, and studies, ensuring the collection of necessary data from GoI entities and stakeholders.
• Provide technical inputs to the Head of Pillar or designated focal point as required.
• Ensure thorough follow-up on project activities and fulfill any additional requirements within the scope of work.
• Produce meeting minutes and readouts for meetings and workshops held during the reporting period and maintain a simple registry of project contacts.
• Translate, if necessary, documents as instructed by Head of Pillar.

Eligibility criteria
Age: 35 – 80
Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

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