Community Based Approach to Local Development
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Thursday, 19 March 2015

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III)

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 01-Apr-15
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (RURAL) IN DONETSK REGION, SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, PHASE III)

Location : Kramatorsk, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 6-February-15
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

URBAN GOVERNANCE OFFICER, SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III)

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 03-Feb-15
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Friday, 19 December 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (URBAN), SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, PHASE III) - DONETSK OBLASTS (KRAMATORSK)

Location : Donetsk oblasts (Kramatorsk), UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 03-Jan-15
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Friday, 19 December 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (URBAN), SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III) - KYIV OBLAST

Location : Kyiv Oblast, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 15-Jan-15
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III)

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 30-Dec-14
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Community Development Specialist, SC (Community Based Approach to Local Development Phase-III) - Kyiv, UKRAINE

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 30-Nov-14
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with possibility of extension
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (URBAN), SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III) - ZHYTOMYR OBLAST

Location : Zhytomyr Oblast, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 25-Nov-14
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (URBAN), SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III) - RIVNE OBLAST

Location : Rivne Oblast, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 25-Nov-14
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
Background

CBA Project is financed by European Union and co-financed and implemented by UNDP. Its overall objective is to promote sustainable socio-economic development at local level by strengthening participatory governance and encouraging community-based initiatives throughout Ukraine. It is achieved by local communities and local governments by undertaking joint planning and joint implementation of community initiatives. First phase of the Project started in 2008 and was succeeded by its second phase in 2011. The Project has been operational in 25 regions, 264 rayons, 1108 village/city councils and 1109 local communities of Ukraine. More than 20 universities across the country have partnered with CBA Project to utilise CBA experience into their curriculum. The project period is until May 2015. Details on the CBA Project can be found at http://cba.org.ua or http://www.undp.org.ua/

The third phase of the CBA Project (CBA III) has begun with 42 months duration. It carries expanded vision over previous two phases and will be implemented throughout Ukraine. Expanded vision includes project interventions in rural areas, in urban areas and in the areas of knowledge management. Vision of the urban component is to promote a) community based approach to strengthen municipal governance; b) community based approach to improve energy efficiency in urban housing through normal and optimal technical solutions; and (c) innovative governance practices and technologies in Ukrainian cities. Urban component of the Project is led by a team leader (urban development specialist) with necessary technical, non-technical human resources. A community development officer implements community development approach in selected Ukrainian cities in close coordination central office of the Project and stakeholders in the partner cities. Detail about CBA-III can be found at www.cba.org.ua/three.

In this context, United Nations Development Programme is recruiting a professional with relevant experience and track record for the position of Community Development Officer.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Urban Development Specialist and under overall supervision of the project management team, the incumbent will:

  • Co-manage municipal support unit and coordinate with local and regional stakeholders for achieving objective of the Project;
  • Mobilise local communities, develop and nurture housing associations (HAs) to enable them to serve as development partners in local development;
  • Work directly with COs/HAs to promote community led development including preparation and prioritization of community development plans for local improvement.
  • Work directly with COs/HAs-members to facilitate the implementation of community projects and design of sustainable strategies for operation and maintenance of resulting object and/or services.
  • Work to expand partnerships and cooperation between COs/HAs and the city councils for the implementation of local community projects and to have local needs, priorities and initiatives integrated into development planning of the city council.
  • Work on conducting community based experimentation in the areas of alternative energy, energy efficiency, environment improvement and other priority areas of the Project;
  • Work as a trainer and resource person in the training organized for the communities and other partners in the region.
  • Support establishment/strengthening of rayon/regional level networks in the CBA project area.
  • Prepare progress reports, and other reports as per required by the organization.
  • Promote project through stories, articles and other PR activities, ensure implementation of EU visibility strategy;
  • Organize special events based on key UN days or UN/UNDP themes in particular region;
  • Assist with donor visits, provides services of donor guide during donor visits and events.

Measurable outputs of the work assignment:

Sustainable socio-economic development promoted at local level through participatory governance and community-based initiatives.

Performance Indicators for evaluation of results:

(a) No. of housing associations developed/strengthened;

(b) No. of MDFs and CRCs developed/strengthened;

(c) No. of community development plans mainstreamed;

(d) No. of persons trained;

(e) No. of micro-projects supported;

(f) No. of media events and media coverage; 

(g) timeliness and quality of reporting.


Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work with a wide cross-section of partners: Government, NGO’s, communities, media etc.

Required Skills and Experience
  • University  degree in social science, environmental science or equivalent;
  • Three years working experience in implementing community mobilisation for development activities;
  • Experience in working with local government and non-government organizations;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);
  • Fluency in Ukrainian/Russian language;
  • Knowledge of English is an asset.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the "Apply now" button at http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=51436
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in or paste your Resume into the last box.
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11). When completing the Form and, even though not currently requested, please include email addresses for your Supervisors.
  • Without the completed and signed P11 your application will not be considered. The UNDP Personal History Form can be downloaded at link . Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and please ensure that copies of your educational qualifications are available when contacted.

This is a locally recruited position and no expatriation benefits will apply.DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 25/11/2014UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (URBAN), SC (COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE-III) - CHERNIHIV OBLAST

Location : Chernihiv Oblast, UKRAINE
Application Deadline : 25-Nov-14
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
Russian  
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