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  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 19/06/2019 21:16
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Job title : Project Officer

General Information

Country of Assignment :               Guinea Bissau

Host Institute         :          United Nations Development Programme

Volunteer Category          :           International Specialist

Number of Volunteer        :          1

Duration                          :   12 months

Expected Starting Date       :        Immediate

Duty Station                         :  Bissau [GNB]

Assignment Place             :   Family Duty Station

Assignment Place Remark

Living Conditions

Capital: Bissau; Population of Guinea-Bissau: 1.449.230 (45 % Muslims and 10% Catholic, 45% other), according to 2009 Population and Housing census.

Climate: Bissau aprox. 25°-30°; Rainy season from June to October

Health: The health sector is very precarious. The United Nations have their own health center for basic health care services.

Language: Official language: Portuguese; Spoken language: Creole; Working language at the United Nations: English and French.

Electricity and Communications: Some areas of Bissau have electricity nearly 24 hours per day, others depend on generators. There are several internet cafes in Bissau.

The country code is 245. MTN and Orange are the mobile phone companies in the country.

Money/Banking: There is access to banks and to 24/7 local ATM services.

Security: Although there is a certain political instability, the day to day life is calm. Neither the International Community nor the population of Guinea-Bissau is not affected the political instability. The UN staff members are equipped with Codan Radios (VHF) for communication with other UN staff members and UN Security Department.

Assignment Details

Assignment Title  : Project Officer

Organizational Context & Project Description

Guine Bissau is a country which is experiencing instability and fragility in many areas and the State is unable to provide the most of goods and services that the population needs– including justice.

In order to strengthen the rule of law in strategic ways that can reduce the destructive impact of these challenges, the national authorities have drawn up a National Program for the Reform of Justice (2015- 2019), focusing on a strategy aimed at the in-depth transformation of the justice sector. The UN are supporting the implementation of the reform through the UN Joint Programme on Police Justice and Correction. In this regard UNDP has received funds from the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) to implement the Placing Women at the center of Justice Reform in Guinea-Bissau”. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to peace and security consolidation in Guinea-Bissau by promoting women’s rights and gender equality via placing women at the center of the ongoing justice reform efforts. It will bring a gender sensitive lens to the revision of the legal framework, train relevant actors on gender issues and develop adequate mechanisms to process cases, while sensitizing and training women on their human rights and their role on peace and security processes, enabling them to actively participate in the ongoing process in Guinea-Bissau. It will contribute to the implementation of Justice Reform Program, as well as UNDP’ CPD (2016-2020) which aims to support the government’s efforts to strengthen the Rule of Law and participatory democracy in order to stabilize Guinea-Bissau.

In this way UNDP is hiring a UNV project officer who will contribute to the implementation of the project.

Sustainable Development Goals     16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor for Justice , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Contribute to the implementation of the project on day-to-day basis

  • Develop the annual programme/project delivery targets and achieve the targets;
  • Contribute to project implementation on day-to-day basis;
  • Identify areas of weaknesses to ensure the project achieves the planned results in accordance with relevant plans;
  • Follow instructions including roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting ensuring that the work is conducted in accordance with UNDP’s relevant business processes and that high – quality outputs are delivered on time;
  • Perform project quality assurance, monitoring, reporting, field missions, , formulations and project support services providing day-to-day work within the project and with other Country Office units;
  • Establish annual results, on-going feedback and mid-term and final assessments in line with UNDP Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure project meets expectations with respect to quality, budget, delivery timelines, and strategy;
  • Brief and consult with the Chief Technical Adviser on project progress and provide information and advice as required to contribute to the Country Office initiatives;
  • Identify areas of improvement by applying best practices/lessons learnt using UNDP corporate monitoring tools and corporate reports;

Partnerships, policy, resource mobilization and advocacy efforts

  • Provide support in partnerships with specific project partners;
  • Contribute to manage donor expectations and requirements and manage day-to-day donor interaction;
  • Seek and identify additional partnership and funding opportunities, and prepare funding proposals, donor briefing and presentations in support of resource mobilization to advance UNDP’s and the project goals;
  • Assist to mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN agencies, and other relevant multilateral and bilateral organizations to advance and support the project;
  • Propose collaboration with relevant Government bodies by working closely with Government counterparts and national partners;
  • Establish strong ties to and with national programmes, and other relevant stakeholders; Contribute to Monitoring and Evaluation activities of the project
  • Contribute to monitor and evaluate activities of the project
  • Monitor and evaluate priorities in accordance to UNDP rules and regulations;

·  Mobilize relationships with external parties on M&E;

  • Ensure project’s procedural alignment with UNDP position, rules and regulations and mandate; Facilitate knowledge management and sharing
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and participate in communication activities to inform stakeholders of progress and issues;
  • Manage the creation of a project panel of advisors to perform the work of the project;
  • Establish and maintain a usable, auditable and well-communicated records of the project;
  • Organize internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies, international development organizations and the UN system;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the programme knowledge networks and practices and development of knowledge products,


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 International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/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.

Results/Expected Outputs

  • All the tools for the implementation of the project ( AWP, Procurement Plan, M&E ) are available;
  • The project is implemented on time, the target achieved;
  • Activities are implemented on time;
  • A quality project delivery is realised;
  • Monitoring and follow up of the project are performed on time;
  • The information regarding the Project in ATLAS are logged and updated;
  • A quality technical support on gender and justice reform is provided to the national authority ;
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); 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 dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed


Required Degree Level                Master degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments

Masters in Law, Political Science

Required experience   60 months

Experience Remark

Minimum years of experience: 5 Years

  • Demonstrated experience working with government officials, implementing partners, international donors and other counterparts;
  • Experience in project management, design, planning and
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of United Nations policies and regulations;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details;
  • Excellent writing ability, strong interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working in teams, as well as, working independently with minimum supervision;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Deep knowledge of Legal Affairs justice reform;


Language Skills

English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent

And One of these – French (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent

And One of these – Portuguese (Optional) , Level – Working Knowledge Area of Expertise

Other legal experience Mandatory Area of Expertise Requirement

Legal Affairs

Need Driving Licence     :  Yes

Competencies & Values

Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility

Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication


Planning and Organizing Professionalism

Respect for Diversity Working in Teams

Condition of Service                   

Conditions of Service for International Specialist:

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) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) 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 US$ 1,631. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/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

For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link

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 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 periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). 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.

Supervision, induction and duty of care of UN Volunteers

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
  • Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity;
  • Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
  • 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

Application Code :   GNBR000067-4665

Application procedure

  • Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at


Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

  • Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at

Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 30 June 2019


United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.


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