VACANCY: UN Volunteer Project Coordinator Officer Atafu

Government of Tokelau
Vacancy – UN Volunteer Project Coordinator Officer/Programme Officer (Atafu) [closes 20 March 2017]

Tokelauan nationals interested in the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Programme are invited to apply for the following assignment available in Tokelau, in Atafu Atoll.

1. UNV Assignment Title: National UN Volunteer

2. Project Title: Project Coordinator Officer/Programme Officer

3. Duration: 12 months

4. Expected starting date: As soon as possible

5. Host Agency/Host Institute: Tokelau Government

6. Background:
The National UN Volunteer will support districts to accelerate progress on human development. Therefore, all policy advice, technical support, advocacy and contributions to strengthening coherence in global development finance must be aimed at one end result: real improvements in people’s lives and in the choices and opportunities open to them. Central to the human development approach is the concept of human development.

This person will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the General Manager, Office of the Taupulega, Nukunonu, and will undertake the following tasks:
  • Coordinate with local authorities for the conduct of meetings and trainings;
  • Participate in monitoring activities through periodic data collection, analysis and reporting using approved tools;
  • Ensure appropriate use of any equipment and material provided the Government of Tokelau to partners;
  • Undertake process and photo documentation of trainings and meetings;
  • Help facilitate trainings e.g. secretariat, procurement of supplies and sorting of handouts and preparation of liquidations;
  • Perform continuous needs assessment of non-majority communities in the field and identify possibilities for follow up projects or additional activities within the communities;
  • Assist in the monitoring and implementation of UN projects;
  • Assist with monitoring the progress of projects and ensure that proper reporting is undertaken in accordance with Tokelau Government reporting requirements;
  • Development of new initiatives, partnerships and ways of thinking to promote efficient and effective delivery of programmes based on research and best global practices;
  • Development of funding proposals in the areas of sustainable livelihoods for youth and women;
  • Mobilization and networking of non-traditional actors and partners, such as youth-led and youth serving organisations;
  • Development of knowledge and sharing processes at project by documenting lessons learnt, best practices, processes and challenges;
  • Identification of interventions for youth, vulnerable groups and inclusion that can facilitate integrated support for better results and delivery;
  • Integration of the country office innovations agenda/strategy into programming and be an incubator for idea generation;
  • Documentation and consolidation of lessons learnt, best practices, case studies, case stories etc in written, picture and video form;
  • Generation of new ideas through sound contributions to working groups, knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Archiving of important election and referendum-related articles and information;
  • The collation of key data on previous elections, relating to registration, results, turnout, observation, issues encountered, etc;
  • Facilitation of access and sharing of such data with interested parties.
7. Competencies and experience:
  • Secondary education. Specialized training in project management will be an asset;
  • University degree in business or Administration, social sciences, economics, development studies is desirable but not necessary;
  • Good knowledge of youth and development issues;
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in any of the field of youth, sustainable development, disaster management, governance;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Tokelauan required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake assigned responsibilities and work under pressure;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
8. Conditions of Service: A 12 - month contract; with subsequent contract extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of NZ$741 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

9. Application process: If you are interested in the position, then kindly send your CV and application letter to

10. Closing Date: 20 March 2017
UNV Samoa COT attention UNDP Private Mail Bag, Apia, Samoa Tel: (685)23670/1/2, Fax (685) 23555, Email