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International Youth UNV Project Associate for Saudi nationals

  • Contractor
  • Jakarta Indonesia
  • TBD USD / Year
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  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

UN Volunteers

International UN Youth Volunteers in Indonesia are entitled to: – Monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) at the amount of USD1918.2 – Annual and learning leaves; – Free Medical and life insurance; and – Free access to different learning platforms

Mission and objectives

UNOPS’s mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, focusing on developing national capacity. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, we aim to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations. With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach mean we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs while offering the benefits of economies of scale.


The Southeast Asia Regional Program on Combating Marine Plastics (SEA-MaP) is funded by the World Bank. It supports the implementation of the ASEAN Regional Action Plan (RAP) for Combating Marine Debris. It focuses on reducing plastics consumption, increasing recycling, and minimizing leakages to prevent land and sea-based marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. It strengthens plastics policies and regulatory frameworks and promotes innovative solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. ASEAN implements the SEA-MaP Regional Project through the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) within the ASEAN structure and mechanisms for collaboration and consultation across the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and with development partners. The ASEC entered an Outputs Agreement with UNOPS, under which the parties agreed on the functions UNOPS executes to assist ASEAN in project activities. The UNOPS Regional Implementation Support Unit (RISU) acts as the back-end technical support unit to the PMU: it supports the PMU on project implementation, procurement, financial management, environmental and social compliance, and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the SEA-MaP RISU Project Management Support Senior Officer and the overall coordination of the SEA-MaP RISU Senior Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Project Management: Support in developing and drafting concept notes, TOR, project documents, project briefs, proposals, and presentations. Support in following-up on specific activities, including organising events, meetings, and workshops, as appropriate. Contribute to prepare to the project’s plans and budgets. Contribute to draft the requirements definitions for procurement processes. Support the RISU to comply with the monthly and quarterly project management requirements. Monitoring and reporting: Support the RISU team in providing quality control for the management of project outputs (project documents, reports, etc.). Contribute to keeping track of the deliverables of the implementing partners against agreed plans and keeping the tracking tools updated. Support the regular review of project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality). Support the RISU team in preparing quarterly, six-monthly and annual reports. Stakeholder management: Support the UNOPS RISU Project Management Support Senior Officer to expand the stakeholder mapping, communications plan and engagement strategies and update profiles accordingly. Contribute to organizing project and stakeholder meetings as and when necessary and maintain records of these meetings. Provide support in preparing background materials for meetings and discussions with partners, counterparts, and stakeholders at large. Assist in researching relevant stakeholders’ initiatives and strategies for preparing the work packages’ TOR. Communications Support communications with internal SEA-MaP stakeholders. Contribute interfacing with procurement/purchasing staff. Support follow-up on specific communication activities, including organising events, meetings, and workshops, as appropriate. Support in developing communication pieces for newsletter and websites, social media messages, presskits to share through UNOPS communication channels at country, regional and global level. Knowledge management Contribute to identifying, recording, and sharing lessons learned. Contribute to organizing RISU data repository and filing system. Support in ensuring the adequate maintenance of project files and lessons learned to ensure that they are duly recorded. Regularly share information with RISU team on researches, policies and good practices relevant to the project

Eligibility criteria


18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and only nationals of that country are eligible to apply. You may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form. The deadline for applications is 13 October 2023.


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Required experience

1 years of experience in (minimum three months): Environment Nature, life sciences Marine Ecology Innovation in waste management Project management Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Area(s) of expertise

Communication, Energy and environment


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in ​Environmental Studies (Science; Engineering, Management, Policies and Strategies, etc.) Project Management, Economics, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Environmental Studies or related subjects.

Competencies and values

​​☒​Accountability ​​☒​Adaptability and Flexibility ​​☒​Client Orientation ​​☒​Commitment and Motivation ​​☒​Commitment to Continuous Learning ​​☒​Communication ​​☒​Creativity ​​☒​Ethics and Values ​​☒​Integrity ​​☒​Knowledge Sharing ​​☒​Planning and Organizing ​​☒​Respect for Diversity ​​☒​Working in Teams

Living conditions and remarks

Indonesia is a non-conflict country, and it has intact infrastructure and facilities. Jakarta is a good place to live, with high cost of living, safety and culture ratings. OCHA Indonesia maintains a Business Continuity Management Plan to ensure its readiness to respond to hazards that may compromise the well-being of its staff and/or its ability to carry out its mandate.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

How to apply

If you are interested register and apply through this link:

Project Associate | UVP (unv.org)

Deadline: 8 Feb 2024

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