Egypt International University - Project Assistant - UN Volunteers

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Project Assistant

International University

Host Entity


Duty Station
Cairo (EGY)

Language Skills

Start Date
10 August 2020

6 months

Application Deadline
10 May 2020

Description of task
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit, the UN University Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

As part of a team, support the Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit’s daily internal operations for coordination and overall programme implementation;
Assist in the development of project proposals, concept notes, and reports;
Draft, and review official correspondence, statements, executive summaries, presentations and any other public information material;
Assist in monitoring local and international media and news for internal distribution in close cooperation with the Governance and Liaison Unit;
Support in coordinating external queries and meeting/interview requests in close coordination with the Communications and Public Information Officer;
Support and assist in preparing and disseminating IOM Egypt briefs and visibility materials/publications;
Support in effective knowledge management, collaboration and exchanges among units in close coordination with the Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit;
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned.

Required degree level: Secondary education
Required experience:
Experience remark:
Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in project development, project management, communications or other relevant fields.
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
Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details:

Learning Expectations

Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.

Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:

Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.

Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.

Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.

Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.

Driving license: No
Competencies values:
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:
This assignment is funded by KOICA, therefore only Korean nationals are eligible to apply.

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age and enrolled at a university throughout the assignment.

Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’.

You may apply to a maximum of three assignments per advertisement and indicate your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile.

Application deadline: 10 May 2020

Selection process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entity between 2 and 19 June.

Pre-departure training in Korea

The selected candidate will be invited to attend a training prior to deployment. The training will take place from 20 to 31 July 2020.

COVID-19: The training and assignment start dates may be postponed due to the COVID-19 context.

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