Saturday, April 25, 2020

UN Coordinator for COVID-19 at UN Volunteers

UN Coordinator for COVID-19

Eligibility criteriaMinimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of taskTo this effect, the Resident Coordinators Office will like to recruit the services of a national UNV to facilitate the UN in implementing the UN staff prevention and response to COVID-19 plan with a focus on staff welfare and safety, to support the government in coordinating resource mobilization efforts and in to engage partners in the response against COVID-19 in Zanzibar. The UNV will work directly under direct supervision of the UN Area Coordinator (UNAC) and will be responsible for the following tasks.

Support the UN in Zanzibar in providing staff security and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic including information sharing, reporting and monitoring of staff and the provision of preventive materials necessary for staff safety and security.

Activate the UN Area Security plan by ensuring wardens and respective personnel are informed of staff whereabouts, and the emerging COVID-19 cases within their community.
Monitor the implementation of the UN COVID-19 contingency and response plan for Zanzibar particularly, and provide necessary assistance related to UN staff contact tracing, staff isolation, quarantine and medical evacuation.

Support the UN led working group to document the joint UN response to COVID 19 as well as in the joint UN resource mobilization efforts.
Any other responsibilities as required by UN Area Coordinator.

Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education – Additional Comments:Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, community development or any other related field.Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, community development or any other related field.
Required experience: 36 Months

Experience remark:

Minimum of 3 years of professional experience. Prior experience in international organizations an asset.

  • Experience with organizing and coordinating meetings, conferences and events
  •  Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivate
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Adequate co-ordination skills
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English and Kiswahili
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Language skills:
English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise: Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

Area of expertise details:

  • Driving license: No
  • Competencies values:
  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please 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?

Please 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


Application deadline: 08 May 2020


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