UN Talent Pool Specialist Job Careers – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organization: United
Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: UNV
Programme Analyst
About UNV:
United Nations
Volunteers (UNV) Field Unit in Uganda is in the process of building a national
talent pool, to be used as the primary source of potential candidates for
various  national UNV assignments.
Currently, there 10,495 Uganda nationals registered on the Global UNV talent
pool, however several profiles have not been updated for years. In order to
have a realistic overview of what is available in the pool and select the best
candidates in a shorter period of time, there is need to build a robust
national talent pool.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keenly review the existing candidate pool for Uganda; categorize
    registered candidates as per different occupational categories following
    the UNV Programme’s taxonomy.
  • Review candidates profiles under different categorized under
    occupational categories high in demand and Uganda; request candidates to
    update the online profiles (providing guidance on the missing
  • Create a talent pool line to tag vetted candidates under different
    occupational categories
  • In consultation with UNV RO and UNV HQ, establish qualitative criteria
    that candidates need to be added to the vetted pool.
  • Generate call for applications to strengthen the National Talent
    Pool with an objective of engaging Uganda nationals as UN Volunteers
    within and outside country.
  • Regularly review the National Talent Pool and provide suggestions to
    improvise the system to ensure high quality profiles available at the
    disposal of UN partners in Uganda.
National UN Volunteer is required to:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of
    volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take
    active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark
    International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of
    volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are
    undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them
    for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Youth
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or
    encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV
    Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Key Result Areas:
  • Existing data is cleaned up and candidates are categorized as per
    different occupation categories
  • UNV National Talent Pool is established as a repository of high
    quality profiles to be engaged as UN Volunteers in Uganda
  • Establishment of a vetted roster of national UN Volunteer candidates
  • Increase the number of profiles in the talent pool by 50%
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for
    development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of
    volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN Talent Pool Specialist
    career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Computer
    Science, Human Resource or related field required
  • A minimum of three years of experience in database
  • Previous experience in designing outreach materials and use of
    social media
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures,
    environments and living conditions;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required, and knowledge of
    another UN language is an asset.

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches
  • Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honors commitments
  • Delivers outputs for which one ha responsibility within prescribed
    time, cost and quality standards
  • Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those
    of the work unit, where applicable
Planning &
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is
    willing to learn from others
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even
    when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Keeps abreast of available technology
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work
    of the Office
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Volunteers, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by
Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if
competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 14th November 2018
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