- Region: Centre
- Ville: Yaoundé
- Nom entreprise ou personne: Volontaires des Nations Unies – VNU – UNV
- Type de contrat: CDD
Offre d’emploi à ONG Volontaires des Nations Unies – VNU – UNV : Recovery Coordination Advisor
Country of Assignment Cameroon
Host Institute United Nations Development Programme
Volunteer Category International Specialist
Number of Volunteer 1
Duration 12 months
Possibility of Extension Yes
Expected Starting Date Immediate
Duty Station Yaounde [CMR]
Assignment Place Family Duty Station
UN VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT
CMRR000349–Recovery Coordination Advisor
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.
Assignment Place Remark
Yaoundé is the political capital of Cameroon and the second most populated city in the country after
Douala. It is the headquarters of several international organizations, embassies and UN agencies.
The climate in Yaoundé is tropical, humid and dry with constant temperatures throughout the year ranging
from 22 to 29°C. Yaoundé also has a long wet season covering a period of ten months between February
and November. However, there is a significant decrease in rainfall during the wet season, during the
months of July and August. The official languages of Cameroon are English and French. For entry into
Cameroon, Visa+ passport and international yellow fever vaccination card are required. Other vaccines
are strongly recommended.
Assignment Title Recovery Coordination Advisor
Sustainable Development Goals 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Cameroon is a unique country and the North West, South West and the Extreme North regions are the
unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also
requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to
make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work
in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.
Organizational Context & Project Description
Established by the UN General Assembly in 1965, UNDP is present on the ground in 165 countries, to help
government identify their own solutions to the national and global challenges that countries are facing
related to development issues. UNDP mandate contribute to reduce poverty, improve democratic
governance, contribute to the prevention of crises and recovery, contribute to the protection of the
environment and sustainable development.
This UNV assignment is part of Host Agency’s project aiming at supporting the Civil Protection Directorate
(CPD) of the Ministry of Territorial Administration in coordinating of early recovery initiatives in the South
West and North West regions of Cameroon. The Government’s Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan
for the North-West and South-West regions opened the door for UN humanitarian and recovery
assistance in the NW/SW. Also, the scoping missions of UNDP in the SW/NW regions, together with
consultations with the DPC, revealed that the regional and local authorities face the challenge of
contributing to recovery and reconstruction efforts in the conflict affected regions due to lack of capacities
at the local level to cope with these new/emerging responsibilities, particularly given the complexity of the
tasks to be completed in a short period of time. The absence of trust towards any governmental initiatives
in the affected regions adds to the complexity. Thus, an International UNV can contribute to an immediate
and a full-scale kick-off to the early recovery activities along with facilitation and coordination of the
Government, UN and NGO’s initiatives.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNDP-CPD or his/her designated mandated
representative(s), the UN Volunteer Recovery Coordination Advisor will:
Give provision of strategic advices to CPD Management on Humanitarian and ER initiatives based on
an in-depth analysis of the political, social and economic challenges of the South West, North West
and Extreme North regions;
Ensure technical coordination of the humanitarian and early recovery initiatives of the government,
the UN Agencies, NGOs and capitalizes on synergies where possible;
Identify and advise entry point to strengthen national and local humanitarian and ER capacities in the
SW/NW and Extreme North regions.
Ensures that Humanitarian, development, government, community actors, co‐exist and interact;
Prepare and update human and technical resources inventory lists on Humanitarian and ER initiatives
at regional level;
Strengthen the institutional linkages among government, humanitarian and development actors
including the UN Team to increase coherence, accountability, and efficiency through increased
knowledge of structures and actors’ roles;
Harmonize information management system as a tool for producing a single consensual situation
analysis to facilitate decision makers;
Promote effective networking with regional government authorities on Humanitarian and ER
management, through coordination, information management and response.
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 ApplicationContribute 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 VolunteersPromote 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.
As an active CPD team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support
rendered to CPD and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Relevant analysis and advice of the political, social and economic ER challenges of the South West
and North West regions are provided;
Technical coordination of early recovery initiatives of the government, the UN Agencies and NGO’s
Effective networking with regional and local government authorities on ER management, through
coordination, information management and response is operational.
• 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
Required experience 60 months
Need Driving Licence No
Education – Additional Comments
Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in crisis management, international development or
other related areas to ER; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training
and/or professional experiene may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in early
recovery/recovery, coordination, or other relevant programmes; experience working with developing
country governments is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international
Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and
collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and
youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of
communications for development;
Have affinity with or interest in Crisis management or humanitarian/early recovery response
coordination in CPO, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
AND – French (Mandatory) , Level – Working Knowledge
Area of Expertise
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation Mandatory
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Other emergency management experience Mandatory
Area of Expertise Requirement
Competencies & Values
Adaptability and Flexibility
Commitment and Motivation
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service
Planning and Organizing
Respect for Diversity
Working in Teams
Conditions of Service and other information
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 PostAdjustment 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 http://icsc.un.org.
For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements
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
– 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;
Application Code CMRR000349-3899
– 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 Programme.
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First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile . Then go to ‘My Page’ at
https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you
would like to apply.
Application deadline: 17-02-2019
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