Community Mobilizer, Multiple positions

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/22896
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Pemba, Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 15-Nov-2021 to 22-Nov-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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Organizational Context 

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

Background Information – Project

The project ‘Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project’ will be based in Cabo Delgado Province supporting the resettlement of IDPs in  20 relocation sites. The project will support both IDPs and Host communities to improve access to basic services and economic opportunities. The project comprises of 4 main objectives related to the 

● Component 1: psychosocial social support and community peace building; and enhancing State-society trust and confidence.
● Component 2: provision of agriculture and fisheries inputs, cash for work programs for youth and women and the provision of kits for micro and small business development; and training on entrepreneurship and business management. 

● Component 3: the restoration of basic services, small works for agriculture production, education and health infrastructure and the construction or rehabilitation of school and health infrastructure and community services and amenities in temporary and relocation sites and host communities. 

● Component 4: strengthening of technical capacity of government authorities and local governments for conflict management. This component will also support project implementation, financial management, procurement, safeguards, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. 

The project will be implemented in collaboration with government authorities and will be guided by the various programme guidelines provided by the World bank- as the funding source. 

The project team is expected to contain Programme management staff, Safeguards staff, Monitoring and Evaluation staff and infrastructure staff and will require significant stakeholder and partner participation, engagement,  coordination and management. 

Local Context: 

While UNOPS has an established presence in Mozambique, this new project requires establishment of operational presence in the North, particularly the provincial capital of Pemba.  UNOPS will support the National Government PIU to deliver this project and ensure adequate support is provided to build sustainable capacity in relevant institutions

Background Information – Job Specific

The Community Mobilizer will be a key member of the  project under the guidance of the Project Manager, and direct supervision of Lead Engineer and the Environment and Social Safeguards Officers. S/he will be tasked to assist in the implementation of the various community led initiatives, stakeholder consultations and engagements  and plans and help ensure that outputs/deliverables as spelled-out in their plans are delivered on time and contribute to the achievement of outcomes, and prepare reports/feedback for management’s actions and decisions.

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