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AYSRH and Disability Specialist

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the practical application of UNFPA disability inclusion in delivering SRH/GBV/CSE services for adolescents and youths living with disabilities, including humanitarian settings;
  • Work in collaboration with UNFPA implementing partners to integrate disability inclusion in adolescent and youth and SRH interventions;
  • Monitor implementation of disability inclusion initiatives through project reviews and analysis of programming data and recommend appropriate corrective actions to address the identified challenges;
  • Facilitate disability inclusion integration in AYSRH/GBV/CSE Communication Campaigns;
  • Participate in national disability inclusion coordination mechanisms and make a substantial contribution;
  • Support advocacy efforts through preparing policy briefs with a focus on disability inclusion for adolescents and youths;
  • Analyse disability inclusion knowledge and trends to share knowledge, recommend programming opportunities, and initiate appropriate policy dialogue actions.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level

Master degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

Advanced degree in Public Health, Community Health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education and other related field, preferably at a Master's degree level.

Required experience

60 Months

Experience remark

Minimum 5 years of professional experience

Language skills

English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Kinyarwanda(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise

Public health

Area of expertise details

At least five years of professional experience in project planning and management are working on issues of inclusive development, focusing on either adolescents and youth, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and gender;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in English and Kinyarwanda;

Proficiency in current office software applications;

Experience in project planning, reporting, coordination, partnerships, and advocacy relevant to disability inclusion;

Working experience with the United Nations, non-government organizations, and persons with disabilities networks.

Driving license

Application procedure

This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.[1]. [1] Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2 UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging their own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of a health insurance plan. National UN Specialist Volunteers in Rwanda receive approximately USD 703 as Monthly Living Allowance. Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) will be eligible for health insurance. For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following: https://www.unv.org/become-volunteer/volunteer-your-country/conditions-s... https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements Application procedure Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have a VMAM account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to support@unv.org. Application deadline: 27 June 2021.

Apply here: https://www.unv.org/vo/RWAR000597-9697